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Königsberg Bridge Problem


The Königsberg bridges cannot all be traversed in a single trip without doubling back. This problem was solved by Euler, and represented the beginning of Graph Theory.

See also Eulerian Circuit, Graph Theory


Bogomolny, A. ``Graphs.''

Chartrand, G. ``The Königsberg Bridge Problem: An Introduction to Eulerian Graphs.'' §3.1 in Introductory Graph Theory. New York: Dover, pp. 51-66, 1985.

Kraitchik, M. §8.4.1 in Mathematical Recreations. New York: W. W. Norton, pp. 209-211, 1942.

Newman, J. ``Leonhard Euler and the Königsberg Bridges.'' Sci. Amer. 189, 66-70, 1953.

Pappas, T. ``Königsberg Bridge Problem & Topology.'' The Joy of Mathematics. San Carlos, CA: Wide World Publ./Tetra, pp. 124-125, 1989.

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