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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Connection between PageRank and Fiedler vector

This question is on graph clustering. In its simplest form, the eigenvector corresponding to the second smallest eigenvalue of the normalized Laplacian of a graph provides a relaxed solution to the ...
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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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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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Does an expander remain an expander after removing few vertices and edges?

Consider a sequence of expander graphs ($G_n$); say $G_n$ has $n$ vertices. Remove $o(n)$ vertices (and the edges emanating from these vertices) and cut $o(n)$ edges. Call $G'_n$ the largest connected ...
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Graph spectra and topology

This is a somewhat vague question, but I'm wondering if there has been any research into connections between the spectrum of a graph and some notion of the "topology" of that graph. To give an ...
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Laplacian spectrum and size of a graph

Does the Laplacian spectrum of a graph give information on the size of the graph? For example, is it possible that I have two disconnected graphs $G$ and $H$ with the following features: 1) $G$ and ...
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Hashimoto Matrix (Non-backtracking operator) and the Graph Laplacian

The question is: how can we recover the graph Laplacian or its spectrum from the Hashimoto Matrix (also commonly called the Non-backtracking operator)? To make the question as self-contained as ...
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best known bounds for spectral radius [closed]

There are many bounds for the spectral radius of graphs in terms of no. of vertices, maximum degree, chromatic number etc. I wish to know till date what are the best lower and upper bound for the ...
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Largest eigenvalue of signed graph

Let us consider a graph where edges can have weight 1 or -1, such a graph is called signed graph. In a signed graph, a cycle is called balanced cycle when product of weights on its edges is positive ...
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Spectrum of adjacency matrix of block graph

Let us consider a graph $G$ having $m$ number of complete sub-graphs $K_{n_1},K_{n_2},...,K_{n_m}$ which have size $n_1,n_2,...,n_m$ respectively. Further $\forall i$, one vertex of $K_{n_i}$ is ...
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Lower bound for smallest eigenvalue of symmetric doubly-stochastic Metropolis-Hasting transition matrix

For my master's thesis research, I stumbled upon a question concerning the Metropolis-Hasting transition matrix $W$. Context $\quad$ Let me start with some context. I consider connected undirected ...
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Spectral theory of graph Laplacian besides $\lambda_2$

Most of what I've seen about the spectral theory of the graph Laplacian concentrates on $\lambda_2$, the second-smallest eigenvalue. This eigenvalue contains information regarding the connectivity of ...
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Minimum negative eigenvalue of zero-one matrices

The following question must have been answered decades ago. For $n$ fixed, what is the most negative eigenvalue among all trace zero zero-one matrices (that is, all entries are either zero or one, ...
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Do product distributions (or graph products) eventually cluster as more products are taken?

Say we have a joint distribution on a finite alphabet $\mathcal{X}\times \mathcal{Y}$. It could be a communication link where we want to send a random message $X$ over a channel, but it gets garbled ...
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Behaviour of eigenspaces of adjacency matrices after a single change to the graph

Say I know the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of an adjacency matrix of an unweighted graph. Can I say anything about the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of an adjacency matrix of a graph with one extra ...
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Size of connected components of a graph via its spectrum

I know that we can determine the number of connected components of a graph from the eigenvalues of its Laplacian matrix. My question is: Is there a way to understand the size of each connected ...
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exact definition of Fiedler vector

For a given N-vertex similarity graph $ G=(V,A) $ the eigenvalues of the unrenormalized (graph) Laplacian may be denoted as $$ 0= \mu_0 \leq \mu_1 \leq ... \leq \mu_N $$ where the corresponding ...
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Spectral radius of a non-negative matrix after moving and replicating an element

Let $A$ be a non-negative square matrix and its spectral radius (i.e., it's largest eigenvalue) be $\rho(A)$. I need to do the following operation to $A$ and compare the resulting spectral radii. ...
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An algebraic graph theory problem?

Let we consider cayley graph $G=cayley(Z_2^n,S)$ which S is a subset of $Z_2^n$. If we consider a set of spectrum for this graph which satisfies all relations for cayley graph like $\sum_i \lambda_i^2=...
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a variation on the theory of equitable partitions for graphs

Assume you have a graph with an equitable partition with respect to cells $V_1,\ldots,V_n$. Accordingly, you can take the cellwise average value of a function on the node set - in other words, the ...
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Spectral radius of perturbed bipartite graphs

I am looking into how perturbation(s) on a bipartite graph affect its spectrum (specifically its spectral radius or largest eigenvalue). Actually, I'm not exactly looking into bipartite but my ...
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Graphs cospectral with Cayley graphs

Let $G$ be a Cayley graph, and $H$ a graph cospectral with $G$. Must $H$ be a Cayley graph? Does a counterexample exist? If $G$ is a circulant graph, does a counterexample exist?
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Classes of graphs for which isospectrum implies isomorphism ?

The spectrum of a graph is the (multi)set of eigenvalues of its adjacency matrix (or Laplacian, depending on what you're interested in). In general, two non-isomorphic graphs might have the same ...
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are there pairs of combinatorial graphs that are both isospectral and have the same matroid?

Two graphs are isospectral if the combinatorial Laplacian on them has the same spectrum, equivalently, the adjacency matrix has the same the set of eigenvalues (including multiplicities). Two graphs ...
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Operation on Isospectral graphs

Suppose $G$ and $H$ are two isospectral connected graphs. Can we say anything about isospectrality of graphs that are obtained by applying a binary operation to $G$ and $H$? For example, to take one ...
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Spectra of undirected $d$-regular graphs

Let $G$ be a undirected $d$-regular graph, that is, a graph whose all vertices have the same degree $d$. It is known that the eigenvalues $\sigma_i$, $i=1,\cdots,n$, of the adjacency matrix are real ...
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Ramanujan graphs and stable real polynomials

I have a problem with the lemma 6.5 and the theorems 5.1, 6.6 in the paper of Adam Marcus, Daniel Spielman and Nikhil Srivastava. http://arxiv.org/pdf/1304.4132.pdf I do not understand how they use ...
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Spectrum of Laplacian matrix of an infinite tree graph

I'm having difficulty understanding a fact stated in a research paper I'm reading. Namely, let $T$ be a tree with all nodes of degree $4$ (ie, the root has $4$ daughter nodes and all other nodes have $...
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Reasons for difficulty of Graph Isomorphism and why Johnson graphs are important?

In http://jeremykun.com/2015/11/12/a-quasipolynomial-time-algorithm-for-graph-isomorphism-the-details/ it is mentioned: 'In discussing Johnson graphs, Babai said they were a source of “unspeakable ...
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Database of adjacency matrices on cospectral non-isomorphic graph pairs

Is there a repository of cospectral non-isomorphic graphs available somewhere? I am looking for list of $0/1$ adjacency matrix pairs that can be input data in tools such as MATLAB.
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Sum of the absolute eigenvalues of A>=B

Kindly help me to prove/disprove the following statement. Let $A$ be a symmetric matrix of order $n \times n$ with all the diagonal entry equal to $0$, and other non-diagonal entry equal to $k$ (...
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Eigenvalue inequality for regular graphs

I recently proved an inequality relating some of the eigenvalues of a regular graph with each other, and I was wondering if it is already known. I was unable to find it online, and a quick skim ...
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Expansion in strongly regular graphs

Have you seen the following statement proven anywhere? Let $G$ be a strongly regular graph with parameters $(n,k,\lambda,\mu)$ with $\lambda,\mu>0$. Then there is no set $A$ of at least $n/4$ ...
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recovering information about a group from the spectrum of its Cayley graph

Suppose you have a finite group and you consider its Cayley graph with respect to some fixed generating set of nonidentity elements closed under inversion. Are there any results known to the effect ...
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Is the laplacian spectral radius of a directed grpah a non-decreasing function?

Given a directed graph G and its respective laplacian matrix $L = D-A$ where $A$ is the adjacency matrix ($A_{ij}=1$ if there is a link from $j$ to $i$ and $A_{ij}=0$ otherwise) and D is the diagonal ...
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Strongly connected graph and the eigenvalues of the laplacian matrix

Given a directed graph $G$, consider that $G$ is strongly connected iff every vertex $i$ in $G$ has inner degree $k_i\geq 1$. Reformulation of this definition: $G$ is strongly connected iff for any ...
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Maps between graphs defined through laplacian operations

Edit: The views/answers ratio on this question tells me that it was too long. As such, I've stripped out examples and now ask the question in brief. For examples, please ask in the comments or look at ...
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Application of cospectral graphs

Cospectral graphs are graphs having same eigenvalues. Constructions of cospectral graph is an interesting question in graph theory. Now a days we use graph theory in different brunches of Sciences and ...
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Lp norm estimates for the inverse of the Laplacian on a graph

I am looking at a finite connected graph and I would like to know what is the best [i.e. largest] constant $\lambda_p$ in $$ \sum_x f(x) =0 \implies \| \Delta^{-1} f\|_{\ell^p} \leq \lambda_p^{-1} \|...
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Estimating the shift in the $\lambda_{max}$ of a matrix under a diagonal perturbation

Given a matrix $A$ and a diagonal matrix $D$, what ways do we have to estimate, $\lambda_{max}(A+D) - \lambda_{max}(A)$? (Feel free to make other assumptions about the matrices that they are all ...
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An inequality from the “Interlacing-1” paper

This question is in reference to this paper, http://annals.math.princeton.edu/wp-content/uploads/annals-v182-n1-p07-p.pdf (or its arxiv version, http://arxiv.org/abs/1304.4132) For the argument to ...
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About the partial expectation polynomials in the Interlacing-I paper and perfect matchings

I am thinking of the polynomials $f_{s_1,s_2,..,s_k}$ as in the definition 4.3 in this paper http://annals.math.princeton.edu/wp-content/uploads/annals-v182-n1-p07-p.pdf In the use of these ...
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About distinct eigenvalues of a graph

if a graph with adjacency matrix $A$ and Laplacian $L$ has $k$ distinct eigenvalues then does this fact naturally help define or prove existence of a polynomial $p$ of degree $k-1$ such that $[p(A)]_{...
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Embedding graphs into hyperbolic spaces

Do we know of a characterization as to when does a graph have a "good" embedding into a hyperbolic space? (And does having such an embedding have a spectral or wavelet analysis signature?) I don't ...
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$l_{\infty}$ norms of matrix perturbations

Say $B$ is a real symmetric matrix of dimension $n$ and $A$ is another real symmetric matrix of the same dimension. What needs to be the bounds on (which?) norm of $B$ to ensure that $\lambda_{max}...
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A new lower bound for the chromatic number of a graph?

Let $S_{+}(G)$ denote the sum of the squares of the positive eigenvalues of the adjacency matrix of a graph $G$. Let $S_{-}(G)$ denote the sum of the squares of the negative eigenvalues and $q$ the ...
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Integral roots of circulant matrix

When does the circulant matrix have only integral roots? For example: all roots of the adjacency matrix of the complete graph $K_n$ are integer, which its adjacency matrix is circulant, but in case ...
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3-regular (cubic) graph with adjacency eigenvalue 1

Suppose $A\in\{0,1\}^{n\times n}$ is the adjacency matrix of a 3-regular (cubic) graph $G=(V,E)$; that is, all $n$ vertices $v\in V$ in the graph have three neighbors. Is there a nice necessary ...
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Connectivity of weighted graph and zero Laplacian eigenvalues

Given an undirected graph $G$, and let $V$ denote its set of vertices and $E$ its set of edges. Suppose that there are no edges connecting the same vertex, and no more than one edge connecting any ...
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Analysis of the Laplacian of a random bipartite graph

My analysis of an engineering problem reduced to analysis of the Laplacian of a (random) bipartite graph. There are a few particular questions I am interested in, but not sure which direction to take ...