Discussiones Mathematicae Graph Theory 28(3) (2008) 487-499
doi: 10.7151/dmgt.1422

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Yi-Zheng Fan

Key Laboratory of Intelligent Computing & Signal Processing
Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China
Anhui University, Hefei 230039, P.R. China
e-mail: fanyz@ahu.edu.cn

Song Wu

School of Mathematics and Computation Sciences
Anhui University, Hefei, Anhui 230039, P.R. China


The spectral radius of a graph is defined by that of its unoriented Laplacian matrix. In this paper, we determine the unicyclic graphs respectively with the third and the fourth largest spectral radius among all unicyclic graphs of given order.

Keywords: unicyclic graph, Laplacian matrix, spectral radius.

2000 Mathematics Subject Classification: 05C50, 15A18.


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Received 18 December 2007
Revised 13 May 2008
Accepted 13 May 2008