## Abstract

A configuration of pebbles on the vertices of a graph is solvable if one can place a pebble on any given root vertex via a sequence of pebbling steps. A function is a pebbling threshold for a sequence of graphs if a randomly chosen configuration of asymptotically more pebbles is almost surely solvable, while one of asymptotically fewer pebbles is almost surely not. In this paper we tighten the gap between the upper and lower bounds for the pebbling threshold for the sequence of paths in the multiset model. We also find the pebbling threshold for the sequence of paths in the binomial model. Finally, we show that the spectrum of pebbling thresholds for graph sequences in the multiset model spans the entire range from n^{1 / 2} to n, answering a question of Czygrinow, Eaton, Hurlbert and Kayll. What the spectrum looks like above n remains unknown.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 3297-3307 |

Number of pages | 11 |

Journal | Discrete Mathematics |

Volume | 308 |

Issue number | 15 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Aug 6 2008 |

## Keywords

- Paths
- Pebbling
- Spectrum
- Threshold

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Theoretical Computer Science
- Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics