1. Distance-balanced graphs: Symmetry conditionsKlavdija Kutnar, Aleksander Malnič, Dragan Marušič, Štefko Miklavič, 2006, original scientific article Abstract: A graph ▫$X$▫ is said to be distance-balanced if for any edge ▫$uv$▫ of ▫$X$▫, the number of vertices closer to ▫$u$▫ than to ▫$v$▫ is equal to the number of vertices closer to ▫$v$▫ than to ▫$u$▫. A graph ▫$X$▫ is said to be strongly distance-balanced if for any edge ▫$uv$▫ of ▫$X$▫ and any integer ▫$k$▫, the number of vertices at distance ▫$k$▫ from ▫$u$▫ and at distance ▫$k+1$▫ from ▫$v$▫ is equal to the number of vertices at distance ▫$k+1$▫ from ▫$u$▫ and at distance ▫$k$▫ from ▫$v$▫. Exploring the connection between symmetry properties of graphs and the metric property of being (strongly) distance-balanced is the main theme of this article. That a vertex-transitive graph is necessarily strongly distance-balanced and thus also distance-balanced is an easy observation. With only a slight relaxation of the transitivity condition, the situation changes drastically: there are infinite families of semisymmetric graphs (that is, graphs which are edge-transitive, but not vertex-transitive) which are distance-balanced, but there are also infinite families of semisymmetric graphs which are not distance-balanced. Results on the distance-balanced property in product graphs prove helpful in obtaining these constructions. Finally, a complete classification of strongly distance-balanced graphs is given for the following infinite families of generalized Petersen graphs: GP▫$(n,2)$▫, GP▫$(5k+1,k)$▫, GP▫$(3k 3,k)$▫, and GP▫$(2k+2,k)$▫. Found in: osebi Keywords: graph theory, graph, distance-balanced graphs, vertex-transitive, semysimmetric, generalized Petersen graph Published: 15.10.2013; Views: 1898; Downloads: 53 Full text (0,00 KB) |
2. On non-normal arc-transitive 4-valent dihedrantsIstván Kovács, Boštjan Kuzman, Aleksander Malnič, 2010, original scientific article Abstract: Let ▫$X$▫ be a connected non-normal 4-valent arc-transitive Cayley graph on a dihedral group ▫$D_n$▫ such that ▫$X$▫ is bipartite, with the two bipartition sets being the two orbits of the cyclic subgroup within ▫$D_n$▫. It is shown that ▫$X$▫ is isomorphic either to the lexicographic product ▫$C_n[2K_1]$▫ with ▫$n \geq 4$▫ even, or to one of the five sporadic graphs on 10, 14, 26, 28 and 30 vertices, respectively. Found in: osebi Keywords: Cayley graph, arc transitivity, dihedral group Published: 15.10.2013; Views: 1794; Downloads: 42 Full text (0,00 KB) |
3. Classification of 2-arc-transitive dihedrantsShao Fei Du, Aleksander Malnič, Dragan Marušič, 2008, original scientific article Abstract: A complete classification of 2-arc-transitive dihedrants, that is, Cayley graphs of dihedral groups is given, thus completing the study of these graphs initiated by the third author in [D. Marušič, On 2-arc-transitivity of Cayley graphs, J. Combin. Theory Ser. B 87 (2003) 162-196]. The list consists of the following graphs: (i) cycles ▫$C_{2n},\; n \ge 3$▫; (ii) complete graphs ▫$K_{2n}, \; n \ge 3$▫; (iii) complete bipartite graphs ▫$K_{n,n}, \; n \ge 3$▫; (iv) complete bipartite graphs minus a matching ▫$K_{n,n} - nK_2, \; n \ge 3$▫; (v) incidence and nonincidence graphs ▫$B(H_{11})$▫ and ▫$B'(H_{11})$▫ of the Hadamard design on 11 points; (vi) incidence and nonincidence graphs ▫$B(PG(d,q))$▫ and ▫$B'(PG(d,q))$▫, with ▫$d \ge 2$▫ and ▫$q$▫ a prime power, of projective spaces; (vii) and an infinite family of regular ▫${\mathbb{Z}}_d$▫-covers ▫$K_{q+1}^{2d}$▫ of ▫$K_{q+1, q+1} - (q+1)K_2$▫, where ▫$q \ge 3$▫ is an odd prime power and ▫$d$▫ is a divisor of ▫$\frac{q-1}{2}$▫ and ▫$q-1$▫, respectively, depending on whether ▫$q \equiv 1 \pmod{4}$▫ or ▫$q \equiv 3 \pmod{4}$▫ obtained by identifying the vertex set of the base graph with two copies of the projective line ▫$PG(1,q)$▫, where the missing matching consists of all pairs of the form ▫$[i,i']$▫, ▫$i \in PG(1,q)$▫, and the edge ▫$[i,j']$▫ carries trivial voltage if ▫$i=\infty$▫ or ▫$j=\infty$▫, and carries voltage ▫$\bar{h} \in {\mathbb{Z}}_d$▫, the residue class of ▫$h \in {\mathbb{Z}}_d$▫, if and only if ▫$i-j = \theta^h$▫, where ▫$\theta$▫ generates the multiplicative group ▫${\mathbb{F}}_q^\ast$▫ of the Galois field ▫${\mathbb{F}}_q$▫. Found in: osebi Keywords: permutation group, imprimitive group, dihedral group, Cayley graph, dihedrant, 2-Arc-transitive graph Published: 15.10.2013; Views: 1605; Downloads: 50 Full text (0,00 KB) |
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5. Characterization of edge-transitive 4-valent bicirculantsIstván Kovács, Boštjan Kuzman, Aleksander Malnič, Stephen Wilson, 2012, original scientific article Abstract: Bicirkulant je graf, ki dopušča avtomorfizem z natanko dvema orbitama vozlišč enake velikosti. V članku so karakterizirani vsi neizomorfni 4-valentni povezavno tranzitivni bicirkulanti. Posledično je izpeljana karakterizacija 4-valentnih ločno tranzitivnih dihedrantov. Found in: osebi Keywords: matematika, teorija grafov, štirivalenten graf, bicirkulantni graf, Cayleyev graf, povezavno tranzitiven graf, ločno tranzitiven graf, dihedrant, rose window graf, grupa avtomorfizmov Published: 15.10.2013; Views: 2010; Downloads: 69 Full text (0,00 KB) |
6. Semiovals contained in the union of three concurrent linesAart Blokhuis, György Kiss, István Kovács, Aleksander Malnič, Dragan Marušič, János Ruff, 2007, original scientific article Abstract: Semiovals which are contained in the union of three concurrent lines are studied. The notion of a strong semioval is introduced, and a complete classification of these objects in PG▫$(2,p)$▫ and PG▫$(2,p^2)$▫, ▫$p$▫ an odd prime, is given. Found in: osebi Keywords: mathematics, semioval, group factorization Published: 15.10.2013; Views: 1285; Downloads: 60 Full text (0,00 KB) |
7. The strongly distance-balanced property of the generalized Petersen graphsKlavdija Kutnar, Aleksander Malnič, Dragan Marušič, Štefko Miklavič, 2009, original scientific article Abstract: A graph ▫$X$▫ is said to be strongly distance-balanced whenever for any edge ▫$uv$▫ of ▫$X$▫ and any positive integer ▫$i$▫, the number of vertices at distance ▫$i$▫ from ▫$u$▫ and at distance ▫$i + 1$▫ from ▫$v$▫ is equal to the number of vertices at distance ▫$i + 1$▫ from ▫$u$▫ and at distance ▫$i$▫ from ▫$v$▫. It is proven that for any integers ▫$k \ge 2$▫ and ▫$n \ge k^2 + 4k + 1$▫, the generalized Petersen graph GP▫$(n, k)$▫ is not strongly distance-balanced. Found in: osebi Keywords: graph, strongy distance-balanced, generalized Petersen graph Published: 15.10.2013; Views: 1491; Downloads: 64 Full text (0,00 KB) |
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9. Hamiltonicity of cubic Cayley graphsDragan Marušič, Henry Glover, Klavdija Kutnar, Aleksander Malnič, 2012, published scientific conference contribution abstract (invited lecture) Found in: osebi Keywords: Cayley graph, Hamilton path, Hamilton cycle, arc-transitive graph, Cayley map Published: 15.10.2013; Views: 1403; Downloads: 29 Full text (0,00 KB) |
10. On 2-fold covers of graphsYan-Quan Feng, Klavdija Kutnar, Aleksander Malnič, Dragan Marušič, 2008, original scientific article Abstract: A regular covering projection ▫$\wp : \widetilde{X} \to X$▫ of connected graphs is ▫$G$▫-admissible if ▫$G$▫ lifts along ▫$\wp$▫. Denote by ▫$\tilde{G}$▫ the lifted group, and let CT▫$(\wp)$▫ be the group of covering transformations. The projection is called ▫$G$▫-split whenever the extension ▫{$\mathrm{CT}}(\wp) \to \tilde{G} \to G$▫ splits. In this paper, split 2-covers are considered, with a particular emphasis given to cubic symmetric graphs. Supposing that ▫$G$▫ is transitive on ▫$X$▫, a ▫$G$▫-split cover is said to be ▫$G$▫-split-transitive if all complements ▫$\tilde{G} \cong G$▫ of CT▫$(\wp)$▫ within ▫$\tilde{G}$▫ are transitive on ▫$\widetilde{X}$▫; it is said to be ▫$G$▫-split-sectional whenever for each complement ▫$\tilde{G}$▫ there exists a ▫$\tilde{G}$▫-invariant section of ▫$\wp$▫; and it is called ▫$G$▫-split-mixed otherwise. It is shown, when ▫$G$▫ is an arc-transitive group, split-sectional and split-mixed 2-covers lead to canonical double covers. Split-transitive covers, however, are considerably more difficult to analyze. For cubic symmetric graphs split 2-cover are necessarily canonical double covers (that is, no ▫$G$▫-split-transitive 2-covers exist) when ▫$G$▫ is 1-regular or 4-regular. In all other cases, that is, if ▫$G$▫ is ▫$s$▫-regular, ▫$s=2,3$▫ or ▫$5$▫, a necessary and sufficient condition for the existence of a transitive complement ▫$\tilde{G}$▫ is given, and moreover, an infinite family of split-transitive 2-covers based on the alternating groups of the form ▫$A_{12k+10}$▫ is constructed. Finally, chains of consecutive 2-covers, along which an arc-transitive group ▫$G$▫ has successive lifts, are also considered. It is proved that in such a chain, at most two projections can be split. Further, it is shown that, in the context of cubic symmetric graphs, if exactly two of them are split, then one is split-transitive and the other one is either split-sectional or split-mixed. Found in: osebi Keywords: graph theory, graphs, cubic graphs, symmetric graphs, ▫$s$▫-regular group, regular covering projection Published: 15.10.2013; Views: 1299; Downloads: 14 Full text (0,00 KB) |