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Abstract or Description
We consider the endpoint sets produced by Pósa rotations, when applied to a longest path in a random graph with cn edges, conditioned on having minimum degree at least three. We prove that, for c≥2.7, the Pósa sets are likely to be almost linear in n, implying that the number of missing edges, each allowing either to get a longer path or to form a Hamilton cycle, is almost quadratic in n.
Journal of Combinitorics, 4, 2, 123-156.