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Combinatorics, Linear Algebra and Number Theory Seminar

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

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April 18, Monday, 4:10 - 5:00 PM

Paula Kimmerling

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Washington State University

Combinatorics, Linear Algebra and Number Theory Seminar

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

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April 18, Monday, 4:10 - 5:00 PM

Paula Kimmerling

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Washington State University

Title: Fun Topics in Algebraic Graph Theory

Abstract: Algebraic Graph Theory as a discipline involves --yes--graphs and algebra, which we can specify to linear algebra. We will browse through a selection of interesting topics related to matrices and graphs, including but not limited to: the adjacency, incidence, and Laplacian matrices, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, spectral decomposition, and interlacing. These topics are borrowed from a book titled*Algebraic Graph Theory* by Dr.
Chris Godsil and Dr. Gordon Royle.

Abstract: Algebraic Graph Theory as a discipline involves --yes--graphs and algebra, which we can specify to linear algebra. We will browse through a selection of interesting topics related to matrices and graphs, including but not limited to: the adjacency, incidence, and Laplacian matrices, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, spectral decomposition, and interlacing. These topics are borrowed from a book titled