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Author Benjamin, Arthur, author.

Title The fascinating world of graph theory / Arthur Benjamin, Gary Chartrand, Ping Zhang.

Publication Info. Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  511.5 B468F    Check Shelf
Description xi, 322 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-315) and index.
Contents Introducing graphs -- Classifying graphs -- Analyzing distance -- Constructing trees -- Traversing graphs -- Encircling graphs -- Factoring graphs -- Decomposing graphs -- Orienting graphs -- Drawing graphs -- Coloring graphs -- Synchronizing graphs.
Summary "The fascinating world of graph theory goes back several centuries and revolves around the study of graphs - mathematical structures showing relations between objects. With applications in biology, computer science, transportation science, and other areas, graph theory encompasses some of the most beautiful formulas in mathematics - and some of its most famous problems. For example, what is the shortest route for a traveling salesman seeking to visit a number of cities in one trip? What is the least number of colors needed to fill in any map so that neighboring regions are always colored differently? Requiring readers to have a math background only up to high school algebra, this book explores the questions and puzzles that have been studied, and often solved, through graph theory. In doing so, the book looks at graph theory's development and the vibrant individuals responsible for the field's growth."--Jacket.
Subject Graph theory.
MATHEMATICS -- Graphic Methods.
Graph theory. (OCoLC)fst00946584
Grafentheorie. (NL-LeOCL)078524601
Graphentheorie. (DE-588)4113782-6
Added Author Chartrand, Gary, author.
Zhang, Ping, 1957- author.
ISBN 9780691163819 (hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
0691163812 (hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
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