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description Journal article public Electronic Journal of Graph Theory and Applications

Graphs Obtained From Collections of Blocks

Colton Magnant, Pouria Salehi Nowbandegani, Hua Wang
Published 2015

Abstract

Given a collection of $d$-dimensional rectangular solids called blocks, no two of which sharing interior points, construct a block graph by adding a vertex for each block and an edge if the faces of the two corresponding blocks intersect nontrivially. It is known that if $d \geq 3$, such block graphs can have arbitrarily large chromatic number. We prove that the chromatic number can be bounded with only a mild restriction on the sizes of the blocks. We also show that block graphs of block configurations arising from partitions of $d$-dimensional hypercubes into sub-hypercubes are at least $d$-connected. Bounds on the diameter and the hamiltonicity of such block graphs are also discussed.

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