We investigate a representation of the automorphism group of a connected graph X in the group of unimodular matrices Uβ of dimension β, where β is the Betti number of graph X. We classify the graphs for which the automorphism group does not embed into Uβ. It follows that if X has no pendant vertices and X is not a simple cycle, then the representation is faithful and AutX acts faithfully on H1(X,Z). The latter statement can be viewed as a discrete analogue of a classical Hurwitz's theorem on Riemann surfaces of genera greater than one.
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