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Geometric dominating set: NP-complete?

Let $G=(V,E)$ be a geometric graph, a graph embedded in the plane whose edge lengths are the Euclidean distance between its endpoint vertices. Say that a set of vertices $D \subseteq V$ is a geometric ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Automorphism group of regular graph

Suppose $\Gamma$ is a $k$-regular graph with $n$-vertex. What is the group structure of Automorphism of $\Gamma$?
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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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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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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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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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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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Monotone embedding of complete binary tree in hypercube

Embedding different graphs, especially binary trees, in the hypercube has a huge literature. However, I could not find anything if we restrict the embedding to be monotone. So I would like to ...
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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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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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What is a “Ramanujan Graph”?

I noticed an apparent conflict in the definition in literature about what is a "Ramanujan graph, which I was wondering if someone could kindly clarify. (1) The Hoory-Linial-Wigderson review on ...
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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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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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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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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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Permutation Group Question

A question about permutation groups: I wonder if someone who is expert in permutation group theory could answer the following question. Let $x \in S_n$ (the symmetric group) be an involution which ...
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Vertex-primitive graphs with two vertices having almost the same neighbourhood

Hypothesis: Let $\Gamma$ be a vertex-primitive graph with two vertices $u$ and $v$ such that $$|N(u) \cap N(v)|=|N(v)|-1$$ Question: Is it true that $\Gamma$ must either be a complete graph or have ...
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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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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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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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special 1-factorization of regular bipartite graphs

Let $n= 2k+1, |X|=|Y|= n$ and $G= (X, Y, E)$ be a $(k+1)$-regular bipartite graph. Let $M$ be a perfect matching of $G$ having the property that every cycle of size 4 $C_4$ intersects $M$ in at most ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mclaughlin Graph

how can i construct a strongly regular graph with parameter $(275,112,30,56)$(Mclaughlin Graph), (105,32,4,12)? I need adjacency matrix of them? I know they are unique.
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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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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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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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Minimal graphs of prescribed girth and chromatic number

The well known result of Erdős, states that Given integers $g > 2$ and $k > 1$ there exist a graph $G$ with $\chi(G) \geq k$ and girth at least $g.$ What I am wondering is When can we ...
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What are the Applications of Hypergraphs

Hypergraphs are like simple graphs, except that instead of having edges that only connect 2 vertices, their edges are sets of any number of vertices. This happens to mean that all graphs are just a ...