Presented in 1962-63 by experts at University College, London, these lectures offer a variety of perspectives on graph theory. Although the opening chapters form a coherent body of graph theoretic concepts, this volume is not a text on the subject but rather an introduction to the extensive literature of graph theory. The seminar's topics are geared toward advanced undergraduate students of mathematics. Lectures by this volume's editor, Frank Harary, include Some Theorems and Concepts of Graph Theory, Topological Concepts in Graph Theory, Graphical Reconstruction, and other introductory talks. A series of invited lectures follows, featuring presentations by other authorities on the faculty of University College as well as visiting scholars. These include Extremal Problems in Graph Theory by Paul Erd's, Complete Bipartite Graphs: Decomposition into Planar Subgraphs, by Lowell W. Beineke, Graphs and Composite Games, by Cedric A. B. Smith, and several others.
About the Author
Frank Harary (1921-2005) was a prominent American mathematician and expert on graph theory, about which he wrote several books. He taught at the University of Michigan from 1948 to 1986 and was later Distinguished Professor Emeritus at New Mexico State University at Las Cruces.