Electrical Networks

  • Béla Bollobás
Part of the Graduate Texts in Mathematics book series (GTM, volume 63)


This chapter is something of a diversion from the main line of the book, so some readers may wish to skip it. Only the concepts introduced in the first half of §3 will be used later, in §2 of Chapter VIII.


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  1. The first squared square was published by R. Sprague, Beispiel einer Zerlegung des Quadrats in lauter verschiedene Quadrate, J. Reine Angew. Math. 182 (1940) 60–64MathSciNetCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Béla Bollobás
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  1. 1.Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical StatisticsUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeEngland

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