# Interval Edge-Colorings of Cartesian Products of Graphs I

• Volume: 33, Issue: 3, page 613-632
• ISSN: 2083-5892

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## Abstract

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A proper edge-coloring of a graph G with colors 1, . . . , t is an interval t-coloring if all colors are used and the colors of edges incident to each vertex of G form an interval of integers. A graph G is interval colorable if it has an interval t-coloring for some positive integer t. Let [...] be the set of all interval colorable graphs. For a graph G ∈ [...] , the least and the greatest values of t for which G has an interval t-coloring are denoted by w(G) and W(G), respectively. In this paper we first show that if G is an r-regular graph and G ∈ [...] , then W(G⃞Pm) ≥ W(G) + W(Pm) + (m − 1)r (m ∈ N) and W(G⃞C2n) ≥ W(G) +W(C2n) + nr (n ≥ 2). Next, we investigate interval edge-colorings of grids, cylinders and tori. In particular, we prove that if G⃞H is planar and both factors have at least 3 vertices, then G⃞H [...] N and w(G⃞H) ≤ 6. Finally, we confirm the first author’s conjecture on the n-dimensional cube Qn and show that Qn has an interval t-coloring if and only if n ≤ t ≤ [...]

## How to cite

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Petros A. Petrosyan, Hrant H. Khachatrian, and Hovhannes G. Tananyan. "Interval Edge-Colorings of Cartesian Products of Graphs I." Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory 33.3 (2013): 613-632. <http://eudml.org/doc/267853>.

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author = {Petros A. Petrosyan, Hrant H. Khachatrian, Hovhannes G. Tananyan},
journal = {Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory},
keywords = {edge-coloring; interval coloring; grid; cylinder; torus; -dimensional cube},
language = {eng},
number = {3},
pages = {613-632},
title = {Interval Edge-Colorings of Cartesian Products of Graphs I},
url = {http://eudml.org/doc/267853},
volume = {33},
year = {2013},
}

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AU - Hovhannes G. Tananyan
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JO - Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory
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AB - A proper edge-coloring of a graph G with colors 1, . . . , t is an interval t-coloring if all colors are used and the colors of edges incident to each vertex of G form an interval of integers. A graph G is interval colorable if it has an interval t-coloring for some positive integer t. Let [...] be the set of all interval colorable graphs. For a graph G ∈ [...] , the least and the greatest values of t for which G has an interval t-coloring are denoted by w(G) and W(G), respectively. In this paper we first show that if G is an r-regular graph and G ∈ [...] , then W(G⃞Pm) ≥ W(G) + W(Pm) + (m − 1)r (m ∈ N) and W(G⃞C2n) ≥ W(G) +W(C2n) + nr (n ≥ 2). Next, we investigate interval edge-colorings of grids, cylinders and tori. In particular, we prove that if G⃞H is planar and both factors have at least 3 vertices, then G⃞H [...] N and w(G⃞H) ≤ 6. Finally, we confirm the first author’s conjecture on the n-dimensional cube Qn and show that Qn has an interval t-coloring if and only if n ≤ t ≤ [...]
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