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1. Introductory Graph Theory by Gary Chartrand | |
Paperback: 320
Pages
(1984-12-01)
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Finally, a mathematical gem!
Topics in Graph Theory
The Holy Grail of Graph Theory
Chemistry, Neural Nets, Matrix Manipulation -- all here Chartrand uses applications from every field of interest (e.g. finance, Chemistry, Physics, games, social psychology, computers, etc.)Who would have thought that while reading a math book that a friendly discussion of social psychology would pop-up?Well, that's how Chartrand is able to keep us moving through the pages; he uses the common to reveal the mysteries of Graph Theory. Who doesn't know about the Tower of Hanoi or the Knight's Tour or the one-boat-fox-and-chickens problems? All of these classics make for ready connecting points, leading us into profound restatements of well-known problems.Not much space is devoted to creating artificial problems for which we must be convinced need solving, and so the book is rather thin (a real bonus for those of us who don't want to spend a month in a math book). Picking up the book after having read it so long ago, I was happy to find that the chapters are nearly autonomous and can be profitably read by themselves -- so keep it as a reference and jump in as the need arises, you'll be both entertained and mathematically illumined. My only complaint is that the writing style is rather thick with mathematical lingo (seemingly) for the sake of being technically pithy.I am not convinced that such is necessary for a good math book.
Excellent overview for those with solid math background I definitely recommend this book for anyone interested in graph theory and to any serious software developer (which I why I picked it up).The ideas presented are directly applicable to that line of work. ... Read more |
2. Algebraic Graph Theory by Chris Godsil, Gordon F. Royle | |
Paperback: 464
Pages
(2001-04-20)
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Very Interesting; Just the Right Pace
an introduction to an interesting subject --The second part is about Matrix theory, interlacing, strongly regular graph, two graph, generalized line graph, etc it is the main part of the book. --The third part is about cut, flows, Knots, etc. This book can serve as a nice introduction to thesubject of Graph theory. Nevertheless: --This book lacks some more example, for this see "distance regular graph". --It is sketchy on chromatic polynomial, planar graph. --The original book by Norman Biggs is shorter, smarter, nicer ... Read more |
3. Schaum's Outline of Graph Theory: Including Hundreds of Solved Problems by V. Balakrishnan | |
Paperback: 288
Pages
(1997-02-01)
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A Wonderful Introduction to Graph Theory
Wonderful Reference For Graph Theory
Not up to the standard of most Schaum's outlines
This book is $$$ for a reason In the second graph theory course that I took (to refresh and refine my understanding), the professor chose the Schaum text solely for its low cost--he thought he was doing the students a service.Hardly. No thought whatsoever has been put into the readability of this book.The tiny dark-grey font on light-grey paper is a simple enough design flub that makes reading past even two or three pages at a time almost unbearable.Defining terms is seen as a chore to be compacted--a single page at the beginning of each chapter might try to define 10-15 terms, just to get them out of the way.It becomes a mess of bold print that the reader is forced to continually return to because the definitions come with no context nor examples by which to remember them.In the end, the reader realizes that 2/3 of the book is just list after list of badly-worded questions following under-scripted lessons. Look, it's not even worth writing any more about, the text frustrates me so much.There's only two other reviews on this page, and I'd place money on them being written by the author himself.Save yourself the $$$ and the hassle, and just go buy Wilson's book.Trust me.
Good Book. I recommend it. |
4. Graph Theory (Graduate Texts in Mathematics) by Reinhard Diestel | |
Paperback: 415
Pages
(2006-02-10)
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Editorial Review Product Description The third edition of this standard textbook of modern graph theory has been carefully revised, updated, and substantially extended. Covering all its major recent developments, Graph Theory can be used both as a reliable textbook for an introductory course and as a graduate text: on each topic it covers all the basic material in full detail, and adds one or two deeper results (again with detailed proofs) to illustrate the more advanced methods of that field. Customer Reviews (4)
For the mathematically mature
Electronic Edition
Great book
Somewhat technical but well written |
5. Introduction to Graph Theory (Dover Books on Advanced Mathematics) by Richard J. Trudeau | |
Paperback: 224
Pages
(1994-02-09)
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Elementary yet comprehensive enough
Very Good Introduction
Wonderful
Fun intro to graph theory
Nice Introduction |
6. Combinatorics and Graph Theory (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics) by John Harris, Jeffry L. Hirst, Michael Mossinghoff | |
Paperback: 382
Pages
(2010-11-02)
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Look it over carefully
succinct and eloquent
A highlight of my undergraduate math education
Not bad, but not the best
Doesn't Give Away the Store... |
7. An Introduction to the Theory of Graph Spectra (London Mathematical Society Student Texts) by Dragos Cvetkovic, Peter Rowlinson, Slobodan Simic | |
Paperback: 376
Pages
(2009-11-16)
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8. Modern Graph Theory by Bela Bollobas | |
Paperback: 408
Pages
(1998-07-01)
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Editorial Review Product Description In addition to a modern treatment of the classical areas of graph theory such as coloring, matching, extremal theory, and algebraic graph theory, the book presents a detailed account of newer topics, including Szemer\'edi's Regularity Lemma and its use, Shelah's extension of the Hales-Jewett Theorem, the precise nature of the phase transition in a random graph process, the connection between electrical networks and random walks on graphs, and the Tutte polynomial and its cousins in knot theory. In no other branch of mathematics is it as vital to tackle and solve challenging exercises in order to master the subject. To this end, the book contains an unusually large number of well thought-out exercises: over 600 in total. Although some are straightforward, most of them are substantial, and others will stretch even the most able reader. Customer Reviews (5)
Bollobas
I have so many good things to say about this book...
Good Introduction, too many typos
Excellent in content, but somewhat challenging in narrative My only complaint, at the cost of perhaps half a star, is that his discussions and proofs often seem difficult to follow, as he will state something that to him seems quite obvious, yet to this reader often seemed a bit subtle, and would hence slow down the reading. Indeed, if these off-handed remarks were included as exercises at the end of each chapter, then the number of excercises would have swelled from the current 600 to well over one thousand ! Speaking of which, these 600+ exercises, although also representing another blessing of this book in that they add another degree of depth, tend to lack "starter" exercises, and go straight to the theory. But this is to be expected froma graduate text. Finally, for the reader whose research significantly intersects with graph theory, but may not be ready or willing to be initiated by Bollabas into the world of graph theory, I would recommend Dietsel's graduate text on the subject. His book covers similar topics, but may be more clearly and transparently, but with less depth and insight.
A good introduction book This book is just what I needed... ... Read more |
9. Pearls in Graph Theory: A Comprehensive Introduction (Dover Books on Mathematics) by Nora Hartsfield, Gerhard Ringel | |
Paperback: 272
Pages
(2003-12-29)
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Editorial Review Product Description Based on 20 years of teaching by the leading researcher in graph theory, this text offers a solid foundation on the subject. Topics include basic graph theory, colorings of graphs, circuits and cycles, labeling graphs, drawings of graphs, measurements of closeness to planarity, graphs on surfaces, and applications and algorithms. 1994 edition. Customer Reviews (1)
A book on graph theory |
10. Spectral Graph Theory (CBMS Regional Conference Series in Mathematics, No. 92) by Fan R. K. Chung | |
Paperback: 207
Pages
(1996-12-03)
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The secret of the Laplacian
Less than or equal to
Elegant and coherent, but a bit dry and unmotivated |
11. Outlines & Highlights for Discrete Mathematics With Graph Theory by Goodaire, Edgar / Parmenter, Michael, ISBN: 9780131679955 by Cram101 Textbook Reviews | |
Paperback: 282
Pages
(2009-10-29)
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12. Graph Theory: A Problem Oriented Approach (Mathematical Association of America Textbooks) by Daniel Marcus | |
Hardcover: 220
Pages
(2008-07-08)
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Editorial Review Product Description Graph Theory presents a natural, reader-friendly way to learn some of the essential ideas of graph theory starting from first principles. The format is similar to the companion text, Combinatorics: A Problem Oriented Approach also by Daniel A. Marcus, in that it combines the features of a textbook with those of a problem workbook. The material is presented through a series of approximately 360 strategically placed problems with connecting text. This is supplemented by 280 additional problems that are intended to be used as homework assignments. Concepts of graph theory are introduced, developed, and reinforced by working through leading questions posed in the problems. This problem-oriented format is intended to promote active involvement by the reader while always providing clear direction. This approach figures prominently on the presentation of proofs, which become more frequent and elaborate as the book progresses. Arguments are arranged in digestible chunks and always appear along with concrete examples to keep the readers firmly grounded in their motivation. Spanning tree algorithms, Euler paths, Hamilton paths and cycles, planar graphs, independence and covering, connections and obstructions, and vertex and edge colorings make up the core of the book. Hall's Theorem, the Konig-Egervary Theorem, Dilworth's Theorem and the Hungarian algorithm to the optional assignment problem, matrices, and latin squares are also explored. Customer Reviews (1)
As a text in graph theory, it will work for some but not for others |
13. Discrete Mathematics with Graph Theory (3rd Edition) by Edgar G. Goodaire, Michael M. Parmenter | |
Hardcover: 592
Pages
(2005-07-04)
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Editorial Review Product Description Far more "user friendly" than the vast majority of similar books, this volume is truly written with the unsophisticated reader in mind. The pace is leisurely, but the authors are rigorous and maintain a serious attitude towards theorem proving throughout. Emphasizes "Active Reading" throughout, a skill vital to success in learning how to write proofs. Offers two sections on probability (2.4 and 2.5). Moves material on depth-first search, which previously comprised an entire (very short) chapter, to an earlier chapter where it fits more naturally. Rewrites section on RNA chains to include a new (and easier) algorithm for the recovery of an RNA chain from its complete enzyme digest. Provides true/false questions (with all answers in the back of the book) in every section. Features an appendix on matrices. A useful reference for mathematics enthusiasts who want to learn how to write proofs. Customer Reviews (14)
Horrible!!!!
Not the best book for Discrete Mathematics
Gerry
Accessible, Friendly
Discrete? More like hidden and vague... |
14. Introduction to Graph Theory (2nd Edition) by Douglas B. West | |
Hardcover: 470
Pages
(2000-09-01)
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As textbooks go, not bad.
Bad textbook
Not bad
Good middling book
Graph lovers' book |
15. Graphs and Applications: An Introductory Approach (with CD-ROM) by Joan M. Aldous, Robin J. Wilson | |
Paperback: 444
Pages
(2000-04-26)
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16. Graph Theory (Graduate Texts in Mathematics) by Adrian Bondy, U.S.R. Murty | |
Hardcover: 654
Pages
(2007-12-11)
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Editorial Review Product Description The primary aim of this book is to present a coherent introduction to graph theory, suitable as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in mathematics and computer science. It provides a systematic treatment of the theory of graphs without sacrificing its intuitive and aesthetic appeal. Commonly used proof techniques are described and illustrated. The book also serves as an introduction to research in graph theory. Customer Reviews (4)
Nice introduction Graph Theory
Excellent book
Graph Theory Book
excellent |
17. Introduction To Graph Theory by Khee Meng Koh | |
Paperback: 260
Pages
(2007-10-12)
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18. Introduction to Graph Theory (reprint) (Walter Rudin Student Series in Advanced Mathematics) by Gary Chartrand, Ping Zhang | |
Hardcover: 449
Pages
(2004-12-21)
Isbn: 0073204161 Average Customer Review: Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan | |
Editorial Review Product Description This text is part of the Walter Rudin Student Series in Advanced Mathematics. Customer Reviews (2)
Good for independent study.
An excellent text |
19. Graph Theory and Its Applications, Second Edition (Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications) by Jonathan L. Gross, Jay Yellen | |
Hardcover: 800
Pages
(2005-09-22)
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Editorial Review Product Description Gross and Yellen take a comprehensive approach to graph theory that integrates careful exposition of classical developments with emerging methods, models, and practical needs. Their unparalleled treatment provides a text ideal for a two-semester course and a variety of one-semester classes, from an introductory one-semester course to courses slanted toward classical graph theory, operations research, data structures and algorithms, or algebra and topology. Customer Reviews (7)
great and comprehensive book on graph theory
Horrible textbook
Plain and simple: EXCELLENT book
great, comprehensive introduction In over 500 pages, this book covers a lot of ground beyond the basics, such as topology of graphs, graph operations and mappings, voltage graphs, and surface imbeddings.Definitions are very clear, propositions and proofs are stated very clearly, and there are shrink-wrapped algorithms if you just want to apply them. Requiring no previous knowledge of abstract algebra or graph theory, this is a great resource to have in your bookshelf.
not recommended |
20. Graph Theory With Applications by John Adrian Bondy | |
Hardcover: 264
Pages
(1976-06)
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Customer Reviews (2)
Excellent for a first course
a classic book |
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