By Terry Eagleton

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We now determine α = Auk (i, u). K. Srinivasan =q k(i−u) 2 n−k−u i−u n − 2k u−k q 1 2 q − 12 n − 2k i −k . q u ) = (B u , . . , B u Similarly, if we write Φ(Mu,j 0 n/2 ), then we have ⎧ ⎨ k(j −u) n−k−u n−2k 12 n−2k − 12 Eu,j,k if k ≤ u ≤ n − k, q 2 u j −u q u−k q j −k q Bk = ⎩0 otherwise. So, from (8) we have n Nk = u−t (−1) u=0 n−k u−t u q( 2 ) t Auk Bku q u−t 2 (−1)u−t q ( = u=k ) u t Auk Bku . q Thus, n−k u−t 2 (−1)u−t q ( Nk (i, j ) = u=k n−k u−t 2 (−1)u−t q ( = u=k n−k = u−t (−1) u=k ×q =q k(j −u) 2 k(i+j ) 2 × ) u t ) u t u−t u q( 2 ) t n−k−u j −u − 12 n − 2k i −k n−k−u i −u q q n−k Auk (i, l)Bku (l, j ) q l=k Auk (i, u)Bku (u, j ) q q n−k−u i −u k(i−u) 2 q q n − 2k u−k q − 12 n − 2k j −k n−k−u j −u 1 2 q q q n − 2k j −k n n − 2k u−k n − 2k u−k q n − 2k i−k − 12 q − 12 q u−t 2 (−1)u−t q ( u=0 1 2 )−ku u t , q completing the proof.

Make the tensor product n V (p) = V (p) ⊗ · · · ⊗ V (p) (n factors) i=1 into an inner product space by defining v1 ⊗ · · · ⊗ vn , u1 ⊗ · · · ⊗ un = v1 , u1 · · · vn , un . (12) There is an isometry V Bp (n) ∼ = n V (p) (13) i=1 given by a = (a1 , . . , an ) → a¯ = a1 ⊗ · · · ⊗ an , a ∈ Bp (n). The rank function (on nonzero homogeneous elements) and the up and down operators, U and D, on V (Bp (n)) are transferred to ni=1 V (p) via the isomorphism above. Notes on Explicit Block Diagonalization 23 Fix a (p − 1) × (p − 1) unitary matrix P = (mij ) with rows and columns indexed 1 by {1, 2, .

Lemma 4 Let G be an r-regular graph on n vertices with κ spanning trees. Let L be its Laplacian. Then, det2(L) = κrn. Proof It is well known that det(L) = 0 for all graphs. By Theorem 2 we have n det2(L) = n L[i] det L(i) = i=1 deg(i)κ = nrκ. i=1 For a square matrix A, let Trace(A) denote its trace. A more interesting result is the evaluation of the third immanant of L. We first state a few preliminaries involving the notion of resistance that we need for the proof of Theorem 8. For a connected graph G on n vertices, there exists a notion of “resistance distance,” which is related to the (n − 2)-sized minors of its Laplacian L as follows.