The gram dimension of a graph

M. Laurent, A. Varvitsiotis

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The Gram dimension \rm gd(G) of a graph is the smallest integer k ≥ 1 such that, for every assignment of unit vectors to the nodes of the graph, there exists another assignment of unit vectors lying in ℝk, having the same inner products on the edges of the graph. The class of graphs satisfying \rm gd(G)k is minor closed for fixed k, so it can characterized by a finite list of forbidden minors. For k ≤ 3, the only forbidden minor is Kk + 1. We show that a graph has Gram dimension at most 4 if and only if it does not have K5 and K2,2,2 as minors. We also show some close connections to the notion of d-realizability of graphs. In particular, our result implies the characterization of 3-realizable graphs of Belk and Connelly [5,6].
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Combinatorial Optimization (ISCO 2012)
EditorsA.R. Mahjoub, V. Markakis, I. Milis, V. Paschos
Place of PublicationBerlin Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Verlag
ISBN (Print)9783642321467
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


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