## The Complete Catalog of 3-Regular, Diameter-3 Planar Graphs (1996)

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### BibTeX

@MISC{Pratt96thecomplete,

author = {Robert W. Pratt},

title = {The Complete Catalog of 3-Regular, Diameter-3 Planar Graphs},

year = {1996}

}

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### Abstract

The largest known 3-regular planar graph with diameter 3 has 12 vertices. We consider the problem of determining whether there is a larger graph with these properties. We find all nonisomorphic 3-regular, diameter-3 planar graphs, thus solving the problem completely. There are none with more than 12 vertices. An Upper Bound A graph with maximum degree \Delta and diameter D is called a (\Delta; D)-graph. It is easily seen ([9], p. 171) that the order of a (\Delta,D)-graph is bounded above by the Moore bound, which is given by 1+ \Delta + \Delta (\Delta \Gamma 1) + \Delta \Delta \Delta + \Delta(\Delta \Gamma 1) D\Gamma1 = 8 ? ! ? : \Delta(\Delta \Gamma 1) D \Gamma 2 \Delta \Gamma 2 if \Delta 6= 2; 2D + 1 if \Delta = 2: Figure 1: The regular (3,3)-graph on 20 vertices (it is unique up to isomorphism) . For D 2 and \Delta 3, this bound is attained only if D = 2 and \Delta = 3; 7, and (perhaps) 57 [3, 14, 23]. Now, except for the case of C 4 (the cycle on four vertices), the num...