Journal article

Cross ratio graphs

A Gardiner, CE Praeger, SM Zhou

Journal of the London Mathematical Society - Second Series | LONDON MATH SOC | Published : 2001


A family of arc-transitive graphs is studied. The vertices of these graphs are ordered pairs of distinct points from a finite projective line, and adjacency is defined in terms of the cross ratio. A uniform description of the graphs is given, their automorphism groups are determined, the problem of isomorphism between graphs in the family is solved, some combinatorial properties are explored, and the graphs are characterised as a certain class of arc-transitive graphs. Some of these graphs have arisen as examples in studies of arc-transitive graphs with complete quotients and arc-transitive graphs which 'almost cover' a 2-arc transitive graph. © 2001 London Mathematical Society.

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