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Denote by f_{n} (H) the number of (labeled) H-free graphs on a fixed vertex set of size n. Erdos conjectured that, whenever H contains a cycle, f_{n}(H) = 2^{(1+0(1))ex(n,h)}, yet it is still open for every bipartite graph, and even the order of magnitude of log_{2} f _{n} (H) was known only for C_{4}, C_{6}, and K _{3,3}. We show that, for all s and t satisfying 2≤s≤t, f _{n}(K_{s,t}=2^{O(n2-1/s)}, which is asymptotically sharp for those values of s and t for which the order of magnitude of the Turán number ex(n, K_{s,t}) is known. Our methods allow us to prove, among other things, that there is a positive constant c such that almost all K_{2,t}-free graphs of order n have at least 1/12 · ex(n, K_{2,t}) and at most (1 - c) ex(n, K_{2,t}) edges. Moreover, our results have some interesting applications to the study of some Ramsey- and Turán-type problems.

Language | English (US) |
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Pages | 368-388 |

Number of pages | 21 |

Journal | Journal of the London Mathematical Society |

Volume | 83 |

Issue number | 2 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Jan 1 2011 |

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_{s,t}-free graphs.

*Journal of the London Mathematical Society*,

*83*(2), 368-388. https://doi.org/10.1112/jlms/jdq086

**The number of K _{s,t}-free graphs.** / Balog, Jozsef; Samotij, Wojciech.

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*Journal of the London Mathematical Society*, vol. 83, no. 2, pp. 368-388. https://doi.org/10.1112/jlms/jdq086

_{s,t}-free graphs. Journal of the London Mathematical Society. 2011 Jan 1;83(2):368-388. https://doi.org/10.1112/jlms/jdq086

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T1 - The number of Ks,t-free graphs

AU - Balog, Jozsef

AU - Samotij, Wojciech

PY - 2011/1/1

Y1 - 2011/1/1

N2 - Denote by fn (H) the number of (labeled) H-free graphs on a fixed vertex set of size n. Erdos conjectured that, whenever H contains a cycle, fn(H) = 2(1+0(1))ex(n,h), yet it is still open for every bipartite graph, and even the order of magnitude of log2 f n (H) was known only for C4, C6, and K 3,3. We show that, for all s and t satisfying 2≤s≤t, f n(Ks,t=2O(n2-1/s), which is asymptotically sharp for those values of s and t for which the order of magnitude of the Turán number ex(n, Ks,t) is known. Our methods allow us to prove, among other things, that there is a positive constant c such that almost all K2,t-free graphs of order n have at least 1/12 · ex(n, K2,t) and at most (1 - c) ex(n, K2,t) edges. Moreover, our results have some interesting applications to the study of some Ramsey- and Turán-type problems.

AB - Denote by fn (H) the number of (labeled) H-free graphs on a fixed vertex set of size n. Erdos conjectured that, whenever H contains a cycle, fn(H) = 2(1+0(1))ex(n,h), yet it is still open for every bipartite graph, and even the order of magnitude of log2 f n (H) was known only for C4, C6, and K 3,3. We show that, for all s and t satisfying 2≤s≤t, f n(Ks,t=2O(n2-1/s), which is asymptotically sharp for those values of s and t for which the order of magnitude of the Turán number ex(n, Ks,t) is known. Our methods allow us to prove, among other things, that there is a positive constant c such that almost all K2,t-free graphs of order n have at least 1/12 · ex(n, K2,t) and at most (1 - c) ex(n, K2,t) edges. Moreover, our results have some interesting applications to the study of some Ramsey- and Turán-type problems.

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U2 - 10.1112/jlms/jdq086

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VL - 83

SP - 368

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JO - Journal of the London Mathematical Society

T2 - Journal of the London Mathematical Society

JF - Journal of the London Mathematical Society

SN - 0024-6107

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