On a class of polynomials associated with the Cliques in a graph and its applications

E. J. Farrell
1989 International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences  
The clique polynomial of a graph is defined. An explicit formula is then derived for the clique polynomial of the complete graph. A fundamental theorem and a reduction process is then given for clique polynomials. Basic properties of the polynomial are also given. It is shown that the number theoretic functions defined by Menon are related to clique polynomials. This establishes a connection between the clique polynomial and decompositions of finite sets, symmetric groups and analysis.
doi:10.1155/s0161171289000104 fatcat:4xn5vdddffbxro3qyhd7ohow2e