**The
Game of Cops and Robbers on Graphs**

A new book

by Anthony Bonato and Richard Nowakowski

Published by

as part of the Student Mathematical Library

**Description**: This book is the first and only one of its
kind on the topic of Cops and Robbers games, and more generally, on the field of vertex pursuit games on graphs.
The book is written in a lively and highly readable fashion, which should appeal to both senior undergraduates and
experts in the field (and everyone in between). One of the main goals of the book is to bring together the key results
in the field; as such, it presents structural, probabilistic, and algorithmic results on Cops and Robbers games.
Several recent and new results are discussed, along with a comprehensive set of references. The book is suitable
for self-study or as a textbook, owing in part to the over 200 exercises. The reader will gain insight into all the
main directions of research in the field and will be exposed to a number of open problems.

**Audience**: Undergraduate and graduate
students, pure and applied mathematicians, computer scientists, and all
those interested in graph theory or networks.

**Excerpts from reviews:**

*"The authors do a wonderful job of keeping the exposition lively and engaging, while still covering some deep mathematics and introducing some fascinating ideas.
The technical background required to read the book is relatively low, and the authors do a good job of introducing the relevant background as needed.
For these reasons, as well as the fact that the subject is itself engaging, this is a book that I would happily hand to an undergraduate math
major for an independent study, capstone project, or even just to read for fun! But it is also a book that I think any mathematician could pick up and quickly
learn something new and interesting. And I cannot think of a higher compliment to give than that."*

-Darren Glass, for *MAA Reviews*.

*"The book is well written, informative and fun to read. It easily meets the goals of surveying
the main directions in the area, and of providing a tool through which one could learn about games and graphs. Thus, it is useful both as an introduction and a reference."*

-Gary MacGillivray, for *AMS Mathematical Reviews*.

**Order now** from the AMS or
Amazon.com.

**Student Mathematical Library**
2011; approx. 267 pp; softcover

Volume: 61

ISBN-10: 0-8218-5347-3

ISBN-13: 978-0-8218-5347-4

List Price: US$45

Member Price: US$36

Order Code: STML/61

Some known errors and some fixes.

**Some pages from the book (pdf files):**