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### When does a hypergraph represent maximal independent sets?

Let $G = (V,E)$ be a simple graph. Then, we can view the set of maximal independent sets (or the set of maximal cliques) as a hypergraph $H = (V, E')$. This is quite a useful device when connecting ...

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### A conjecture about strongly regular graphs

Let $G \neq K_{v}$ be a $(v,k,\lambda,\mu)$ strongly regular graph. After perusing through Brouwer's tables of parameters I have formed the conjecture $$\lambda-\mu \leq \frac{k}{2}.$$
So far I have ...

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### Terminology for beads/necklace/bracelet problem [closed]

I'm new to mathoverflow but hopefully anyone here can point me in the right direction.
The problem is as follows, imagine you have 4 beads, lets give them numbers 1,2,3,4. Now I want the unique ...

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### What is the minimal girth of a cayley graph for Alt(n) in which the girth relator is not a proper power?

First, a definition: a girth relator for a Cayley graph is a word that you get by reading the edge labels along a shortest loop. The girth relator is not usually unique, though it is often unique up ...

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### Full-rank factorization of the graph Laplacian

Is there a combinatorially meaningful full-rank factorization of the Laplacian matrix of a graph?
The usual factorization $L=BB^{T}$, where $B$ is an oriented incidence matrix, is full-rank if and ...

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### Contracting a planar graph to a (multiply-edged)-tree

Given a planar graph (no loops, no multiple edge), is it always possible to perform edge contractions* in order to obtain a graph $T$ which has no loops, but if one forgets the multiplicity of its ...

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### Looking for history on a theorem of clique intersections

I have a short paper I'm working on where I prove:
Theorem: Every graph on (2t-1) vertices with no (t+1)-clique has a vertex that is contained in every t-clique.
By "t-clique", I mean a complete ...

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### graph and tree problems helps [closed]

Let G = (V,E) be a graph and let H1 = (V1,E1) and H2 = (V2,E2) be two connected subgraphs of G that have at least one node in common. Prove that the graph H = H1∪H2 = (V1∪V2,E1∪E2) is connected.
...

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### Duration and critical groups order in sandpile models and chip firing games

The famous chip firing game (which is closely related to sandpile models) goes like this:
Place chips at the vertices of a graph. REPEATEDLY: If a vertex $v$ of
degree $d_{v}$ has at least ...

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votes

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### Matching number and chromatic number

If $G$ is a (finite) graph, denote with $\mu(G)$ the size of any maximum matching in $G$ (this number is also called the "matching number" of $G$).
For odd integers $n$ we have $n=\chi(K_n) = ...

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votes

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### average number of cycles and closed walks length k in incomplete directed graph

I asked this question before, but formulation was poor. I've deleted previous question and reformulate it again.
Let graph $G=(N,p)$ is finite simple incomplete directed graph of size $N$ (multiple ...

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votes

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### Mapping graphs to ordinals

Robertson-Seymour theorem implies that graph minor relation is a well-quasi-ordering, which means (among other things) that this relation can be extended to a well-order, and other result says that ...

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vote

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### When polynomial GI implies polynomial (edge) colored GI?

(edge) colored graph isomorphism is GI which
preserves the colors (of edges if it is edge colored).
There are several reductions using transformations/gadgets
of (edge) colored GI to GI. For edge ...

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votes

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### Looking for similar centrality measurement on graph

I'm working on a graph problem somehow related to centrality measurement. Given an undirected, unweighted tree $T$ and a vertex $v$, let $D_i(v)$ be the set of vertices in $T$ that are i hops from ...

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### Properties of a smallest tournament with domination number $k$

For some tournament $T$, let $\gamma(T)$ denote the cardinality of a smallest dominating set of $T$.
Denote by $f(k)$ the minimum number of vertices of a tournament $T$ having $\gamma(T) = k$.
From ...

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### Two definitions of genus for circle graphs

In the (very nice) article of Goldstein and Turner untitled Applications of Topological Graph Theory to Group Theory, the following definitions can be found:
Definitions: A circle graph is a pair ...

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### Cubic graphs whose 2-factors all have the same cycle type

Let $G$ be a bridgeless cubic graph. I am interested in such graphs where all 2-factors are isomorphic (as graphs), i.e. have the same partition as cycle type. We'll say that this partition is ...

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votes

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### Smallest Connected Graph for Given Degree Sequence

For a given integer sequence $(d_1, d_2,...,d_n)$, a natural question is if such a sequence is graphical, i.e. is a degree sequence of some graph. According to Erdős–Gallai theorem, A sequence of ...

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### NP-hard proof of optimization version of exact cover [closed]

Exact cover is NPC.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exact_cover#Equivalent_problems
Given a collection $\mathcal{S}$ of subsets of a set $X$, an exact cover is a >>subcollection $\mathcal{S}^*$ ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Resource on characterizations or properties of traceable graphs

I am looking for some resources that provide information on traceable graphs(paths containing a hamiltonian path). I have found a lot of information on hamiltonian graphs, but none on traceable ...

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### asymptotic notation with graph colouring

This is my first ever post so I hope this is an appropriate question.
Basically I am looking at the paper here: http://homepages.math.uic.edu/~mubayi/papers/biclique.pdf
Namely theorem 5.
Now, feel ...

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### Is a connected graph uniquely determined by its weighted 2-step graph?

This is an extension of a previous question: Is a graph uniquely determined by its weighted 2-step graph?. In that question I asked about arbitrary graphs; in this question I restrict to connected ...

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### Is this graph polynomial known? Can it be efficiently computed?

I am a physicist, so apologies in advance for any confusing notation or terminology; I'll happily clarify. To provide a minimal amount of context, the following graph polynomial came up in my research ...

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### Set system with prescribed intersection sizes

Questions: What is the asymptotic maximal size of a $4$-uniform (every set has 4 elements) set system $\mathcal{A}$ of subsets of $[n]$ such that, no two sets have size of their intersection $2$?
In ...

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### edge graph reconstruction conjecture : set vs multi set

Why is the edge reconstruction conjecture stated with the deck defined as the multi set of graphs formed by deleting one edge? Can someone give an example of two graphs such that the edge deleted ...

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### What is the number of noncrossing acyclic digraphs?

A noncrossing graph on $n$ vertices is a graph drawn on $n$ points numbered from $1$ to $n$ in counter-clockwise order on a circle such that the edges lie entirely within the circle and do not cross ...

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### Graphs where each edge belongs to the same number of 1-factors

Let $G$ be a simple connected graph that has at least one 1-factor. We'll define:
$G$ has property A iff it is edge-transitive.
$G$ has property B iff each edge belongs to the same number of ...

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votes

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### Computing the chromatic polynomial of graph modulo $x-3$

The chromatic polynomial of graph $P(G,x)$ is univariate
polynomial which counts the number of colorings of $G$
with $x$ colors for natural $x$.
Graph is not $k$ colorable iff $P(G,k)=0$.
The ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

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### Vertex transitive and edge transitive and line graph

How can we find the proof of the following statement:
An undirected graph is edge transitive if and only if its line graph is vertex transitive.

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### Removal of non-isomorphic edges results in the same graph

There exists a (simple unlabeled) graph on 6 nodes with a pair of non-isomorphic edges (i.e., there is no graph automorphism that sends one edge into the other) such that removal of either of them ...

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### Is every knot unavoidable in the embeddings of some graph?

Is it the case that, for any given knot $K$,
there exists some graph $G$ whose every embedding into $\mathbb{R}^3$
(or into $\mathbb{S}^3$)
contains a cycle that realizes $K$?
I know the ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### How hard is a variant of graph automorphism problem?

I'm interested in a variant of graph automorphism problem (which is prime candidate for $NP$-Intermediate problem).
Restricted GA
Input: Given an undirected graph $G(E, V)$, and $\epsilon |V|/2$ ...

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### Complexity of graph isomorphism in $(P_4 \cup K_1,\overline{3K_2})$-free graphs

Related to this question where isomorphism preserving
transformation maps triangle-free graphs to $(P_4 \cup K_1,\overline{3K_2})$-free graphs.
What is the complexity of graph isomorphism in $(P_4 ...

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### Graph transformation related to graph isomorphism

Basically got graph transformation related to graph
isomorphism.
Define $G \to G'$. $V(G')=V(G) \cup E(G)=\{v_1\ldots v_n\} \cup \{e_1\ldots e_m\}$. Call $v_i$ vertices $v'$ and $e_i$ vertices $e'$.
...

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### Surprising connection between linear algebra and graph theory

What is the intuition for linear algebra being such an effective tool to resolve questions regarding graphs?
For example, one can determine if a given graph is connected by computing its Laplacian ...

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**0**answers

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### Splitting lemma for digraph and preserving local rooted-edge connectivity?

Let $G$ be a directed graph. $\lambda(x,y,G)$ is the maximum number of edge disjoint paths from $x$ to $y$ in $G$
The local $r$-rooted connectivity of $x$ in $G$ is $\lambda(r,x,G)$.
The global ...

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votes

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### Minimum length path touching $n$ circles

Given $n$ non-overlapping circles of radius $1$ (i.e., the distance between the centers of any two circles is greater than $2$), how to find the minimum length path (the path can be of any form) that ...

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### Algorithm to construct metric space endomorphism with controlled square

Given a finite metric space $(M,d)$ with parameters $K \geq 1$ and $\epsilon > 0$, I'd like to algorithmically check for the existence of a non-identity map $\phi:M \to M$ which happens to be ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### N random walkers that hit node v in a graph

Consider a finite, undirected graph G, with uniform edge weights. Assume that there are n number of random walkers that will start at different nodes (lets say n=3, hence the random walkers will start ...

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### About the diameter of a graph after removing orientation

This question was posted a few days ago on the Mathematics StackExchange, but so far it has not been answered. Let $G$ be a strongly connected directed graph of diameter $D$, and suppose that we ...

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### What is the probability of interpolating the Tutte polynomial of a planar graph from the values at the two hyperbolas?

The Tutte polynomial
is a bivariate polynomial with positive integer coefficient which is a graph
invariant and can be defined recursively.
Evaluating it is $\#P$-complete even when restricted to ...

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### Strongly connected DAG from any connected undirected graph?

I have the following question. It seems likely to be true - can anyone provide a standard reference?
Given:
A connected, undirected graph.
Question 1:
Can we assume a single direction for each edge ...

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### Algorithms for computing the Resilience of Graphs

The definition of resilience with a graph $G$ w.r.t to a monotone property $\mathcal{P}$ is well known.
(Global resilience) Let $\mathcal{P}$ be an increasing monotone property. The global ...

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### Node covering in a random graph

Given $N$ nodes randomly placed in a $D\times D$ area, i.e., the position of each node is randomly chosen. Assume that both $N$ and $D$ are sufficiantly large.
An agent can move in the area at ...

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### Reduction from permanent to $(0,1)$-permanent and implication of $P \ne NP$

Valiant
shows reduction from counting the solutions of CNF formula $F$,$\#SAT(F)$
to computing permanent where $ Perm(A)= 4^{t(F)}\cdot \#SAT(F)$
for certain efficiently computable $t(F)$ and matrix ...

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### Find multiple non-adjacent paths in a graph

Consider a non-directed graph. I want to find as many non-adjacent paths as possible from a source $s$ to a destination $t$. Two paths $P_1$ and $P_2$ are said to be non-adjacent to each other if none ...

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### Product of geodesic distances

I'm working on trying to show this, but can't seem to get started. No guarantees that it is true, but other conditions on the adjacency matrix that make it true or a counter example are helpful. ...

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votes

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### different way of selecting a random graph

Consider having a 'base' graph $G=(V,E)$ and selecting each vertex with independent probability $p$ and having the induced subgraph of $G$ with all 'selected' points as your random graph. Has this ...

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votes

**4**answers

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### about the structure of components of tensor product if more than one bipartite graph is taken

I was reading about tensor product of graphs. We know that if we take tensor product of n graphs and want this product to be a connected graph then at most one graph should be bipartite. In the book ...

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### Graphs of lines on del Pezzo surfaces

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field. To any del Pezzo surface $S$ over $k$ we may associate its graph of lines, which has one vertex for each line and an edge (with multiplicity if required) ...