Date of Original Version

12-2010

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Article

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This is the accepted version of the article which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rsa.20374

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Let H be a 3-uniform hypergraph with n vertices. A tight Hamilton cycle C ⊂ H is a collection of n edges for which there is an ordering of the vertices v1, . . . , vn such that every triple of consecutive vertices {vi , vi+1, vi+2} is an edge of C (indices are considered modulo n). We develop new techniques which enable us to prove that under certain natural pseudo-random conditions, almost all edges of H can be covered by edge-disjoint tight Hamilton cycles, for n divisible by 4. Consequently, we derive the corollary that random 3-uniform hypergraphs can be almost completely packed with tight Hamilton cycles whp, for n divisible by 4 and p not too small. Along the way, we develop a similar result for packing Hamilton cycles in pseudo-random digraphs with even numbers of vertices.

DOI

10.1002/rsa.20374

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Random Structures and Algorithms, 40, 3, 269-300.