Abstract:We define a family of graphs we call dual systolic graphs. This definition comes from graphs that are duals of systolic simplicial complexes. Our main result is a sharp (up to constants) isoperimetric inequality for dual systolic graphs. The first step in the proof is an extension of the classical isoperimetric inequality of the boolean cube. The isoperimetric inequality for dual systolic graphs, however, is exponentially stronger than the one for the boolean cube. Interestingly, we know that dual systolic graphs exist, but we do not yet know how to efficiently construct them. We, therefore, define a weaker notion of dual systolicity. We prove the same isoperimetric inequality for weakly dual systolic graphs, and at the same time provide an efficient construction of a family of graphs that are weakly dual systolic. We call this family of graphs clique products. We show that there is a non-trivial connection between the small set expansion capabilities and the threshold rank of clique products, and believe they can find further applications.