Minimum Supports of Eigenfunctions with the Second Largest Eigenvalue of the Star Graph

  • Vladislav Kabanov
  • Elena V. Konstantinova
  • Leonid Shalaginov
  • Alexandr Valyuzhenich

Abstract

The Star graph $S_n$, $n\ge 3$, is the Cayley graph on the symmetric group $Sym_n$ generated by the set of transpositions $\{(12),(13),\ldots,(1n)\}$. In this work we study eigenfunctions of $S_n$ corresponding to the second largest eigenvalue $n-2$. For $n\ge 8$ and $n=3$, we find the minimum cardinality of the support of an eigenfunction of $S_n$ corresponding to the second largest eigenvalue and obtain a characterization of eigenfunctions with the minimum cardinality of the support.

Published
2020-05-01
Article Number
P2.14