#### Semester

Spring

#### Date of Graduation

2002

#### Document Type

Dissertation

#### Degree Type

PhD

#### College

Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

#### Department

Mathematics

#### Committee Chair

Cun-Quan Zhang.

#### Abstract

We prove that chie( G) = Delta if Delta ≥ 5 and g ≥ 4, or Delta ≥ 4 and g ≥ 5, or Delta ≥ 3 and g ≥ 9. In addition, if chi(Sigma) > 0, then chie( G) = Delta if Delta ≥ 3 and g ≥ 8 where Delta, g is the maximum degree, the girth of the graph G, respectively.;It is proved that G is not critical if d¯ ≤ 6 and Delta ≥ 8, or d¯ ≤ 203 and Delta ≥ 9. This result generalizes earlier results.;Given a simple plane graph G, an edge-face k-coloring of G is a function &phis; : E(G) ∪ F(G) {lcub}1, ···, k{rcub} such that, for any two adjacent elements a, b ∈ E(G) ∪ F(G), &phis;( a) ≠ &phis;(b). Denote chie( G), chief(G), Delta( G) the edge chromatic number, the edge-face chromatic number and the maximum degree of G, respectively. We prove that chi ef(G) = chie( G) = Delta(G) for any 2-connected simple plane graph G with Delta(G) ≥ 24.

#### Recommended Citation

Luo, Rong, "Edge coloring of simple graphs and edge -face coloring of simple plane graphs" (2002). *Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports*. 1602.

https://researchrepository.wvu.edu/etd/1602