JOURNAL OF ALGEBRA AND ITS APPLICATIONS, vol.12, no.5, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
Let V be a left R-module where R is a (not necessarily commutative) ring with unit. The intersection graph G(V) of proper R-submodules of V is an undirected graph without loops and multiple edges defined as follows: the vertex set is the set of all proper R-submodules of V, and there is an edge between two distinct vertices U and W if and only if U boolean AND W not equal 0. We study these graphs to relate the combinatorial properties of G(V) to the algebraic properties of the R-module V. We study connectedness, domination, finiteness, coloring, and planarity for G(V). For instance, we find the domination number of G(V). We also find the chromatic number of G(V) in some cases. Furthermore, we study cycles in G(V), and complete subgraphs in G(V) determining the structure of V for which G(V) is planar.