Negative association in uniform forests ★★

Author(s): Pemantle

Conjecture   Let $ G $ be a finite graph, let $ e,f \in E(G) $, and let $ F $ be the edge set of a forest chosen uniformly at random from all forests of $ G $. Then \[ {\mathbb P}(e \in F \mid f \in F}) \le {\mathbb P}(e \in F) \]

Keywords: forest; negative association

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