Average Mixing Matrix of Trees

Chris Godsil, Krystal Guo, John Sinkovic
2018 The Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra  
The rank of the average mixing matrix of trees with all eigenvalues distinct, is investigated. The rank of the average mixing matrix of a tree on n vertices with n distinct eigenvalues is bounded above by n /2 . Computations on trees up to 20 vertices suggest that the rank attains this upper bound most of the times. An infinite family of trees whose average mixing matrices have ranks which are bounded away from this upper bound, is given. A lower bound on the rank of the average mixing matrix
more » ... age mixing matrix of a tree, is also given.
doi:10.13001/1081-3810.3746 fatcat:wheluqoxqrhmrgga2tvl6gf2y4