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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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### 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 ...

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### About expectation norms on graphs

Let $S \subseteq V$ of a $d-$regular graph $G$ such that $\mu = \frac{\vert S \vert }{\vert V \vert } $. Let $A$ be the adjacency matrix of the graph. Then define the quantity $\phi(S)= ...

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### How does one calculate/estimate/guarantee the girth of a non-Abelian Cayley graph?

This question is in reference to this other question,
Can someone point out references (or explain!) which give techniques of being able to prove for any Cayley graph this property of having a girth ...

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### Random walk on the hypercube

Consider the hypercube $Q_4$. I would like to know how to compute the number of steps of a random walk in this graph such that the probability to be at a vertex is a given number $x$. I think I just ...

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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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### Is there any analytically expressible choice of disjoint perfect matchings?

Consider being given a $d-$regular $(n,n)$-bipartite graph. We know that its edge set decomposes into $d$ disjoint perfect matchings. I want to know if there is a analytic way to pick such a ...

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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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### 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 ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Discrete bi-Laplacian

I was wondering whether there exists any kind of literature on the the powers of the discrete Laplacian, in particular the the discrete bi-Laplacian, possibly with weights on the edges.
In particular ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Looking to derive bound for modulus of harmonic eigenfunction on weighted graph

We have a homogeneous graph $G = (V,E)$ with a function $f:V\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$. We define the following modulus:
$\displaystyle \omega(s) = \sup\{f(x)-f(y) \ | \ |x-y|=s \}$
and wish to lower ...

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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, ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### A question about Assaf Naor's review in Bourbaki about the Batson-Spielman-Srivastava result

I am referring to this article - http://www.cims.nyu.edu/~naor/homepage%20files/Exp.1033.pdf
If I understand right, the author states that his equations (8) and (9) are equivalent to the equations ...