Fall 2023 - MATH 820 G100
Graph Theory (4)
Class Number: 2125
Delivery Method: In Person
Algebraic graph theory, extremal graph theory, coloring problems, path and cycle structure of graphs, application of graphs, hypergraphs, and current research topics.
I. Matchings (Matchings in bipartite graphs. Matchings in general graphs. Tutte theorem. Erdos-Posa Theorem. Path covers)
II. Connectivity (Menger’s Theorem. Mader’s Theorem. Linkages)
III. Planar Graphs and graphs on other surfaces
IV. Colorings and Nowhere-Zero Flows (Planar graphs. Coloring-flow duality. Cycle Double Cover Conjecture. List Coloring)
V. Substructures in Dense Graphs (Extremal graph theory. Regularity Lemma and its Applications. Erdős-Stone theorem)
VI. Substructures in Sparse Graphs (Minors and topological minors. Immersions. Bollobás-Thomason, Komlós-Szeméredi Theorem. Hadwiger’s conjecture. Excluded Minor Theorem)
VII. Other topics from the textbook or from selected papers on some recent advances in graph theory.
- Assignments 5-6 (equally weighted) 20%
- Presentations 1-2 30%
- Final project/exam (take home) 50%
Note: MATH 820 classes will start in the second week of the semester.
1. R. Diestel: Graph Theory – 5th ed., Springer-Verlag, 2017. (Electronic copy is available for course use through the SFU Library.)
2. Selected papers concerning the topics of the course.
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