A new formulation of Randic index is carried out as a minimization of a quadratic form which involves the Laplacian matrix of a graph. Using this formulation it is easy to realize that Randic index is useful in defining a new index of irregularity, which is then formulated here. A new context for the study of irregularity of graphs is advanced as a necessity for studying complex (biological) networks. We analyze both Randic and irregularity indices for random networks with Poisson and power-law degree distributions.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Acta Chimica Slovenica|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|