On the status sequences of trees

Aida Abiad Monge, Boris Brimkov, Alexander Grigoriev

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The status of a vertex v in a connected graph is the sum of the distances from v to all other vertices. The status sequence of a connected graph is the list of the statuses of all the vertices of the graph. In this paper we investigate the status sequences of trees. Particularly, we show that it is NP-complete to decide whether there exists a tree that has a given sequence of integers as its status sequence. We also present some results about trees whose status sequences are comprised of a few distinct numbers or many distinct numbers. In this direction, we provide a partial answer to a conjecture of Shang and Lin from 2011, showing that any status injective tree is unique among trees. Finally, we investigate how orbit partitions and equitable partitions relate to the status sequence.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCornell University Library, US
PublisherCornell University - arXiv
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2018

JEL classifications

  • c00 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods: General


  • Tree
  • Status sequence
  • Status injective
  • Complexity
  • Graph partition

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