The Scattering Matrix of a Graph

Hirobumi Mizuno, Iwao Sato


Recently, Smilansky expressed the determinant of the bond scattering matrix of a graph by means of the determinant of its Laplacian. We present another proof for this Smilansky's formula by using some weighted zeta function of a graph. Furthermore, we reprove a weighted version of Smilansky's formula by Bass' method used in the determinant expression for the Ihara zeta function of a graph.

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