Total graph of a $0$-distributive lattice

Document Type : Research Paper


Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran



Let £ be a $0$-distributive lattice with the least element $0$, the greatest element $1$, and ${\rm Z}(£)$ its set of zero-divisors. In this paper, we introduce the total graph of £, denoted by ${\rm T}(G (£))$. It is the graph with all elements of £ as vertices, and for distinct $x, y \in £$, the vertices $x$ and $y$ are adjacent if and only if $x \vee y \in {\rm Z}(£)$. The basic properties of the graph ${\rm T}(G (£))$ and its subgraphs are studied. We investigate the properties of the total graph of $0$-distributive lattices as diameter, girth, clique number, radius, and the  independence number.


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