PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

Quantum walks, Ihara zeta functions and cospectrality in regular graphs
Peng Ren, Tatjana Aleksić, David Emms, Richard Wilson and Edwin Hancock
Quantum Information Processing 2010. ISSN 1570-0755


In this paper we explore an interesting relationship between discrete-time quantum walks and the Ihara zeta function of a graph. The paper commences by reviewing the related literature on the discrete-time quantum walks and the Ihara zeta function. Mathematical definitions of the two concepts are then provided, followed by analyzing the relationship between them. Based on this analysis we are able to account for why the Ihara zeta function can not distinguish cospectral regular graphs. This analysis suggests a means by which to develop zeta functions that have potential in distinguishing such structures.

EPrint Type:Article
Project Keyword:Project Keyword UNSPECIFIED
Subjects:Learning/Statistics & Optimisation
Theory & Algorithms
ID Code:7394
Deposited By:Edwin Hancock
Deposited On:17 March 2011