Chromatic graph theory is a thriving area that uses various ideas of 'colouring' (of vertices, edges, and so on) to explore aspects of graph theory. It has links with other areas of mathematics, including topology, algebra and geometry, and is increasingly used in such areas as computer networks, where colouring algorithms form an important feature. While other books cover portions of the material, no other title has such a wide scope as this one, in which acknowledged international experts in the field provide a broad survey of the subject. All fifteen chapters have been carefully edited, with uniform notation and terminology applied throughout. Bjarne Toft (Odense, Denmark), widely recognized for his substantial contributions to the area, acted as academic consultant. The book serves as a valuable reference for researchers and graduate students in graph theory and combinatorics and as a useful introduction to the topic for mathematicians in related fields.
Written by acknowledged international experts in the field, this book provides a broad survey of chromatic graph theory. It serves as a valuable reference for researchers and graduate students in graph theory and combinatorics and as a useful introduction to the topic for mathematicians in related fields.
Foreword Bjarne Toft; Preface; Preliminaries Lowell W. Beineke and Robin J. Wilson; 1. Colouring graphs on surfaces Bojan Mohar; 2. Brooks's theorem Michael Stiebitz and Bjarne Toft; 3. Chromatic polynomials Bill Jackson; 4. Hadwiger's conjecture Ken-ichi Kawarabayashi; 5. Edge-colourings Jessica McDonald; 6. List-colourings Michael Stiebitz and Margit Voigt; 7. Perfect graphs Nicolas Trotignon; 8. Geometric graphs Alexander Soifer; 9. Integer flow and orientation Hongjian Lai, Rong Luo and Cun-Quan Zhang; 10. Colouring random graphs Ross J. Kang and Colin McDiarmid; 11. Hypergraph colouring Csilla Bujtas, Zsolt Tuza and Vitaly Voloshin; 12. Chromatic scheduling Dominique de Werra and Alain Hertz; 13. Graph colouring algorithms Thore Husfeldt; 14. Colouring games Zsolt Tuza and Xuding Zhu; 15. Open problems Tommy Jensen and Bjarne Toft; Notes on contributors; Index.
A broad survey written by acknowledged international experts in the field.