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AMS Chelsea Publishing 2009; 547 pp; hardcover Volume: 367 ISBN10: 0821847597 ISBN13: 9780821847596 List Price: US$79 Member Price: US$71.10 Order Code: CHEL/367.H See also: Combinatorial Problems and Exercises: Second Edition  Laszlo Lovasz Complex Graphs and Networks  Fan Chung and Linyuan Lu A Course on the Web Graph  Anthony Bonato  This book surveys matching theory, with an emphasis on connections with other areas of mathematics and on the role matching theory has played, and continues to play, in the development of some of these areas. Besides basic results on the existence of matchings and on the matching structure of graphs, the impact of matching theory is discussed by providing crucial special cases and nontrivial examples on matroid theory, algorithms, and polyhedral combinatorics. The new Appendix outlines how the theory and applications of matching theory have continued to develop since the book was first published in 1986, by launching (among other things) the Markov Chain Monte Carlo method. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in graph theory, combinatorics, combinatorial optimization, or graph algorithms. 


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