IMI/Publicaţii/BASM/Ediţii/BASM n.3(88), 2018/

Properties of annihilator graph of a commutative semigroup

Authors: Yahya Talebi, Sahar Akbarzadeh


Let $S$ be a commutative semigroup with zero. Let $Z(S)$ be the set of all zero-divisors of $S$. We define the annihilator graph of $S$, denoted by $ANN_{G}(S)$, as the undirected graph whose set of vertices is $Z(S)^{\ast}=Z(S)-\{0\}$, and two distinct vertices $x$ and $y$ are adjacent if and only if $ann_{S}(xy)\neq ann_{S}(x)\cap ann_{S}(y)$. In this paper, we study some basic properties of $ANN_{G}(S)$ by means of $\Gamma(S)$. We also show that if $Z(S)\neq S$, then $ANN_{G}(S)$ is a subgraph of $\Gamma(S)$. Moreover, we investigate some properties of the annihilator graph $ANN_{G}(S)$ related to minimal prime ideals of $S$. We also study some connections between the domination numbers of annihilator graphs and zero-divisor graphs.

Department of Mathematics
Faculty of Mathematical Sciences
University of Mazandaran, Babolsar
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