## Abstract

MacGillivray and Seyffarth (J. Graph Theory 22 (1996), 213-229) proved that planar graphs of diameter three have domination number at most ten. Recently it was shown (J. Graph Theory 40 (2002), 1-25) that a planar graph of diameter three and of radius two has domination number at most six while every sufficiently large planar graph of diameter three has domination number at most seven. In this paper we improve on these results. We prove that every planar graph of diameter three and of radius two has total domination number (and therefore domination number) at most five. We show then that every sufficiently large planar graph of diameter three has domination number at most six and this result is sharp, while a planar graph of diameter three has domination number at most nine.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 237-255 |

Number of pages | 19 |

Journal | Ars Combinatoria |

Volume | 78 |

Publication status | Published - Jan 2006 |

Externally published | Yes |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- General Mathematics