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But I don't know any graph theory!

If I were a Springer-Verlag Graduate Text in Mathematics, I would be Bela Bollobas’s Modern Graph Theory.

I am an in-depth account of graph theory, written with the student in mind; I reflect the current state of the subject and emphasize connections with other branches of pure mathematics. Recognizing that graph theory is one of several courses competing for the attention of a student, I contain extensive descriptive passages designed to convey the flavor of the subject and to arouse interest.

Which Springer GTM would you be? The Springer GTM Test

A clever way to sell your textbooks…


    • John S. Wilkins John S. Wilkins

      What you download onto your iPad.

  1. Bob O'H Bob O'H

    Feel yourself lucky you’re not teh Introduction to Lie Theory.

    I’m knot theory, FWIW.

  2. J. J. Ramsey J. J. Ramsey

    My result:

    You are Saunders Mac Lane’s Categories for the Working Mathematician.

    You provide an array of general ideas useful in a wide variety of fields. Starting from foundations, you illuminate the concepts of category, functor, natural transformation, and duality. You then turn to adjoint functors, which provide a description of universal constructions, an analysis of the representation of functors by sets of morphisms, and a means of manipulating direct and inverse limits.

    I’m sure that means something. I just don’t know what it is.

    • Snarkyxanf Snarkyxanf

      It means you like generalized abstract nonsense. Also pictures of arrows pointing at letters.

      I got Categories too.

  3. Thanks for letting us know about it, I am mostly visit the blogs related to scientific researches & developments.

  4. Algebraic Geometry for me, apparently. This joke is way too “in” for me to grok.

    (But I got a whole chapter in my Masters dissertation out of pretending to know Graph Theory.)

    • Barry Rountree Barry Rountree

      Oh, good, I’m not the only one then….

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