On a Greedy 2-Matching Algorithm and Hamilton Cycles in Random Graphs with Minimum Degree at Least Three

2012-12-12T00:00:00Z (GMT) by Alan Frieze

We describe and analyse a simple greedy algorithm 2greedy that finds a good 2-matching M in the random graph when . A 2-matching is a spanning subgraph of maximum degree two and G is drawn uniformly from graphs with vertex set , cn edges and minimum degree at least three. By good we mean that M has components. We then use this 2-matching to build a Hamilton cycle in time w.h.p.