## STABILITY OF WEAK ROMAN DOMINATION UPON VERTEX DELETION

Published: 2018-05-12

Page: 97-105

P. ROUSHINI LEELY PUSHPAM

Department of Mathematics, D.B. Jain College, Chennai - 600 097, Tamil Nadu, India.

M. KAMALAM *

Department of Mathematics, S.S. Shasun Jain College, Chennai - 600 017, Tamil Nadu, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

### Abstract

Let G= (V, E) be a graph and f : V→{0,1,2}be a function. We write f = (V0, V1, V2), where Vi = {v|f(v) = i},I = 0,1,2. A vertex inV0 is said to be defended with respect to the function f, if it is adjacent to a vertex inV1 ∪ V2. A vertex that fails to satisfy this condition is said to be undefended with respect to f. The function f is said to be a weak Roman dominating function (WRDF) if for each vertex u ∈ V0, there exists a vertex u ∈ V1∪ V2, such that under the new function f′ defined on V by f′ (u) = 1,f′(v) =f(v)−1 and f′ (w) = f (w) for all vertices in V\{u, v}, no vertex in V is undefended. The weight of the WRDF f = (V0, V1, V2) is |V1|+ 2|V2|. The minimum weight of a WRDF defined on V is called the weak Roman domination number of G and is denoted by γr (G). Two classes of graphs, rUVR, consisting of those graphs in which for any vertex v ∈ V(G), γr (G−v) = γr (G) and rCVR, consisting of those graphs in which for any v ∈ V(G), γr (G−v)̸=γr(G), assume importance. In this paper we characterize certain graphs for membership in these classes.

Keywords: Weak Roman Domination Number, Changing and Unchanging

#### How to Cite

PUSHPAM, P. R. L., & KAMALAM, M. (2018). STABILITY OF WEAK ROMAN DOMINATION UPON VERTEX DELETION. Asian Journal of Mathematics and Computer Research, 25(2), 97–105. Retrieved from https://ikprress.org/index.php/AJOMCOR/article/view/732