Spring 2023 - MATH 745 G100
Graph Theory (3)
Class Number: 5322
Delivery Method: In Person
Graph coloring, Hamiltonian graphs, planar graphs, random graphs, Ramsey theory, extremal problems, additional topics. Students may not take a 700-division course if it is being offered in conjunction with a 400-division course which they have taken previously.
This is a continuation of MATH 345, where the student will learn more advanced materials. Essentially, we will cover Chapter 5, 6, 7 and a part of 8 (as time and interest permits) of the textbook.
V. Graph Colourings:
- Upper bounds for Chromatic number
- Structure of k-chromatic graphs
- Enumerative aspects
VI. Graph Embeddings
- Euler's Formula
- Characterization of planar graphs
- Parameters of embeddings
- Line graphs
- Edge colouring
- Hamiltonian cycles
- Planarity and cycles
VIII. Additional Topics. Depending on time and interest, some of the following topics will be studied:
- Ramsey Theory
- Extremal Problems
- Random Graphs
- Eigenvalues of Graphs
- Homework Assignments and In-class Presentation 30%
- Midterm/Project 30%
- Final Exam 40%
THE INSTRUCTOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE ANY OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
This course is delivered in person, on campus. Should public health guidelines recommend limits on in person gatherings,
this course may include virtual meetings. As such, all students are recommended to have access to strong and reliable
internet, the ability to scan documents (a phone app is acceptable) and access to a webcam and microphone (embedded in
a computer is sufficient).
Introduction to Graph Theory by Douglas B. West will be on reserve at the SFU Burnaby library.
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