From charlesreid1

Graphs are mathematical objects consisting of vertices and edges.

The original inventor of graph theory was (arguably) Leonhard Euler, who used it to solve the Seven Bridges of Königsberg problem.


Goodrich - Data Structures - Chapter 12

The Goodrich book is less extensive, less mathematical, and more practical. The focus is on graph implementations, not on graph theory.

Data Structures

Goodrich begins Chapter 12 by covering data structures common in storing graphs: Graphs/Data Structures

  • Edge list (two linked lists, one for vertices, one for edges)
  • Adjacency list (one linked list for vertices, storing references to edges)
  • Adjacency map (map that stores vertices as keys, other vertices and the edge that links them to the key vertex as values)
  • Adjacency matrix (N x N matrix, where N is number of vertices, with entry (i,j) indicating an edge connecting vertex i to vertex j)

Graph Traversals

This is arguably the most important graph algorithm, as many, many graph algorithms are based on the traversal procedure.

Depth first search and traversals on graphs: Graphs/Depth First Traversal

Breadth first search and traversals on graphs: Graphs/Breadth First Traversal

Euler tours on graphs: Graphs/Euler Tour

Transitive Closure

Transitive closure graphs: Graphs/Transitive Closure

Floyd Warshall algorithm: Graphs/Floyd Warshall

Directed Acyclic Graphs

Directed acyclic graphs are graphs that are both directed and that do not contain cycle.

Detecting cycles: Graphs/Cycles

Directed acyclic graphs: Graphs/DAGs

Topographical sort of directed acyclic graphs: Graphs/Topological Sort

Shortest Paths

Dijkstra's algorithm:

Minimum Spanning Trees

Minimum spanning trees:

Diestel - Graph Theory

Link to book:

Chapter 1: Basics

Chapter 1 is a litany of definitions, concepts, and theorems important to laying the groundwork for discussing graph theory.

Chapter 2: Matching

Chapter 2 introduces wave after wave of new terms and notation, and is a bit hard to follow. It covers the concept of finding a set of edges that can connect all vertices between two subsets of vertices on a graph.

Chapter 3: Connectivity

Chapter 3 covers k-connectedness on graphs. Being k-connected means any two of its vertices can be joined by k independent paths.

Remaining Chapters

Reading this book is like trying to eat cardboard. No real insight or learning here.