Date of Award
Master of Science
The edit distance from a hereditary property is the fraction of edges in a graph that must be added or deleted for a graph to become a member of that hereditary property. Let Forb(Ch) and Forb(C2h) denote the hereditary properties containing graphs with no induced cycle or squared cycle on h vertices, respectively. The edit distance from Forb(Ch) is found for odd values of h, and the maximum edit distance is found for all values of h. The edit distance is found for Forb(C2h) for h = 8; 9; 10, and the maximum value is known for h = 11; 12, with partial results for other values of h.
Peck, Chelsea, "On the edit distance from a cycle- and squared cycle-free graph" (2013). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 13090.