The $Q_2$-Free Process in the Hypercube

  • J. Robert Johnson
  • Trevor Pinto


The generation of a random triangle-saturated graph via the triangle-free process has been studied extensively. In this short note our aim is to introduce an analogous process in the hypercube. Specifically, we consider the $Q_2$-free process in $Q_d$ and the random subgraph of $Q_d$ it generates. Our main result is that with high probability the graph resulting from this process has at least $cd^{2/3} 2^d$ edges. We also discuss a heuristic argument based on the differential equations method which suggests a stronger conjecture, and discuss the issues with making this rigorous. We conclude with some open questions related to this process.

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