The Linear Complexity of a Graph

David L. Neel, Michael E. Orrison

Abstract


The linear complexity of a matrix is a measure of the number of additions, subtractions, and scalar multiplications required to multiply that matrix and an arbitrary vector. In this paper, we define the linear complexity of a graph to be the linear complexity of any one of its associated adjacency matrices. We then compute or give upper bounds for the linear complexity of several classes of graphs.


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