Dominating Sequences in Grid-Like and Toroidal Graphs

  • Boštjan Brešar
  • Csilla Bujtás
  • Tanja Gologranc
  • Sandi Klavžar
  • Gašper Košmrlj
  • Balázs Patkós
  • Zsolt Tuza
  • Máté Vizer
Keywords: Grundy domination, Graph product, Edge clique cover, Isoperimetric inequality


A longest sequence $S$ of distinct vertices of a graph $G$ such that each vertex of $S$ dominates some vertex that is not dominated by its preceding vertices, is called a Grundy dominating sequence; the length of $S$ is the Grundy domination number of $G$. In this paper we study the Grundy domination number in the four standard graph products: the Cartesian, the lexicographic, the direct, and the strong product. For each of the products we present a lower bound for the Grundy domination number which turns out to be exact for the lexicographic product and is conjectured to be exact for the strong product. In most of the cases exact Grundy domination numbers are determined for products of paths and/or cycles.
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