By Ignacio M. Pelayo

Geodesic Convexity in Graphs is dedicated to the research of the geodesic convexity on finite, easy, attached graphs. the 1st bankruptcy contains the most definitions and effects on graph concept, metric graph thought and graph course convexities. the subsequent chapters concentration completely at the geodesic convexity, together with motivation and history, particular definitions, dialogue and examples, effects, proofs, routines and open difficulties. the most and so much studied parameters related to geodesic convexity in graphs are either the geodetic and the hull quantity that are outlined because the cardinality of minimal geodetic and hull set, respectively. this article experiences quite a few effects, received over the past one and a part decade, touching on those invariants and a few others comparable to convexity quantity, Steiner quantity, geodetic generation quantity, Helly quantity, and Caratheodory quantity to a variety a contexts, together with items, boundary-type vertex units, and ideal graph households. This monograph can function a complement to a half-semester graduate direction in geodesic convexity yet is essentially a advisor for postgraduates and researchers attracted to themes on the topic of metric graph thought and graph convexity conception.

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If G contains a leaf, then either G ∼ = P3 in which case fc (G) = 1 or G has order at least 4, in which case con(G) = n − 1 ≥ 3. Hence, every vertex of G belongs to at least two maximum convex sets. 22 ([52]). Given any pair of integers a, b with 0 ≤ a ≤ b and 3 ≤ b, there exists a graph G such that fc (G) = a and con(G) = b. a+1 Sketch of proof. If 3 ≤ a = b, take Kb+1 . If 1 ≤ a < b, take a tree Tb+1 , with b + 1 vertices and a + 1 leaves. Suppose hence that a = 0 and 3 ≤ b. Let G be the graph depicted in Fig.

Hence, by induction hypothesis, G[S1 ] = Qr and G[S2 ] = Qs , where 0 ≤ r, s ≤ k. Take u1 ∈ S1 and v2 ∈ S2 . If u2 is the neighbor of u1 in G2 and v1 is the neighbor of v2 in G1 , then {u2 , v1 } ⊆ I[u1 , v2 ]. Hence, r = s and S = Qr+1 . 15 ([48]). Given any pair of integers n, k with 2 ≤ k ≤ n − 1, there exists a polyconvex connected graph of order n with con(G) = k. 22 a x1 2 Invariants z11 z21 b z12 z22 w2 z13 z14 w1 w2 w3 w4 y1 x2 z23 z24 y2 z1 z2 x w1 w3 z3 w4 z4 y w8 w5 w7 w6 Fig. t. t. n = 12 and con(G) = k = 8 Proof.

Notice (1) G is a K3 -graph of order n, (2) 2k − n − 2 ≥ 0, and (3) if n = k + 1, then G is Pn . We form convex sets of orders 1 through 2k − n − 2 by taking a subpath of appropriate length from G3 . We form convex sets of orders 2k − n − 1 and 2k − n by taking all the vertices of G3 and adding at most one vertex from each of the partite classes of order n − k of G1 and G2 . We form a convex set of orders n − k + 2 to k − 1 by taking all the vertices of G1 together with an appropriate number of adjacent vertices of G3 .