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On the Comaximal Graph of a Commutative Ring

 Printed: Jun 2014
  • Karim Samei,
    Department of Mathematics, Bu Ali Sina University, Hamedan, Iran
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Let $R$ be a commutative ring with $1$. In [P. K. Sharma, S. M. Bhatwadekar, A note on graphical representation of rings, J. Algebra 176(1995) 124-127], Sharma and Bhatwadekar defined a graph on $R$, $\Gamma(R)$, with vertices as elements of $R$, where two distinct vertices $a$ and $b$ are adjacent if and only if $Ra + Rb = R$. In this paper, we consider a subgraph $\Gamma_2(R)$ of $\Gamma(R)$ which consists of non-unit elements. We investigate the behavior of $\Gamma_2(R)$ and $\Gamma_2(R) \setminus \operatorname{J}(R)$, where $\operatorname{J}(R)$ is the Jacobson radical of $R$. We associate the ring properties of $R$, the graph properties of $\Gamma_2(R)$ and the topological properties of $\operatorname{Max}(R)$. Diameter, girth, cycles and dominating sets are investigated and the algebraic and the topological characterizations are given for graphical properties of these graphs.
Keywords: comaximal, Diameter, girth, cycles, dominating set comaximal, Diameter, girth, cycles, dominating set
MSC Classifications: 13A99 show english descriptions None of the above, but in this section 13A99 - None of the above, but in this section

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