This book provides a timely overview of fuzzy graph theory, laying the foundation for future applications in a broad range of areas. It introduces readers to fundamental theories, such as Craine’s work on fuzzy interval graphs, fuzzy analogs of Marczewski’s theorem, and the Gilmore and Hoffman characterization. It also introduces them to the Fulkerson and Gross characterization and Menger’s theorem, the applications of which will be discussed in a forthcoming book by the same authors. This book also discusses in detail important concepts such as connectivity, distance and saturation in fuzzy graphs.
Thanks to the good balance between the basics of fuzzy graph theory and new findings obtained by the authors, the book offers an excellent reference guide for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics, engineering and computer science, and an inspiring read for all researchers interested in new developments in fuzzy logic and applied mathematics.
About the Author
Dr. Sunil Mathew is currently a Faculty Member in the Department of Mathematics, NIT Calicut, India. He has acquired his masters from St. Joseph’s College Devagiri, Calicut, and Ph.D. from National Institute of Technology Calicut in the area of Fuzzy Graph Theory. He has published more than 75 research papers and written two books. He is a member of several academic bodies and associations. He is editor and reviewer of several international journals. He has an experience of 20 years in teaching and research. His current research topics include fuzzy graph theory, bio-computational modeling, graph theory, fractal geometry, and chaos.
Dr. John N. Mordeson is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Creighton University. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from Iowa State University. He is a Member of Phi Kappa Phi. He is the President of the Society for Mathematics of Uncertainty. He has published 15 books and 200 journal articles. He is on the editorial board of numerous journals. He has served as an external examiner of Ph.D. candidates from India, South Africa, Bulgaria, and Pakistan. He has refereed for numerous journals and granting agencies. He is particularly interested in applying mathematics of uncertainty to combat the problem of human trafficking.
Dr. Davender S. Malik is a Professor of Mathematics at Creighton University. He received his Ph.D. from Ohio University and has published more than 55 papers and 18 books on abstract algebra, applied mathematics, graph theory, fuzzy automata theory and languages, fuzzy logic and its applications, programming, data structures, and discrete mathematics.
Table of Contents
Fuzzy Sets and Relations.- Fuzzy Graphs.- Connectivity in Fuzzy Graphs.- More on Blocks in Fuzzy Graphs.- More on Connectivity and Distances.- Sequences, Saturation, Intervals and Gates in Fuzzy Graphs.- Interval-Valued Fuzzy Graphs.- Bipolar Fuzzy Graphs.