On Regular Factors in Regular Graphs with Small Radius

Arne Hoffmann, Lutz Volkmann

Abstract


In this note we examine the connection between vertices of high eccentricity and the existence of $k$-factors in regular graphs. This leads to new results in the case that the radius of the graph is small ($\leq 3$), namely that a $d$-regular graph $G$ has all $k$-factors, for $k|V(G)|$ even and $k\le d$, if it has at most $2d+2$ vertices of eccentricity $>3$. In particular, each regular graph $G$ of diameter $\leq3$ has every $k$-factor, for $k|V(G)|$ even and $k\le d$.


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