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We extend our previous survey of properties of spectra of signless Laplacians of graphs. Some new bounds for eigenvalues are given, and the main result concerns the graphs whose largest eigenvalue is maximal among the graphs with fixed numbers of vertices and edges. The results are presented in the context of a number of computer-generated conjectures.

p. cm. – (Encyclopedia of mathematics and its applications) Includes bibliographical references and index.

- Peter Rowlinson
- 1992

A general formula is obtained for the characteristic polynomial of a graph modied by the addition of a vertex with any prescribed set of neighbours.

- P. Rowlinson
- 2006

Suppose that the positive integer μ is the eigenvalue of largest multiplicity in an extremal strongly regular graph G. By interlacing, the independence number of G is at most 4μ 2 + 4μ − 2. Star complements are used to show that if this bound is attained then either (a) μ = 1 and G is the Schläfli graph or (b) μ = 2 and G is the McLaughlin graph.

- D. Cvetkovic, P. Rowlinson, S. Simic
- 2007

Les textes publiés dans la série des rapports de recherche HEC n'engagent que la responsabilité de leurs auteurs. La publication de ces rapports de recherche bénéficie d'une subvention du Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies. Abstract We consider four conjectures related to the largest eigenvalue of (the adjacency matrix of) a… (More)

We prove that the minimum value of the least eigenvalue of the signless Laplacian of a connected non-bipartite graph with a prescribed number of vertices is attained solely in the unicyclic graph obtained from a triangle by attaching a path at one of its endvertices.