We provide a new upper bound for the α-domination number in terms of a parameter α, 0 < α ≤ 1, and graph vertex degrees. This result generalises the well-known Caro-Roditty bound for the domination number of a graph. The same probabilistic construction is used to generalise another well-known upper bound for the classical domination in graphs. Using a different probabilistic construction, we prove similar upper bounds for the α-rate domination number, which combines the concepts of α-domination and k-tuple domination.
- α-Rate domination
- Probabilistic method
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
- Theoretical Computer Science