Eigenvalues of random graphs with cycles [article]

Pau Vilimelis Aceituno
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Networks are often studied using the eigenvalues of their adjacency matrix, a powerful mathematical tool with a wide range of applications. Since in real systems the exact graph structure is not known, researchers resort to random graphs to obtain eigenvalue properties from known structural features. However, this theory is far from intuitive and often requires training of free probability, cavity methods or a strong familiarity with probability theory. In this note we offer a different
more » ... ive on this field by focusing on the cycles in a graph. We use the so-called method of moments to obtain relation between eigenvalues and cycle weights and then we obtain spectral properties of random graphs with cyclic motifs. We use it to explore properties of the eigenvalues of adjacency matrices of graphs with short cycles and of circulant directed graphs. Although our result is not as powerful as the some of the existing methods, they are nevertheless useful and far easier to understand.
arXiv:1804.04978v3 fatcat:irnqff2nyfcrxlt452nku2zoly