# Reconfiguration graph for vertex colourings of weakly chordal graphs

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## Abstract

The reconfiguration graph $R_k(G)$ of the $k$-colourings of a graph $G$ contains as its vertex set the $k$-colourings of $G$ and two colourings are joined by an edge if they differ in colour on just one vertex of $G$.

We show that for each $k \geq 3$ there is a $k$-colourable weakly chordal graph $G$ such that $R_{k+1}(G)$ is disconnected. We also introduce a subclass of $k$-colourable weakly chordal graphs which we call $k$-colourable compact graphs and show that for each $k$-colourable compact graph $G$ on $n$ vertices, $R_{k+1}(G)$ has diameter $O(n^2)$. We show that this class contains all $k$-colourable co-chordal graphs and when $k = 3$ all $3$-colourable $(P_5, \overline{P_5}, C_5)$-free graphs. We also mention some open problems.

We show that for each $k \geq 3$ there is a $k$-colourable weakly chordal graph $G$ such that $R_{k+1}(G)$ is disconnected. We also introduce a subclass of $k$-colourable weakly chordal graphs which we call $k$-colourable compact graphs and show that for each $k$-colourable compact graph $G$ on $n$ vertices, $R_{k+1}(G)$ has diameter $O(n^2)$. We show that this class contains all $k$-colourable co-chordal graphs and when $k = 3$ all $3$-colourable $(P_5, \overline{P_5}, C_5)$-free graphs. We also mention some open problems.

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Feghali, C., & Fiala, J.
(2019).
Reconfiguration graph for vertex colourings of weakly chordal graphs.

*Acta Mathematica Universitatis Comenianae, 88*(3), 667-671. Retrieved from http://www.iam.fmph.uniba.sk/amuc/ojs/index.php/amuc/article/view/1232/709
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