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The distinguishing number of the augmented cube and hypercube powers

Research paper by Melody Chan

Indexed on: 14 Jan '06Published on: 14 Jan '06Published in: Mathematics - Combinatorics



Abstract

The distinguishing number of a graph G, denoted D(G), is the minimum number of colors such that there exists a coloring of the vertices of G where no nontrivial graph automorphism is color-preserving. In this paper, we show that the distinguishing number of p-th graph power of the n-dimensional hypercube is 2 whenever 2 < p < n-1. This completes the study of the distinguishing number of hypercube powers. We also compute the distinguishing number of the augmented cube, a variant of the hypercube, answering an open question.