Improving some bounds for dominating Cartesian products

Bert L. Hartnell, Douglas F. Rall
2003 Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory  
The study of domination in Cartesian products has received its main motivation from attempts to settle a conjecture made by V.G. Vizing in 1968. He conjectured that γ(G)γ(H) is a lower bound for the domination number of the Cartesian product of any two graphs G and H. Most of the progress on settling this conjecture has been limited to verifying the conjectured lower bound if one of the graphs has a certain structural property. In addition, a number of authors have established bounds for
more » ... ing the Cartesian product of any two graphs. We show how it is possible to improve some of these bounds by imposing conditions on both graphs. For example, we establish a new lower bound for the domination number of T T , when T is a tree, and we improve an upper bound of Vizing in the case when one of the graphs has k > 1 dominating sets which cover the vertex set and the other has a dominating set which partitions in a certain way.
doi:10.7151/dmgt.1201 fatcat:6o4amed5vjc3llrid7ip67epze