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LCF notation is a concise and convenient notation devised by Joshua Lederberg (winner of the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine) for the representation of cubic Hamiltonian graphs (Lederberg 1965). The notation was subsequently modified by Frucht (1976) and Coxeter et al. (1981), and hence was dubbed "LCF notation" by Frucht (1976). Pegg (2003) used the notation to describe many of the cubic symmetric graphs. The notation only applies to Hamiltonian graphs, since it achieves its symmetry and conciseness by placing a Hamiltonian cycle in a circular embedding and then connecting specified pairs of nodes with edges.For example, the notation describes the cubical graph illustrated above. To see how this works, begin with the cycle graph . Beginning with a vertex , count three vertices clockwise () to and connect it to with an edge. Now advance to , count three vertices counterclockwise () to vertex , and connect and with an edge...

The Desargues graph is the cubic symmetric graph on 20 vertices and 30 edges illustrated above in several embeddings. It is isomorphic to the generalized Petersen graph and to the bipartite Kneser graph . It is the incidence graph of the Desargues configuration. It can be represented in LCF notation as (Frucht 1976). It can also be constructed as the graph expansion of with steps 1 and 3, where is a path graph. It is distance-transitive and distance-regular graph and has intersection array .The Desargues graph is one of three cubic graphs on 20 nodes with smallest possible graph crossing number of 6 (the others being two unnamed graphs denoted CNG 6B and CNG 6C by Pegg and Exoo 2009), making it a smallest cubic crossing number graph (Pegg and Exoo 2009, Clancy et al. 2019).The Desargues is an integral graph with graph spectrum . It is cospectral with another nonisomorphic graph (Haemers and Spence 1995, van Dam and Haemers 2003).It is also a unit-distance..

The Shrikhande graph is a strongly regular graph on 16 nodes. It is cospectral with the rook graph , so neither of the two is determined by spectrum.The Shrikhande graph is the smallest distance-regular graph that is not distance-transitive (Brouwer et al. 1989, p. 136). It has intersection array .The Shrikhande graph is implemented in the WolframLanguage as GraphData["ShrikhandeGraph"].The Shrikhande graph has two generalized LCF notations of order 8, eleven of order 4, 53 of order 2, and 2900 of order 1. The graphs with LCF notations of orders four and eight are illustrated above.The Shrikhande graph appears on the cover of the book Combinatorial Matrix Theoryby Brualdi and Ryser (1991); illustrated above.The plots above show the adjacency, incidence, and graph distance matrices for the Shrikhande graph.It is an integral graph with graph spectrum .The bipartite double graph of the Shrikhandegraph is the Kummer graph.The..

The cocktail party graph of order , also called the hyperoctahedral graph (Biggs 1993, p. 17) or Roberts graph, is the graph consisting of two rows of paired nodes in which all nodes but the paired ones are connected with a graph edge. It is the graph complement of the ladder rung graph , and the dual graph of the hypercube graph . It is the skeleton of the -cross polytope.This graph arises in the handshake problem. It is a complete n-partite graph that is denoted by Brouwer et al. (1989, pp. 222-223), and is distance-transitive, and hence also distance-regular.The cocktail party graph of order is isomorphic to the circulant graph . The -cocktail party graph is also the -Turán graph.Special cases are summarized in the following table.-cocktail party graph1empty graph 2square graph 3octahedral graph416-cell graphThe -cocktail party graph has independence polynomialwith corresponding recurrence equation..

The Heawood graph is a cubic graph on 14 vertices and 21 edges which is the unique (3,6)-cage graph. It is also a Moore graph. The Heawood graph is also the generalized hexagon , and its line graph is the generalized hexagon . The Heawood graph is illustrated above in a number of embeddings.It has graph diameter 3, graph radius 3, and girth 6. It is cubic symmetric, nonplanar, Hamiltonian, and can be represented in LCF notation as .It has chromatic number 2 and chromaticpolynomialIts graph spectrum is .It is 4-transitive, but not 5-transitive (Harary 1994, p. 173).The Heawood graph is one of eight cubic graphs on 14 nodes with smallest possible graph crossing number of 3 (another being the generalized Petersen graph ), making it a smallest cubic crossing number graph (Pegg and Exoo 2009, Clancy et al. 2019).The Heawood graph corresponds to the seven-color torus map on 14 nodes illustrated above. The Heawood graph is the point/line incidence..

The Franklin graph is the 12-vertex cubic graph shown above whose embedding on the Klein bottle divides it into regions having a minimal coloring using six colors, thus providing the sole counterexample to the Heawood conjecture. The graph is implemented in the Wolfram Language as GraphData["FranklinGraph"].It is the 6-crossed prism graph.The minimal coloring of the Franklin graph is illustrated above.The Franklin graph is nonplanar but Hamiltonian. It has LCF notations and .The graph spectrum of the Franklin graph is .

Grünbaum conjectured that for every , , there exists an -regular, -chromatic graph of girth at least . This result is trivial for or , but only a small number of other such graphs are known, including the 12-node Chvátal graph, 21-node Brinkmann graph, and 25-node Grünbaum graph. The Chvátal graph is illustrated above in a couple embeddings (e.g., Bondy; Knuth 2008, p. 39).It has 370 distinct (directed) Hamiltonian cycles, giving a unique generalized LCF notation of order 4 (illustrated above), two of order 6 (illustrated above), and 43 of order 1.The Chvátal graph is implemented in the WolframLanguage as GraphData["ChvatalGraph"].The Chvátal graph is a quartic graph on 12 nodes and 24 edges. It has chromatic number 4, and girth 4. The Chvátal graph has graph spectrum ...

The dodecahedral graph is the Platonic graph corresponding to the connectivity of the vertices of a dodecahedron, illustrated above in four embeddings. The left embedding shows a stereographic projection of the dodecahedron, the second an orthographic projection, the third is from Read and Wilson (1998, p. 162), and the fourth is derived from LCF notation.It is the cubic symmetric denoted and is isomorphic to the generalized Petersen graph . It can be described in LCF notation as [10, 7, 4, , , 10, , 7, , .It is distance-regular with intersection array and is also distance-transitive.It is also a unit-distance graph (Gerbracht2008), as shown above in a unit-distance drawing.Finding a Hamiltonian cycle on this graph is known as the icosian game. The dodecahedral graph is not Hamilton-connected and is the only known example of a vertex-transitive Hamiltonian graph (other than cycle graphs ) that is not H-*-connected (Stan Wagon, pers...

A Möbius ladder, sometimes called a Möbius wheel (Jakobson and Rivin 1999), of order is a simple graph obtained by introducing a twist in a prism graph of order that is isomorphic to the circulant graph . Möbius ladders are sometimes denoted .The 4-Möbius ladder is known as the Wagner graph. The -Möbius ladder rung graph is isomorphic to the Haar graph .Möbius ladders are Hamiltonian. They are also graceful(Gallian 1987, Gallian 2018).The numbers of directed Hamiltonian cycles for , 4, ... are 12, 10, 16, 14, 20, 18, 24, ... (OEIS A124356), given by the closed form(1)The -Möbius ladder graph has independence polynomial(2)Recurrence equations for the independence polynomial and matching polynomial are given by(3)(4)The bipartite double graph of the -Möbius ladder is the prism graph ...

A prism graph, denoted , (Gallian 1987), or (Hladnik et al. 2002), and sometimes also called a circular ladder graph and denoted (Gross and Yellen 1999, p. 14), is a graph corresponding to the skeleton of an -prism. Prism graphs are therefore both planar and polyhedral. An -prism graph has nodes and edges, and is equivalent to the generalized Petersen graph . For odd , the -prism is isomorphic to the circulant graph , as can be seen by rotating the inner cycle by and increasing its radius to equal that of the outer cycle in the top embeddings above. In addition, for odd , is isomorphic to , , ..., . is isomorphic to the graph Cartesian product , where is the path graph on two nodes and is the cycle graph on nodes. As a result, it is a unit-distance graph (Horvat and Pisanski 2010).The prism graph is equivalent to the Cayley graph of the dihedral group with respect to the generating set (Biggs 1993, p. 126).The prism graph is the line graph of the complete..

The rook graph (confusingly called the grid by Brouwer et al. 1989, p. 440) and also sometimes known as a lattice graph (e.g., Bouwer) is the graph Cartesian product of complete graphs, which is equivalent to the line graph of the complete bipartite graph . This is the definition adopted for example by Brualdi and Ryser (1991, p. 153), although restricted to the case . This definition corresponds to the connectivity graph of a rook chess piece (which can move any number of spaces in a straight line-either horizontally or vertically, but not diagonally) on an chessboard.The graph has vertices and edges. It is regular of degree , has diameter 3, girth 3 (for ), and chromatic number . It is also perfect (since it is the line graph of a bipartite graph) and vertex-transitive.The rook graph is also isomorphic to the Latin square graph. The vertices of such a graph are defined as the elements of a Latin square of order , with two vertices being adjacent..

A circulant graph is a graph of graph vertices in which the th graph vertex is adjacent to the th and th graph vertices for each in a list . The circulant graph gives the complete graph and the graph gives the cyclic graph .The circulant graph on vertices on an offset list is implemented in the Wolfram Language as CirculantGraph[n, l]. Precomputed properties are available using GraphData["Circulant", n, l].With the exception of the degenerate case of the path graph , connected circulant graphs are biconnected, bridgeless, cyclic, Hamiltonian, LCF, regular, traceable, and vertex-transitive.A graph is a circulant iff the automorphism group of contains at least one permutation consisting of a minimal cycle of length .The numbers of circulant graphs on , 2, ... nodes (counting empty graphs as circulant graphs) are 1, 2, 2, 4, 3, 8, 4, 12, ... (OEIS A049287), the first few of which are illustrated above. Note that these numbers cannot be counted..

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