Zero-Sum Flow Numbers of Regular Graphs

  • Tao-Ming Wang
  • Shih-Wei Hu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7285)


As an analogous concept of a nowhere-zero flow for directed graphs, we consider zero-sum flows for undirected graphs in this article. For an undirected graph G, a zero-sum flow is an assignment of non-zero integers to the edges such that the sum of the values of all edges incident with each vertex is zero, and we call it a zero-sum k -flow if the values of edges are less than k. We define the zero-sum flow number of G as the least integer k for which G admitting a zero-sum k-flow. In this paper, among others we calculate the zero-sum flow numbers for regular graphs and also the zero-sum flow numbers for Cartesian products of regular graphs with paths.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tao-Ming Wang
    • 1
  • Shih-Wei Hu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied MathematicsTunghai UniversityTaichungR.O.C.

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