Magic squares are among the more popular mathematical recreations. Over the last 50 years, many generalizations of “magic” ideas have been applied to graphs. Recently there has been a resurgence of interest in “magic labelings” due to a number of results that have applications to the problem of decomposing graphs into trees.
Key features of this second edition include:
· a new chapter on magic labeling of directed graphs
· applications of theorems from graph theory and interesting counting arguments
· new research problems and exercises covering a range of difficulties
· a fully updated bibliography and index
This concise, self-contained exposition is unique in its focus on the theory of magic graphs/labelings. It may serve as a graduate or advanced undergraduate text for courses in mathematics or computer science, and as reference for the researcher.