Author | Bollobรกs, Bรฉla. author |
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Title | Graph Theory [electronic resource] : An Introductory Course / by Bรฉla Bollobรกs |

Imprint | New York, NY : Springer New York, 1979 |

Connect to | http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-9967-7 |

Descript | X, 180p. 80 illus. online resource |

SUMMARY

From the reviews: "Bรฉla Bollobรกs introductory course on graph theory deserves to be considered as a watershed in the development of this theory as a serious academic subject. ... The book has chapters on electrical networks, flows, connectivity and matchings, extremal problems, colouring, Ramsey theory, random graphs, and graphs and groups. Each chapter starts at a measured and gentle pace. Classical results are proved and new insight is provided, with the examples at the end of each chapter fully supplementing the text... Even so this allows an introduction not only to some of the deeper results but, more vitally, provides outlines of, and firm insights into, their proofs. Thus in an elementary text book, we gain an overall understanding of well-known standard results, and yet at the same time constant hints of, and guidelines into, the higher levels of the subject. It is this aspect of the book which should guarantee it a permanent place in the literature." #Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society#1

CONTENT

I Fundamentals -- 1. Definitions -- 2. Paths, Cycles and Trees -- 3. Hamilton Cycles and Euler Circuits -- 4. Planar Graphs -- 5. An Application of Euler Trails to Algebra -- Exercises -- Notes -- II Electrical Networks -- 1. Graphs and Electrical Networks -- 2. Squaring the Square -- 3. Vector Spaces and Matrices Associated with Graphs -- Exercises -- Notes -- III Flows, Connectivity and Matching -- 1. Flows in Directed Graphs -- 2. Connectivity and Mengerโ{128}{153}s Theorem -- 3. Matching -- 4. Tutteโ{128}{153}s 1-Factor Theorem -- Exercises -- Notes -- IV Extremal Problems -- 1. Paths and Cycles -- 2. Complete Subgraphs -- 3. Hamilton Paths and Cycles -- 4. The Structure of Graphs -- Exercises -- Notes -- V Colouring -- 1. Vertex Colouring -- 2. Edge Colouring -- 3. Graphs on Surfaces -- Exercises -- Notes -- VI Ramsey Theory -- 1. The Fundamental Ramsey Theorems -- 2. Monochromatic Subgraphs -- 3. Ramsey Theorems in Algebra and Geometry -- 4. Subsequences -- Exercises -- Notes -- VII Random Graphs -- 1. Complete Subgraphs and Ramsey Numbersโ{128}{148}The Use of the Expectation -- 2. Girth and Chromatic Numberโ{128}{148}Altering a Random Graph -- 3. Simple Properties of Almost All Graphsโ{128}{148}The Basic Use of Probability -- 4. Almost Determined Variablesโ{128}{148}The Use of the Variance -- 5. Hamilton Cyclesโ{128}{148}The Use of Graph Theoretic Tools -- Exercises -- Notes -- VIII Graphs and Groups -- 1. Cayley and Schreier Diagrams -- 2. Applications of the Adjacency Matrix -- 3. Enumeration and Pรณlyaโ{128}{153}s Theorem -- Exercises -- Notes -- Index of Symbols

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