A counterexample on a group partitioning problem
Anabanti, Chimere (2017) A counterexample on a group partitioning problem. Working Paper. Birkbeck, University of London, London, UK.

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Abstract
The Ramsey number Rn(3) is the smallest positive integer such that colouring the edges of a complete graph on Rn(3) vertices in n colours forces the appearance of a monochromatic triangle. We start with a proof that by partitioning the nonidentity elements of a finite group into disjoint union of n symmetric productfree sets, we obtain a lower bound for the Ramsey number Rn(3). Exact values of Rn(3) are known for n � 3. The best known lower bound that R4(3) � 51 was given by Chung. In 2006, Kramer gave over 100 pages proof that R4(3) � 62. He then conjectured that R4(3) = 62. In this paper, we say that the Ramsey number Rn(3) is solvable by group partitioning means if there is a finite group G such that G + 1 = Rn(3) and G� can be partitioned as a disjoint union of n symmetric productfree sets. We show that Rn(3) (for n � 3) are solvable by group paritioning means while R4(3) is not. Then conjecture that R3(5) � 257 as well as raise the question of which Ramsey numbers are solvable by group partitioning means?
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Item Type:  Monograph (Working Paper) 

Additional Information:  Birkbeck Pure Mathematics Preprint Series #37 
Keyword(s) / Subject(s):  Ramsey numbers, productfree sets, groups, partition 
School:  Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Economics, Mathematics and Statistics 
Research Centre:  Applied Macroeconomics, Birkbeck Centre for 
Depositing User:  Administrator 
Date Deposited:  22 Mar 2019 09:58 
Last Modified:  22 Mar 2019 09:58 
URI:  http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/26765 
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