Mod $(2p+1)$-Orientation on Bipartite Graphs and Complementary Graphs

Research paper by Jiaao Li, Xinmin Hou, Miaomiao Han, Hong-Jian Lai

Indexed on: 02 Jun '18Published on: 02 Jan '18Published in: SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics


SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics, Volume 32, Issue 1, Page 29-43, January 2018. A mod $(2p+1)$-orientation $D$ is an orientation of $G$ such that $d_D^+(v)-d_D^-(v)\equiv 0 \pmod {2p+1}$ for any vertex $v \in V(G)$. Jaeger conjectured that every $4p$-edge-connected graph has a mod $(2p+1)$-orientation. A graph $G$ is strongly ${\mathbb Z}_{2p+1}$-connected if for every mapping $b: V(G) \mapsto {\mathbb Z}_{2p+1}$ with $\sum_{v\in V(G)}b(v)=0$, there exists an orientation $D$ of $G$ such that $d_D^+(v)-d_D^-(v)= b(v)$ in ${\mathbb Z}_{2p+1}$ for any $v \in V(G)$. A strongly ${\mathbb Z}_{2p+1}$-connected graph admits a mod $(2p+1)$-orientation, and it is a contractible configuration for mod $(2p+1)$-orientation. We prove Jaeger's module orientation conjecture is equivalent to its restriction to bipartite simple graphs and investigate strongly ${\mathbb Z}_{2p+1}$-connectedness of certain bipartite graphs, particularly for $p=2$. We also show that if $G$ is a simple graph with $ V(G) \ge N(p)= 1152p^4$ and $\min\{\delta(G),\delta(G^c)\}\ge 4p$, then either $G$ or $G^c$ is strongly ${\mathbb Z}_{2p+1}$-connected. When $p=2$, the value of $N(2)$ can be reduced to $N(2) = 80$.