an:01595350
Zbl 0979.05112
Pascasio, Arlene A.
An inequality on the cosines of a tight distance-regular graph
EN
Linear Algebra Appl. 325, No. 1-3, 147-159 (2001).
00073843
2001
j
05E30
distance-regular graphs; tight graphs; \(\mathcal Q\)-polynomial
The author considers a distance-regular graph \(\Gamma\) with diameter \(d\geq 3\), valency \(k\), and eigenvalues \(k=\theta_0>\theta_1>\cdots>\theta_d\), which is tight in the sense of \textit{A. Juri??i??, J. Koolen}, and \textit{P. Terwilliger} [J. Algebr. Comb. 12, No. 2, 163-197 (2000; Zbl 0959.05121)]. He obtains an inequality involving the first, second and third cosines associated with \(\theta\), when \(\theta\) is \(\theta_1\) or \(\theta_d.\) (\(\theta_1\) and \(\theta_d\) are involved in the definition of a tight graph.) Also, the author proves that equality is attained if and only if \(\Gamma\) is dual biparite \(\mathcal Q\)-polynomial with respect to \(\theta\).
Nikolai L.Manev (Sofia)
Zbl 0959.05121