Nonnegative signed total Roman domination in graphs

Document Type : Original paper


1 Sirjan University of Technology, Sirjan 78137, Iran

2 RWTH Aachen University


‎Let $G$ be a finite and simple graph with vertex set $V(G)$‎.
‎A nonnegative signed total Roman dominating function (NNSTRDF) on a‎
‎graph $G$ is a function $f:V(G)rightarrow{-1‎, ‎1‎, ‎2}$ satisfying the conditions‎
‎that (i) $sum_{xin N(v)}f(x)ge 0$ for each‎
‎$vin V(G)$‎, ‎where $N(v)$ is the open neighborhood of $v$‎, ‎and (ii) every vertex $u$ for which‎
‎$f(u)=-1$ has a neighbor $v$ for which $f(v)=2$‎.
‎The weight of an NNSTRDF $f$ is $omega(f)=sum_{vin V (G)}f(v)$‎.
‎The nonnegative signed total Roman domination number $gamma^{NN}_{stR}(G)$‎
‎of $G$ is the minimum weight of an NNSTRDF on $G$‎. ‎In this paper we‎
‎initiate the study of the nonnegative signed total Roman domination number‎
‎of graphs‎, ‎and we present different bounds on $gamma^{NN}_{stR}(G)$‎.
‎We determine the nonnegative signed total Roman domination‎
‎number of some classes of graphs‎. ‎If $n$ is the order and $m$ the size‎
‎of the graph $G$‎, ‎then we show that‎
‎$gamma^{NN}_{stR}(G)ge frac{3}{4}(sqrt{8n+1}+1)-n$ and $gamma^{NN}_{stR}(G)ge (10n-12m)/5$‎.
‎In addition‎, ‎if $G$ is a bipartite graph of order $n$‎, ‎then we prove‎
‎that $gamma^{NN}_{stR}(G)ge frac{3}{2}(sqrt{4n+1}-1)-n$‎.