On oriented path double covers

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In this paper we concentrate on an oriented version of perfect path double cover (PPDC). An oriented perfect path double cover (OPPDC) of a graph G is a collection of oriented paths in the symmetric orientation GS of G such that each edge of GS lies in exactly one of the paths and for each vertex v of G there is a unique path which begins in v (and thus the same holds also for terminal vertices of the paths). First we show that the graphs K3 and K5 have no OPPDC. Then we study the structure of a minimal connected graph G ≠ K3, G ≠ K5 which has no OPPDC either. We show that the minimal degree in this graph is at least 4. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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Maxová, J., & Nešetřil, J. (2001). On oriented path double covers. Discrete Mathematics, 233(1–3), 371–380. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0012-365X(00)00253-3

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