Radio number for some thorn graphs

• Volume: 30, Issue: 2, page 201-222
• ISSN: 2083-5892

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Abstract

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For a graph G and any two vertices u and v in G, let d(u,v) denote the distance between u and v and let diam(G) be the diameter of G. A multilevel distance labeling (or radio labeling) for G is a function f that assigns to each vertex of G a positive integer such that for any two distinct vertices u and v, d(u,v) + |f(u) - f(v)| ≥ diam(G) + 1. The largest integer in the range of f is called the span of f and is denoted span(f). The radio number of G, denoted rn(G), is the minimum span of any radio labeling for G. A thorn graph is a graph obtained from a given graph by attaching new terminal vertices to the vertices of the initial graph. In this paper the radio numbers for two classes of thorn graphs are determined: the caterpillar obtained from the path Pₙ by attaching a new terminal vertex to each non-terminal vertex and the thorn star ${S}_{n,k}$ obtained from the star Sₙ by attaching k new terminal vertices to each terminal vertex of the star.

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Ruxandra Marinescu-Ghemeci. "Radio number for some thorn graphs." Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory 30.2 (2010): 201-222. <http://eudml.org/doc/271026>.

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