Document Type : Research Paper

**Authors**

Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran

**Abstract**

Let $R$ be a commutative ring with identity and $\mathbb{A}(R)$ be the set of ideals of $R$ with non-zero annihilators. In this paper, we first introduce and investigate the principal ideal subgraph of the annihilating-ideal graph of $R$, denoted by $\mathbb{AG}_P(R)$. It is a (undirected) graph with vertices $\mathbb{A}_P(R)=\mathbb{A}(R)\cap \mathbb{P}(R)\setminus \{(0)\}$, where $\mathbb{P}(R)$ is the set of proper principal ideals of $R$ and two distinct vertices $I$ and $J$ are adjacent if and only if $IJ=(0)$. Then, we study some basic properties of $\mathbb{AG}_P(R)$. For instance, we characterize rings for which $\mathbb{AG}_P(R)$ is finite graph, complete graph, bipartite graph or star graph. Also, we study diameter and girth of $\mathbb{AG}_P(R)$. Finally, we compare the principal ideal subgraph $\mathbb{AG}_P(R)$ and spectrum subgraph $\mathbb{AG}_s(R)$.

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