By Jean-Claude Fournier

This ebook presents a pedagogical and finished advent to graph thought and its purposes. It comprises all of the average uncomplicated fabric and develops major issues and functions, equivalent to: shades and the timetabling challenge, matchings and the optimum project challenge, and Hamiltonian cycles and the touring salesman challenge, to call yet a number of. routines at a number of degrees are given on the finish of every bankruptcy, and a last bankruptcy provides a couple of common issues of tricks for suggestions, therefore offering the reader with the chance to check and refine their wisdom at the topic. An appendix outlines the root of computational complexity thought, particularly the definition of NP-completeness, that's crucial for algorithmic purposes.

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