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The fascinating world of graph theory

Arthur Benjamin (Author), Gary Chartrand (Author), Ping Zhang (Author)
"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
Print Book, English, 2015
Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 2015