Extremal Graphs for Blow-Ups of Cycles and Trees

  • Hong Liu
Keywords: Extremal graphs


The blow-up of a graph H is the graph obtained from replacing each edge in H by a clique of the same size where the new vertices of the cliques are all different. Erdős et al. and Chen et al. determined the extremal number of blow-ups of stars. Glebov determined the extremal number and found all extremal graphs for blow-ups of paths. We determined the extremal number and found the extremal graphs for the blow-ups of cycles and a large class of trees, when n is sufficiently large. This generalizes their results. The additional aim of our note is to draw attention to a powerful tool, a classical decomposition theorem of Simonovits.

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