Term of Award

Fall 2019

Degree Name

Master of Science in Mathematics (M.S.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

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Creative Commons License
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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Committee Chair

Hua Wang

Committee Member 1

Jimmy Dillies

Committee Member 2

Daniel Gray


In a graph, the generalized distance between multiple vertices is the minimum number of edges in a connected subgraph that contains these vertices. When we consider such distances between all subsets of $k$ vertices and take the sum, it is called the Steiner $k$-Wiener index and has important applications in Chemical Graph Theory. In this thesis we consider the inverse problems related to the Steiner Wiener index, i.e. for what positive integers is there a graph with Steiner Wiener index of that value?

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