Gary Chartrand, Linda Lesniak, Ping Zhang

October 19, 2010
by Chapman and Hall/CRC

Textbook
- 598 Pages
- 340 B/W Illustrations

ISBN 9781439826270 - CAT# K11263

Series: Textbooks in Mathematics

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- Details the concepts, theorems, and applications of graph theory
- Elucidates the concepts and theory with clear proofs and abundant examples
- Discusses the contributions of many historical figures to graph theory
- Includes numerous exercises at the end of each section
- Presents hints and solutions to odd-numbered exercises

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Continuing to provide a carefully written, thorough introduction, **Graphs & Digraphs, Fifth Edition** expertly describes the concepts, theorems, history, and applications of graph theory. Nearly 50 percent longer than its bestselling predecessor, this edition reorganizes the material and presents many new topics.

**New to the Fifth Edition**

- New or expanded coverage of graph minors, perfect graphs, chromatic polynomials, nowhere-zero flows, flows in networks, degree sequences, toughness, list colorings, and list edge colorings
- New examples, figures, and applications to illustrate concepts and theorems
- Expanded historical discussions of well-known mathematicians and problems
- More than 300 new exercises, along with hints and solutions to odd-numbered exercises at the back of the book
- Reorganization of sections into subsections to make the material easier to read
- Bolded definitions of terms, making them easier to locate

Despite a field that has evolved over the years, this student-friendly, classroom-tested text remains the consummate introduction to graph theory. It explores the subject’s fascinating history and presents a host of interesting problems and diverse applications.

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