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Comparing the reliability of networks by spectral analysis


We provide a method for the ranking of the reliability of two networks with the same connectance. Our method is based on the Cheeger constant linking the topological property of a network with its spectrum. We first analyze a set of twisted rings with the same connectance and degree distribution, and obtain the ranking of their reliability using their eigenvalue gaps. The results are generalized to general networks using the method of rewiring. The success of our ranking method is verified numerically for the IEEE57, the Erdős-Rényi, and the Small-World networks.

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Wang, Z., Szeto, K. Comparing the reliability of networks by spectral analysis. Eur. Phys. J. B 87, 234 (2014).

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