New inequalities involving the geometric-arithmetic index Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2017

start page

  • 361

end page

  • 374


  • 2


  • 78

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0340-6253


  • Let G = (V, E) be a simple connected graph and di be the degree of its ith vertex. In a recent paper [J. Math. Chem. 46 (2009) 1369-1376] the first geometric-arithmetic index of a graph G was defined as [...] This graph invariant is useful for chemical proposes. The main use of GA1 is for de-signing so-called quantitative structure-activity relations and quantitative structure-property relations. In this paper we obtain new inequalities involving the geometric-arithmetic index GA1 and characterize the graphs which make the inequalities tight. In particular, we improve some known results, generalize other, and we relate GA1 to other well-known topological indices.


  • Mathematics


  • graph invariant; vertex-degree-based graph invariant; topological index; geometric-arithmetic index