Gromov hyperbolicity of minor graphs Article

Carballosa, Walter, Rodríguez, José M, Rosario, Omar et al. (2015). Gromov hyperbolicity of minor graphs .

cited authors

  • Carballosa, Walter; Rodríguez, José M; Rosario, Omar; Sigarreta, José M


  • If $X$ is a geodesic metric space and $x_1,x_2,x_3\in X$, a geodesic triangle $T=\{x_1,x_2,x_3\}$ is the union of the three geodesics $[x_1x_2]$, $[x_2x_3]$ and $[x_3x_1]$ in $X$. The space $X$ is $\delta$-hyperbolic (in the Gromov sense) if any side of $T$ is contained in a $\delta$-neighborhood of the union of the two other sides, for every geodesic triangle $T$ in $X$. The study of hyperbolic graphs is an interesting topic since the hyperbolicity of a geodesic metric space is equivalent to the hyperbolicity of a graph related to it. In the context of graphs, to remove and to contract an edge of a graph are natural transformations. The main aim in this work is to obtain quantitative information about the distortion of the hyperbolicity constant of the graph $G \setminus e$ (respectively, $\,G/e\,$) obtained from the graph $G$ by deleting (respectively, contracting) an arbitrary edge $e$ from it. This work provides information about the hyperbolicity constant of minor graphs.

publication date

  • June 19, 2015


  • 05C63, 05C75, 05A20
  • math.MG