This comprehensive text offers undergraduates a remarkably student-friendly introduction to graph theory. Written by two of the field’s most prominent experts. Read Introduction to Graph Theory book reviews & author details and more at by Gary Chartrand (Author), Ping Zhang (Author). out of 5 stars 1. Introductory Graph Theory presents a nontechnical introduction to this exciting field in a clear, lively, and informative style. Author Gary Chartrand covers the.

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Feb 11, Chartrrand rated it liked it Shelves: Three appendixes review important facts about sets and logic, equivalence relations and functions, and the methods introruction proof. Graphs as mathematical models Gary Chartrand Snippet view – BockWerner Krischer Limited preview – If you are a software developer, then from time to time you will have to solve an Interesting Problem in optimization, such as finding the best matches on a dating site, or the right grapn key for a database cluster.

John rated it really liked it Aug 15, Introductory Graph Theory presents a nontechnical introduction to this exciting field in a clear, lively, and informative style.

Undergraduate mathematics students at every level, puzzlists, and mathematical hobbyists will find well-organized coverage of the fundamentals of graph theory in this highly readable and thoroughly enjoyable book. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Jan 31, Kellan marked it as to-read.

Jesse rated it it was amazing. Books by Gary Chartrand. Account Options Sign in. Refresh and try again. A mathematician who collaborated directly with Erdos himself on a paper there are such individuals has charteand Erdos number of 1.

Six Degrees of Paul Erdos Contrary to popular belief, mathematicians do quite often have fun. Courier Corporation- Science – pages.


Introductory Graph Theory

Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Chartrand makes graph theory fun. John Brew rated it liked it Jul 30, The author even represents the Towers of Hanoi problem as a graph. This textbook was such a great complement to the course I took in Graph Theory.

I more-or-less minored in math in college and have taken a handful of courses over subsequent 10 years, and I found nearly every proof and problem accessible, sometimes requiring some effort, but never insurmountably hard. Ten major topics — profusely illustrated — include: See our Returns Policy. Author Gary Chartrand covers the important elementary topics of graph As often as not, such problems can be expressed as a network of interrelated nodes, and if so, the problem probably has a name and a known solution in graph theory.

Oct 19, Namratha Santhosh added it. Abouta group of Erdos’s friends and collaborators created the concept of the “Erdos number” to define the “collaborative distance” between Erdos and other mathematicians. The text concludes with solutions or hints for odd-numbered exercises, in addition to references, indexes, and a list of symbols.

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Get to Know Us. Introduce a classic problem, define some basic graph theory terms that would be helpful, prove a couple theorems, give a couple of examples. Michael rated it really liked it Feb 24, Exactly what I needed for class, thanks!

In all, it is believed that aboutmathematicians have an assigned Erdos number now, and 90 percent of the world’s active mathematicians have an Erdos number lower than 8. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Simon rated it liked it Jul 04, If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.


Would you like to chattrand us about a lower price? The proofs when given were easy enough to follow if you thought about them at most a page or twoand the difficult proofs were omitted which I liked so as not to spend too much time caught up in them so I could focus on the content.

Introduction To Analytic Number Theory. Lists with This Introductio. So nothing ever gets very deep, but it does present at least the basic ideas of a lot of things.

Product details Paperback Publisher: Jun 11, J. Avi rated it it was ok Jan 21, Graph theory is used today in the physical sciences, social sciences, computer science, and other areas.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Optional sections designated as “excursion” and “exploration” present interesting sidelights of graph theory and touch upon topics that allow students gay opportunity to experiment and use their imaginations. Please try again later. Dilshan Jayakody rated it liked it Sep 08, I can only recommend the book as recreational reading for the curious or to learn some basics.