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On history of the Randić index and emerging hostility toward chemical graph theory. (English) Zbl 1150.01007

The article contains Milan Randić’s recollections on the history of the graph invariant which nowadays is commonly referred to as the Randić index (the other name is: connectivity index). The author expresses his opinion on the criticism (or, as he says: ‘hostility’) of the current applications of graph theory in chemistry.

MSC:

01A65 Development of contemporary mathematics
01A99 History of mathematics and mathematicians
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