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On the General ErdősTurán Conjecture
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:34:43 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijcom/2014/826141/
The general ErdősTurán conjecture states that if is an infinite, strictly increasing sequence of natural numbers whose general term satisfies , for some constant and for all , then the number of representations functions of is unbounded. Here, we introduce the function , giving the minimum of the maximal number of representations of a finite sequence of natural numbers satisfying for all . We show that is an increasing function of and that the general ErdősTurán conjecture is equivalent to . We also compute some values of . We further introduce and study the notion of capacity, which is related to the function by the fact that is the capacity of the set of squares of positive integers, but which is also of intrinsic interest.
Georges Grekos, Labib Haddad, Charles Helou, and Jukka Pihko
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Characterizing Finite Groups Using the Sum of the Orders of the Elements
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:32:41 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijcom/2014/835125/
We give characterizations of various infinite sets of finite groups under the assumption that and the subgroups of satisfy certain properties involving the sum of the orders of the elements of and . Additionally, we investigate the possible values for the sum of the orders of the elements of .
Joshua Harrington, Lenny Jones, and Alicia Lamarche
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Domination Polynomials of kTree Related Graphs
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 07:14:50 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijcom/2014/390170/
Let G be a simple graph of order n. The domination polynomial of G is the polynomial , where d(G, i) is the number of dominating sets of G of size i and γ(G) is the domination number of G. In this paper, we study the domination polynomials of several classes of ktree related graphs. Also, we present families of these kinds of graphs, whose domination polynomials have no nonzero real roots.
Somayeh Jahari and Saeid Alikhani
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Necklaces, SelfReciprocal Polynomials, and Cycles
Sun, 09 Nov 2014 07:04:34 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijcom/2014/593749/
Let be a positive integer and a prime power. Consider necklaces consisting of beads, each of which has one of the given colors. A primitive orbit is an equivalence class of necklaces closed under rotation. A orbit is selfcomplementary when it is closed under an assigned color matching. In the work of Miller (1978), it is shown that there is a 11 correspondence between the set of primitive, selfcomplementary orbits and that of selfreciprocal irreducible monic (srim) polynomials of degree . Let be a positive integer relatively prime to . A cycle mod is a finite sequence of nonnegative integers closed under multiplication by . In the work of Wan (2003), it is shown that cycles mod are closely related to monic irreducible divisors of . Here, we show that: (1) cycles can be used to obtain information about srim polynomials; (2) there are correspondences among certain cycles and orbits; (3) there are alternative proofs of Miller's results in the work of Miller (1978) based on the use of cycles.
Umarin Pintoptang, Vichian Laohakosol, and Suton Tadee
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Some Properties of the Intersection Graph for Finite Commutative Principal Ideal Rings
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 07:44:53 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijcom/2014/952371/
Let R be a commutative finite principal ideal ring with unity, and let G(R) be the simple graph consisting of nontrivial proper ideals of R as vertices such that two vertices I and J are adjacent if they have nonzero intersection. In this paper we continue the work done by Abu Osba. We calculate the radius, eccentricity, domination number, independence number, geodetic number, and the hull number for this graph. We also determine when G(R) is chordal. Finally, we study some properties of the complement graph of G(R).
Emad Abu Osba, Salah AlAddasi, and Omar Abughneim
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Integral EigenPair Balanced Classes of Graphs with Their Ratio, Asymptote, Area, and InvolutionComplementary Aspects
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:08:46 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijcom/2014/148690/
The association of integers, conjugate pairs, and robustness with the eigenvalues of graphs provides the motivation for the following definitions. A class of graphs, with the property that, for each graph (member) of the class, there exists a pair of nonzero, distinct eigenvalues, whose sum and product are integral, is said to be eigenbibalanced. If the ratio is a function , of the order of the graphs in this class, then we investigate its asymptotic properties. Attaching the average degree to the Riemann integral of this ratio allowed for the evaluation of eigenbalanced areas of classes of graphs. Complete graphs on vertices are eigenbibalanced with the eigenbalanced ratio which is asymptotic to the constant value of −1. Its eigenbalanced area is —we show that this is the maximum area for most known classes of eigenbibalanced graphs. We also investigate the class of eigenbibalanced graphs, whose class of complements gives rise to an eigenbalanced asymptote that is an involution and the effect of the asymptotic ratio on the energy of the graph theoretical representation of molecules.
Paul August Winter and Carol Lynne Jessop
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Modular Leech Trees of Order at Most 8
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:54:22 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijcom/2014/218086/
In 1975, John Leech asked when can the edges of a tree on vertices be labeled with positive integers such that the sums along the paths are exactly the integers . He found five such trees, and no additional trees have been discovered since. In 2011 Leach and Walsh introduced the idea of labeling trees with elements of the group where and examined the cases for . In this paper we show that no modular Leech trees of order 7 exist, and we find all modular Leech trees of order 8.
David Leach
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MidpointFree Subsets of the Real Numbers
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:07:57 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijcom/2014/214637/
A set of reals is midpointfree if it has no subset such that and . If and is midpointfree, it is a maximal midpointfree subset of if there is no midpointfree set such that . In each of the cases , we determine two maximal midpointfree subsets of characterised by digit constraints on the base 3 representations of their members.
Roger B. Eggleton
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Normal EdgeTransitive Cayley Graphs of the Group
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijcom/2014/628214/
A Cayley graph of a group is called normal edgetransitive if the normalizer of the right representation of the group in the automorphism of the Cayley graph acts transitively on the set of edges of the graph. In this paper, we determine all connected normal edgetransitive Cayley graphs of the group .
A. Assari and F. Sheikhmiri
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On the Genus of the ZeroDivisor Graph of
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:04:37 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijcom/2014/390732/
Let be a commutative ring with identity. The zerodivisor graph of , denoted , is the simple graph whose vertices are the nonzero zerodivisors of , and two distinct vertices and are linked by an edge if and only if . The genus of a simple graph is the smallest integer such that can be embedded into an orientable surface . In this paper, we determine that the genus of the zerodivisor graph of , the ring of integers modulo , is two or three.
Huadong Su and Pailing Li
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A Weighted Regularity Lemma with Applications
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:48:40 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijcom/2014/602657/
We prove an extension of the regularity lemma with vertex and edge weights which in principle can be applied for arbitrary graphs. The applications involve random graphs and a weighted version of the ErdősStone theorem. We also provide means to handle the otherwise uncontrolled exceptional set.
Béla Csaba and András Pluhár
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Decomposition Formulas for Triple Hypergeometric Functions
Thu, 15 May 2014 12:45:07 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijcom/2014/712321/
In the spirit of Hasanov, Srivastava, and Turaev (2006), we introduce new inverse operators together with a more general operator and find a summation formula for the last one. Based on these operators and the earlier known analogues of the BurchnallChaundy operators, we find 15 symbolic operator formulas. Then, 10 expansions for the analogues of Srivastava’s three triple hypergeometric functions in terms of hypergeometric and Kampé de Fériet functions are derived. These expansions readily reduce to 10 new expansions for the three triple Srivastava hypergeometric functions in terms of hypergeometric and Kampé de Fériet functions.
Thomas Ernst
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The Terminal Hosoya Polynomial of Some Families of Composite Graphs
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:34:46 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijcom/2014/696507/
Let be a connected graph and let be the set of pendent vertices of . The terminal Hosoya polynomial of is defined as , where denotes the distance between the pendent vertices and . In this note paper we obtain closed formulae for the terminal Hosoya polynomial of rooted product graphs and corona product graphs.
Emeric Deutsch and Juan Alberto RodríguezVelázquez
Copyright © 2014 Emeric Deutsch and Juan Alberto RodríguezVelázquez. All rights reserved.

Bounds on the Size of the Minimum Dominating Sets of Some Cylindrical Grid Graphs
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:46:57 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijcom/2014/348359/
Let denote the domination number of the cylindrical grid graph formed by the Cartesian product of the graphs , the path of length m, and the graph , the cycle of length n, . In this paper we propose methods to find the domination numbers of graphs of the form with and and propose tight bounds on domination numbers of the graphs , . Moreover, we provide rough bounds on domination numbers of the graphs , and . We also point out how domination numbers and minimum dominating sets are useful for wireless sensor networks.
Mrinal Nandi, Subrata Parui, and Avishek Adhikari
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On the Cardinality of the Topologies on a Finite Set
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 07:10:42 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijcom/2014/798074/
Let be the number of all labeled topologies having open sets that we can define on points, and let be the number of those which are nonhomeomorphic. In this paper, we compute these numbers for and arbitrary . The numbers of all unlabeled and nontopologies with open sets are also given for .
Messaoud Kolli
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Embedding Structures Associated with Riordan Arrays and Moment Matrices
Mon, 17 Mar 2014 07:02:22 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijcom/2014/301394/
Every ordinary Riordan array contains two naturally embedded Riordan arrays. We explore this phenomenon, and we compare it to the situation for certain moment matrices of families of orthogonal polynomials.
Paul Barry
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The Path Cover Polynomial of a Graph and a Model for General Coefficient Linear Recurrences
Sun, 12 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijcom/2014/258017/
An path cover of a simple graph is a set of vertex disjoint paths of , each with vertices, that span . With every we associate a weight, , and define the weight of to be . The path cover polynomial of is then defined as where the sum is taken over all path covers of . This polynomial is a specialization of the pathcover polynomial of Farrell. We consider the path cover polynomial of a weighted path and find the term recurrence that it satisfies. The matrix form of this recurrence yields a formula equating the trace of the recurrence matrix with the path cover polynomial of a suitably weighted cycle . A directed graph, , the edgeweighted trellis, is introduced and so a third way to generate the solutions to the above term recurrence is presented. We also give a model for generalterm linear recurrences and timedependent Markov chains.
John P. McSorley and Philip Feinsilver
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On the Line Graph for ZeroDivisors of
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 14:19:35 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijcom/2013/756179/
Let be a completely regular Hausdorff space and let be the ring of all continuous real valued functions defined on . In this paper, the line graph for the zerodivisor graph of is studied. It is shown that this graph is connected with diameter less than or equal to 3 and girth 3. It is shown that this graph is always triangulated and hypertriangulated. It is characterized when the graph is complemented. It is proved that the radius of this graph is 2 if and only if has isolated points; otherwise, the radius is 3. Bounds for the dominating number and clique number are also found in terms of the density number of .
Ghada AlAfifi and Emad Abu Osba
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The Linear 2 and 4Arboricity of Complete Bipartite Graph
Mon, 30 Dec 2013 11:21:31 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijcom/2013/501701/
A linear forest of an undirected graph is a subgraph of whose components are paths with lengths at most . The linear arboricity of , denoted by (), is the minimum number of linear forests needed to decompose . In case the lengths of paths are not restricted, we then have the linear arboricity of , denoted by (). In this paper, the exact value of the linear 2 and 4arboricity of complete bipartite graph for some and is obtained.
Liancui Zuo, Bing Xue, and Shengjie He
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On Cayley Digraphs That Do Not Have Hamiltonian Paths
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 19:07:05 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijcom/2013/725809/
We construct an infinite family of connected, generated Cayley digraphs that do not have hamiltonian paths, such that the orders of the generators and are unbounded. We also prove that if is any finite group with , then every connected Cayley digraph on has a hamiltonian path (but the conclusion does not always hold when or ).
Dave Witte Morris
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Some New Results on Distance Domination in Graphs
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:07:22 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijcom/2013/795401/
We determine the distance domination number for the total graph, shadow
graph, and middle graph of path .
Samir K. Vaidya and Nirang J. Kothari
Copyright © 2013 Samir K. Vaidya and Nirang J. Kothari. All rights reserved.

Some Inverse Relations Determined by Catalan Matrices
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:17:23 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijcom/2013/528584/
We use the sequence and sequence of Riordan array to characterize the inverse relation associated with the Riordan array. We apply this result to prove some combinatorial identities involving Catalan matrices and binomial coefficients. Some matrix identities obtained by Shapiro and Radoux are all special cases of our identity. In addition, a unified form of Catalan matrices is introduced.
Shengliang Yang
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GallaiColorings of Triples and 2Factors of
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 11:30:27 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijcom/2013/929565/
A coloring of the edges of the uniform complete hypergraph is a coloring if there is no rainbow simplex; that is, every set of vertices contains two edges of the same color. The notion extends colorings which are often called Gallaicolorings and originates from a seminal paper of Gallai. One wellknown property of colorings is that at least one color class has a spanning tree. J. Lehel and the senior author observed that this property does not hold for colorings and proposed to study , the size of the largest monochromatic component which can be found in every coloring of , the complete uniform hypergraph. The previous remark says that and in this note, we address the case . We prove that and this determines for . We also prove that by excluding certain 2factors from the middle layer of the Boolean lattice on seven elements.
Lynn Chua, András Gyárfás, and Chetak Hossain
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Some New Classes of Open DistancePattern Uniform Graphs
Wed, 24 Jul 2013 10:22:48 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijcom/2013/863439/
Given an arbitrary nonempty subset of vertices in a graph , each vertex in is associated with the set and called its open distancepattern. The graph is called open distancepattern uniform (odpu) graph if there exists a subset of such that for all and is called an open distancepattern uniform (odpu) set of The minimum cardinality of an odpuset in , if it exists, is called the odpunumber of and is denoted by . Given some property , we establish characterization of odpugraph with property . In this paper, we characterize odpuchordal graphs, and thereby characterize interval graphs, split graphs, strongly chordal graphs, maximal outerplanar graphs, and ptolemaic graphs that are odpugraphs. We also characterize odpuselfcomplementary graphs, odpudistancehereditary graphs, and odpucographs. We prove that the odpunumber of cographs is even and establish that any graph can be embedded into a selfcomplementary odpugraph , such that and are induced subgraphs of . We also prove that the odpunumber of a maximal outerplanar graph is either or .
Bibin K. Jose
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On Bondage Numbers of Graphs: A Survey with Some Comments
Mon, 13 May 2013 16:01:57 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijcom/2013/595210/
The domination number of a graph is the smallest number of vertices which dominate all remaining vertices by edges of . The bondage number of a nonempty graph is the smallest number of edges whose removal from results in a graph with domination number greater than the domination number of . The concept of the bondage number was formally introduced by Fink et al. in 1990. Since then, this topic has received considerable research attention and made some progress, variations, and generalizations. This paper gives a survey on the bondage number, including known results, conjectures, problems, and some comments, also selectively summarizes other types of bondage numbers.
JunMing Xu
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Bounds for the Largest Laplacian Eigenvalue of Weighted Graphs
Sun, 12 May 2013 09:07:25 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijcom/2013/520610/
Let be weighted graphs, as the graphs where the edge weights
are positive definite matrices. The Laplacian eigenvalues of a graph are the
eigenvalues of Laplacian matrix of a graph . We obtain two upper bounds
for the largest Laplacian eigenvalue of weighted graphs and we compare these
bounds with previously known bounds.
Sezer Sorgun
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Finite 1Regular Cayley Graphs of Valency 5
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 13:24:06 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijcom/2013/125916/
Let and . We say is regular Cayley graph if acts regularly on its arcs. is said to be corefree if is corefree in some . In this paper, we prove that if an regular Cayley graph of valency is not normal or binormal, then it is the normal cover of one of two corefree ones up to isomorphism. In particular, there are no corefree regular Cayley graphs of valency .
Jing Jian Li, Ben Gong Lou, and Xiao Jun Zhang
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Initial Ideals of Tangent Cones to the Richardson Varieties in the Orthogonal Grassmannian
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:16:15 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijcom/2013/392437/
A Richardson variety in the Orthogonal Grassmannian is defined to be the intersection of a Schubert variety in the Orthogonal Grassmannian and an opposite Schubert variety therein. We give an explicit description of the initial ideal (with respect to certain conveniently chosen term order) for the ideal of the tangent cone at any Tfixed point of , thus generalizing a result of Raghavan and Upadhyay (2009). Our proof is based on a generalization of the RobinsonSchenstedKnuth (RSK) correspondence, which we call the OrthogonalboundedRSK (OBRSK).
Shyamashree Upadhyay
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Graphs with no Minor Containing a Fixed Edge
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 08:41:38 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijcom/2013/783710/
It is well known that every cycle of a graph must intersect every cut in an even number of edges. For planar graphs, Ford and Fulkerson proved that, for any edge e, there exists a cycle containing e that intersects every minimal cut containing e in exactly two edges. The main result of this paper generalizes this result to any nonplanar graph G provided G does not have a minor containing the given edge e. Ford and Fulkerson used their result to provide an efficient algorithm for solving the maximumflow problem on planar graphs. As a corollary to the
main result of this paper, it is shown that the FordFulkerson algorithm naturally extends to this more general class of graphs.
Donald K. Wagner
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Sunlet Decomposition of Certain Equipartite Graphs
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 08:54:00 +0000
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijcom/2013/907249/
Let stand for the sunlet graph which is a graph that consists of a cycle and an edge terminating in a vertex of degree one attached to each vertex of cycle . The necessary condition for the equipartite graph to be decomposed into for is that the order of must divide , the order of . In this work, we show that this condition is sufficient for the decomposition. The proofs are constructive using graph theory techniques.
Abolape D. Akwu and Deborah O. A. Ajayi
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