Multicyclic treelike reflexive graphs

Z. Radosavljević, M. Rašajski
2005 Discrete Mathematics  
A simple graph is reflexive if its second largest eigenvalue does not exceed 2. A graph is treelike (sometimes also called a cactus) if all its cycles (circuits) are mutually edge-disjoint. In a lot of cases one can establish whether a given graph is reflexive by identifying and removing a single cut-vertex (Theorem 1). In this paper we prove that, if this theorem cannot be applied to a connected treelike reflexive graph G and if all its cycles do not have a common vertex (do not form a
more » ... such a graph has at most five cycles (Theorem 2). On the same conditions, in Theorem 3 we find all maximal treelike reflexive graphs with four and five cycles.
doi:10.1016/j.disc.2005.03.007 fatcat:wd4n6463vvhlbcauaoqbm5uxgq