Article
Note on Rainbow Connection in Oriented Graphs with Diameter 2
Theory and Applications of Graphs
• , Georgia Southern University
• , Georgia Southern University
• , Georgia Southern University
Publication Date
2014
Abstract

In this note, we provide a sharp upper bound on the rainbow connection number of tournaments of diameter $2$. For a tournament $T$ of diameter $2$, we show $2 \leq \overrightarrow{rc}(T) \leq 3$. Furthermore, we provide a general upper bound on the rainbow $k$-connection number of tournaments as a simple example of the probabilistic method. Finally, we show that an edge-colored tournament of $k^{th}$ diameter $2$ has rainbow $k$-connection number at most approximately $k^{2}$.