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An Introduction to the Theory of Graph Spectra

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  • Date Published: October 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521134088

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  • This introductory text explores the theory of graph spectra: a topic with applications across a wide range of subjects, including computer science, quantum chemistry and electrical engineering. The spectra examined here are those of the adjacency matrix, the Seidel matrix, the Laplacian, the normalized Laplacian and the signless Laplacian of a finite simple graph. The underlying theme of the book is the relation between the eigenvalues and structure of a graph. Designed as an introductory text for graduate students, or anyone using the theory of graph spectra, this self-contained treatment assumes only a little knowledge of graph theory and linear algebra. The authors include many developments in the field which arise as a result of rapidly expanding interest in the area. Exercises, spectral data and proofs of required results are also provided. The end-of-chapter notes serve as a practical guide to the extensive bibliography of over 500 items.

    • Fills a gap left by out-of-print books at a time of rapidly expanding interest in the subject
    • Only a little familiarity with graph theory and linear algebra is assumed
    • Contains over 100 exercises, spectral data for small graphs and an extensive bibliography
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    • Date Published: October 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521134088
    • length: 378 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.51kg
    • contains: 5 tables 140 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Introduction
    2. Graph operations and modifications
    3. Spectrum and structure
    4. Characterizations by spectra
    5. Structure and one eigenvalue
    6. Spectral techniques
    7. Laplacians
    8. Additional topics
    9. Applications
    Appendix
    Bibliography
    Index of symbols
    Index.

  • Authors

    Dragoš Cvetković, Srpska Akademija Nauka i Umetnosti
    Dragoš Cvetković is Professor in the Mathematical Institute at the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade.

    Peter Rowlinson, University of Stirling
    Peter Rowlinson is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Computing Science and Mathematics at the University of Stirling.

    Slobodan Simić, Srpska Akademija Nauka i Umetnosti
    Slobodan Simić is Full Research Professor in the Mathematical Institute at the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade.

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