Algorithmic Graph Theory

Algorithmic Graph Theory

by Alan Gibbons (Author)

Synopsis

This is a textbook on graph theory, especially suitable for computer scientists but also suitable for mathematicians with an interest in computational complexity. Although it introduces most of the classical concepts of pure and applied graph theory (spanning trees, connectivity, genus, colourability, flows in networks, matchings and traversals) and covers many of the major classical theorems, the emphasis is on algorithms and thier complexity: which graph problems have known efficient solutions and which are intractable. For the intractable problems a number of efficient approximation algorithms are included with known performance bounds. Informal use is made of a PASCAL-like programming language to describe the algorithms. A number of exercises and outlines of solutions are included to extend and motivate the material of the text.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 27 Jun 1985

ISBN 10: 0521288819
ISBN 13: 9780521288811
Book Overview: An introduction to pure and applied graph theory with an emphasis on algorithms and their complexity.

Media Reviews
'... the book covers a relatively large part of algorithmic graph theory. The theory presented is well motivated. I can conclude that the textbook is well written and for those interested in learning algorithmic graph theory, this is s good introduction.' Zentralblatt fur Mathematik und ihre Grenzgebiete
'... this is a stimulating book for those who want to learn some basic algorithms of graph theory and who already know where to apply them ... nice and thorough introduction.' European Journal of Operational Research
'Alan Gibbons' book ... succeeds admirably.' The Times Higher Education Supplement
...judiciously written...a good text... SIAM Review