In graph theory, a cycle graph , sometimes simply known as an -cycle (Pemmaraju and Skiena 2003, p. 248), is a graph on nodes containing a single cycle through all nodes. A different sort of cycle graph, here termed a group cycle graph, is a graph which shows cycles of a group as well as the connectivity between the group cycles. Cycle graphs can be generated in the Wolfram Language using CycleGraph[n]. Precomputed properties are available using GraphData["Cycle", n]. A graph may be tested to see if it is a cycle graph using PathGraphQ[g] && Not[AcyclicGraphQ[g]], where the second check is needed since the Wolfram Language believes cycle graphs are also path graphs (a convention which seems nonstandard at best).Special cases include (the triangle graph), (the square graph, also isomorphic to the grid graph ), (isomorphic to the bipartite Kneser graph ), and (isomorphic to the 2-Hadamard graph). The -cycle graph is isomorphic..
A complete graph is a graph in which each pair of graph vertices is connected by an edge. The complete graph with graph vertices is denoted and has (the triangular numbers) undirected edges, where is a binomial coefficient. In older literature, complete graphs are sometimes called universal graphs.The complete graph is also the complete n-partite graph .The complete graph on nodes is implemented in the Wolfram Language as CompleteGraph[n]. Precomputed properties are available using GraphData["Complete", n]. A graph may be tested to see if it is complete in the Wolfram Language using the function CompleteGraphQ[g].The complete graph on 0 nodes is a trivial graph known as the null graph, while the complete graph on 1 node is a trivial graph known as the singleton graph.In the 1890s, Walecki showed that complete graphs admit a Hamilton decomposition for odd , and decompositions into Hamiltonian cycles plus a perfect matching for..
The Petersen graph is the cubic graph on 10 vertices and 15 edges which is the unique -cage graph (Harary 1994, p. 175), as well as the unique -Moore graph. It can be constructed as the graph expansion of with steps 1 and 2, where is a path graph (Biggs 1993, p. 119). Excising an edge of the Petersen graph gives the 4-Möbius ladder . It is illustrated above in several embeddings (D'Angelo and Saaty and Kainen 1986; Harary 1994, p. 89; West 2000, p. 229; Knuth 2008, p. 39).The Petersen graph can be generalized, with the resulting graphs being known as generalized Petersen graphs for and . The Petersen graph corresponds to .The Petersen graph has girth 5, diameter 2, edge chromatic number 4, chromatic number 3, and chromatic polynomialThe Petersen graph is a cubic symmetric graph and is nonplanar. The following elegant proof due to D. West demonstrates that the Petersen graph is nonhamiltonian. If there is a..