By Michel Gondran

The fundamental goal of this crucial textual content is to stress the deep kinfolk current among the semiring and dioïd buildings with graphs and their combinatorial houses. It does so whilst demonstrating the modeling and problem-solving flexibility of those constructions. additionally the ebook presents an intensive review of the mathematical homes hired through "nonclassical" algebraic constructions which both expand ordinary algebra or shape a brand new department of it.

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