We generalize Laplacian matrices for graphs to Laplacian tensors for even uniform hypergraphs and set some foundations for the spectral hypergraph theory based upon Laplacian tensors. Especially, algebraic connectivity of an even uniform hypergraph based on Z-eigenvalues of the corresponding Laplacian tensor is introduced and its connections with edge connectivity and vertex connectivity are discussed.
- Algebraic connectivity
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Discrete Mathematics and Combinatorics
- Applied Mathematics
- Computational Theory and Mathematics
- Computer Science Applications
- Control and Optimization