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A short proof of Mac Lane's planarity theorem

Author: P. V. O’Neil
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 37 (1973), 617-618
MSC: Primary 05C10
MathSciNet review: 0313098
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Abstract: This note gives a short and elementary proof of Mac Lane's theorem on the embedding of graphs in a 2-sphere.

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PII: S 0002-9939(1973)0313098-X
Keywords: Planar graphs, 2-fold complete set of circuits
Article copyright: © Copyright 1973 American Mathematical Society