Harmonic Index and Harmonic Polynomial on Graph Operations Articles uri icon

publication date

  • October 2018

issue

  • 10

volume

  • 10

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 2073-8994

abstract

  • Some years ago, the harmonic polynomial was introduced to study the harmonic topological index. Here, using this polynomial, we obtain several properties of the harmonic index of many classical symmetric operations of graphs: Cartesian product, corona product, join, Cartesian sum and lexicographic product. Some upper and lower bounds for the harmonic indices of these operations of graphs, in terms of related indices, are derived from known bounds on the integral of a product on nonnegative convex functions. Besides, we provide an algorithm that computes the harmonic polynomial with complexity O(n 2 ).

keywords

  • harmonic index; harmonic polynomial; inverse degree index; products of graphs; algorithm