## Abstract

The problem of monitoring an electric power system by placing as few measurement devices in the system as possible is closely related to the well known vertex covering and dominating set problems in graphs (see [T.W. Haynes, S.M. Hedetniemi, S.T. Hedetniemi, M.A. Henning, Power domination in graphs applied to electrical power networks, SIAM J. Discrete Math. 15(4) (2002) 519-529]). A set S of vertices is defined to be a power dominating set of a graph if every vertex and every edge in the system is monitored by the set S (following a set of rules for power system monitoring). The minimum cardinality of a power dominating set of a graph is its power domination number. In this paper, we determine the power domination number of an n×m grid graph.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 1023-1027 |

Number of pages | 5 |

Journal | Discrete Applied Mathematics |

Volume | 154 |

Issue number | 6 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 15 Apr 2006 |

Externally published | Yes |

## Keywords

- Grid
- Power domination

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
- Applied Mathematics