A Lagrange series approach to the spectrum of the Kite

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Piet Van Mieghem


A Lagrange series around adjustable expansion points to compute the eigenvalues of graphs, whose characteristic polynomial is analytically known, is presented. The computations for the kite graph P_nK_m, whose largest eigenvalue was studied by Stevanovic and Hansen [D. Stevanovic and P. Hansen. The minimum spectral radius of graphs with a given clique number. Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra, 17:110â117, 2008.], are illustrated. It is found that the first term in the Lagrange series already leads to a better approximation than previously published bounds.

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