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Revised edition © 1998 Klaus Truemper
Paper version originally published 1992 by Academic Press, Boston (USA)
Revised edition published 1998 by Leibniz, Plano, Texas (USA)
ISBN 0-9663554-0-7 for the revised paper edition
Matroids were first defined in 1935 as an abstract generalization of
graphs and matrices. In the subsequent two decades, comparatively few
results were obtained. But starting in the mid-1950s, progress was made
at an ever-increasing pace.
As this book is being written, a large collection of deep matroid theorems
already exists. These results have been used to solve difficult problems in
diverse fields such as civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering, computer
science, and mathematics.
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