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### Proofs obtained only through spectral graph theory

I have an increasing interest in spectral graph theory, which I find fascinating, and I've started collecting a few documents that I have yet to read more thoroughly than what I so far have. However, ...
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### Maximum imbalance in a graph?

Let $G$ be a connected graph $G = (V,E)$ with nodes $V = 1 \dots n$ and edges $E$. Let $w_i$ denote the (integer) weight of graph $G$, with $\sum_i w_i = m$ the total weight in the graph. The average ...
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### Terminology for sparse cuts in graphs

I have found some ambiguity in how the graph parameters edge-expansion, uniform sparsest cut and conductance are defined and denoted. My questions are: what are the definitions that best match the ...
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### About some possible optimality properties of Ramanujan graphs

The Ramanujan graphs are optimal from the Alon-Bopanna point of view but.. Is there any sense in which one can call Ramanujan graphs to be the "optimal" spectral sparsifiers? (Reference : http://...
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### Spectral Graph Theory and Matroid Theory

I have just started grad school this year and I have been into Spectral Graph Theory for some time now. Recently I got introduced to Matroid Theory and although I know the field has been around for ...
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### In a resistor network, is there any relation between the shortest path and the maximum electric current path?

Consider a shortest path problem between the source $s$ and sink $t$ in an undirected weighted graph. There's a well known algorithm such as Dijkstra's algorithm that solves this problem. Naturally, ...
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### Bipartite maximum matching size from eigenvalues

Supposing we know the adjacency matrix $\mathcal{A}_{G}$ of a given regular (or irregular) bipartite graph $G$. Are there good lower and upper bounds to the size of maximum matching from the graph's ...
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### Making an adjacency matrix positive semidefinite

I would like to ask how can we transform an adjacency matrix of a graph into a positive semidefinite matrix. Of course, we could set self loops, but I do not know of any result indicating how we can ...
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### Upper bounds on higher order eigenvalues of regular graphs

Suppose $G$ is an undirected $d$-regular $n$-vertex graph for some constant $d$. Let $\lambda_k$ be the $k$-th largest eigenvalue of the normalized laplacian $L$ of $G$ (defined as $I - \frac{1}{d} A$ ...
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### Size of MAXCUT from eigenvalues

Is there an interpretation of MAXCUT using eigenvalues of the graph that yields constant factor approximation to MAXCUT? Can the estimates provide sharp lower bound to MAXCUT?
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### Optimal upper bound on the number of non-isomorphic graphs with certain parameter

What are the optimal (or best known) bounds (preferably exact or else asymptotic but not expectation on random graphs) on the number of non-isomorphic (unlabelled) simple (no self-loop), undirected ...
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### How is SDP an extension of spectral algorithms?

In one of his lectures, Uri Feige described semidefinite programming (SDP) as ... an algorithmic technique that extends both linear programming and spectral algorithms. I know the basic ...
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### Eigenvalues of adjacency matrix of a connected bipartite graph

Let $G=(V,E)$ is a connected d-regular bipartite graph with the same number of vertices on both sides of the bipartition. It's known that that the largest eigenvalue of its adjacency matrix would be d,...
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### Can we always find a graph with a given algebraic connectivity?

This is crossposted from math stackexchange. This is my first time posting here, so let me know if I'm doing something wrong. I would like to experiment with various spectral properties of graphs, ...
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### Purely spectral algorithms for the minimum spanning tree problem

There are many algorithms that address the MST problem, from classical (Boruvka, Prim, Kruskal), optimal (Pettie et al.) to their distributed variants (Bader et al.). However, I fail to find any ...
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### Spectra of Cayley Graphs for non-Abelian Groups

There appears to be much interest in the subject of the spectra of Cayley graphs. Indeed it appears that the spectra are highly related or may be computed through the irreducible representations of ...
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### Sparse-cut approximation for well connected graphs

Theorem: For any graph $G=(V,E)$, there is a polynomial time algorithm that finds a cut $S \subseteq V$ with conductance at most $\sqrt{2\big(1 − \lambda(G)\big)}$. If I understand UGC correctly, ...
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Can someone kindly help clarify as to exactly what is the generally accepted definition of the "sparsest cut" problem for a graph? (Isn't the set which achieves the Cheeger constant for a ...