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r-cross t-intersecting families via necessary intersection points

Working Groups: Lehrstuhl Diskrete Mathematik

Collaborators (MAT): Pranshu Gupta, M. Sc., Yannick Mogge, M. Sc.

Collaborators (External): Simón Piga, Bjarne Schülke

Description

Given integers \(r\geq 2\) and \(n,t\geq 1\) we call families \(\mathcal{F}_1,\dots,\mathcal{F}_r\subseteq\mathscr{P}([n])\) \(r\)-cross \(t\)-intersecting if for all \(F_i\in\mathcal{F}_i\), \(i\in[r]\), we have \(\vert\bigcap_{i\in[r]}F_i\vert\geq t\). We obtain a strong generalisation of the classic Hilton-Milner theorem on cross intersecting families. In particular, we determine the maximum of \(\sum_{j\in [r]}\vert\mathcal{F}_j\vert\) for \(r\)-cross \(t\)-intersecting families in the cases when these are \(k\)-uniform families or arbitrary subfamilies of \(\mathscr{P}([n])\). Only some special cases of these results had been proved before. We obtain the aforementioned theorems as instances of a more general result that considers measures of \(r\)-cross \(t\)-intersecting families. This also provides the maximum of \(\sum_{j\in [r]}\vert\mathcal{F}_j\vert\) for families of possibly mixed uniformities \(k_1,\ldots,k_r\).

References

[1] P. Gupta, Y. Mogge, S. Piga, and B. Schülke. \(r\)-cross \(t\)-intersecting families via necessary intersection points, arXiv:2010.11928 (2020)