Linear Multilinear Algebra 57 (2009), no. 4, 409–420.
We are generally concerned with the possible lists of multiplicities for the eigenvalues of a real symmetric matrix with a given graph. Many restrictions are known, but it is often problematic to construct a matrix with desired multiplicities, even if a matrix with such multiplicities exists. Here, we develop a technique for construction using the implicit function theorem in a certain way. We show that the technique works for a large variety of trees, give examples and determine all possible multiplicities for a large class of trees for which this was not previously known.home