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Oxford University Press, USA
Graph Theory 1736-1936

Graph Theory 1736-1936


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Graph Theory 1736-1936

First published in 1976, this book has been widely acclaimed as a major and enlivening contribution to the history of mathematics. The updated and corrected paperback contains extracts from the original writings of mathematicians who contributed to the foundations of graph theory. The author's commentary links each piece historically and frames the whole with explanations of the relevant mathematical terminology and notation.

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ISBN-13: 9780198539162
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 02/01/1999
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 9.19(w) x 6.13(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

London School of Economics

University of Southhampton

The Open University

Table of Contents

1. Paths
2. Circuits
3. Trees
4. Chemical Graphs
5. Euler's Polyhedral Formula
6. The Four-Colour Problem—Early History
7. Colouring Maps on Surfaces
8. Ideas from Algebra and Topology
9. The Four-Colour Problem—to 1936
10. The Factorization of Graphs
Appendix 1: Graph Theory since 1936
Appendix 2: Bibliographical Notes
Appendix 3: Bibliography: 1736-1936
Index of Names

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