On upper transversals in 3-uniform hypergraphs

Michael A. Henning, Anders Yeo

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A set S of vertices in a hypergraph H is a transversal if it has a nonempty intersection with every edge of H. The upper transversal number Υ(H) of H is the maximum cardinality of a minimal transversal in H. We show that if H is a connected 3-uniform hypergraph of order n, then Υ(H) > (Formula presented). For n sufficiently large, we construct infinitely many connected 3-uniform(hypergraphs, H, of order n satisfying Υ(H) (Formula presented). We conjecture that sup (Formula presented), where n the infimum is taken over all connected 3-uniform n→∞ hypergraphs H of order n.

Original languageEnglish
Article number#P4.27
JournalElectronic Journal of Combinatorics
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)1-9
Publication statusPublished - 2. Nov 2018


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