Spectrum of some regular graphs with widely spaced modifications
Author(s)Liu, Xiangwei, 1976-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mathematics.
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This thesis has two parts. The first part studies the spectrum of a family of growing trees, we show that the eigenvalues of the adjacency matrix and Laplacian matrix have high multiplicities. As the trees grow, the graphs of those eigenvalues approach a piecewise-constant "Cantor function", which is different from the corresponding properties of the infinite tree. The second part studies the effect of "widely spaced" modifications on the spectrum of some type of structured matrices. We show that by applying those modifications, new eigenvectors that are localized near the components that correspond to the modified rows appear. By knowing the approximate form of those eigenvectors, we also determine a very close (and simple) approximation to the eigenvalues, and then we show that this approximation is indeed the limit as the matrix grows.
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mathematics, 2001.Includes bibliographical references (p. 71-72).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mathematics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology