MAPS, TRACKS, AND THE BRIDGES OF KONIGSBERG: A Book About Networks by Michael Holt

MAPS, TRACKS, AND THE BRIDGES OF KONIGSBERG: A Book About Networks

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KIRKUS REVIEW

How to link up five cities with highways. . . or to make sure that each of five children in a checker match plays every other one. . . or to cross all seven of the bridges of Konigsberg without crossing any of them twice: these are problems in networks, and Holt explains the principles here with reference to odd and even points and whether given networks are traceable. As for the Konigsberg problem--as Euler, inventor of topography, demonstrated, you can't. A mental trip for young mathematicians, with less busy work and more stimulation than most in the series.

Pub Date: Oct. 17th, 1975
Page count: 34pp
Publisher: T.Y. Crowell