# Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science

## Volume 3 n° 4 (1999), pp. 141-150

author: | Hans L. Bodlaender |
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title: | A note on domino treewidth |

keywords: | Treewidth, Domino treewidth, Graph algorithms, Tree decompositions |

abstract: | In [DO95], Ding and Oporowski proved that for every k, and d,
there exists a constant c, such that every graph with treewidth
at most _{k,d}k and maximum degree at most d has domino treewidth at
most c. This note gives a new simple proof of this fact, with a
better bound for _{k,d}c, namely _{k,d}(9k+7)d(d+1) -1.
It is also shown that a lower bound of Ω(kd) holds: there are
graphs with domino treewidth at least 1/12 × kd-1, treewidth at
most k, and maximum degree at most d, for many values k
and d.
The domino treewidth of a tree is at most its maximum degree.
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reference: | Hans L. Bodlaender (1999),
A note on domino treewidth,
Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science 3, pp. 141-150 |

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