Structure connectivity and substructure connectivity of hypercubes

Cheng Kuan Lin, Lili Zhang, Jianxi Fan, Dajin Wang

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Abstract

The connectivity of a network - the minimum number of nodes whose removal will disconnect the network - is directly related to its reliability and fault tolerability, hence an important indicator of the network's robustness. In this paper, we extend the notion of connectivity by introducing two new kinds of connectivity, called structure connectivity and substructure connectivity, respectively. Let H be a certain particular connected subgraph of G. The H-structure connectivity of graph G, denoted κ(G;H), is the cardinality of a minimal set of subgraphs F={H1',H2',. . .,Hm'} in G, such that every Hi'∈F is isomorphic to H, and F's removal will disconnect G. The H-substructure connectivity of graph G, denoted κs(G;H), is the cardinality of a minimal set of subgraphs F={J1, J2, . . ., Jm}, such that every Ji∈F is a connected subgraph of H, and F's removal will disconnect G. In this paper, we will establish both κ(Qn;H) and κs(Qn;H) for the hypercube Qn and H∈{K1, K1,1, K1,2, K1,3, C4}.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-107
Number of pages11
JournalTheoretical Computer Science
Volume634
DOIs
StatePublished - 27 Jun 2016

Keywords

  • Hypercube
  • Structure connectivity
  • Substructure connectivity

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