On the generation of mean Wiener numbers of thorny graphs
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Thorny graphs are graphs having only branched and terminal vertices. Their properties have not been previously studied in detail, though it may be noted that they appear in a couple chemically interesting contexts. First, they may be viewed as non-H-deleted graphs of hydrocarbons, with the C and H atoms not distinguished. Second, they may be viewed as the H-deleted graphs exhibiting extremal characteristics for certain graph invariants, and thence also for certain chemical properties corresponding to such graph invariant. This paper considers a special case, namely trees having all non-terminal vertices of a fixed degree d, and termed d-thom acyclic graphs. An algorithm and a program are developed for the evaluation of the average Wiener number of isomeric d-thorn trees having up to a hundred atoms, for d = 3 and d = 4.