Questions related to the spectrum of graphs, defined using one of the possible variants of the discrete Laplace operator or Laplacian matrix. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discrete_Laplace_operator

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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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A particular argument in the review on expanders by Hoory-Linial-Wigderson

I am thinking about the third bullet point on page 455 here, http://www.ams.org/journals/bull/2006-43-04/S0273-0979-06-01126-8/ Can someone explain what is the argument there which seems to conclude ...
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Constructing Ramanujan graphs from elliptic curves

Is there an exposition which explains how to do this step-by-step? (I see stray references and allusions to such a thing being possible but can't locate anything concretely) Something to do with ``...
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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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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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Weighted eigenvector-entry sums of bipartite graphs

Let $\lambda_m$ denote the $m$-th eigenvalue of the adjacency matrix $A$ of a bipartite graph $G$ of order $N$ and ${\bf v}_m$ the normalized eigenvector corresponding to $\lambda_m$. I am looking for ...
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Matching polynomials and Ramanujan graphs

Is it purely coincidental that the same number $2\sqrt{d-1}$ appears in these two following apparently disparate concepts? A $d-$regular graph is said to be called Ramanujan if its adjacency ...
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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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When is a $2$-lift of a graph connected? [closed]

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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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 without diagonalizing it. The graphs I am interested in are not regular (but ...
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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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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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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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Are there good ways of relating a minor to the full determinant?

Say $A$ is a $(n-1)\times (n-1)$ matrix and we augment it by a $n^{th}$ row and a column and get a $n \times n$ matrix $B$. Is there a nice way to relate $det(B)$ and $det(A)$ and the added row and ...
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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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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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Is there an elliptic Harnack equality for directed graphs?

The elliptic Harnack inequality for undirected graphs was proven by Delmotte in the paper "Inegalite de Harnack elliptique sur les graphes" (French, http://matwbn.icm.edu.pl/ksiazki/cm/cm72/cm7213.pdf)...
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Do perfect matching(s) have signatures in the graph eigenvalues?

If the edges of a bipartite graph are such that they can be seen as a disjoint union of perfect matchings then will this somehow reflect in the eigenvalues of the Laplacian? It would be helpful to ...
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Graphs whose degree vectors coincide for all powers of their adjacency matrices

Let symmetric $A,B \in \{0, 1\}^{n \times n}$ denote the adjacency matrices of two simple graphs. Further let $\mathbf{1}$ denote the all-one-vector. Now assume that $A^k \mathbf{1} = B^k \mathbf{1}$ ...
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Are these three different notions of a graph Laplacian?

I seem to see three different things that are being called the Laplacian of a graph, One is the matrix $L_1 = D - A$ where $D$ is a diagonal matrix consisting of degrees of all the vertices and $A$ ...
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Is there a continuous analogue of Ramanujan graphs?

I think it might help to think of the following definition of a Ramanujan graph - a graph whose non-trivial eigenvalues are such that their magnitude is bounded above by the spectral radius of its ...
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minimal polynomial for a graph

I wonder if there is any result relating the degree $d$ of the minimal polynomial of a directed finite graph to any of its topological features - such as its diameter, or any other similar 'natural' ...
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About the roots of the matching polynomial

Can someone kindly give me an expository reference on matching polynomial and its roots? (there is a proof that they are always real?) I saw these two related discussions, Roots of matching ...
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Are there two-sided $\varepsilon$-expanders with independent sets of size $(1-\varepsilon)n$?

Terry Tao's notes on expander graphs has the following exercise: Exercise 13 Let $G$ be a $k$-regular graph on $n$ vertices that is a two-sided $\epsilon$-expander for some $n > k \geq 1$ and $\...
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Meaning of eigenvalue 1 and symmetry in Laplacian spectra of graphs

We often see normalized Laplacian spectra of graphs where density on eigenvalue 1 serves as an axis of symmetry, with particularly high (blue spectra in the figure) or low densities (red spectrum) ...
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Form of the Shannon capacity for Heptagon?

Is the $0$-error capacity of $7$-cycle: $(1)$ known to be of form $7^q$ for some $q\in \mathbb Q$?
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eigenvalue estimate of the adjacency matrix

The adjacency matrix of a nonempty (undirected) graph has a strictly positive largest eigenvalue $\lambda_\max$. A very easy upper estimate for it can be obtained directly by Gershgorin's theorem: $$ ...
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(Connected) Cayley graphs of PSL(2,q) from (2,3,n)-triples

Let $G = PSL(2,q)$. I'm interested in the Cayley graphs of $G$ generated by triples $(A,BAB^{-1},B^{-1}AB)$, where $A, B \in G$ are elements of order $2, 3$ respectively: such a triple generates all ...
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Can the graph Laplacian be well approximated by a Laplace-Beltrami operator?

It seems rather well known that given a Laplace-Beltrami operator $\mathcal{L}_{M}$ on a manifold $M$ we can approximate its spectrum by that of a graph Laplacian $L_{G}$ for some $G$ (where $G$ is ...
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Largest eigenvalue adjacency matrix-link deletion

Let G be a connected undirected graph and G\e be a graph obtained by removing a random link e from the graph G. Let $\lambda_1(A(G))$ be the largest eigenvalue of the adjacency matrix of graph G. Is $\...
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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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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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Cheeger inequality for the maximal eigenvalue

Let $G = (V,E)$ be an undirected graph and let $L = I - D^{-1/2} A D^{-1/2}$ be its normalized Laplacian matrix. The Cheeger inequality asserts that: $$\frac{\Phi_G^2}{2} \leq \lambda_2 \leq 2 \Phi_G$...
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limiting empirical spectral distribution of the Laplacian matrix on an Erdos-Renyi graph?

Let $G$ be an Erdos-Renyi random graph (i.e. an edge ($ij$) exists with probability $0 < p < 1$ and all edges are independent). Let $L$ be the Laplacian matrix of this graph (i.e $L=D-A$, where $...
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Roots of matching polynomial of graph

At the end of this preprint, I make the following conjecture concerning the roots of the matching polynomial: If a graph $G$ is connected and contains a cycle, then the spectral radius of $G$ ...
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Spectral lower bounds on the diameter of a graph

There is such a bound, due to Mohar and McKay, using the second-smallest eigenvalue of the Laplacian $\lambda_{2}$: $$Diam \geq \lceil \frac{4}{n\lambda_{2}} \rceil.$$ This bound is very elegant but ...
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Eigenvalues of a graph and its one-edge-delation graph

Let $G$ be any graph with at least one edge and let $e$ be any edge of $G$. Let $G-e$ denote the subgraph of $G$ obtained by deletion of the edge $e$. Assume that $G$ has $n$ vertices. Suppose ...
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Must distinct tree eigenvalues be relatively far apart?

How close to each other can two distinct eigenvalues of a tree be, as a function of the number $n$ of nodes ? For example, the path $P_n$ exhibits a gap of order $\frac{2\pi^2}{n^2}$ asymptotically ...
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interpretation of generalized eigenvalue/vectors in spectral graph theory [closed]

Let us say I have a symmetric graph adjacency matrix A, a degree matrix D, a laplacian L (D-A). I have a generalized eigenvalue equation $Av=\lambda Lv$. Does the eigenvalue/vectors produced in this ...
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How can I prove that a particular family of graphs is integral?

I'm working with an infinite family of graphs that seems to always have all integral eigenvalues, and I'd like to find some way to prove that (if it's true). Call the graphs $G_{n,k}$ and define them ...
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The spectral radius of a modified graph

Let $H$ be a graph and let $G=H \vee K_{1}$ be obtained by creating a new vertex and joining it to every vertex in $H$. This situation has many different names: $G$ is called the cone or the ...
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Which graph topology has the greatest eigenvalue?

I am looking at comparing multiple graph topologies based on their spectra. From the set of all $N\times N$ adjacency matrices, is there any result which points to the adjacency matrix with the ...
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Reflexive (hyperbolic) graphs

Is there an effective description of the graphs such that exactly one eigenvalue (of the conventional adjacency matrix) is $>2$ whereas all others are $\le2$? By "effective" I mean something that ...
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spectrum of an adjacency matrix

The adjacency matrix of a non-oriented connected graph is symmetric, hence its spectrum is real. If the graph is bipartite, then the spectrum of its adjacency matrix is symmetric about 0. A few ...
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Graph of Grassmannian

Let p be an integer, and let G be the graph $(V=Gr(k,\mathbb{F}_q ^n),E)$ where: $Gr(k,\mathbb{F}_q ^n)$ is the set of all subspace of $\mathbb{F}_q$ of dimension k, and $E=\{ W_1,W_2 \in V | W_1\...
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Coherence between different ranking methods of a graph's vertices

Given a (connected) graph $G$ it is natural to want to rank its vertices, with the more "central" vertices ranked higher. Two natural ways of doing it are: By the degrees. By the entries in a ...
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If two graphs have same Laplacian spectrums, are they the similar graphs?

If graph A and graph B have exactly the same Laplacian spectrums, can I just say they are same graphs? (only with scaling edge weights and node index reordering) I don't know if there is any explicit ...
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On the existence of Graph Monomorphism

A graph monomorphism is an injective graph homomorphism. Determining existence of Graph monomorphism between graph pairs is computationally hard. Assume we talk only about classes of undirected ...
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When does graph Laplacian have eigenvalue -1?

Consider an undirected graph $G$ with (symmetric) adjacency matrix $A \in \{0,1\}^{n \times n}$ and degree sequence $d = (d_i)$ where $d_i = \sum_{j} A_{ij}$. Assume that every node has degree at ...
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normalized laplacian spectrum of trees

Is it known for which class of graphs the normalized laplacian has only simple eigenvalues (i.e., with multiplicity one)? In particular, are there trees (or perhaps a specific class of trees) whose ...