By R. Balakrishnan, K. Ranganathan

ISBN-10: 1461445280

ISBN-13: 9781461445289

Graph concept skilled a massive progress within the twentieth century. one of many major purposes for this phenomenon is the applicability of graph conception in different disciplines resembling physics, chemistry, psychology, sociology, and theoretical desktop technology. This textbook presents a fantastic historical past within the uncomplicated subject matters of graph conception, and is meant for a complicated undergraduate or starting graduate direction in graph theory.

This moment version comprises new chapters: one on domination in graphs and the opposite at the spectral homes of graphs, the latter together with a dialogue on graph strength. The bankruptcy on graph colorations has been enlarged, masking extra themes reminiscent of homomorphisms and shades and the distinctiveness of the Mycielskian as much as isomorphism. This ebook additionally introduces numerous fascinating themes akin to Dirac's theorem on k-connected graphs, Harary-Nashwilliam's theorem at the hamiltonicity of line graphs, Toida-McKee's characterization of Eulerian graphs, the Tutte matrix of a graph, Fournier's facts of Kuratowski's theorem on planar graphs, the evidence of the nonhamiltonicity of the Tutte graph on forty six vertices, and a concrete software of triangulated graphs.

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G c /: Proof. G c /, and vice versa. 1. Show that the automorphism group of Kn (or Knc ) is isomorphic to the symmetric group Sn of degree n: In contrast to the complete graphs for which the automorphism group consists of every bijection of the vertex set, there are graphs whose automorphism groups consist of just the identity permutation. Such graphs are called identity graphs. 4. The graph G shown in Fig. 21 is an identity graph. Proof. v/ D d. 1). 6 Automorphism of a Simple Graph 19 Fig. u7 / D u7 on degree consideration.

No loop can belong to an edge cut. 1. 4. If G is connected and E 0 is a set of edges whose deletion results in a disconnected graph, then E 0 contains an edge cut of G: It is clear that if e is a cut edge of a connected graph G; then G e has exactly two components. 5. Since the removal of a parallel edge of a connected graph does not result in a disconnected graph, such an edge cannot be a cut edge of the graph. A set of edges of a connected graph G whose deletion results in a disconnected graph is called a separating set of edges.

Prove that a simple connected graph G is isomorphic to its line graph if and only if it is a cycle. 6. 2. G2 / are isomorphic. Proof. Let . G2 /: We prove this by showing that Â preserves adjacency and nonadjacency. G2 /: 22 1 Basic Results Fig. 3. 2 is not true. 4* shows that the above two graphs are the only two exceptional simple graphs of this type. 4* (H. Whitney). Let G and G 0 be simple connected graphs with isomorphic line graphs. Then G and G 0 are isomorphic unless one of them is K1;3 and the other is K3 : Proof.