We show that f(x)=⌊32x⌋ is a θ-bounding function for the class of subcubic graphs and that it is best possible. This generalizes a result by Henning et al. (2012), who showed that θ(G)≤32α(G) for any subcubic triangle-free graph G. Moreover, we provide a θ-bounding function for the class of K4-free graphs with maximum degree at most 4. Finally, we study the problem Clique Cover for subclasses of planar graphs and graphs with bounded maximum degree: in particular, answering a question of Cerioli et al. (2008), we show it admits a PTAS for planar graphs.
- Bounded degree graphs
- Clique cover