## Abstract

Let (Figure presented.) be an (Figure presented.) -vertex graph, where (Figure presented.) for some (Figure presented.). A result of Bohman, Frieze and Martin from 2003 asserts that if (Figure presented.), then perturbing (Figure presented.) via the addition of (Figure presented.) random edges, a.a.s. yields a Hamiltonian graph. We prove several improvements and extensions of the aforementioned result. In particular, keeping the bound on (Figure presented.) as above and allowing for (Figure presented.), we determine the correct order of magnitude of the number of random edges whose addition to (Figure presented.) a.a.s. yields a pancyclic graph. Moreover, we prove similar results for sparser graphs, and assuming the correctness of Chvátal's toughness conjecture, we handle graphs having larger independent sets. Finally, under milder conditions, we determine the correct order of magnitude of the number of random edges whose addition to (Figure presented.) a.a.s. yields a graph containing an almost spanning cycle.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 867-884 |

Number of pages | 18 |

Journal | Random Structures and Algorithms |

Volume | 63 |

Issue number | 4 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Dec 2023 |

## Keywords

- cycle lengths
- hamiltonicity
- independence number
- pancyclicity
- randomly perturbed graphs
- toughness

## All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Software
- Applied Mathematics
- General Mathematics
- Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design