W.D. WallisMay 5, 2010

Springer Science & Business MediaKey features:

* Introductory chapters present the main ideas and topics in graph theory—walks, paths and cycles, radius, diameter, eccentricity, cuts and connectivity, trees

* Subsequent chapters examine specialized topics and applications

* Numerous examples and illustrations

* Comprehensive index and bibliography, with suggested literature for more advanced material

New to the second edition:

* New chapters on labeling and communications networks and small-worlds

* Expanded beginner’s material in the early chapters, including more examples, exercises, hints and solutions to key problems

* Many additional changes, improvements, and corrections throughout resulting from classroom use and feedback

Striking a balance between a theoretical and practical approach with a distinctly applied flavor, this gentle introduction to graph theory consists of carefully chosen topics to develop graph-theoretic reasoning for a mixed audience. Familiarity with the basic concepts of set theory, along with some background in matrices and algebra, and a little mathematical maturity are the only prerequisites.

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From a review of the first edition:

*"Altogether the book gives a comprehensive introduction to graphs, their theory and their application...The use of the text is optimized when the exercises are solved. The obtained skills improve understanding of graph theory as well... It is very useful that the solutions of these exercises are collected in an appendix."*

—Simulation News Europe

Publisher

Springer Science & Business Media

Published on

May 5, 2010

Pages

260

ISBN

9780817645809

Features

Best For

Language

English

Genres

Mathematics / Algebra / General

Mathematics / Algebra / Linear

Mathematics / Applied

Mathematics / Combinatorics

Mathematics / Discrete Mathematics

Mathematics / General

Mathematics / History & Philosophy

Mathematics / Logic

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