Regularity of powers of forests and cycles

Research paper by Selvi Beyarslan, Huy Tai Ha, Tran Nam Trung

Indexed on: 11 May '15Published on: 11 May '15Published in: Mathematics - Commutative Algebra


Let G be a graph and let I = I(G) be its edge ideal. In this paper, when G is a forest or a cycle, we explicitly compute the regularity of I^s for all s > 0. In particular, for these classes of graphs, we provide the asymptotic linear function reg(I^s) as s > 0, and the initial value of s starting from which reg(I^s) attains its linear form. We also give new bounds on the regularity of I when G contains a Hamiltonian path and when G is a Hamiltonian graph.