- File Size: 8755 KB
- Print Length: 224 pages
- Publisher: Dover Publications; 2nd edition (April 15, 2013)
- Publication Date: March 18, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BX1DX9U
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #173,751 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Introduction to Graph Theory (Dover Books on Mathematics) 2nd Edition, Kindle Edition
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It's definitely elementary, so you might want to read more about the topic later (especially if you're interested in computer science applications like graph algorithms, which aren't covered), but if you haven't read much about the topic, are teaching yourself, or haven't taken topology yet, this is a great place to start. (Heck, maybe an overview of the field is all you actually want/need).
The only odd thing structurally is that, when this book was initially going to press, the four-color theorem had just been proven. Rather than revise the appropriate section they chose to add an appendix describing the proof. It would've been a little better, in my opinion, to just revise the chapter in question.
The material is in no way thorough, nor treated very rigorously. All the basics are there and taught in an intuitive manner. There are numerous exercises, none of which is difficult, but all of which are interesting to someone who is new to graph theory. Some of the key results that are simple to prove are done so in the exercises, encouraging readers to discover things for themselves.
Downsides: If you are looking for a rigorous book on graph theory, look elsewhere. But that is really the only downside!
Overall: I liked graph theory before reading this book. I loved graph theory after reading the first chapter.
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