The Wiener index of a connected graph is the summation of distances between all unordered pairs of vertices of the graph. The status of a vertex in a connected graph is the summation of distances between the vertex and all other vertices of the graph. A maximal planar graph is a graph that can be embedded in the plane such that the boundary of each face (including the exterior face) is a triangle. Let G be a maximal planar graph of order n≥3. In this paper, we show that the diameter of G is at most ⌊[Formula presented](n+1)⌋ and the status of a vertex of G is at most ⌊[Formula presented](n 2 +n)⌋. Both of them are sharp bounds and can be realized by an Apollonian network, which is a chordal maximal planar graph. We also present a sharp upper bound ⌊[Formula presented](n 3 +3n 2 )⌋ on Wiener indices when graphs in consideration are Apollonian networks of order n≥3. We further show that this sharp upper bound holds for maximal planar graphs of order 3≤n≤10, and conjecture that it is valid for all n≥3.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
- Applied Mathematics