Get access

Deletion and contraction identities for the resistance values and the Kirchhoff index



We establish identities, which we call deletion and contraction identities, for the resistance values on an electrical network. As an application of these identities, we give an upper bound to the Kirchhoff index of a molecular graph. Our upper bound, expressed in terms of the set of vertices and the edge connectivity of the graph, improves previously known upper bounds. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Quantum Chem, 2010

Get access to the full text of this article