Abstract The total chromatic number χ ″ ( G ) of G is the smallest number of colors needed to color all elements of G in such a way that no adjacent or incident elements get the same color. The harmonic index H ( G ) of a graph G is defined as the sum of the weights 2 d ( u ) + d ( v ) of all edges uv of G, where d ( u ) denotes the degree of the vertex u in G. In this paper, we show a relation between the total chromatic number and the harmonic index. Also, we give relations between total chromatic number and some topological indices of a graph.
J. Geetha and Dr. Somasundaram K., “Total Chromatic Number and Some Topological Indices”, Electronic Notes in Discrete Mathematics, vol. 53, pp. 363 - 371, 2016.