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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 $x_1,x_2,\dots,x_m$ in the euclidean space $\mathbb{R}^n$, we can form a $m\times m$ Euclidean Distance Matrix $D$ where $D_{ij}={\|x_i-x_j\|}^2$. We know a little bit about ...
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Lower bound on the minimum eigenvalue of sum of two matrices

Assume that $A$ is a symmetric positive definite matrix and $B$ is a symmetric (can potentially negative entries). Is the following bound correct? $$\lambda_{min}(A+B)\geq ...
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undirected unweighted graphs having $1$ as an eigenvalue

I want to know whether the class of graphs whose spectrum contains $1$ is classified? By spectrum of a graph, we mean the set of eigenvalues of the adjacency matrix of the graph. Please suggest some ...
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How to find the characteristic polynomial for the following graph G

What is the closed form of characteristic polynomial (adjacency matrix) for the following graph $G$: With the help of eigenvectors, I found that $4$ eigenvalues of $G$ are that of $P_4$ and $6$ ...
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On the eigenvalues of “almost” complete graph ?!

Preliminaries: Let $K_n$ be the complete graph on $n$ vertices. $|E(K_n)|=\frac{n(n-1)}{2}$. It's well known that the eigenvalues of $K_n$ are $n-1$ with multiplicity 1, and -1 with multiplicity ...
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Spectrum of Line graph of regular graph

Definition: Let $G$ be a graph, the line graph of $G$ denoted of $L(G)$ is defined as follows: -The vertices of $L(G)$ are the edges of $G$ -Two vertices of $L(G)$ are adjacent iff their corresponding ...
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Multiplicity of 0 eigenvalue of directed graph Laplacian matrix

I am looking for a result (if it exists) for directed graphs relating the multiplicity of 0 eigenvalues of the directed Laplacian matrix. Consider a directed graph ...
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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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On the multiplicity of the eigenvalue 0 of the adjacency matrix?

Preliminaries: -Laplacian matrix of graph $G$ is defined as follows: $$L=D-A $$ where $D$ is the degree matrix and $A$ is the adjacency matrix of the graph. -The algebraic connectivity of a graph ...
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How to prove the following facts regarding the matrix

Let $X$ be a connected graph on $n$ vertices and $n$ edges. Let $Q$ be its edge incidence matrix.If $T\subset \{1,2 ,n\}$ with $|T|=n-1$ then $\det (Q[1,2 ,n-1\mid T])=^+_- 1$ if and only if the ...
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The eigenvalues of a graph

Let $m\geq 3$, $n,k \geq 1$, and $m\leq k$. Consider the graph $G=G(m,n,k)$ as follows: $$ V(G)= \lbrace a_i : i\in \mathbb{Z}_m\rbrace \cup \lbrace b_i : i\in \mathbb{Z}_n\rbrace \cup \lbrace c_i : ...
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Semigroup of matrices and expander Cayley graphs

I am interested in proving or disproving that certain Cayley graphs are expander. Let $S$ be the multiplicative semigroup of matrices generated by $A = \left( \begin{array}{cc} a & b \\ 0 & ...
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Prove Cycle Graphs are never hyper-energetic.

The energy of a graph G, is defined as $$\varepsilon(G)=\sum_{i=1}^{n}\left|\lambda_i\right|$$ where $\lambda_i$ are the eigenvalues associated with the adjacency matrix of the Graph. The energy of a ...
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Number of regular tournaments

A regular tournament is a tournament where each player has the same number of wins. Since each player plays $n-1$ games, a regular tournament must have an odd number of players. My question is - 'how ...
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Geometric intuition of graph Laplacian matrices

I am reading about Laplacian matrices for the first time and struggling to gain intuition as to why they are so useful. Could anyone provide insight as to the geometric significance of the Laplacian ...
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How to prove the determinant of resistance matrix $R$?

Let $G$ be a connected graph with $n$ vertices, $R$ be the resistance matrix of $G$, $\tau$ be the $n\times 1$vector with components $\tau_1,\tau_2,...\tau_n$,and $\tau_i=2-\sum_{j\thicksim i} r(i,j)$ ...
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Motivation for spectral graph theory.

Why do we care about eigenvalues of graphs? Of course, any novel question in mathematics is interesting, but there is an entire discipline of mathematics devoted to studying these eigenvalues, so ...
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Connection between the Tutte and characteristic polynomials?

Both the Tutte polynomial $T_G(x,y)$ and the characteristic polynomial $\phi_G(x)$ encode a great amount of structure of the input graph $G$. I've read somewhere that the Tutte polynomial has a kind ...
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Fiedler vector for weighted graphs

The second smallest eigenvalue of the Laplacian matrix of a (connected) graph is known as the algebraic connectivity of a graph and the corresponding eigenvectors are known as Fiedler vectors. I got ...
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Algebraic Graph Theory: What is an integral eigenvalue?

I'm having some trouble with the an problem out of Bondy and Murty's Graph Theory (2008): 1.1.21 b) Show that rational eigenvalues of a graph are integral. I understand that this is a statement ...
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Spectral radius of “almost” regular graph ?!

The answer to this question could be trivial. The Graph Let $G$ be graph formed of two $d$-regular connected components. That is, $G= H_1\cup H_2$, where $H_1$, and $H_2$ are $d$-regular and ...
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Commuting weighted Laplacians

During my research I am concerned with the problem of finding commuting weighted Laplacian matrices (w.r.t finite simple weighted graphs on the same vertex sets). My question is about necessary ...
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ELI5: What is spectral graph theory?

I am aware that there is already a similar question here, but unfortunately I find the discussion there to be beyond my grasp. I am looking for an intuitive explanation of spectral graph theory, as ...
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nonisomorphic cospectral regular graphs

Is there any non-isomorphic cospectral regular graphs? Please suggest some examples or reference. Cospectral graphs are those graph which possess same set of spectrum.
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Whether the attached graphs are isomorphic?

Whether these two graphs are nonisomorphic? They have same number vertices, same regularity, they are cospectral (means: they have same same set of adjacency eigenvalues). I have taken powers of ...
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Question about Szemeredi's regularity lemma and eigenvalues of a graph

In the context of Szemeredi's regularity lemma, is there any way to relate the eigenvalues of the ambient graph with the densities of an $\epsilon$-regular partition? More precisely, if $V(G) = ...
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Recommended overlapping community detection algorithms?

Looking for overlapping community detection algorithm with following properties: undirected unweighted graph potentially overlapping communities good scalability to 1M nodes good intuitive results ...
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Does the leading eigenvalue of a connected undirected graph always increase with an edge addition?

Does the leading eigenvalue always increase with an edge addition to the graph? If so, how can I prove this? Thank you
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Let $A\in M_n(\mathbb R)$ is a non-zero symmetric zero-diagonal matrix and its elements are $0$ ore $1$. What we can say about eigenvalue of $A$?

Let $A\in M_n(\mathbb R)$ is a non-zero symmetric zero-diagonal matrix and its elements are $0$ ore $1$. We know that the eigenvalue of $A$ are real. I'm interesting to know the number of distinct ...
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Merging two nodes in a directed graph with transitions

Let's say I have $M=\begin{bmatrix}1&2&1\\ 4&2&0 \\ 1& 1& 1\end{bmatrix}$, a $3\times3$ matrix which is the transition matrix or adjacency matrix of a $3$-node graph. I would ...
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Subgraph of integral graph is also integral??

Background: An integral graph is a graph whose spectrum consists entirely of integers (see [1]). Example: Complete graph $K_n$, since spectrum$(K_n) = (n-1,-1,\ldots,-1)$ Question Is the induced ...
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Fact regarding Kirchhoff's Theorem

Question regarding Kirchhoff's Theorem: If $ L(G)$ denotes the Laplacian of a graph $G$ then Kirchhoff's Theorem states that number of spanning trees in $G$ is equal to $(-1)^{i+j} \det L(i|j)$ ...
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Matrix -tree theorem-How to understand the theorem

I am having trouble understanding Kirchhoff's Theorem. The statement I want to prove is that if $\lambda_1,\lambda_2,...,\lambda _{n-1}$ are non-zero eigen values of $L(G)$ then Number of ...
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On the eigenvalues of bipartite graph?

Definition Let $G=U\cup V$ is bipartite graph, where $U$ and $V$ are disjoint sets of size $p$ and $q$, respectively. The complete bipartite graph denoted by $K_{p,q}$ is bipartite graph where every ...
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Why does solving the Laplace equation on a graph using the method of relaxation get different results than a spectral method?

When I use the method of relaxation to solve Laplace's equation on a graph where the boundary conditions are fixing a set of nodes to either 0 or 1 then the solution ends up being entirely between 0 ...
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spectral density of Guassian random matrix

I am interested in the spectral properties of Gaussian random matrix. I can see the constant dominance (mostly by the two most extreme ones-largest and smallest-) of the extreme eigenvalues in the ...
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The Laplacian spectra of random graph $G(n,m)$ and $G(n,m+k)$

I am currently doing some work related to the eigenvalues of the Laplacian of a graph. Define $\sigma_i=\frac{\lambda_i}{\lambda_2}$, where $0=\lambda_1<\lambda_2\leq\cdots\leq \lambda_N$ is the ...
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Spectrum of k-partite graph

For a given undirected graph, it is known that the signless Laplacian $Q=D+W$ is positive semidefinite, where $W$ is the adjacency matrix and $D$ is the degree matrix. In particular, the smallest ...
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graphs with smallest eigenvalue at least -1

Let $G$ be an undirected simple graph and let $A$ be its adjacency matrix. It is easy to see that $A$ is neither positive semidefinite nor negative semidefinite. I would like to know if there are ...
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What Laplacian should we use for spectral clustering?

The second eigenvector of the normalized Laplacian $I-D^{-1}W$ or the symmetric normalized Laplacian $I-D^{-1/2}WD^{-1/2}$ can be used to approximate a minmizer of the normalized cut problem. Which ...
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Can a graph be recovered from its Bonacich centrality vector?

Let $A$ be the adjacency matrix of a directed graph with $n$ vertices and spectral radius $\lambda$. Let $I$ be the $n \times n$ identity matrix and let $e \in \mathbb{R}^n$ be the vector of 1's. For ...
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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 the ...
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Sparsifying a weighted complete graph

Sparsifying a graph $G=(V,E)$ using effective resistance method [as described in http://arxiv.org/abs/0803.0929 ], requires the existence of a Laplacian solver which can be used to calculate the ...
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How to perturb an adjacecny matrix in order to have the highest increase in spectral radius?

Let's suppose I have a generic directed graph $G$ and it's adjacency matrix $A$. I can add an arc wherever I want in the graph. (i.e. perturb the matrix A changing a single 0 into a 1). Where should ...
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Is each edge interpreted like a $2$-cycle?

Let $a_k$ a an eigenvalue of the adjacency matrix $A$ of a planar cubic graph with $n$ vertices. For the returning paths without backtracking we get the generating function of ...
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All Ihara $\zeta$ functions for planar $k$-regular graphs with a given set of faces are equivalent

This sounds like a simple piece of math (which got a long story over time, thanks for reading!) and the consequence seems surprising. At least to me. Here it is: It boils down to comparing two ...
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How to prove the relation between the directed Laplacian and the number of strongly connected components?

Let be a weighted digraph G (without loops) and its Laplacian L. How to prove that the multiplicity of the zero eigenvalue associated to L is equal the number of strongly connected components of G?
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Are cospectral/non-cospectral non-isomorphic graphs similar?

Suppose you have two adjacency matrices $A$ and $B$ of cospectral but non-isomorphic graphs. Is there a matrix $Q$ such that $$A=Q^{-1}BQ$$ holds? Note if $A$ and $B$ are not cospectral we cannot ...
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Plotting a one-sided amplitude spectrum

I have a continuous signal $x(t)$ such that $$x(t)=12\cos(6\pi t)+6\cos(24\pi t)+3\cos(30 \pi t)$$ and is asked to sketch a $1$-sided Amplitude Spectrum of the signal $x(t)$ if sampled above the ...
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What does the spectrum of the adjacency matrix of a graph tell you? [duplicate]

I am trying to search for an answer to the following question and I cannot find a straightforward answer. What does the spectrum of the adjacency matrix (set of eigenvalues and their multiplicities) ...