## Abstract

In this note, we consider the width of a supercritical random graph according to some commonly studied width measures. We give short, direct proofs of results of Lee, Lee and Oum, and of Perarnau and Serra, on the rank- and tree-width of the random graph (Formula presented.) when (Formula presented.) for (Formula presented.) constant. Our proofs avoid the use of black box results on the expansion properties of the giant component in this regime, and so as a further benefit we obtain explicit bounds on the dependence of these results on (Formula presented.). Finally, we also consider the width of the random graph in the weakly supercritical regime, where (Formula presented.) and (Formula presented.). In this regime, we determine, up to a constant multiplicative factor, the rank- and tree-width of (Formula presented.) as a function of (Formula presented.) and (Formula presented.).

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 273-295 |

Number of pages | 23 |

Journal | Journal of Graph Theory |

Volume | 106 |

Issue number | 2 |

Early online date | 8 Feb 2024 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - Jun 2024 |

## Keywords

- graph expansion
- random graph
- rank-width
- tree-width

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
- Geometry and Topology