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Matrices

  • L. R. Foulds
Part of the Universitext book series (UTX)

Abstract

A graph is completely determined by specifying either its adjacency structure or its incidence structure. These specifications provide far more efficient ways of representing a large or complicated graph than a pictorial representation. Because computers are more adept at manipulating numbers than at recognizing pictures, it is standard practice to communicate the specification of a graph to a computer in matrix form.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. R. Foulds
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Management SystemsUniversity of WaikatoHamiltonNew Zealand

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