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Sperner's Problem for G-Independent Families

  • VICTOR FALGAS-RAVRY (a1)

Abstract

Given a graph G, let Q(G) denote the collection of all independent (edge-free) sets of vertices in G. We consider the problem of determining the size of a largest antichain in Q(G). When G is the edgeless graph, this problem is resolved by Sperner's theorem. In this paper, we focus on the case where G is the path of length n − 1, proving that the size of a maximal antichain is of the same order as the size of a largest layer of Q(G).

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