## Abstract

The graph complexity of a compact 3-manifold is defined as the minimum order among all 4-colored graphs representing it. Exact calculations of graph complexity have been already performed, through tabulations, for closed orientable manifolds (up to graph complexity 32) and for compact orientable 3-manifolds with toric boundary (up to graph complexity 12) and for infinite families of lens spaces. In this paper we extend to graph complexity 14 the computations for orientable manifolds with toric boundary and we give two-sided bounds for the graph complexity of tetrahedral manifolds. As a consequence, we compute the exact value of this invariant for an infinite family of such manifolds.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 781-792 |

Journal | Revista de la Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Fisicas y Naturales - Serie A: Matematicas |

Volume | 112 |

Issue number | 3 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 1 Jul 2018 |

Externally published | Yes |

## Scopus subject areas

- Analysis
- Algebra and Number Theory
- Geometry and Topology
- Computational Mathematics
- Applied Mathematics

## Keywords

- 3-Manifolds
- Colored graphs
- Graph complexity
- Tetrahedral manifolds