On bipartite graphs with minimal energy

Discrete Applied Mathematics (Impact Factor: 0.8). 02/2009; 157(4):869-873. DOI: 10.1016/j.dam.2008.07.008
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ABSTRACT The energy of a graph is the sum of the absolute values of the eigenvalues of the graph. In a paper [G. Caporossi, D. Cvetkovi, I. Gutman, P. Hansen, Variable neighborhood search for extremal graphs. 2. Finding graphs with external energy, J. Chem. Inf. Comput. Sci. 39 (1999) 984–996] Caporossi et al. conjectured that among all connected graphs G with n≥6 vertices and n−1≤m≤2(n−2) edges, the graphs with minimum energy are the star Sn with m−n+1 additional edges all connected to the same vertices for m≤n+⌊(n−7)/2⌋, and the bipartite graph with two vertices on one side, one of which is connected to all vertices on the other side, otherwise. The conjecture is proved to be true for m=n−1,2(n−2) in the same paper by Caporossi et al. themselves, and for m=n by Hou in [Y. Hou, Unicyclic graphs with minimal energy, J. Math. Chem. 29 (2001) 163–168]. In this paper, we give a complete solution for the second part of the conjecture on bipartite graphs. Moreover, we determine the graph with the second-minimal energy in all connected bipartite graphs with n vertices and m(n≤m≤2n−5) edges.

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    • "This conjecture is true when e = n − 1, 2(n − 2) [1], and when e = n for n ≥ 6 [9]. Li et al. [15] showed that B n,e is the unique bipartite graph of order n with minimal energy for e ≤ 2n − 4. Hou [10] proved that for n ≥ 6, B n,n+1 has the minimal energy among all bicyclic graphs of order n with at most one odd cycle. Let G n,e be the set of connected graphs with n vertices and e edges. "
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    • "It is quite interesting to study the extremal values of the energy among some given classes of graphs, and characterize the corresponding extremal graphs. In the meantime , a large number of results were obtained on the minimal energies for distinct classes of graphs, such as acyclic conjugated graphs [25] [32], bipartite graphs [30], unicyclic graphs [13] [23], bicyclic graphs [14], tricyclic graphs [26] [27] and tetracyclic graphs [24]. "
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    • "This conjecture was proved to be true for m = n − 1, 2(n − 2) by Caporossi et al. ([5], Theorem 1), and m = n by Hou [17]. In [22], Li, Zhang and Wang confirmed this conjecture for bipartite graphs. Conjecture 1 has not yet been solved completely. "
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