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Remark 3. • Because a star has a marked edge and an orientation, each edge can equivalently be labeled. The counting is therefore performed for these labeled objects, regardless of possible symmetries. 1) and the moments of each variable are given by the moments of the semicircle law. Proof. 13. 1. Expanding the √ expectation. ,ik =1 where Bij , 1 ≤ i, j ≤ N denotes the entries of BN, (which may possibly depend on N ). We denote by i = (i1 , . . , ik ) and set P (i, ) = E[Bi11i2 Bi22i3 · · · Bikki1 ].

Let us count the number of these paths. ways to choose the values of the Given n0 , n1 , . . ···ns ! vertices. Then, among the n0 vertices in N0 , we have at most n0 ways to choose the vertex corresponding to i0 (if i0 ∈ N0 ). Being given the values of the vertices, a path is uniquely described if we know the order of appearance of the vertices at the marked steps, the times when the marked steps occur and the choice of end points of the unmarked steps. The moments of time when marked steps occur can be coded by Fig.

This is the case in particular if i ∈ N1 . If now i ∈ Nk for k ≥ 2, the undirected step (ip , i ) for some ip may have occurred already at most 2k times (since it could occur either as a step (ip , i ) or a step (i , ip ), the later happening also less than k times since it requires that a marked step arrived at i before). We have thus at most 2k choices now for the next vertex; one of the ip among the at most 2k vertices such that the 38 2 Wigner’s Matrices; More Moments Estimates step (ip , i ) or (i , ip ) were present in the past path.