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Relation eccentricity/diameter in undirected tree

I know in my mind that it's very obvious, but I just can't seem to prove the following statement: Let $G$ be an undirected non-trivial tree with at least $3$ vertices. Let $u$ be an arbitrary vertex ...
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Does this inequality always hold?

Denote the adjacency matrix of a given undirected graph by $g$. It is an $n$-by-$n$ symmetric Boolean matrix with elements on the diagonal to be zero ($n\geq 3$). Let $g_{12}=g_{21}=g_{13}=g_{31}=1$ ...
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About structure of the set of perfect matchings of $K_{n,n}$

Are there any special properties known about the set of perfect matchings of $K_{n,n}$? Like any global structure of this set? Some natural way to partition it? Like is there some algebraic structure ...
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Lovasz's Path removal conjecture

The Lovász Path Removal Conjecture states: For any positive integer $k$, there exists a minimum positive integer $f(k)$ such that, for any two vertices $x$, $y$ in any $f(k)$-vertex-connected ...
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About the upper bound on the roots of the matching polynomial

Heilman and Lieb had proven that if a graph had $d$ as its maximum vertex degree then the roots of the matching polynomial are bounded from above by $2\sqrt{d-1}$. Is there a modern exposition of ...
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Efficient isomorphic subgraph matching with similarity scores

I'm a computer vision PhD student, and I'm looking for an efficient approximation to the following problem, which could end up helping in image to image matching. Failing that, pointers to relevant ...
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Isometries of some simple Cayley graphs

Consider a Cayley graph of a group $G$ with respect to a symmetric finite generating set $S$. There are some obvious candidates to isometries of this graph - for example, translation by elements of ...
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Are there non-isomorphic graphs with rationally orthogonal similar adjacency matrices?

Let $A_G,A_H$ be the adjacency matrices of two non-isomorphic graphs. Let $P$ be orthogonal matrix with rational entries. Is it possible $A_G = P^{-1}A_H P$? Paper gives algorithm for ...
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When are the adjacency matrices of non-isomorphic graphs similar?

From Wikipedia. In linear algebra, two n-by-n matrices A and B are called similar if $$ B = P^{-1} A P$$ for some invertible n-by-n matrix $P$. If $P$ is a permutation matrix, $A$ and $B$ are ...
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Coloring algorithm maximising color difference between neighbors

Consider a graph and a set of ordered colors ${\cal C} = \{1,2,\cdots,C\}$. I want to color each node $i$ with a color $c_i\in{\cal C}$ so as to maximize the minimum color difference between two ...
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Counting the orderings of outward-directed trees where the degree of each vertex is $2$

Let $T$ be a connected directed tree with the following properties: The degree of each vertex of $T$ is at most $2$ (I am sure there is a name for such a graph but I do not know it). $T$ has a ...
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Unidentified Combinatorial Problem

Given a (finite, simple, undirected) graph $\mathcal{G} = (V, E)$, an edge binning associates each $e_{ij} \in E$ with one or the other of its vertices $v_i, v_j \in V$. Let $c_i$ be the number of ...
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Connection between Barnette conjecture and hardness of cubic graph decomposition

Motivated by this post on cubic graphs decompositions and the connection to Barnette conjecture, I am interested in decomposing a connected bridgeless cubic graph into edge-disjoint paths of length 3 ...
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Nauty software package and weighted graphs

I am working with software package Nauty. It there a way to add weighted graphs in nauty software package?
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How to find or constrain “particularly good” (two-sided) spectral expanders?

I'm new to graph theory, but a response to a question I asked a while ago introduced me to the concept of expander graphs. A k-regular graph (henceforth "graph") on n nodes has eigenvalues k = λ1 ≥ ...
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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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About the second largest adjacency eigenvalue of Abelian Cayley graphs

[Assume all groups are finite] One knows the general statement that the sum of the values of the character function on the generating set is an eigenvalue of a Cayley graph. But the above doesn't ...
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Petersen 2-factor decomposition theorem for directed graphs

Petersen proved that every 2k-regular graph can be decomposed into k disjoint 2-factors. I would like to know that is it true that if G is a directed regular graph (d_out(v)=d_in(v)=k), then can G be ...
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Maximum degree and matching number

Let $G=(V,E)$ be a finite graph. We write $\nu(G)$ for the matching number of $G$. Is there $\varepsilon > 0$ such that we have $$\frac{\nu(G)+\Delta(G)}{V(G)} \geq \varepsilon$$ for all finite ...
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The Universal Labeling of graph

The universal labeling of a graph $G$ is a labeling of the edge set in $G$ such that in every orientation $\ell$ of $G$ for every two adjacent vertices $v$ and $u$, the sum of incoming edges of $v$ ...
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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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A generalization of the triangle counting problem for simple weighted graphs

One nice identity is $$tr(A^3)/6$$ which counts the number of triangles of a graph represented with adjacency matrix $A.$ It also implies that triangle counting can be performed in subcubic time. ...
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$\kappa$-impediments (according to Shelah, Nash-Williams, Aharoni)

Let $\Gamma = (M, W, K)$ be a bipartite graph, that is $M, W$ are sets and $K\subseteq M\times W$. If there is an injective function $f:M\to W$ such that $f\subseteq K$ we say $f$ is an espousal and ...
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Arranging numbers from $1$ to $n$ such that the sum of every two adjacent numbers is a perfect power

I've known that one can arrange all the numbers from $1$ to $\color{red}{15}$ in a row such that the sum of every two adjacent numbers is a perfect square. $$8,1,15,10,6,3,13,12,4,5,11,14,2,7,9$$ ...
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Kripke frames as classes of partitions

Here's something I've been playing with off and on for a bit; I'm curious if anyone has seen it before. For this question, a Kripke frame $K$ is a finite reflexive directed graph. (Reflexivity isn't ...
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Is there a graph with 99 vertices in which every edge belong to a unique triangle and every nonedge to a unique quadrilateral?

99-Graph:Is there a graph with 99 vertices in which every edge(i.e. pair of joined vertices) belong to a unique triangle and every nonedge(pair of unjoined vertices) to a unique quadrilateral?
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Finding a cycle of fixed length

Is there any result about the time complexity of finding a cycle of fixed length k in a general graph? All I know is that Noga Alon et al. use the techinique called "color-coding", which has a running ...
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Cospectrality and dimension of graphs

Firstly, I apologize if the question is long. I appreciate any helpful answers and ideas. In the following all graphs are simple and connected. Let $G$ be graph with vertex set ...
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Generalization of Hamiltonian cycle

Let $G=(V,E)$ be a graph. For $v\in V$ we set $N(v) = \{w\in V: \{v,w\}\in E\}$. Let us say that a graph is neighborly if there is an injective function $f: V\to V$ such that $f(v)\in N(v)$ for all ...
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What is a G-Set Graph?

I keep finding references to $G$-Set graphs and I cannot find a definition anywhere. They are usually mentioned at the same time as the random graph generator "rudy," so I believe they refer to a ...
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Adjacency graph of a polyomino

Given a polyomino, the "adjacency graph" has one vertex for each tile and an edge connecting tiles which are adjacent (diagonal doesn't count). Is anything known about which graphs can be the ...
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Aperiodic graphs

The concepts of being non-periodic and aperiodic for tilings have obvious versions for connected graphs with a countable set of vertices and a finite number of edges meeting at each vertex. A graph ...
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About the small set expansion conjecture

Given a graph $G=(V,E)$ and a $\delta > 0$ one wants to calculate $h(G,\delta)=min_{\vert S\vert \leq \delta \vert V \vert } \phi(S)$. ($\phi(S) = \frac{ E(S,\bar{S}) }{d min \{\vert S \vert , n - ...
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Graph game minimum vertex degree

Consider the following graph game, given a graph $G=(V,E)$ on $n$ vertices with minimum degree $ \gg \log(n)$. Players are BR and MA (BR moves first): BR claims an unclaimed edge from $E$, adds it ...
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When are (Abelian) Cayley graphs also expanders?

I want to ask the question in two parts, (1) Is there some fundamental distinguishing property between Abelian and non-Abelian Cayley graphs? (say some specific proof technique which distinguishes ...
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Probability of a graph procedure

We are going to build $K_n$ one edge at a time. Begin with the empty graph on $n$ vertices. Take a random permutation of the edges of $K_n$ and, one at a time, place the edges onto the graph (so, ...
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Hypercube edge-coloring problem

Question: Is there a pairing (a fixed point free involution) of the vertices of the $n$-dimensional cube graph, and a $2$-coloring of its edges such that the number of color changes needed to get from ...
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Linear intersection number and maximum degree

This question is inspired by a Andrew D. King's comment in Linear intersection number and coloring (not chromatic) number A linear hypergraph is a pair $\pi=(X, L)$ where $X\neq \emptyset$ is a set ...
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Edges of $K_n$ are colored, connected few-colored subgraph is needed

Assume that all edges of a complete graph $K_n$ are colored in $k$ colors. We want to choose $m$ colors so that the graph formed by edges of chosen colors is connected. It is always possible if $m\geq ...
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Linear intersection number and coloring (not chromatic) 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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Independence Number of Graphs

Suppose $\alpha(G)\leq\alpha(H)$ where $G$ and $H$ are graphs, and $\alpha(.)$ is the independence number of graph. Is the following statement true? $\alpha(G\boxtimes G) \leq \alpha(H\boxtimes H)$ ...
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regular polyhedra (and polytopes) in hyperbolic geometry, and generalisations

While there exist regular tesselations of the hyperbolic plane with arbitrary regular polygons, there are no new regular polyhedra in hyperbolic (3D) space. This being quite trivial, it is probably ...
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Directed Hypercube Minimal Cuts

If $[n]:=\{1,2,\ldots, n\}$ for some $n\in\mathbb{N}$, then the hypercube digraph of dimension $n$, denoted $H_n$, is the graph whose set of vertices is the power-set $\wp([n])$ where two vertices ...
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Relationship of clique, independence, and chromatic numbers

For any graph $G=(V,E)$ let $\bar{G}$ be the complement graph. Is $$\text{inf}\big\{\frac{\omega(G)+\omega(\bar{G})}{\chi(G)} : G \text{ is a finite graph}\big\}$$ known? If not, what lower bounds are ...
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Bipartite Graphs arising from two k-partitions of a given Graph

Let $G$ be an $n$-chromatic connected graph. Let $(V_1, V_2, \cdots, V_n)$ and $(U_1, U_2, \cdots, U_n)$ be two partitions of $V(G)$ corresponding to proper n-colorings of $G$. Consider the bipartite ...
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When is the tensor product of two graphs planar?

Given two graphs $G=(V_1,E_1)$ and $H=(V_2,E_2)$, the tensor product of $G$ and $H$ is the graph $G \times H = (V,E)$, where $V=V_1 \times V_2$ is the Cartesian product of the $V_i$ and $ (u,v) \ E \ ...
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Which finite groups are not the automorphism group of some rooted finite tree?

The question is as given in the title: Which finite groups are not the automorphism group of some rooted finite tree? A rephrasing could be: Is any finite group representable as the automorphism ...
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Graph of bounded continous functions with distance 1

Let $V = \{f:[0,1]\to \mathbb{R}: f \text{ is continuous}\}$ and consider the metric that is defined for $f,g\in V$ by $$d(f,g) = \max\{|f(t)-g(t)|: t\in [0,1]\}.$$ We set $E = \{\{f,g\}: f,g \in ...
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the choosing of an independent set in a specific $k$-partite graph

Let $k\geq2$ be an integer, a graph $G=(V,E)$ is called $k$-partite if $V$ admits a partition into $k$ classes such that every edge of $G$ has its ends in different classes: vertices in the same class ...
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Reverse optimization of a minimum cost flow network

Given an undirected graph $(V,E)$, with $W$ as the weight of each edge, and a convex cost function $F(X)$, such as $|X|^k$ ($k>1$). The cost to send $x$ unit of flow through edge $e_i$ is defined ...