Acta Mathematicae Applicatae Sinica

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 59–63 | Cite as

A complete solution of Hosoya's mystery

  • Zhang Fuji 
  • Chen Rongsi 
  • S. J. Cyvin


In this note a theorem concerning the coincidence between the characteristic polynomial of a cycle and the polynomial of Kekulé structure count of a primitive coronoid is presented which implies a complete solution of Hosoya's mystery.

Key words

Characteristic polynomial hydrocarbon matching polynomial 


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© Science Press, Beijing, China and Allerton Press, Inc. New York, U.S.A. 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhang Fuji 
    • 1
  • Chen Rongsi 
    • 2
  • S. J. Cyvin
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsXiamen UniversityXiamenChina
  2. 2.College of Finance and EconomicsFuzhou UniversityFuzhouChina
  3. 3.Division of Physical Chemistrythe University of TrondheimTrondheim-NTHNorway

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