Chromatic Graph Theory (Discrete Mathematics and Its by Gary Chartrand, Ping Zhang

By Gary Chartrand, Ping Zhang

Beginning with the starting place of the 4 colour challenge in 1852, the sphere of graph colours has constructed into probably the most renowned components of graph conception. Introducing graph idea with a coloring subject matter, Chromatic Graph Theory explores connections among significant subject matters in graph idea and graph shades in addition to rising issues.

This self-contained publication first provides numerous basics of graph conception that lie outdoor of graph shades, together with simple terminology and effects, timber and connectivity, Eulerian and Hamiltonian graphs, matchings and factorizations, and graph embeddings. the rest of the textual content bargains completely with graph colorations. It covers vertex colorations and boundaries for the chromatic quantity, vertex shades of graphs embedded on surfaces, and various constrained vertex colours. The authors additionally describe facet colors, monochromatic and rainbow area colours, whole vertex colors, a number of distinguishing vertex and side colorations, and plenty of distance-related vertex colorings.

With ancient, utilized, and algorithmic discussions, this article bargains a superior advent to at least one of the most well-liked components of graph theory.

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