We introduce the mixed degree-Kirchhoff index, a new molecular descriptor defined by $$\widehat{R}(G)=\sum_{i<j}\left( {\frac{d_{i}}{d_{j}}}+{\frac{d_{j}}{d_{i}}}\right)R_{ij},$$ where $d_i$ is the degree of the vertex $i$ and $R_{ij}$ is the effective resistance between vertices $i$ and $j$. We give general upper and lower bounds for $\widehat{R}(G)$ and show that, unlike other related descriptors, it attains its largest asymptotic value (order $n^4$), among barbell graphs, for the highly asymmetric lollipop graph. We also give more refined lower (order $n^2$) and upper (order $n^3$) bounds for $c$-cyclic graphs in the cases $0\le c \le 6$. For this latter purpose we use a close relationship between our new mixed degree-Kirchhoff index and the inverse degree, prior bounds we found for the inverse degree of $c$-cyclic graphs, and suitable expressions for the largest and smallest effective resistances of $c$-cyclic graphs.

Bianchi, M., Cornaro, A., Palacios, J., Torriero, A., Upper and Lower Bounds for the Mixed Degree-Kirchhoff Index, <<FILOMAT>>, 2016; (30(9)): 2351-2358 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/90676]

Upper and Lower Bounds for the Mixed Degree-Kirchhoff Index

Bianchi, Monica
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Cornaro, Alessandra
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Torriero, Anna
Ultimo
2016

Abstract

We introduce the mixed degree-Kirchhoff index, a new molecular descriptor defined by $$\widehat{R}(G)=\sum_{i
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Bianchi, M., Cornaro, A., Palacios, J., Torriero, A., Upper and Lower Bounds for the Mixed Degree-Kirchhoff Index, <<FILOMAT>>, 2016; (30(9)): 2351-2358 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/90676]
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