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Graph Theory 1736-1936 - Norman L. Biggs

Paperback Published: 1st September 1998
ISBN: 9780198539162
Number Of Pages: 252

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First published in 1976, this book has been widely acclaimed both for its significant contribution to the history of mathematics and for the way that it brings the subject alive. Building on a set of original writings from some of the founders of graph theory, the book traces the historical development of the subject through a linking commentary. The relevant underlying mathematics is also explained, providing an original introduction to the subject for students. From reviews: 'The book...serves as an excellent examplein fact, as a modelof a new approach to one aspect of mathematics, when mathematics is considered as a living, vital and developing tradition.' (Edward A. Maziark in Isis) 'Biggs, Lloyd and Wilson's unusual and remarkable book traces the evolution and development of graph theory...Conceived in a very original manner and obviously written with devotion and a very great amount of painstaking historical research, it contains an exceptionally fine collection of source material, and to a graph theorist it is a treasure chest of fascinating historical information and curiosities with rich food for thought.' (Gabriel Dirac in Centaurus) 'The lucidity, grace and wit of the writing makes this book a pleasure to read and re-read.' (S. H. Hollingdale in Bulletin of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications)

"The lucidity, grace and wit of the writing makes this book a pleasure to read and re-read."--Bulletin of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications"Recommended to all graph theorists interested in the history of their subject."--Mathematical Reviews "The lucidity, grace and wit of the writing makes this book a pleasure to read and re-read."--Bulletin of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications "Recommended to all graph theorists interested in the history of their subject."--Mathematical Reviews "The lucidity, grace and wit of the writing makes this book a pleasure to read and re-read."--Bulletin of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications "Recommended to all graph theorists interested in the history of their subject."--Mathematical Reviews "The lucidity, grace and wit of the writing makes this book a pleasure to read and re-read."--Bulletin of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications"Recommended to all graph theorists interested in the history of their subject."--Mathematical Reviews

1: Oaths 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

ISBN: 9780198539162
ISBN-10: 0198539169
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 1st September 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.42