Isospectral discrete and quantum graphs with the same flip counts and nodal counts

Jonas S Juul, Christopher H Joyner
2018 Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical  
The existence of non-isomorphic graphs which share the same Laplace spectrum (to be referred to as isospectral graphs) leads naturally to the following question: What additional information is required in order to resolve isospectral graphs? It was suggested by Band, Shapira and Smilansky that this might be achieved by either counting the number of nodal domains or the number of times the eigenfunctions change sign (the so-called flip count). Recently examples of (discrete) isospectral graphs
more » ... th the same flip count and nodal count have been constructed by K. Ammann by utilising Godsil-McKay switching. Here we provide a simple alternative mechanism that produces systematic examples of both discrete and quantum isospectral graphs with the same flip and nodal counts.
doi:10.1088/1751-8121/aac039 fatcat:bvers6kmybh6dmitrwbn72wdke