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Statistics of strongly connected components in random directed graphs

I'm interested in the statistics of strongly connected components in random directed graphs. However, I'm unable to find any results on this, partly because I don't know the terminology to search for. ...
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Are there 2-connected regular graphs whose maximum matching leaves 3 vertices uncovered?

I'd like to use Corollary 5 of a paper by Hell & Kirkpatrick on graph packings to obtain an NP-hardness result. They want a 2-vertex-connected graph $F$ such that every matching in $F$ leaves at ...
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Prove that a Graph is connected using eigen values $\lambda$ [on hold]

Prove that for a graph is connected if and only if $\lambda_{max}$ > $\lambda_{1}$ Prove that for a $d$-regular graph $\lambda_{\max} = \lambda_1 = \cdots = \lambda_{k-1}$ if and only if the graph ...
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When the vertex covering number is smaller than the chromatic number

For any graph $G=(V,E)$ let $\tau(G)$ be the minimum cardinality of a vertex cover of $G$. As noted here, we have $\tau(G) \geq \chi(G) - 1$ for all finite graphs $G$. I'm interested in graphs $G$ ...
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Proof of closed walk generating function identity

In 'Spectral Conditions for the Reconstructibility of a Graph' Godsil and McKay give a short proof of an identity (Lemma 2.1) that relates the generating function for the number of closed walks ...
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Survey of Erdős' “Tricks” [on hold]

Is there a kernel of "tricks", techniques and tools that Paul Erdős was particularly fond of and therefore employed a lot in his research work? Could you point out some survey papers that deal with ...
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Linear intersection number and vertex covering number

A linear hypergraph is a pair $\pi=(X, L)$ where $X\neq \emptyset$ is a set and $L\subseteq {\cal P}(X)$ has the following properties: for $e\in L$ we have $|e|\geq 2$; if $e_1\neq e_2 \in L$ then ...
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Papers about decentralized search and cluster

I just start an independent study about small world network and clusters and I try to find papers about decentralized search and clusters. Can anyone give me some references? Thanks! EDIT (David ...
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About adjacency matrices of $k-$shift lifts of graphs

I am finding the notation of cyclic lifts of graphs to be very confusing. Lets say one is looking at a cyclic $k-$lift of a $\vert V \vert$ sized graph. I would like to understand what is the ...
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the triangle inequality for shortest paths of graphs [closed]

In why-the-triangle-inequality I found the statement: for example if $d(a,b)$ measures the "length" of the "shortest path" between points $a$ and $b$ (and this can be interpreted quite ...
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Can all unit-distance graphs have their vertices at algebraic integers?

A graph $G$ is described as a unit-distance graph if there exists a function $f:G \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ such that for every edge $(u,v) \in E(G)$, we have $|f(u) - f(v)| = 1$. Obviously, we can ...
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On independent sets of graph

Given $G$ a regular graph on $n$ vertices, denote $\alpha(G)>1$ to be independence number. Denote $\Gamma(G)$ to be collection of possible subset of independent vertices in $G$ of cardinality ...
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Isomorphic subcategories of directed graphs and presets

For the purposes of this post, a digraph (directed graph) has neither loops nor multiple parallel edges, and a preset is an ordered pair consisting of a set $S$ and a preorder (viz., a reflexive and ...
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Can a graph be reconstructed from its cycle lengths?

All graphs discussed are finite and simple. The cycle sequence of a graph $G$, denoted $C(G)$, is the nondecreasing sequence of the lengths of all of the cycles in $G$, where cycles are distinguished ...
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Infinite graphs isomorphic to their line graph

The only finite connected graphs $G$ that are isomorphic to their line graph $L(G)$ are the cycle graphs $C_n$ (see this link for example). There are connected countable graphs that are isomorphic to ...
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Induced subgraphs of small strongly regular graphs

Consider a strongly regular graph $G$ with parameters $(76,30,8,14).$ Hoffman's bound tells us that $\overline{G}$ has an independent set of size at most $4$ and its not hard to see there are indeed ...
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Generating alternating cycles on a perfect matching

Given a perfect matching $M$ in a regular bipartite graph $G$, is there an efficient algorithm to randomly generate self-avoiding alternating cycles with uniform distribution? Ideally, such an ...
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Graph lifts and representation theory

Is there any connection known between the two? One can naturally define lifts of graphs by groups like $\mathbb{Z}_k$ and hence I wonder if representation theoretic properties can be used to say ...
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Graph classes where finding explicit coloring have certificate that it is minumum

Graph coloring doesn't have certificate that smaller coloring doesn't exist in general. I am looking for graph classes where finding explicit coloring is not polynomial and have polynomially ...
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Maximal independent sets in a graph $G$ versus maximal matchings in the line graph $L(G)$ [migrated]

I'm a bit confused because of the answers in Maximum matchings in infinite graphs . I was thinking that an independent set in a graph $G$ corresponds to a matching in the line graph $L(G)$, and vice ...
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Counting labelled graphs according to sets of size 3

In this question we are counting labelled simple graphs. No concept of isomorphism is involved. Let $G(n,e,t)$ be the number of labelled simple graphs with $n$ vertices, $e$ edges, and $t$ sets of ...
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Maximum matchings in infinite graphs

For any graph $G=(V,E)$ we define $\mu(G) = \sup\{|M|: M\subseteq E(G) \text{ is a matching}\}$. Is there a graph $G=(V,E)$ such that for every matching $M\subseteq E$ we have $|M|<\mu(G)$?
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Multiple Bipartite graphs and matchings

I've been told recently that it's better i just for help regarding my 'specific' problem rather than lots of little questions around the same topic which appear somewhat unclear. I would first like to ...
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Characterizing graphs with $k$ edge-disjoint minimum diameter spanning trees

Henneberg [1] and Laman [2] characterized graphs which have, after adding any edge, 2 edge-disjoint spanning trees. This was generalized to $k$ edge-disjoint spanning trees by Frank and Szegõ [3]. ...
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When is edge colored circulant isomorphism polynomial?

Don't understand enough group theory, but two papers appear to give partial results about an open problem. Edge colored graph isomorphism is isomorphism which preserves the edge coloring (the ...
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When is a $2$-lift of a graph connected? [on hold]

Let $\ (V\ E)\ $ be a graph, i.e. $\ E\subseteq\binom V2.\ $ A $2$-lift pattern of a graph is a function $\ e:E\rightarrow\{-1\,\ 1\}.\ $ The induced 2-lift is defined as the graph $\ V\times\{-1\,\ ...
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Martingales and Bipartite graphs

Would a vertex exposure martingale be useful for bounding the deviation in size of the largest matching from it's expected value in the standard random bipartite graph with vertex classes of size $n$ ...
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Extremal eigenvalues & eigenvectors of skew-adjacency matrix

I am looking for ways to obtain the extremal eigenvalues and eigenvectors of the skew-adjacency matrix of a directed graph. The graphs I am interested in are not regular (but they have a maximum ...
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Signed Laplacians and Ramanujan graphs

Given a signing/2-lift matrix $A_s$ of a $d-$regular graph one has the relationship that the ``Signed Laplacian" is $L = d + A_s$. This $L$ is still the same size as the base graph. But the lifted ...
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Laplacian spectrum of $2-$lifts of graphs

We know that a $2-$ lift of a graph is specified by a $\pm 1$ assignment on the edges of the graph ( given as a signing matrix) denoting which edge is to be duplicated by the identity permutation on ...
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Expected matching in a bipartite graph

Consider a random bipartite graph constructed on vertex classes of size $n$ with each edge present independently with probability $p$. How could I go about calculating the size of the expected ...
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How many cospectral graphs available for a given number of nodes?

Two graphs are said to be cospectral if they have same eigenvalues wrt adjacency matrix, Normalised or Signless laplacian matrix. How many graphs has cospectral mates for a given number of nodes? We ...
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What is the smallest 4-chromatic graph of girth 5?

It is known that the smallest 4-chromatic graph of girth 4 is the Grötzsch graph (11 vertices). What happens for girth 5? The Brinkmann graph (21 vertices) has chromatic number 4, girth 5 and is ...
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Solving gradient of an especial heat equation

In my research I came up with a gradient of heat equation on a edge-weighted graph as: \begin{equation*} \nabla_w T_t(t,w) + T(t,w) . \nabla_w L_w + L_w . \nabla_w T(t,w) = 0 \end{equation*} where ...
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What mathematical models can analyze and optimize systems based on gossip?

I look for a mathematical model that can accommodate, analyze and suggest optimizations for a system that can be humanly described as people gossiping about stuff. System description: We have a ...
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The Bilu-Linial conjecture and Ramanujan graphs

The Bilu-Linial conjecture claims that every $d-$regular graph has a $2-$lift such that for the signing matrix has its eigenvalues between $[-2\sqrt{d-1},2\sqrt{d-1}]$ (the ``signing matrix" is the ...
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Automorphism group of directed complete graph

Given a directed complete graph on $n$ vertices, is there an efficient algorithm for computing its automorphism group? Is there a nontrivial upper bound on the order of its automorphism group? How ...
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What is this graph property: number of vertices it takes to see every vertex?

I am wondering what the name is for the following graph property: given a graph $G$ what is the smallest cardinality of $A\subseteq G$ such that every $v\in G$ is connected to some vertex of $A$? I am ...
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Are these particular kinds of matrices well known?

Given two positive integers $n$ and $a \leq \frac{n}{2}$ consider a $n \times n$ matrix $A$ such that, all the diagonal entries are either $a$ or $a+1$ all the non-zero off-diagonal entries are ...
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Minimum number of edges to remove to have low degree

I have the following problem (k fixed integer): Input: Graph G. Output: Minimum number of edges to remove to G to obtain a graph such that every node has degree at most k. Do you know the complexity ...
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Prove or disprove this upper bound on chromatic number

Let $G$ be a simple connected finite graph and let $v \ge 4$ be the number of vertices, $E$ the number of edges, $\chi(G)$ the chromatic number , $\omega(G)$ the clique number and $\Delta$ the ...
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Sets of spreads in graphs

Let $G$ be a graph. A $k$-spread is a set of cliques of order $k$ which partition the vertex set (so $k|n$, where $n$ is the number of vertices). A partial $k$-resolution of $G$ is a set of pairwise ...
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Hamming graph and independent sets

I'm defining the Hamming graph $H(d,q)$ in the usual way, so we have a set $S$ of $q$ elements, the hamming graph $H(d,q)$ has vertex set $S^{d}$ (the set of all ordered $d$-tuples of elements of $S$) ...
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Maximum flow problem with non-zero lower bound [migrated]

Given G = (V,E ) a directed graph, if $ X \subseteq V $ we note with $\delta ^{+}\left(X\right)$ = $\left \{ xy\in E \mid x \in X, y\in V - X \right \}$ and $\delta ^{-}\left(X\right)$ = $\delta ...
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Threshold for perfect Matchings in Bipartite graph

Consider the random bipartite graph with vertex classes of size $n$ and each edge being present independently with probability $p(n)$. I know one way to prove the threshold of a perfect matching is ...
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Structure of the stabilizer of a vertex-neighborhood of a vertex-transitive graph

Given a simple, undirected graph and a vertex $v$ of the graph, let $L_v$ denote the set of automorphisms of the graph that fixes the vertex $v$ and each of its neighbors. When the graph is ...
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Covering a set in a hypergraph

I'm interested in counting the following. Consider a set $\{v_1,\dots,v_m\}$ of $m$ vertices in the complete $k$-uniform hypergraph on $n$ vertices where $m < k$. I want to know the number of ...
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Parallelism degree of a DAG

Let me first give a motivation. Suppose a connected DAG G with one source X and one sink Y. The goal is to find some "bottleneck" node between X and Y, i.e. node through which every path from X to Y ...
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Spectral radius of a time-varying matrix with strictly positive increment of the matrix's entry

Consider a time varying non-negative matrix $A(t)$ and its spectral radius $\rho(A(t))$ being the largest eigenvalue of $A(t)$ and $t$ denotes the time. If $A(t)$ changes over time with each time a ...
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Collection of conjectures and open problems in graph theory

Is there something similar to the Kourovka Notebook for graph theory (or anyway an organized, possibly commented, collection of conjectures and open problems)?