Computation of Gutman Index of Some Cactus Chains

Ali Sadeghieh • Nima Ghanbari • Saeid Alikhani

Abstract

Let G be a finite connected graph of order n. The Gutman index Gut(G) of G is defined as $\sum_{\{x,y\}\subseteq V(G)}deg(x)deg(y)d(x, y)$, where deg(x) is the degree of vertex x in G and d(x, y) is the distance between vertices x and y in G. A cactus graph is a connected graph in which no edge lies in more than one cycle. In this paper we compute the exact value of Gutman index of some cactus chains.

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