Graph Theory, Spring 2020
Class Info   |   Schedule   |   Quizzes   |   Homeworks

Class Info

Syllabus
Textbook: Introduction to Graph Theory (2nd Edition) by Douglas B. West
Meeting times: Monday and Thursday at 10-11:50pm in TBD
No Class: Jan 20; Feb 17 => Yes class on Feb 18

Course Instructor:
Prof. George M. Slota (gmslota@gmail.com)
Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday at 4-6pm in 317 Lally

Teaching Assistant:
Colin Goldberg (goldbc@rpi.edu)
Office Hours: Tuesday/Friday 4-6pm in 127 Amos Eaton

Lecture Notes and Readings

Note: Class schedule subject to (and likely will) change.

WeekClass DateTopicReadingsNotes
1 13 Jan Introduction to Graphs, Definitions West ch. 1.1 Lecture 1   |   Intro Slides   |   Intro Code   |   Test Graph
16 Jan Isomorphism West ch. 1.1-1.2 Lecture 2
2 20 Jan No class: MLK Day
23 Jan Decompositions, Walks, Induction, Eulerian Circuits West ch. 1.2 Lecture 3
3 27 Jan Degrees, Graphic Sequences, Directed Graphs West ch. 1.3-1.4 Lecture 4
30 Jan More Digraphs and PageRank West ch. 1.4 Lecture 5
4 3 Feb DAGs, Trees West ch. 2.1-2.2 Lecture 6
6 Feb Tree Algorithms West ch. 2.2-2.3 Lecture 7
5 10 Feb Matching and Covers West ch. 3.1-3.2 Lecture 8
13 Feb General Graph Matching West ch. 3.3 Lecture 9
6 17 18 Feb Vertex and Edge Connectivity West ch. 4.1 Lecture 10
20 Feb Ear Decompositions, Digraph Connectivity West ch. 4.2 Lecture 11
7 24 Feb k-connectivity West ch. 4.2 Lecture 12
27 Feb Network flow West ch. 4.3 Lecture 13
8 2 Mar In-class review
5 Mar Midterm Lectures 1-13, West ch. 1-4
9 9 Mar No class: Spring Break
12 Mar No class: Spring Break
10 16 Mar Vertex Coloring West ch. 5.1 Lecture 14
19 Mar More Coloring West ch. 5.2 Lecture 15
11 23 Mar Even More Coloring West ch. 5.1-5.2 Lecture 16
26 Mar Counting Colorings West ch. 5.3 Lecture 17
12 30 Mar Planarity West ch. 6.1 Lecture 18
2 Apr Kuratowski's Theorem West ch. 6.2 Lecture 19
13 6 Apr Coloring of Planar Graphs West ch. 6.3 Lecture 20
9 Apr Line Graphs, Edge Coloring West ch. 7.1 Lecture 21
14 13 Apr More Line Graphs West ch. 7.1 Lecture 22
16 Apr Hamiltonian Graphs West ch. 7.2 Lecture 23
15 20 Apr More Hamiltonian West ch. 7.2 Lecture 24
23 Apr Perfect Graphs West ch. 8.1 Lecture 25
16 27 Apr Final Review
30 Apr Study Days: No class
17 TBD Final Exam West ch. 1-7, all Lecture Notes

Quizzes

Quiz #DateQuizSolution
1 16 Jan Quiz 1 Not yet

Homework

Homeworks due at 11:59pm on the due date. No late homeworks will be accepted.

HW #Due DateHomeworkSolution
1 TBD