An elementary construction of constant-degree expanders

Noga Alon, Oded Schwartz, Asaf Shapira

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We describe a short and easy to analyze construction of constant-degree expanders. The construction relies on the replacement product, applied by [14] to give an iterative construction of bounded-degree expanders. Here we give a simpler construction, which applies the replacement product (only twice!) to turn the Cayley expanders of [4], whose degree is polylog n, into constant degree expanders. This enables us to prove the required expansion using a new simple combinatorial analysis of the replacement product (instead of the spectral analysis used in [14]).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, SODA 2007
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780898716245
StatePublished - 2007
Event18th Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, SODA 2007 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 7 Jan 20079 Jan 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms


Conference18th Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, SODA 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans


FundersFunder number
Hermann Minkowski Minerva Center for Geometry
USA Israeli BSF
Israel Science Foundation
Tel Aviv University


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