An algebraic approach to lifts of digraphs

Dalfó, C.; Fiol, M. A.; Miller, M.; Ryan, J. and Širáň, J. (2019). An algebraic approach to lifts of digraphs. Discrete Applied Mathematics, 269 pp. 68–76.



We present some applications of a new matrix approach for studying the properties of the lift $\Gamma^{\alpha}$ of a voltage digraph, which has arcs weighted by the elements of a group. As a main result, when the involved group is Abelian, we completely determine the spectrum of $\Gamma^{\alpha}$. As some examples of our technique, we study some basic properties of the Alegre digraph, and completely characterize the spectrum of a new family of digraphs, which contains the generalized Petersen graphs, and the Hoffman–Singleton graph.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 58309
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  • Journal Item
  • ISSN
  • 0166-218X
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  • Keywords
  • Digraph; Adjacency matrix; Regular partition; Quotient digraph; Abelian group; Spectrum; Voltage digraphs; Lifted digraph; Generalized Petersen graph
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  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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  • © 2018 Elsevier
  • Depositing User
  • Jozef Širáň