1st Edition

Erd�s on Graphs
His Legacy of Unsolved Problems




ISBN 9780367447939
Published December 12, 2019 by A K Peters/CRC Press
142 Pages

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Book Description

This book is a tribute to Paul Erd\H{o}s, the wandering mathematician once described as the "prince of problem solvers and the absolute monarch of problem posers." It examines -- within the context of his unique personality and lifestyle -- the legacy of open problems he left to the world after his death in 1996. Unwilling to succumb to the temptations of money and position, Erd\H{o}s never had a home and never held a job. His "home" was a bag or two containing all his belongings and a record of the collective activities of the mathematical community. His "job" was one at which he excelled: identifying a fundamental roadblock in some particular line of approach and capturing it in a well-chosen, often innocent-looking problem, whose solution would likewise provide insight into the underlying theory. By cataloguing the unsolved problems of Erd\H{o}s in a comprehensive and well-documented volume, the authors hope to continue the work of an unusual and special man who fundamentally influenced the field of mathematics.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Ramsey Theory 3. Extremal Graph Theory 4. Coloring, Packing, and Covering 5. Random Graphs and Graph Enumeration 6. Hypergraphs 7. Infinite Graphs

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Biography

Chung, Fan; Graham, Ron