A Generalization of Stiebitz-Type Results on Graph Decomposition

  • Qinghou Zeng
  • Chunlei Zu


In this paper, we consider the decomposition of multigraphs under minimum degree constraints and give a unified generalization of several results by various researchers. Let $G$ be a multigraph in which no quadrilaterals share edges with triangles and other quadrilaterals and let $\mu_G(v)=\max\{\mu_G(u,v):u\in V(G)\setminus\{v\}\}$, where $\mu_G(u,v)$ is the number of edges joining $u$ and $v$ in $G$. We show that for any two functions $a,b:V(G)\rightarrow\mathbb{N}\setminus\{0,1\}$, if $d_G(v)\ge a(v)+b(v)+2\mu_G(v)-3$ for each $v\in V(G)$, then there is a partition $(X,Y)$ of $V(G)$ such that $d_X(x)\geq a(x)$ for each $x\in X$ and $d_Y(y)\geq b(y)$ for each $y\in Y$. This extends the related results due to Diwan, Liu–Xu and  Ma–Yang on simple graphs to the multigraph setting.

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