Studying graphs using algebra (for example, linear algebra and abstract algebra) as a tool.

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Find a projectivity to create a graph.

I have the tetrahedron {xyzt=0} in projective space with homogeneous coordinate (x,y,z,t). I need to create a graph but the tetrahedron in affine coordinate is {xyz=0} and I can't visualize the ...
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Partition Graph Challenging Question

I want to find in which of the following Graph, the edges cannot partitioned to triangles? Km,n,r means 3-Partite Complete Graph with m, n, and r sections. a) K7 b) K12 c) K3,3,3 d) K5,5,5 i ...
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what is the significance of the inverse of an adjacency matrix?

Suppose I have a graph and I calculate the eigenvalues of the adjacency matrix and find that there are some number of zero eigenvalues. Do zero eigenvalues have any significance? Also is there a good ...
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Promises in the hidden subgroup formulation of graph isomorphism problem

In the 3rd slide of the talk, Graph isomorphism, the hidden subgroup problem and identifying quantum states, by Pranab Sen, the promise of the problem is defined as follows. Given: $G$: group, ...
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Constructing an eigenvector for a certain matrix representing a graph with a perfect code

Let $A$ be a symmetric $(0,1)$-matrix whose row sum is $r.$ Suppose I have a $(0,1)$ vector $v$ such that $$Av = \vec{1} - v.$$ By taking the vector $$u = \vec{1} - (r+1)v$$ we see that $$Au = A ...
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Confusion about the hidden subgroup formulation of graph isomorphism

I am going through Quantum factoring, discrete logarithms and the hidden subgroup problem by Richard Jozsa. On page 13, the author discussed the hidden subgroup problem (HSP) formulation of the graph ...
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compare magnitude of elements of Perron-Frobenious vector

Consider a nonnegative, primitive matrix $A=(a_{ij})_{n\times n}$ with positive diagonals. From the Perron-Frobenious theorem, the spectral radius $\rho(A)$ is an eigenvalue of $A$ and we have a ...
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Example of non-Abelianness of symmetric group for graphs

I know that for $n \ge 3$, $S_n$ is non-Abelian. I would like to work out an example in terms of graphs so to make it sure that I understand it right. A symmetric group of graphs of four vertices, ...
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maximizing the inverse degree in a graph

The inverse degree in the graph $G$ is defined as \begin{align*} r(G) = \sum_{i=1}^N \frac{1}{d_i}, \end{align*} where $d_i$ is the degree of node (vertex) $i$. Is the connected graph with maximum ...
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Automorphisms groups of direct product of graphs

Direct product of graphs $G$ and $H$ is a graph $G\times H$ for which $V(G\times H)=V(G)\times V(H)$ $E(G\times H)=\left\{(g_1,h_1)(g_2,h_2):\ g_1g_2\in E(G),\ h_1h_2\in E(H)\right\}$. Direct ...
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number of symmetries of an arbitrary graph

Given an (undirected) graph G, is there way to (approximately) estimate the order of Aut(G)-- i.e., the number of permutations ...
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Spectrum of an infinite graph independent of labelling

Does there exist an infinite graph whose spectrum does not depend upon the labelling of the graph? While evaluating the spectrum, I am considering adjacency matrix of the infinite graph as a bounded ...
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Eigenvalues of the distance-k graph of a graph

Let $G$ be a (finite, simple, connected) graph. Define the distance-$k$ graph $G_k$ to be the graph with the same vertex set and $x\sim y$ iff $d(x,y)=k$. A graph is integral if all of the eigenvalues ...
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Prove that T is transitive if and only if the score of the $k^{th}$ vertex ($s_k$) = '$k-1$' for $k =1,2,\ldots. n $

There is a transitive tournament (T) with $n > 1$ vertices and the score sequence is defined as $s_1, s_2, \ldots,s_n$ Prove that T is transitive if and only if the score of the $k^{th}$ vertex ...
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Graphs that are vertex transitive but not edge transitive

A graph $G$ is vertex transitive if for any two vertices $x$ and $y$ of $G$ there is an automorphism of $G$ that sends $x$ to $y$. Similarly, $G$ is edge transitive if for any two edges $e$ and $f$ of ...
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Correspondence between cycle covers of the digraph of a matrix and the nonzero terms in its characteristic polynomial expansion using mixed diagonals

Let me start with some definitions and notations. Definition: The graph of a symmetric matrix $A=[a_{ij}]_{i,j=1}^{n}$ is defined to be a simple graph $G$ where, $i\sim j$ in $G$ if $a_{ij}\neq 0$, ...
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Is there a cayley graph for the Klein bottle?

When studying algebraic topology we learned about the fundamental group of the $2$-torus $T^2$ which is isomorphic to $$\langle a, b \mid aba^{-1}b^{-1} \rangle$$ (the free abelian group on two ...
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Chromatic polynomial of a graph - might take a while

I'm currently struggling with graphs that require either adding edges, or removing them. Problem here being that the graphs I'm working on takes forever to complete and I don't really know if adding ...
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Existence of a (19, 6, 1, 2) strongly regular graph

While reading Is there a graph with 99 vertices... I became curious about smaller graphs satisfying the property. According to Wikipedia, strongly regular graphs must satisfy the relation: ...
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Algebraic Combinatorics

Let $K_{r,s}$ denote the complete bipartite graph, defined on $r + s$ vertices $\{v_1,v_2,...,v_r,w_1,...,w_s\}$, with an edge between $v_i$ and $w_j$ for $1 ≤ i ≤ r$ and $1 ≤ j ≤ s$. By ...
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Is the eigenvectors of vertex transitive graphs bounded

For a connected and regular graph $G$ with degree $ d $ at each vertex and adjacency matrix $A$, the normalized Laplacian of $G$ is defined as $L = I-\frac{1}{d}M$. Let $\psi$ be an eigenvector of $L$ ...
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Automorphism group of a bipartite regular graph

Showing an automorphism group of complete bipartite graph $K_{n,m}$ is easy. I'm wondering if there is an classification of automorphism groups of bipartite regular graphs. Did anyone heard something ...
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the solution of matrix polynomials

In order to get the eigenvalues of \begin{equation} P=\left[ \begin{array}{cc} 0_{n\times n} & I_{n\times n} \\ -A & -B% \end{array} \right], \end{equation} where $A$ and $B$ are both $n\times ...
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automorphisms of the infinite trivalent tree

Let $T$ be the infinite trivalent tree. I want to show that if $\alpha,\beta,\alpha',\beta'$ are vertices of the tree such that the distances $d(\alpha,\beta)$ and $d(\alpha',\beta')$ are equal, then ...
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Find eigenvalues from a given relation.

This is a simple problem of linear algebra. One without knowing graph theory may solve it. I am missing a small easy logic. Description: Let $G$ be a graph with $n$ vertices and $G^c$ is its ...
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The properties of graph and its relation with the largest eigenvalue

When I was solving questions from a graph theory book by Bondy and Murty, I came across this problem: ( Note: $\Delta$ represents the maximum degree. ) Show that: a) no eigenvalue of a graph ...
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Explicit expression of eigenvalue and eigenvector of a graph

Could any one tell me what kind of graph has the explicit expression of its eigenvalue and eigenvector? Thanks!
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Proof matrices and their eigenvalues

Let $C=A-B$ where $A=\begin{bmatrix}I &0\\ 0&0\end{bmatrix}$ and $B$ is a Laplacian matrix of a connected graph, so sum for rows is null and it doesn't have any zero row(or column). ...
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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 seem 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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product of semi-definite matrices

Suppose $A$ is block diagonal matrix with each block a $n\times n$ symmetric positive semi-definite matrix. And $L$ is $n\times n$ symmetric positive semi-definite Laplacian matrix. If the following ...
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Chromatic Polynomial for a Graph

I have The chromatic polynomial for this is given as $P(G_e,\lambda)=\lambda(\lambda-1)^3$. How is this calculated?
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Chromatic Number and Chromatic Polynomial of a Graph

I'm studying chromatic numbers and chromatic polynomials of graphs at the moment and I know the subtle connection between the two: Let $G$ be a graph, $\chi(G)$ be it's chromatic number and $p_G(x)$ ...
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Quasiprimitive almost simple

Let $\Gamma$ be a graph, $G<X\leq\operatorname{Aut}(\Gamma)$, and $X$ has a maximal normal subgroup $N$ which is intransitive on $V\Gamma$. It is obvious that $\dfrac{X}{N}$ is quasiprimitive on ...
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Eigenvalue gap of a graph

How to compute the eigenvalue gap of a graph. For example how does it work for the star graph? Let us assume that every node has a self-loop. Since this should make the eigenvalues positive, I would ...
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Quotient group and graphs

what is the Quotient group and how we can compute it for Petersen graph? what properties of graphs are incurred in the quotient groups of graphs? for example suppose G=(V,E) , D is the free abelian ...
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A question about the interlacing of symmetric matrices (graph interlacing)

Reading the paper of Haemers on graph interlacing I came across the following question. Let $A$ be a real symmetric matrix partitioned into $m \times m$ blocks and suppose $B$ is a $m \times m$ ...
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clique number of generalized Johnson graph $J(4n-1,2n-1,n-1)$

The generalized Johnson graph $J(v,k,r)$ is defined to be the graph whose vertex set is the set of all $k$-element subsets of $\{1,2,\ldots,v\}$, and with two vertices adjacent iff their intersection ...
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Chromatic polynomial of a grid graph

I have the following graph with $nm$ vertices: ...
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What is a quotient of a building by a lattice?

For an algebraic group $G$, we may defined a building associated to $G$. Let $B = B(G)$ be the corresponding building. I don't understand much about the concept quotient $B/\Gamma$ of a building $B$ ...
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characteristic polynomial of graph

I have 2 questions about how to find the characteristic polynomial of some graphs. If G is a simple cycle with n vertices and n edges, $C_n$, I need to find the characteristic polynomial of $C_n$ ...
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Undirected Graph Partitioning

Given an undirected Graph G(V,E) and provided we can remove edges from the graph. I have to tell is it possible to partition the graph so that each component contains exactly 2 vertices with one edge. ...
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what is the maximum number of faces with n vertex in planar graphs?

what is the maximum number of faces with n vertex in planar graphs? v=number of vertices f= number of faces for example if v=3 -> max(f)=2 v=4 -> max(f)=4 (a triangle with a point in inner face of ...
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How many arrays with crossed cells, order of rows/columns irrelevant

I've been struggling with this simple problem for months though as I am a newbie to… well, maths, there's high chance someone more educated than myself may get it right! Let's consider an array or a ...
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Graph isomorphism and existence of nontrivial automorphisms

Consider the following two algorithmic problems - one of determining whether two graphs are isomorphic and the other of determining if a graph has a nontrivial automorphism: (1) Decision problem: ...
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Why there are $11$ non-isomorphic graphs of order $4$?

I'm new to graph theory and I don't plan to become a serious student of graph theory either. My book suggests that there are $11$ non-isomorphic graphs of order $4$, but I can't see why. I know that ...
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Subcategory generated by a graph

I was wondering whether there was a notion of subcategory generated by a "part" of a fixed category $\mathcal{C}$. My thoughts started from the well known concept of the substructure generated by a ...
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Restriction on Graph Automorphism

This question referes to a definition in Eugene M. Luks paper "Isomorphism of Graphs of Bounded Valence Can Be Tested in Polynomial Time" (1981), page 48, available at ...
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Adajcency matrix of Kneser Graph

What is the structure of adjacency matrix of Kneser graphs $K(n,k)$? Do they have any nice structure?
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Symmetries of combinatorial structures.

Studying the automorphism groups of graphs/finite geometries/designs has been quite useful and important for both group theory and combinatorics. I know of the following books which cover the ideas ...
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Constructing a directed graph from its spectrum

This is related to the following question from cs theory stack exchange: http://cstheory.stackexchange.com/questions/3742/reverse-graph-spectra-problem So it seems as if given a sequence of real ...