In a graph G, for a subset S of the vertex set, the induced subgraph determined by S has edge set consisting of all edges of G with both endpoints in S. The (edge) boundary, denoted by S consists of all edges containing one endpoint in S and one endpoint not in S.
We prove an explicit formula of ChungYaus Discrete Greens functions as well as hitting times of random walks on graphs. The formula is expressed in terms of two natural counting invariants of graphs. Uniform derivations of Greens functions and hitting times for trees and other special graphs are given.
We prove a Harnack inequality for Dirichlet eigenfunctions of abelian homogeneous graphs and their convex subgraphs. We derive lower bounds for Dirichlet eigenvalues using the Harnack inequality. We also consider a randomization problem in connection with combinatorial games using Dirichlet eigenvalues. 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. J Graph Theory 34: 247257, 2000