A Note on Commuting Graphs for Symmetric Groups

C. Bates, D. Bundy, S. Hart, P. Rowley

Abstract


The commuting graph ${\cal C}(G,X)$, where $G$ is a group and $X$ a subset of $G$, has $X$ as its vertex set with two distinct elements of $X$ joined by an edge when they commute in $G$. Here the diameter and disc structure of ${\cal C}(G,X)$ is investigated when $G$ is the symmetric group and $X$ a conjugacy class of $G$.


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