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by Klaus Truemper <>

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

Abstract: 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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Front Cover, Spine, Back Cover

Title Pages and Copyright Statement

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Basic Definitions

Chapter 3: From Graphs to Matroids

Chapter 4: Series-Parallel and Delta-Wye Constructions

Chapter 5: Path Shortening Technique

Chapter 6: Separation Algorithm

Chapter 7: Splitter Theorem and Sequences of Nested Minors

Chapter 8: Matroid Sums

Chapter 9: Matrix Total Unimodularity and Matroid Regularity

Chapter 10: Graphic Matroids

Chapter 11: Regular Matroids

Chapter 12: Almost Regular Matroids

Chapter 13: Max-Flow Min-Cut Matroids


Author Index

Subject Index

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