Hamiltonian Cycles in the Square of a Graph

  • Jan Ekstein


We show that under certain conditions the square of the graph obtained by identifying a vertex in two graphs with hamiltonian square is also hamiltonian. Using this result, we prove necessary and sufficient conditions for hamiltonicity of the square of a connected graph such that every vertex of degree at least three in a block graph corresponds to a cut vertex and any two these vertices are at distance at least four.

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