dc.contributor.author Wittnebel, John dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-29 16:34:10 (GMT) dc.date.available 2019-01-29 16:34:10 (GMT) dc.date.issued 2019-01-29 dc.date.submitted 2019-01-25 dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10012/14445 dc.description.abstract In this thesis, we study lower bounds on maximum matchings in 1-planar graphs. We expand upon the tools used for proofs of matching bounds in other classes of graphs as well as some original ideas in order to find these bounds. en The first novel results we provide are lower bounds on maximum matchings in 1-planar graphs as a function of their minimum degree. We show that for sufficiently large n, 1-planar graphs with minimum degree 3 have a maximum matching of size at least (n+12)/7, 1-planar 7 graphs with minimum degree 4 have a maximum matching of size at least (n+4)/3, and 1-planar 3 graphs with minimum degree 5 have a maximum matching of size at least (2n+3)/5. All of these 5 bounds are tight. We also give examples of 1-planar graphs with small maximum matching and minimum degree 6 and 7. We conjecture that the 1-planar graph of minimum degree 6 presented has the smallest maximum matching over all 1-planar graphs of minimum degree 6, but it is unclear if the method used for the cases of minimum degree 3, 4, and 5 would work for minimum degree 6. We also study lower bounds in the class of maximal 1-plane graphs, and 3-connected maximal 1-plane graphs. We find that 3-connected, maximal 1-plane graphs have a maximum matching of size at least (n+4)/3, and that maximal 1-plane graphs have a maximum matching 3 of size at least (n+6)/4. Again, we present examples of such a graph to show this bound is tight. 4 We also show that every simple 3-connected maximum 1-planar graph has a matching of size at least (2n+6)/5, and provide some evidence that this is tight. dc.language.iso en en dc.publisher University of Waterloo en dc.subject Graph Matchings en dc.subject 1-Planar Graphs en dc.title Bounds on Maximum Matchings in 1-Planar Graphs en dc.type Master Thesis en dc.pending false uws-etd.degree.department David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science en uws-etd.degree.discipline Computer Science en uws-etd.degree.grantor University of Waterloo en uws-etd.degree Master of Mathematics en uws.contributor.advisor Biedl, Therese uws.contributor.affiliation1 Faculty of Mathematics en uws.published.city Waterloo en uws.published.country Canada en uws.published.province Ontario en uws.typeOfResource Text en uws.peerReviewStatus Unreviewed en uws.scholarLevel Graduate en
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