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Iwo Bialynicki-Birula and Iwona Bialynicka-Birula

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780198531005

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198531005.001.0001

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The bridges of Königsberg

The bridges of Königsberg

Graph theory

Chapter:
(p.94) 10 The bridges of Königsberg
Source:
Modeling Reality
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Iwo Białynicki-Birula

Iwona Białynicka-Birula

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198531005.003.0010

A simple idea of drawing crude sketches made of line segments to visualize the solutions of some problems has developed over the years into a sophisticated branch of mathematics: graph theory. Simple examples of applications of this theory, including the famous problems of the bridges of Königsberg and of the travelling salesman, are discussed.

Keywords:   bridges of Königsberg, graph theory, travelling salesman

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