A limit theorem for the Shannon capacities of odd cycles. II

Author:
Tom Bohman

Journal:
Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. **133** (2005), 537-543

MSC (2000):
Primary 94A15, 05C35, 05C38

Published electronically:
September 8, 2004

MathSciNet review:
2093078

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Abstract: It follows from a construction for independent sets in the powers of odd cycles given in the predecessor of this paper that the limit as goes to infinity of is zero, where is the Shannon capacity of a graph . This paper contains a shorter proof of this limit theorem that is based on an `expansion process' introduced in an older paper of L. Baumert, R. McEliece, E. Rodemich, H. Rumsey, R. Stanley and H. Taylor. We also refute a conjecture from that paper, using ideas from the predecessor of this paper.

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**Tom Bohman**

Affiliation:
Department of Mathematical Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

Email:
tbohman@moser.math.cmu.edu

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-04-07470-2

Keywords:
Shannon capacity,
odd cycles

Received by editor(s):
May 30, 2003

Received by editor(s) in revised form:
August 5, 2003

Published electronically:
September 8, 2004

Additional Notes:
This research was supported in part by NSF Grant DMS-0100400.

Communicated by:
John R. Stembridge

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