Kevin N. Vander Meulen

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In a 1971 paper motivated by a problem on message routing in a communications network, Graham and Pollack propose a scheme for addressing the vertices of a graph G by N-tuples of three symbols in such a way that distances between vertices may readily be determined from their addresses. They observe that N h(D), the maximum of the number of positive and the(More)
If G is a graph on n vertices and r 2 2, w e let m,(G) denote the minimum number of complete multipartite subgraphs, with r or fewer parts, needed to partition the edge set, f(G). In determining m,(G), w e may assume that no two vertices of G have the same neighbor set. For such reduced graphs G, w e prove that m,(G) 2 log,(n + r-l)/r. Furthermore, for each(More)
We characterize the inertia of A + B for Hermitian matrices A and B when the rank of B is one. We use this to characterize the inertia of a partial join of two graphs. We then provide graph joins G for which the minimum number of complete bipartite graphs needed in a partition of the edge multi-set of G is equal to the maximum of the number of positive and(More)
Graham and Pollak showed that the vertices of any connected graph $G$ can be assigned $t$-tuples with entries in $\{0, a, b\}$, called addresses, such that the distance in $G$ between any two vertices equals the number of positions in their addresses where one of the addresses equals $a$ and the other equals $b$. In this paper, we are interested in(More)
We consider the minimum number of cliques needed to partition the edge set of D(G), the distance multigraph of a simple graph G. Equivalently, we seek to minimize the number of elements needed to label the vertices of a simple graph G by sets so that the distance between two vertices equals the cardinality of the intersection of their labels. We use a(More)
Let bp(+K v) be the minimum number of complete bipartite subgraphs needed to partition the edge set of +K v , the complete multigraph with + edges between each pair of its v vertices. Many papers have examined bp(+K v) for v2+. For each + and v with v2+, it is shown here that if certain Hadamard and conference matrices exist, then bp(+K v) must be one of(More)
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