350 pages | 102 B/W Illus.
Crossing Numbers of Graphs is the first book devoted to the crossing number, an increasingly popular object of study with surprising connections. The field has matured into a large body of work, which includes identifiable core results and techniques. The book presents a wide variety of ideas and techniques in topological graph theory, discrete geometry, and computer science.
The first part of the text deals with traditional crossing number, crossing number values, crossing lemma, related parameters, computational complexity, and algorithms. The second part includes the rich history of alternative crossing numbers, the rectilinear crossing number, the pair crossing number, and the independent odd crossing number.It also includes applications of the crossing number outside topological graph theory.
1. Introduction and History
Part I: The Crossing Number
2. Crossing Number
3. Crossing Number and other Parameters
4. Computational Complexity
Part II: Crossing Number Variants
6. Rectilinear Crossing Number
7. Local Crossing Number
8. Monotone and Book crossing numbers
9. Pair Crossing Number
10. k-planar Crossing Number
11. Independent Odd Crossing Number
12. Maximum Crossing Numbers
Part III: Applications
13. Crossing Minimization
14. Geometric Configurations
A Topological Graph Theory Basics
B Complexity Theory