MA316 Half Unit
This information is for the 2018/19 session.
Dr Rachel Kirsch
This course is available on the BSc in Mathematics and Economics and BSc in Mathematics with Economics. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit. This course is available with permission to General Course students.
MA103 or equivalent course giving a background in rigorous mathematics.
This course examines the basic concepts and techniques of graph theory. The topics to be covered are: fundamental concepts, flows, connectivity and matchings, colourings, extremal problems. Optional topics include Ramsey theory, the probabilistic method, spectral graph theory, or matroids.
20 hours of lectures and 10 hours of classes in the MT. 1 hour of lectures in the ST.
Revision Lecture is better received by students in ST
Written answers to set problems will be expected on a weekly basis.
D. B. West, Introduction to Graph Theory, Prentice Hall 2001
R. Diestel, Graph Theory, Springer 2010.
N. L. Biggs, Discrete Mathematics, OUP 2004
J.A.Bondy and U.S.R. Murty, Graph Theory with Applications, North-Holland, 1976
B. Bollobas, Modern Graph Theory, Springer 1998.
Exam (100%, duration: 2 hours) in the summer exam period.
Total students 2017/18: 11
Average class size 2017/18: 11
Capped 2017/18: No
Value: Half Unit
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills
- Application of numeracy skills
- Specialist skills