Partial Domination - the Isolation Number of a Graph

Yair Caro, Adriana Hansberg


We prove the following result: If $G$ be a connected graph on $n \ge 6$ vertices, then there exists a set of vertices $D$ with $|D| \le \frac{n}{3}$ and such that $V(G) \setminus N[D]$ is an independent set, where $N[D]$ is the closed neighborhood of $D$. Furthermore, the bound is sharp. This seems to be the first result in the direction of partial domination with constrained structure on the graph induced by the non-dominated vertices, which we further elaborate in this paper.

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