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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Factor group lemma [on hold]

I have seen the following statement in http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0012365X84900104 [Page 294, part 2.2], but I cannot understand why "then $\mid N\mid *[a_i: 1\leq i\leq n]$ is ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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laplacian spectrum and size of a graph

do Laplacian spectrum of a graph gives us information on the size of a graph? for example, is it possible that I have two disconnected graph G and H with the following feature: 1) G and H have the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Interpreting (Fiedler) spectral bisectioning

I would appreciate help on how to interpret the results of spectral bisectioning of a graph. Given a $G=(V,E)$ with size $N$ represented by $Q$ its Laplacian matrix where the eigenvalues are ordered ...
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On the spectrum of random regular graph

For a random $d$-regular graph, where $d$ can be fixed or can grow slowly with the size of the graph $n$, what can we say about its spectrum - Do you believe it has simple spectrum? Thank you,
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How networks with high largest eigenvalues are more robust?

In the literature, it is sometimes indicated that network with high value of largest eigenvalue (either adjacency matrix or its Laplacian counterpart) are more robust against link/node removals. ...
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When does the normalized graph Laplacian have eigenvalue 1?

Let $G= (V,E)$ be a finite, undirected and unweighted graph with $V = \{v_1,\ldots, v_n\}$. Denote by $d_i$ the degree of $v_i$, i.e. the number of vertices that are adjacent to $v_i$. Let $A$ be the ...
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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 some quantitative version of interlacing of eigenvalues of a matrix under rank-1 update?

Given a real symmetric matrix $A$ and a vector $v$ of the same dimension we know that the eigenvalues of $A + vv^T$ are left interlaced by the eigenvalues of $A$. But do we have any quantitative ...
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When the Lovász theta-function saturates its upper bound

The Lovász $\vartheta$-function of a graph $G$, $\vartheta(G)$, is well-known to be "sandwiched" between the independence number of the graph, $\alpha(G)$, and the chromatic number of its complement, ...
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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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Is there a way to simplify this apparently huge characteristic polynomial calculation?

Say I am given the $0/1$ adjacency matrix of an undirected graph. Also I am given a representation $\rho$ of some group $G$ and an orientation has been arbitrarily chosen along each edge. Let ...