**Applied Mathematics** Vol.4 No.7(2013), Article ID:34622,3 pages DOI:10.4236/am.2013.47147

-Labeling Number of the Product and the Join Graph on Two Fans

School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Jinan, Jinan, China

Email: ss_maql@ujn.edu.cn

Copyright © 2013 Sumei Zhang, Qiaoling Ma. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Received April 18, 2013; revised May 18, 2013; accepted May 25, 2013

**Keywords:** Labeling Number; Join Graph; Product Graph

ABSTRACT

-labeling number of the product and the join graph on two fans are discussed in this paper, we proved that -labeling number of the product graph on two fans is, -labeling number of the join graph on two fans is.

1. Introduction

Throughout this paper, we consider connected graphs without loops or multiple edges. For a graph and are used to denote the vertex set and edge set of and denote the minimum degree and the maximum degree of a graph G, respectively. For a vertex, the neighborhood of v in G is is adjacent to v in. Vertices in are called neighbors of v, denotes the number of vertices in. The other terminology and notations are referred to [1].

For a given graph G, an integer, an - labeling of G is defined as a function such that if; and if, where, the distance of u and v, is the length (number of edges) of a shortest path between u and v. the -labeling number, denoted, is the least integer such that G has a -labeling.

The Motivated by the channel assignment problem introduced by Hale in [2], the labeling have been studied extensively in the past decade. In 1992, in [3] Griggs and Yeh proposed the famous conjecture, for any graph.

Griggs and Yeh in [3] proved that the conjecture true fop path, tree, circle, wheel and the graph with diameter 2, G. J. chang and David Kuo in [4] proved that for any graph. Recently Kral D and Skrekovski R in [5] proved the upper is. It is difficult to prove the conjecture. Now, the study of - labeling is focus on special graph. Georges [6,7] give some good results. Zhang and Ma studied the labeling of some special graph, giving some good results in [8-11].

In this paper, we studied the -labeling number of the product and the join graph on two fans.

2. -Labeling Number of the Join Graph on Two Fans

Definition 2.1 Let be a fan with m + 1 vertices, in which.

Definition 2.2 Let G and H be two graphs, the join of G and H denoted, is a graph obtained by starting with a disjoint union of G and H, and adding edges joining each vertex of G to each vertex of H.

Theorem 2.1 Let, if, then.

Proof. In, for arbitrary vertex u and v, such that, clearly.

Let k denote the maximum labeling number of

First, we give a -labeling of as follows,.

If

when,

when,

when,

when.

If, let

, ,

.

If, let

, ,

.

If, let

, ,

.

If, let

,

.

Clearly,.

Then we label the vertex of as followsIf

,

when,

when,

when,

when.

If, let

If, let

If, let

If, let

From aboveIf, is the maximum number in, and, then

If, is the maximum number in, and, then

If, is the maximum number in, and, then

If, is the maximum number in, and, then

So is the maximum number in, and, and.

Obviously, f is a --labeling of GThen.

3. -Labeling Number of the Product Graph on Two Fans

Definition 3.1 The Cartesian product of graph G and H, denoted, which vertex set and edge set are the follows:

Theorem 3.1 Let, if, then.

Proof. In, the other vertices , In, the other vertices

denote the vertex of, Obviously, , for.

We give a -labeling of G as follows, First, let

We have the maximum labeling number is 2n + 3.

Then let

From above, is the maximum labeling number.

Finally, let Obviously, is the maximum labeling number in these since n ≤ m < 2n, then the maximum labeling number no more than, and, so.

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