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Graphs & Digraphs, Fourth Edition Hardcover – August 1, 1996

ISBN-13: 978-0412987212 ISBN-10: 041298721X Edition: 3rd

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  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Chapman and Hall/CRC; 3 edition (August 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 041298721X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0412987212
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 6.1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,544,826 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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a popular point of entry to the field…has evolved with the field from a purely mathematical treatment to one that also addresses the needs of computer scientists.
-L'Enseignement Mathématique

…emphasizes clear exposition, well-written proofs, and many original and innovative exercises-of varying difficulty and challenge…For 25 years, Graphs & Digraphs, in its various editions, has served as an exemplary introduction to the emerging mathematical disciplines of graph theories, for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. It has also served established graph theorists, combinatorialists, and other discrete mathematicians, as well as computer scientists and chemists, as a useful reference work. The fourth edition continues these fine traditions.
-Zentralblatt MATH --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Dan Hogan on March 24, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This was the one book assigned for a class where I did NOT have to go out and buy a few other books in order to round out the assigned text. Chartrand has written books on graph theory directed at students of many different levels, and this one is advanced -- but the keynote attribute of this book its thoroughness and accuracy. The proofs depend upon appropriate use of accurate definitions, and here the definitions are VERY clear and specific -- therefore in constructing the proofs in the exercises the student really comes to understand the meaning of the definitions and the concepts they describe. At first I thought this book was going to be unapproachable because it does not kill you with friendly banter, but I have come to appreciate its solid approach and trustworthiness not to lead anyone astray mathematically. By the way, graph theory is really fun. Don't pass us the chance to study it!
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By G. D. Nicholas on January 31, 2007
Format: Hardcover
While I won't argue that the book is thorough and professional, I find it lacking enough examples to let me comprehensively understand the material. In many books, the author will introduce a concept and then give examples to cement the application of these concepts within the chapter text and/or figures. Chartrand and Lesniak use such examples very sparingly, and often for the more mundane concepts that need no additional illustration. In the first few chapters, where a great amount of terminology is introduced, these examples would have been extremely useful to ensure that the reader has a firm grasp on the basics. Instead, I found myself confused in later chapters because I had misunderstood one of the more fundamental concepts. I rarely, if ever, have this problem with a book includes sufficient examples.

While those more versed in graph theory might prefer a book with less example "fluff", someone just getting into the topic really should look elsewhere to ensure themselves a more stable and confident foundation.
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