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Gary Chartrand

Gary Chartrand - book author

Gary Theodore Chartrand is a professor emeritus of mathematics at Western Michigan University

Gary Chartrand is the author of books: Introductory Graph Theory, Mathematical Proofs: A Transition to Advanced Mathematics, A First Course in Graph Theory, Graphs & Digraphs, Discrete Mathematics, Applied and Algorithmic Graph Theory, Chromatic Graph Theory, An Introduction to Discrete Mathematics, Unreasonable Leadership: Transforming yourself, your team, and your organization to achieve extraordinary results, Graphs and Digraphs: Solutions Manual

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Graph theory is used today in the physical sciences, social sciences, computer science, and other areas. Introductory Graph Theory presents a nontechnical introduction to this exciting field in a clear, lively, and informative style.
Author Gary Chartrand covers the important elementary topics of graph theory and its applications. In addition, he presents a large variety of proofs designed to strengthen mathematical techniques and offers challenging opportunities to have fun with mathematics.
Ten major topics — profusely illustrated — include: Mathematical Models, Elementary Concepts of Graph Theory, Transportation Problems, Connection Problems, Party Problems, Digraphs and Mathematical Models, Games and Puzzles, Graphs and Social Psychology, Planar Graphs and Coloring Problems, and Graphs and Other Mathematics.
A useful Appendix covers Sets, Relations, Functions, and Proofs, and a section devoted to exercises — with answers, hints, and solutions — is especially valuable to anyone encountering graph theory for the first time.
Undergraduate mathematics students at every level, puzzlists, and mathematical hobbyists will find well-organized coverage of the fundamentals of graph theory in this highly readable and thoroughly enjoyable book.
Mathematical Proofs: A Transition to Advanced Mathematics, Second Edition, prepares students for the more abstract mathematics courses that follow calculus. This text introduces students to proof techniques and writing proofs of their own. As such, it is an introduction to the mathematics enterprise, providing solid introductions to relations, functions, and cardinalities of sets.
Written by two of the most prominent figures in the field of graph theory, this comprehensive text provides a remarkably student-friendly approach. Geared toward undergraduates taking a first course in graph theory, its sound yet accessible treatment emphasizes the history of graph theory and offers unique examples and lucid proofs. 2004 edition.

Graphs & Digraphs masterfully employs student-friendly exposition, clear proofs, abundant examples, and numerous exercises to provide an essential understanding of the concepts, theorems, history, and applications of graph theory.

Fully updated and thoughtfully reorganized to make reading and locating material easier for instructors and students, the Sixth Edition of this bestselling, classroom-tested text:

Adds more than 160 new exercises
Presents many new concepts, theorems, and examples
Includes recent major contributions to long-standing conjectures such as the Hamiltonian Factorization Conjecture, 1-Factorization Conjecture, and Alspach’s Conjecture on graph decompositions
Supplies a proof of the perfect graph theorem
Features a revised chapter on the probabilistic method in graph theory with many results integrated throughout the text

At the end of the book are indices and lists of mathematicians’ names, terms, symbols, and useful references. There is also a section giving hints and solutions to all odd-numbered exercises. A complete solutions manual is available with qualifying course adoption.

Graphs & Digraphs, Sixth Edition remains the consummate text for an advanced undergraduate level or introductory graduate level course or two-semester sequence on graph theory, exploring the subject’s fascinating history while covering a host of interesting problems and diverse applications.

Designed as the bridge to cross the widening gap between mathematics and computer science, and planned as the mathematical base for computer science students, this maths text is written for upper-level college students who have had previous coursework involving proofs and proof techniques.
Beginning with the origin of the four color problem in 1852, the field of graph colorings has developed into one of the most popular areas of graph theory. Introducing graph theory with a coloring theme, Chromatic Graph Theory explores connections between major topics in graph theory and graph colorings as well as emerging topics.

This self-contained book first presents various fundamentals of graph theory that lie outside of graph colorings, including basic terminology and results, trees and connectivity, Eulerian and Hamiltonian graphs, matchings and factorizations, and graph embeddings. The remainder of the text deals exclusively with graph colorings. It covers vertex colorings and bounds for the chromatic number, vertex colorings of graphs embedded on surfaces, and a variety of restricted vertex colorings. The authors also describe edge colorings, monochromatic and rainbow edge colorings, complete vertex colorings, several distinguishing vertex and edge colorings, and many distance-related vertex colorings.

With historical, applied, and algorithmic discussions, this text offers a solid introduction to one of the most popular areas of graph theory.