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Abstract: | A periphery transversal of a median graph G is introduced as a set of vertices that meets all the peripheral subgraphs of G. Using this concept, median graphs with geodetic number 2 are characterized in two ways. They are precisely the median graphs that contain a periphery transversal of order 2 as well as the median graphs for which there exists a profile such that the remoteness function is constant on G. Moreover, an algorithm is presented that decides in O(mlog n) time whether a given graph G with n vertices and m edges is a median graph with geodetic number 2. Several additional structural properties of the remoteness function on hypercubes and median graphs are obtained and some problems listed |
Description: | University of Ljubljana Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Mechanics Department of Mathematics Preprint series, Vol. 46 (2008), 1046 |
URI: | http://dyuthi.cusat.ac.in/purl/4237 |
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Abstract: | A profile on a graph G is any nonempty multiset whose elements are vertices from G. The corresponding remoteness function associates to each vertex x 2 V.G/ the sum of distances from x to the vertices in the profile. Starting from some nice and useful properties of the remoteness function in hypercubes, the remoteness function is studied in arbitrary median graphs with respect to their isometric embeddings in hypercubes. In particular, a relation between the vertices in a median graph G whose remoteness function is maximum (antimedian set of G) with the antimedian set of the host hypercube is found. While for odd profiles the antimedian set is an independent set that lies in the strict boundary of a median graph, there exist median graphs in which special even profiles yield a constant remoteness function. We characterize such median graphs in two ways: as the graphs whose periphery transversal number is 2, and as the graphs with the geodetic number equal to 2. Finally, we present an algorithm that, given a graph G on n vertices and m edges, decides in O.mlog n/ time whether G is a median graph with geodetic number 2 |
Description: | Discrete Applied Mathematics 157 (2009) 3679- 3688 |
URI: | http://dyuthi.cusat.ac.in/purl/4197 |
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