MA316 Half Unit
Graph Theory
This information is for the 2017/18 session.
Teacher responsible
Dr Julia Boettcher
Availability
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.
Prerequisites
MA103 or equivalent course giving a background in rigorous mathematics.
Course content
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.
Teaching
20 hours of lectures and 10 hours of classes in the MT. 1 hour of lectures in the LT.
Formative coursework
Written answers to set problems will be expected on a weekly basis.
Indicative reading
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, NorthHolland, 1976
B. Bollobas, Modern Graph Theory, Springer 1998.
Assessment
Exam (100%, duration: 2 hours) in the main exam period.
Key facts
Department: Mathematics
Total students 2016/17: 15
Average class size 2016/17: 16
Capped 2016/17: No
Value: Half Unit
PDAM skills
 Selfmanagement
 Problem solving
 Application of information skills
 Communication
 Application of numeracy skills
 Specialist skills
Course survey results
(2014/15  2016/17 combined)
1 = "best" score, 5 = "worst" scoreThe scores below are average responses.
Response rate: 100%
Question 
Average  

Reading list (Q2.1) 
2.3  
Materials (Q2.3) 
2.3  
Course satisfied (Q2.4) 
1.9  
Lectures (Q2.5) 
2  
Integration (Q2.6) 
2  
Contact (Q2.7) 
1.9  
Feedback (Q2.8) 
1.9  
Recommend (Q2.9) 
