The operation of switching a graph Γ with respect to a subset X of the vertex set interchanges edges and non-edges between X and its complement, leaving the rest of the graph unchanged. This is an equivalence relation on the set of graphs on a given vertex set, so we can talk about the automorphism group of a switching class of graphs. It might be thought that switching classes with many automorphisms would have the property that all their graphs also have many automorphisms. However the main theorem of this paper shows a different picture: with finitely many exceptions, if a non-trivial switching class S has primitive automorphism group, then it contains a graph whose automorphism group is trivial. We also find all the exceptional switching classes; up to complementation, there are just six.

Cameron, P., Spiga, P. (2015). Most switching classes with primitive automorphism groups contain graphs with trivial groups. TEH AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF COMBINATORICS, 62(1), 76-90.

### Most switching classes with primitive automorphism groups contain graphs with trivial groups

#### Abstract

The operation of switching a graph Γ with respect to a subset X of the vertex set interchanges edges and non-edges between X and its complement, leaving the rest of the graph unchanged. This is an equivalence relation on the set of graphs on a given vertex set, so we can talk about the automorphism group of a switching class of graphs. It might be thought that switching classes with many automorphisms would have the property that all their graphs also have many automorphisms. However the main theorem of this paper shows a different picture: with finitely many exceptions, if a non-trivial switching class S has primitive automorphism group, then it contains a graph whose automorphism group is trivial. We also find all the exceptional switching classes; up to complementation, there are just six.
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Cameron, P., Spiga, P. (2015). Most switching classes with primitive automorphism groups contain graphs with trivial groups. TEH AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF COMBINATORICS, 62(1), 76-90.
Cameron, P; Spiga, P
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