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Combinatorica

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 589–596 | Cite as

Ramsey families which exclude a graph

  • V. Rödl
  • N. Sauer
  • X. Zhu
Article

Abstract

For graphsA andB the relationA→(B) r 1 means that for everyr-coloring of the vertices ofA there is a monochromatic copy ofB inA. Forb (G) is the family of graphs which do not embedG. A familyℱof graphs is Ramsey if for all graphsB∈ℱthere is a graphA∈ℱsuch thatA→(B) r 1 . The only graphsG for which it is not known whether Forb (G) is Ramsey are graphs which have a cutpoint adjacent to every other vertex except one. In this paper we prove for a large subclass of those graphsG, that Forb (G) does not have the Ramsey property.

Mathematics Subject Classification (1991)

05 C 55 

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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Rödl
    • 1
  • N. Sauer
    • 2
  • X. Zhu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsEmory UniversityAtlantaU.S.A.
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsThe University of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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