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### John, J.

- The Connected Edge-To-Vertex Geodetic Number of a Graph

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1 Department of Mathematics, Government College of Engineering, Tirunelveli- 627007, IN

2 Department of Mathematics, Holy Cross College (Autonomous), Nagercoil, IN

#### Authors

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1 Department of Mathematics, Government College of Engineering, Tirunelveli- 627007, IN

2 Department of Mathematics, Holy Cross College (Autonomous), Nagercoil, IN

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The Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society, Vol 90, No 1-2 (2023), Pagination: 1-12#### Abstract

Let G = (V, E) be a graph. A subset S ⊆ E is called an edge-to-vertex geodetic set of G if every vertex of G is either incident with an edge of S or lies on a geodesic joining a pair of edges of S. The minimum cardinality of an edge-to-vertex geodetic set of G is gev(G). Any edge-to-vertex geodetic set of cardinality gev(G) is called an edge-to-vertex geodetic basis of G. A connected edge-to-vertex geodetic set of a graph G is an edge-to-vertex geodetic set S such that the subgraph G[S] induced by S is connected. The minimum cardinality of a connected edge-to-vertex geodetic set of G is the connected edge-to-vertex geodetic number of G and is denoted by gcev(G). Some general properties satisfied by this concept are studied. The connected graphs G of size q with connected edge-to-vertex geodetic number 2 or q or q − 1 are characterized. It is shown that for any three positive integers q, a and b with 2 ≤ a ≤ b ≤ q, there exists a connected graph G of size q, gev(G) = a and gcev(G) = b.#### Keywords

Geodesic, Edge-To-Vertex Godetic Number, Connected Edge-To-Vertex Geodetic Number.#### References

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