Course description: Graph theory has been applied to many fields including other branches in mathematics, chemistry, biology and so on. With the current intensive interests in network systems, graph theory becomes even more popular. This course introduces some major topics in graph theory. More specifically, it discusses degrees, isomorphic graph, trees, connectivity, traversability, coloring graphs. If time allows, we will also discuss digraph, matching and factorization.
Prerequisites: MATH 3331 is the prerequisite for this class.
You are expected to understand the basic proof techniques covered in the prerequisite course and to be able to apply them.
Textbook: A First Course in Graph Theory, by Gary Chartrand and Ping Zhang