Vladimir Jezek, Jiri Lipovsky
Application of quotient graph theory to three-edge star graphs
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ABSTRACT. We apply the quotient graph theory described by Band, Berkolaiko, Joyner and Liu to particular graphs symmetric with respect to $S_3$ and $C_3$ symmetry groups. We find the quotient graphs for the three-edge star quantum graph with Neumann boundary conditions at the loose ends and three types of coupling conditions at the central vertex (standard, $\delta$ and preferred-orientation coupling). These quotient graphs are smaller than the original graph and the direct sum of quotient graph Hamiltonians is unitarily equivalent to the original Hamiltonian.