Indonesian Journal of Combinatorics
Vol 1, No 1 (2016)

On r-dynamic coloring of some graph operations

Ika Hesti Agustin (Mathematics Department - University of Jember CGANT Research Group- University of Jember)
D. Dafik (Mathematics Education Department - University of Jember CGANT Research Group- University of Jember)
A. Y. Harsya (Mathematics Department - University of Jember)

Article Info

Publish Date
10 Oct 2016


Let $G$ be a simple, connected and undirected graph. Let $r,k$ be natural number. By a proper $k$-coloring  of a graph $G$, we mean a map $ c : V (G) \rightarrow S$, where $|S| = k$, such that any two adjacent vertices receive different colors. An $r$-dynamic $k$-coloring is a proper $k$-coloring $c$ of $G$ such that $|c(N (v))| \geq min\{r, d(v)\}$ for each vertex $v$ in $V(G)$, where $N (v)$ is the neighborhood of $v$ and $c(S) = \{c(v) : v \in S\}$ for a vertex subset $S$ . The $r$-dynamic chromatic number, written as $\chi_r(G)$, is the minimum $k$ such that $G$ has an $r$-dynamic $k$-coloring. Note that the $1$-dynamic chromatic number of graph is equal to its chromatic number, denoted by $\chi(G)$, and the $2$-dynamic chromatic number of graph has been studied under the name a dynamic chromatic number, denoted by $\chi_d(G)$. By simple observation it is easy to see that $\chi_r(G)\le \chi_{r+1}(G)$, however $\chi_{r+1}(G)-\chi_r(G)$ can be arbitrarily large, for example $\chi(Petersen)=2, \chi_d(Petersen)=3$, but $\chi_3(Petersen)=10$. Thus, finding an exact values of $\chi_r(G)$ is significantly useful. In this paper, we will show some exact values of $\chi_r(G)$ when $G$ is an operation of special graphs.

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Computer Science & IT Decision Sciences, Operations Research & Management


Indonesian Journal of Combinatorics (IJC) publishes current research articles in any area of combinatorics and graph theory such as graph labelings, optimal network problems, metric dimension, graph coloring, rainbow connection and other related topics. IJC is published by the Indonesian ...