The fourth edition of this standard textbook of modern graph theory has been carefully revised, updated, and substantially extended. Covering all its major recent developments it can be used both as a reliable textbook for an introductory course and as a graduate text: on each topic it covers all the basic material in full detail, and adds one or two deeper results (again with detailed proofs) to illustrate the more advanced methods of that field. electronic edition: diestel-graph-theory.com From the reviews of the first two editions (1997, 2000): "This outstanding book cannot be substituted with any other book on the present textbook market. It has every chance of becoming the standard textbook for graph theory." Acta Scientiarum Mathematiciarum "The book has received a very enthusiastic reception, which it amply deserves. A masterly elucidation of modern graph theory." Bulletin of the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications "A highlight of the book is what is by far the best account in print of the Seymour-Robertson theory of graph minors." Mathematika ". . . like listening to someone explain mathematics." Bulletin of the AMS
Almost no pre-requisites are needed for this book, (There is a short section which touches on Linear Alg, and another on very elementary topology) and yet it will take you from the very basic notions, to research level problems in this subject. It covers almost all the major notions about graphs, including coloring, matching, flows... Any reader is bound to find the section on Ramsey theory especially interesting. However, infinite graphs and Algebric graph theory are not covered.
There is a useful commentary on the references at the end of each chapter.
5つ星のうち 5.0Small yet comprehensive.2002/2/17
By Mosta McKracken - (Amazon.com)
An excellent book. With minimum knowledge and an open mind, you can work rapidly throughout this book. I used it as a reference for some work I'm currently doing on the structure of extremal graphs and it came in very handy. To sum up, it's what you would normally expect from Springer's series on grad math texts.
5つ星のうち 5.0An exciting book.2003/10/22
By Bilal Al Sallakh - (Amazon.com)
Really, this book is very nice. It is simple to read (its language is quite easy) yet serious and precise. It covers many important aspects of the pure graph theory , leaving there applications and algorithms to an algorithmic graph theory book. So, to learn the core of the pure graph theory, this book is your choice, espesially if you are a computer science student (Because it dosen't deal deeply with tough mathematics).