B. Sooryanarayana, Shreedhar K. and Narahari N.

Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics

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Volume 22, 2016, Number 4, Pages 82–95

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B. Sooryanarayana

*Dept. of Mathematical & Computational Studies, Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology
Bengaluru, Karnataka State, India, Pin 560 056*

Shreedhar K.

*Dept. of Mathematics, K. V. G. College of Engineering
Sullia, Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka State, India, Pin 574 327*

Narahari N.

*Dept. of Mathematics, University College of Science, Tumkur University
Tumakuru, Karnataka State, India, Pin 572 103*

### Abstract

A resolving set of a graph *G* is a set *S* ⊆ *V*(*G*), such that, every pair of distinct vertices of *G* is resolved by some vertex in S. The metric dimension of *G*, denoted by *β*(*G*), is the minimum cardinality of all the resolving sets of G. Shamir Khuller et al. [10], in 1996, proved that a graph *G* with *β*(*G*) = 2 can have neither *K*_{5} nor *K*_{3,3} as its subgraph. In this paper, we obtain a forbidden subgraph, other than *K*_{5} and *K*_{3,3}, for a graph with metric dimension two. Further, we obtain the metric dimension of the total graph of some graph families. We also establish a Nordhaus–Gaddum type inequality involving the metric dimensions of a graph and its total graph and obtain the metric dimension of the line graph of the two dimensional grid *P _{m}* ×

*P*.

_{n}### Keywords

- Metric Dimension
- Landmarks

### AMS Classification

- 05C56

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Sooryanarayana, B., Shreedhar K. & Narahari N. (2016). On the metric dimension of the total graph of a graph. *Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics*, 22(4), 82-95.