The proximity π = π(G) of a connected graph G is the minimum, over all vertices, of the average distance from a vertex to all others. Similarly, the maximum is called the "remoteness" and denoted by ρ = ρ(G). In this article we first prove upper and lower bounds on π and ρ as a function of the order n of G. A comparison between these two invariants follows and then each one is compared to the diameter, radius, average eccentricity, average distance, independence number and matching number. Most bounds so obtained are proved, but a few of them remain conjectures.
- extremal graph
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Information Systems
- Computer Networks and Communications