Proximity, remoteness and distance eigenvalues of a graph

Mustapha Aouchiche, Pierre Hansen

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Proximity π and remoteness ρ are respectively the minimum and the maximum, over the vertices of a connected graph, of the average distance from a vertex to all others. The distance spectral radius ∂1 of a connected graph is the largest eigenvalue of its distance matrix. In the present paper, we are interested in a comparison between the proximity and the remoteness of a simple connected graph on the one hand and its distance eigenvalues on the other hand. We prove, among other results, lower and upper bounds on the distance spectral radius using proximity and remoteness, and lower bounds on ∂1−π and on ∂1−ρ. In addition, several conjectures, obtained with the help of the system AutoGraphiX, are formulated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-25
Number of pages9
JournalDiscrete Applied Mathematics
Publication statusPublished - Nov 20 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Conjectures
  • Distance matrix
  • Eigenvalues
  • Proximity
  • Remoteness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
  • Applied Mathematics


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