By Ralucca Gera, Stephen Hedetniemi, Craig Larson

This is the 1st in a sequence of volumes, which offer an intensive review of conjectures and open difficulties in graph thought. The readership of every quantity is aimed at graduate scholars who could be looking for learn principles. even though, the well-established mathematician will locate the general exposition enticing and enlightening. each one bankruptcy, provided in a story-telling variety, comprises greater than an easy choice of effects on a specific subject. each one contribution conveys the background, evolution, and strategies used to resolve the authors’ favourite conjectures and open difficulties, bettering the reader’s total comprehension and enthusiasm.

The editors have been encouraged to create those volumes via the preferred and good attended exact classes, entitled “My favourite Graph thought Conjectures," that have been held on the iciness AMS/MAA Joint assembly in Boston (January, 2012), the SIAM convention on Discrete arithmetic in Halifax (June,2012) and the wintry weather AMS/MAA Joint assembly in Baltimore(January, 2014). as a way to relief within the production and dissemination of open difficulties, that is the most important to the expansion and improvement of a box, the editors asked the audio system, in addition to extraordinary specialists in graph conception, to give a contribution to those volumes.

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Players can pass or remain on their own vertices. Observe that any subset of cops may move in a given round. The cops win if after some finite number of rounds, one of them can occupy the same vertex as the robber. This is called a capture. The robber wins if he can evade capture indefinitely. Note that the initial placement of the cops will not affect the outcome of the game, as the cops can expend finitely many moves to occupy a particular initial placement (the initial placement of the cops may, however, affect the length of the game).

G/ Ä n 4 for n 7 in [25]. Examples were given of planar cop-win graphs in both [13, 25] which prove that the bound of n 4 is optimal. In addition to these works, capture time was studied in grids [33] and hypercubes [17]. For many years, the best known upper bound for general graphs was the one proved by Frankl [23]. Theorem 2 ([23]). n/ D O n : log n I spoke about the cop number at the University of Waterloo in October 2007, to a group consisting mainly of theoretical computer scientists. My talk spurred a bright doctoral student Ehsan Chiniforooshan to consider improving on known upper bounds on the cop number.

3, 225–238 (2012) 4. : On the minimum order of k-cop-win graphs. Contrib. Discret. Math. 9, 70–84 (2014) 5. : Lazy cops and robbers played on hypercubes. Accepted to Comb. Probab. Comput. 24, 829–837 (2015) 6. : On the cop number of a graph. Adv. Appl. Math. 14, 389–403 (1993) 7. : Cops and robbers in a random graph. J. Comb. Theory Ser. B 103, 226–236 (2013) 8. : Catch me if you can: cops and robbers on graphs. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Mathematical and Computational Models (ICMCM’11) (2011) 9.