Saturation Number of Berge Stars in Random Hypergraphs

  • Lele Liu
  • Changxiang He
  • Liying Kang


Let $G$ be a graph. We say an $r$-uniform hypergraph $H$ is a Berge-$G$ if there exists a bijection $\phi: E(G)\to E(H)$ such that $e\subseteq\phi(e)$ for each $e\in E(G)$. Given a family of $r$-uniform hypergraphs $\mathcal{F}$ and an $r$-uniform hypergraph $H$, a spanning sub-hypergraph $H'$ of $H$ is $\mathcal{F}$-saturated in $H$ if $H'$ is $\mathcal{F}$-free, but adding any edge in $E(H)\backslash E(H')$ to $H'$ creates a copy of some $F\in\mathcal{F}$. The saturation number of $\mathcal{F}$ is the minimum number of edges in an $\mathcal{F}$-saturated spanning sub-hypergraph of $H$. In this paper, we asymptotically determine the saturation number of Berge stars in random $r$-uniform hypergraphs.

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