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The Merrifield-Simmons index and Hosoya index of \(C(n, k, \lambda)\) graphs. (English) Zbl 1255.05133
Summary: The Merrifield-Simmons index \(i(G)\) of a graph \(G\) is defined as the number of subsets of the vertex set, in which any two vertices are nonadjacent, that is, the number of independent vertex sets of \(G\). The Hosoya index \(z(G)\) of a graph \(G\) is defined as the total number of independent edge subsets, that is, the total number of its matchings. By \(C(n,k,\lambda)\) we denote the set of graphs with \(n\) vertices, \(k\) cycles, the length of every cycle is \(\lambda\), and all the edges not on the cycles are pendant edges which are attached to the same vertex. In this paper, we investigate the Merrifield-Simmons index \(i(G)\) and the Hosoya index \(z(G)\) for a graph \(G\) in \(C(n,k,\lambda)\).
05C69 Vertex subsets with special properties (dominating sets, independent sets, cliques, etc.)
05C70 Edge subsets with special properties (factorization, matching, partitioning, covering and packing, etc.)
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