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Why are Cayley graphs of $SL_2(\mathbb{F}_p)$ defined in this peculiar way?

Naively it would have been natural to pick the symmetric group of generators from members of $SL_2(\mathbb{F}_p)$ but instead one defines a set $S_p$ which is a "natural projection modulo $p$" of an ...
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Graph Combinatorics: How many such Graphs are there?

How many $4$-regular graphs exist on $8$ vertices? I found that such a graph can't be disconnectd since if so, then graph can be written as disjoint union of atleast two graphs. $4$ regularity ...
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How to show a random matrix has large spectral gap?

If I know $Y$ is a random d-regular bipartite graph (tanner code in coding theory), can I show $Y^TY$ has large spectral gap with high probability? More specifically: If I know $Y=AX \in ...
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Icosahedral Graph

Let $Γ$ be a graph cospectral with the icosahedral graph having spectrum $\{[5]^1,[\sqrt{5}]^3, [-1]^5,[-\sqrt{5}]^3\}$. I have shown that Γ has 12 vertices, 30 edges, regular with each vertex having ...
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Expected number of leaf nodes in some theoretical graph models

If a leaf node of a graph refers to a node having the degree of 1, how can one compute the expected number of leaf nodes of: (A) a random graph (e.g., Erdos-Renyi graph), (B) a small-world graph ...
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How to find spectral radius of ${0,1}$ and ${0,1,-1}$ matrices?

[this is kind of a continuation of this question ] It seems that the following is true, Among $n=3$ dimension symmetric matrices over $\{0,1\}$ which have $d=7$ ones the maximum spectral radius is ...
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What is known about optimization of spectral properties of matrices over finite fields?

[I am solving the characteristic polynomial over complex numbers but since the matrices are symmetric all eigenvalues are real] Like for symmetric $d-$regular matrices over 0/1 or 0/1/-1 what are ...
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Does new matrix also have integral eigen values?

$K_n$ is complete graph on n vertices. Laplacian matrix of $K_n$ has integer eigenvalues. If we are taking compliment of a $K_m$ (alongwith n-m isolated vertices) ; $m<n$ in $K_n$, Does Laplacian ...
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Laplacian solvers for inversion of large matrices?

I have a large matrix L of size 400,000 $\times $ 400,000 . I'm using this L matrix in the following way. Lin = L$^{-1}$ C = D - B * Lin * B'; B,D are of appropriate sizes. L matrix is ...
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About Cayley graphs on finite fields.

If one is given $n$ vectors of length $n$ $\in \mathbb{F}_{p^k}^n$ for some prime number $p$ and $k \in \mathbb{Z}^+$ then how can one check if they are linearly independent? (the issue is if there ...
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Intuition behind spectral radius of a graph

Suppose that I have a graph G, along with its respective adjacency matrix A. The definition of how one can compute the spectral radius of this graph is not hard to grasp, but I was wondering about the ...
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Clustering with SVD

I'm trying to do some clustering on a graph, which is represented by an adjacency matrix $B = A^2$, where $A$ is symmetric. I tried several methods like taking the eigenvectors of the Laplacian $L = ...
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Graph Centrality: spectral techniques

What is the difference between: normalizing the row of an adjacency matrix and taking the right eigenvector normalizing the row of an adjacency matrix and taking the left eigenvector ...
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A curious way to write the eigenvectors of the Boolean hypercube

It seems that one can write the eigenvectors of the hypercube $\{ \pm 1\}^n$ as the functions, $\{ \chi_S \}_{S \subseteq [n] }$. And these functions $\chi_S$ are defined on the vertices $x \in \{ \pm ...
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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. The graphs I am interested in are not regular (but they have a maximum ...
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Efficiently compute the eigenvectors of the Laplacian of a symmetric positive matrix

I am working with a matrix A relatively large (200k x 200k), and I want to compute the eigenvectors of the Laplacian: $L = D - A^2$, where $A$ is symmetric. I don't need all eigenvectors, just a few ...
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What conditions on a graph $G$ allow it to be uniquely determined by the spectrum of $A(G)$?

What conditions on an undirected graph $G$ allow it to be uniquely determined by the spectrum of its adjacency matrix $A(G)$? Very simple examples show that one needs connectivity, and I imagine ...
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What is the intuition behind / How can we interpret the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of Euclidean Distance Matrices ?

Given a set of points $x_1,x_2,...,x_m$ in the euclidean space $\mathbb{R}^n$, we can form a $m$ x $m$ Euclidean Distance Matrix $D$ where $D_{ij}={||x_i-x_j||}^2$. We know a little bit about these ...
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Adjacency vs Laplacian matrix

There are different ways to represent a graph but adjacency and laplacian matrices are the two most powerful ones having various properties. Recently, a student asked me when exactly we should use ...
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What do the eigenvalues/vectors of a metric describe?

Given a finite metric space $(X = \{ x_i \}_{i=1}^n,d)$, one can form the matrix $A$ of pairwise distances $a_{ij} = d(x_i, x_j)$. What does the eigenspectrum of this matrix say about the metric $d$? ...
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Polynomials and adjacency matrix of a graph

If $p$ is some polynomial such that $[p(A)]_{ij} \neq 0$ and $A$ is the adjacency matrix of a graph. Does the existence of such a $p$ say anything about the graph?
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Graphs interpreted as adjacency matrices

Consider a real symmetric matrix. Such a matrix can be considered as an adjacency matrix of a graph, and in fact may be identified with the graph itself. Now consider the equivalence class of the ...
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What physical intuition the eigen values and eigen vectors of adjacency matrix and laplacian of a graph provide?

So I have a undirected graph and its corresponding adjacency matrix $A$ and laplacian $L = D -A$, where $D$ is a diagonal degree matrix. What physical intuition can the eigen values and eigen vectors ...
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Automorphism group of a graph as a group of matrices

Let $G$ be a graph and $A$ its adjacency matrix. Is it correct to say: $$\text{Aut}(G)=\{PAP^T:P\text{ is a permutation matrix}\}$$ I believe so, but I have never seen it written this way. If so, ...
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Does an $n\times n$ adjacency matrix of a scale-free network graph have $n$ distinct eigenvalues?

Question updated Suppose that I have an $n\times n$ adjacency matrix $\mathbf{A}$ of a simple graph $G$ where the entry $(i,j)$ represent the number of edges between node $i$ and $j$ in $G$. Note ...
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Spectral gaps of common graphs

I'm looking for the spectral gap of common graphs (alternatively, the mixing time of a (lazy) random walk on these graphs). Asymptotic values are fine. Assume that every node has a sufficient number ...
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The second smallest eigenvalue of a complete binary tree

Apparently it is true that the second smallest eigenvalue of a complete binary tree is $\theta(\frac{1}{n})$. Can someone point out a reference which proves this?
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What is the notion of “character” in the context of Cayley graphs?

I am looking at these notes, http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/~luca/books/expanders.pdf On page 37, Lemma 5.16, the notion of "character" defined seems to be any map from the finite Abelian group to ...
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Is this graph and its spectrum understood?

Consider the graph whose vertices are labelled by the binary representation of the integers from $0$ to $2^{d}-1$ for some $d \in \mathbb{N}$. So its a graph with $2^d$ vertices. An edge exists ...
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Properties of non-negative non-symmetric square matrices

I've done some searching but couldn't get much from the web. I am looking for some pointers regarding the properties of non-negative non-symmetric square matrices. The elements within the matrix are ...
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Spectral gap vs. algebraic connectivity

Can someone please clarify how the spectral gap of a graph relates to its algebraic connectivity (aka Fiedler value) and whether these use the adjacency matrix or laplacian matrix?
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Is there such a notion of “expansion” in groups?

Given a subset of elements of a finite group $G$, I would like it to be such that the set of all distinct words (as elements of $G$) that can be formed from this set is exponentially large in the size ...
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Reference for the proof of interlacing of eigenvalues of submatrices

If one has a $n \times n$ Hermitian matrix $A$ and one removes $k$ of the rows and their corresponding columns then the eigenvalues of the remnant interlace the eigenvalues of the full matrix. Can ...
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A finite graph G is $d$-regular if, and only if, its adjacency matrix has the eigenvalue $λ = d$

Show that a graph $G$ finite with $n$ vertices is $d$-regular if, and only if, the vector with all the coordinates equals to 1 is eigenvetor from eigenvalue $λ = d$ from the adjacency matrix $A$ ...
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Why Laplacian Matrix need normalization and how come the sqrt of Degree Matrix?

I am new here. If I do any rough, please forgive me. My question: Why Laplacian Matrix need normalization and how come the sqrt-power of Degree Matrix? The ...
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interpretation of generalized eigenvalue/vectors in spectral graph theory

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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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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Are 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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Understanding and interpreting graph spectra

I'm not a mathematician, but a geographer trying to get a grasp on some network analysis I'm experimenting with. I have a few questions related to spectral graph theory that a mathematician could help ...
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Multigrid eigensolver: properties of the Laplacian at different levels of the hierarchy

I'm not entirely sure this is the right place, but I could really use some help. I'm attempting to implement a hierarchical eigensolver specific to graph Laplacians $L_0$, but after one iteration, the ...
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What is the multiplicity of the largest eigenvalue of a graph?

The Laplacian of a graph is a symmetric positive semi-definite matrix and hence has all real eigenvalues. Is there any characterization for the multiplicity of the largest Laplacian (and/or Adjacency ...
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Faber-Krahn inequality for domain in Z^d with nearest-neighbor connections

In $\mathbb{R}^d$ there is a theorem that if you are looking for the first Dirichlet eigenvalue $\lambda_1$ of a domain $D \subset \mathbb{R}^d$ with a given volume $V$, then $\lambda_1$ will be ...
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the number of ways a planar graph can be partitioned

i have a connected planar graph to cut into k parts and want to know how many possible solutions there are. it clearly depends on the shape of the graph since nodes all in a row cannot be partitioned ...
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Weighted undirected graphs, complex Laplacian, complex eigenvalues & spectral clusering

I am rather puzzled and confused, I have been trying to get a clear understanding of how would spectral clustering work for an undirected weighted graph, I have used the normalized Laplacian, but I ...
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Rank of adjacency matrix vs rank of graph Laplacian

What is the relation between rank of the adjacency matrix of a graph and rank of the corresponding graph Laplacian matrix?
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Questions on fractional Laplacian graph spectra

Both the signed ($D-A$) and unsigned ($D+A$) Laplacian are of interest in spectral graph theory, see eg Cvetkovic: Bibliography on the signless Laplacian eigenvalues: first one hundred references. ...
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What graph Laplacians commute

I know that the graph Laplacian of a fully connected graph commutes with the Laplacian of any other graph. Is there any theorem stating something similar about some more general family of graphs? ...
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Eigenvalues of graph's laplacians

I'm trying to tackle a question from a homework assignment and one of the problems concerns the relation between eigenvalues of a graph's laplacian and its complement's laplacian. The relation is: ...
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Modifications to the definition of graph Laplacian?

Many people have defined various definitions for graph Laplacian. For example see here [1]. What is common between various definitions of Laplacian that makes all of them ``Laplacian"? For example ...
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Graph Laplacian - Spectral Clustering with Regularization

Assume a graph $G=(V,E)$ where the vertices $V$ are points in ${{R}^{D}}$ with $\left| V \right|=n$. The edges $E$ are represented by a $n\times n$ affinity matrix $W$. Consider the graph Laplacian ...