Graphs, groups, and surfaces by Arthur T. White

By Arthur T. White

The sphere of topological graph concept has improved enormously within the ten years because the first version of this e-book seemed. the unique 9 chapters of this vintage paintings have consequently been revised and up-to-date. Six new chapters were further, facing: voltage graphs, non-orientable imbeddings, block designs linked to graph imbeddings, hypergraph imbeddings, map automorphism teams and alter ringing. Thirty-two new difficulties were extra to this new version, in order that there are actually 181 in all; 22 of those were particular as ``difficult'' and nine as ``unsolved''. 3 of the 4 unsolved difficulties from the 1st variation were solved within the ten years among versions; they're now marked as ``difficult''.

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