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A Short Proof of the Hajnal–Szemerédi Theorem on Equitable Colouring

  • H. A. KIERSTEAD (a1) and A. V. KOSTOCHKA (a2)

A proper vertex colouring of a graph is equitable if the sizes of colour classes differ by at most one. We present a new shorter proof of the celebrated Hajnal–Szemerédi theorem: for every positive integer r, every graph with maximum degree at most r has an equitable colouring with r+1 colours. The proof yields a polynomial time algorithm for such colourings.

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