In 1963, Corradi and Hajnal proved that for all k≥1 and n≥3k, every (simple) graph G on n vertices with minimum degree δ(G)≥2k contains k disjoint cycles. The same year, Dirac described the 3-connected multigraphs not containing two disjoint cycles and asked the more general question: Which (2k—1)-connected multigraphs do not contain k disjoint cycles? Recently, the authors characterized the simple graphs G with minimum degree δ(G)≥2k—1 that do not contain k disjoint cycles. We use this result to answer Dirac's question in full.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
- Computational Mathematics