Neighborhood degree lists of graphs

Michael D. Barrus, University of Rhode Island
Elizabeth A. Donovan, Murray State University Murray


The neighborhood degree list (NDL) is a graph invariant that refines information given by the degree sequence and joint degree matrix of a graph and is useful in distinguishing graphs having the same degree sequence. We show that the space of realizations of an NDL is connected via a switching operation. We then determine the NDLs that have a unique realization by a labeled graph; the characterization ties these NDLs and their realizations to the threshold graphs and difference graphs.