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Ahmed Mohammed Ali, Asmaa Salah Aziz, "A Relation between *D-*Index and Wiener Index for *r*-Regular Graphs", *International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences*, vol. 2020, Article ID 6937863, 6 pages, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/6937863

# A Relation between *D-*Index and Wiener Index for *r*-Regular Graphs

**Academic Editor:**Vladimir V. Mityushev

#### Abstract

For any two distinct vertices and in a connected graph , let be the length of path and the *D*–distance between and of is defined as: , where the minimum is taken over all paths and the sum is taken over all vertices of path . The *D*-index of *G* is defined as . In this paper, we found a general formula that links the Wiener index with *D*-index of a regular graph *G*. Moreover, we obtained different formulas of many special irregular graphs.

#### 1. Introduction

Throughout this paper, the nontrivial connected graphs were considered to be finite without multiple edges and loops [1]. As usual, which denotes the set of vertices of and represents the set of edges of , the order of is and the size of is . The vertex degree or is referred to the number of vertices incident to the vertex .

The standard distance between any two arbitrary vertices and of is the length of a shortest path joining to , and it is denoted by or . The diameter of a connected graph denoted by is the length of any longest geodesic [2]. Many researchers have determined different concepts of distances as well as ordinary distance, such as Steiner distance [3], width distance [4], superior distance [5], and signal distance [6]. All distances mentioned above depend on the path length in a connected graph .

In the present work, the concept of -distance between distinct vertices of was considered, in which it depends on the length of a path as well as the degrees of the vertices that lie on [7].

“The Wiener index of a graph is represented by and defined as the sum of distances between all pairs of vertices in a simple graph ”:

Based on the Wiener index, Hosoya introduced the Wiener polynomial (now called Hosoya polynomial) in 1988 [8]. The Wiener polynomial is defined as

There are a lot of papers on finding general formulas for Wiener polynomials for different types of distances (see [9, 10]).

*Definition 1 (see [7]). *“The *D*-distance between two vertices and of a connected graph is defined as

, where is the length of path and the minimum is taken over all paths in ”.

The total -distance or -index of a connected graph is defined as

*Definition 2 (see [1]). *It can be said that the graph is *r*-regular if every vertex in has *r* degree, that is, , for all , otherwise the graph is irregular.

*Definition 3 (see [1]). *A friendship graph is a graph of odd order , , which consists of triangles with a common vertex.

Let and be nontrivial disjoint connected graphs, then the Cartesian product graph has vertex set and edge set:and the strong product graph has vertex set and edge set:There are several papers about the -distance and the average of this distance, see References [11, 12, 13, 14, 15].

In this work, a relationship between the Wiener index and *D*-index of any regular graph was found. Furthermore, the *D*-index of some special graphs was obtained.

#### 2. Preliminaries

In this section, we will mention some of the results that were found previously and others that will be established.

Theorem 1 (see [(16]). (1)(2)*(3)**(4)(5)*

Theorem 2 (see [16, 17]). *If and are nontrivial disjoint connected graphs, then*(1)*(2)**If and in which and . Then, , where , , , and .*

Lemma 1. *For , we have*(1)*(2)*

*Proof. *(1)From Theorem 2 (18), if and , , then Taking the derivative with respect to *x* of both sides and then putting , we get From Theorem 1 (20), we get(2)From Theorem 2 (19), if and , , then Taking the derivative with respect to *x* of both sides and then putting , we get From Theorem 1 (19), we get

#### 3. The Index of *D*-Distance for a Connected *r*-Regular Graph

Theorem 3. *For any connected regular graph of order , we have*

*Proof. *Since is regular, then , , and every shortest path between and contains vertices with every vertex of degree .

*Example 1. *Let be a Petersen graph of ten orders, as shown in Figure 1.

It is clear that , then .

Corollary 1. (1)(2)*(3)(4)*

*Proof. *From Theorems 1 and 3, we get results listed in this corollary.

Corollary 2. *For , we have*(1)*(2)*

*Proof. *Since from and are all 3-regular and 5-regular, respectively, shown Figure 2, then from Lemma 1 and Theorem 3, we get the formulas given in Corollary 2.

**(a)**

**(b)**

#### 4. The Index of *D*-Distance for Some Special Graph

n this section, we find the *D*-index of some special irregular graphs, such as the path graph , , the star graph , , the friendship graph , of order odd , , the wheel graph , , and the bipartite complete graph , , .

Theorem 4. (1)*(2)**Proof*(1)*Let be a path graph of order .* *Since , then . Also, by symmetric, , for all , and .* *Since , , then , for all . Hence,**(2)**Let be a star graph with order and let be the center of . It is obvious that** **Now, since the distance for each pair of end vertices is equal two, then .**Hence, .*

Theorem 5. (1)*(2)** **where *(3)

*Proof. *(1)Let , where and , for all . Then, there are three cases: Case 1: if , then , for all . Case 2: if ,, then , and the number of pairs of , when , for all , is . Case 3: if , , then the path consists from , Hence, . The number of pairs of when , , is . From the three previous cases, we get(2)Let , where and , for all . It is clear that Now, let , for all , then there are two cases: Case 1: if , then where the number of such pairs is . Case 2: if and is an even, then Also, the number of such pairs is . But when is odd, then and the number of such pairs is . Hence, from (18)–(21), we have the formula in Theorem 5 part 2.(3)Let , where and .The following cases are true in this graph: Case 1: if , then , this is true for all pairs of vertices. Case 2: if , then , and also this is true for all pairs of vertices. Case 3: if and If , then and there are pairs of vertices in this case that is true.From three cases, we conclude that

#### 5. Conclusion

In this paper, we find a general formula giving a relation between the Wiener index and *D*-index for any regular graph, also we find the *D*-index for some special graphs.

#### Data Availability

The data used to support the findings of this study are available from the corresponding author upon request.

#### Conflicts of Interest

The authors called for a lack of conflicts of interest to publish this paper.

#### Acknowledgments

This paper was supported by the College Computer Sciences and Mathematics, University of Mosul, Republic of Iraq.

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