%0 Journal Article
%J Journal of Mathematical Physics
%D 2014
%T The Fundamental Gap for a Class of SchrÃ¶dinger Operators on Path and Hypercube Graphs
%A Michael Jarret
%A Stephen P. Jordan
%X We consider the difference between the two lowest eigenvalues (the fundamental gap) of a Schr\"{o}dinger operator acting on a class of graphs. In particular, we derive tight bounds for the gap of Schr\"{o}dinger operators with convex potentials acting on the path graph. Additionally, for the hypercube graph, we derive a tight bound for the gap of Schr\"{o}dinger operators with convex potentials dependent only upon vertex Hamming weight. Our proof makes use of tools from the literature of the fundamental gap theorem as proved in the continuum combined with techniques unique to the discrete case. We prove the tight bound for the hypercube graph as a corollary to our path graph results.
%B Journal of Mathematical Physics
%V 55
%P 052104
%8 2014/03/06
%G eng
%U http://arxiv.org/abs/1403.1473v1
%N 5
%! J. Math. Phys.
%R 10.1063/1.4878120