Extractions: You are here: Encyclopedia > Four color theorem The four color theorem states that every possible geographical map can be colored with at most four colors in such a way that no two adjacent regions receive the same color. Two regions are called adjacent if they share a border segment, not just a point. This theorem was conjectured in 1853 by Francis Guthrie. It is obvious that three colors are completely inadequate, and it is not difficult to prove that five colors are sufficient to color a map. However, it was not until 1977 that the conjecture was finally proven by Kenneth Appel and Wolfgang Haken. They were assisted in some algorithmic work by J. Koch. The proof reduced the infinitude of possible maps to 1,936 configurations (later reduced to 1,476) which had to be checked one by one by computer. The work was independently double checked with different programs and computers. In 1996, Neil Robertson, Daniel Sanders, Paul Seymour and Robin Thomas produced a similar proof which required checking 633 special cases. This new proof also contains parts which require the use of a computer and are impractical for humans to check alone. The four color theorem was the first major theorem to be proven using a computer, and the proof was not accepted by all mathematicians because it could not directly be verified by a human. Ultimately, one had to have faith in the correctness of the compiler and hardware executing the program used for the proof. See experimental mathematics.
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Extractions: Neil Robertson, Daniel P. Sanders, Paul Seymour, and Robin Thomas created this page to provide a short description of their new proof of the four color theorem and a four-coloring algorithm. The four color theorem began as the concept that a map can be shaded so that no connected areas have the same color. On this page the creators of this new proof provide a history of the proof, the need for a new proof, and a brief overview of the proof itself. The full text paper is available as a downloadable postscript file or online at the Electronic Research Announcements of the American Mathematical Society (link provided in reference 8 at the site). Programs and data used in the proof are also available under the section Pointers. [KH]
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Extractions: In 1852 a student of the University College in London, Francis Guthrie, informed his brother Frederick that, to his knowledge, any map can be painted with only four colours in such a way that no two neighbouring countries (i.e. which have a common frontier segment) share the same colour. Indeed, as Francis had noticed, four colours are sufficient to paint the counties on the map of England, so why wouldn't they be sufficient in all other cases, for arbitrary maps drawn on paper (i.e. on the plane) or on a globe (i.e. on a sphere)? To make things precise, let's assume the frontier of each country consists of one closed curve (which is not always the case with modern states). Frederick Guthrie passed the problem on to one of his teachers, Augustus de Morgan. De Morgan proved that there is no (plane) map with five pairwise neighbouring countries. Unfortunately, this is not enough to prove the non-existence of a map requiring at least five colours (see Fig. 1) and it is not clear whether de Morgan was conscious of this gap, when he mentioned the question to Hamilton in a letter of October 23 rd
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Extractions: ENCYCLOPEDIA U com Lists of articles by category ... SEARCH : The four color theorem states that every possible geographical map can be colored with at most four colors in such a way that no two adjacent regions receive the same color. Two regions are called adjacent if they share a border segment, not just a point. This theorem was conjectured in 1853 by Francis Guthrie. It is obvious that three colors are completely inadequate, and it is not difficult to prove that five colors are sufficient to color a map. However, it was not until 1977 that the conjecture was finally proven by Kenneth Appel and Wolfgang Haken . They were assisted in some algorithmic work by J. Koch. The proof reduced the infinitude of possible maps to 1,936 configurations (later reduced to 1,476) which had to be checked one by one by computer. The work was independently double checked with different programs and computers. In 1996, Neil Robertson, Daniel Sanders, Paul Seymour and Robin Thomas produced a similar proof which required checking 633 special cases. This new proof also contains parts which require the use of a computer and are impractical for humans to check alone. The four color theorem was the first major theorem to be proven using a computer, and the proof was not accepted by all mathematicians because it could not directly be verified by a human. Ultimately, one had to have faith in the correctness of the compiler and hardware executing the program used for the proof. See
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Extractions: World History (home) Encyclopedia Index Localities Companies Surnames ... This Week in History Four color theorem in the news The four color theorem states that every possible geographical map can be colored with at most four color s in such a way that no two adjacent regions receive the same color. Two regions are called adjacent if they share a border segment, not just a point. This theorem was conjectured in 1853 by Francis Guthrie. It is obvious that three colors are completely inadequate, and it is not difficult to prove that five colors are sufficient to color a map. However, it was not until 1977 that the four-color conjecture was finally proven by Kenneth Appel and Wolfgang Haken . They were assisted in some algorithmic work by J. Koch. The proof reduced the infinitude of possible maps to 1,936 configurations (later reduced to 1,476) which had to be checked one by one by computer. The work was independently double checked with different programs and computers. In 1996, Neil Robertson, Daniel Sanders, Paul Seymour and Robin Thomas produced a similar proof which required checking 633 special cases. This new proof also contains parts which require the use of a computer and are impractical for humans to check alone. The four color theorem was the first major theorem to be proven using a computer, and the proof was not accepted by all mathematicians because it could not directly be verified by a human. Ultimately, one had to have faith in the correctness of the compiler and hardware executing the program used for the proof. See
Joho The Blog: Four Color Maps In 3D The W Resume Back to Blog A Note to Spammers ». May 15, 2003. four Color Maps in 3D Boston Globe recently about four Colors Suffice, a book by that you only need four colors to ensure that neighboring every country on the four color map, so you need http://www.hyperorg.com/blogger/mtarchive/001505.html
Extractions: An Entry from the Archives The W Resume Back to Blog ... A Note to Spammers May 15, 2003 Four Color Maps in 3D There was an interesting the Boston Globe recently about Four Colors Suffice , a book by Robin Wilson on the history of the famous 4-color problem: How do you prove that you only need four colors to ensure that neighboring countries are colored differently. (More important: Why is Greenland pink?) The proof (according to the article about the book that I didn't read) was the first generated by a computer that couldn't be checked by humans: in 1976, a Cray ground through every conceivable variation and found none that required more than four colors. I have a question for the mathematically inclined (i.e., people unlike me): How many colors would you need for a 3-D map? Or, if you prefer, how many colors would you need to ensure that blocks (of any shape) stacked in any arbitrary way have differently colored neighbors? I am so bad at 3D stuff that you could tell me the answer is 2 and I would believe you, just so long as you looked at me with those doe-eyes of yours. Posted by D. Weinberger at May 15, 2003 09:35 AM
Math G Mission College Santa Clara One of the concepts used in the development of proof for the four ColourTheorem was the use of the ìgreedyî or ìsingle mindedî algorithm. http://www.missioncollege.org/depts/math/beard2.htm
Extractions: Math Department, Mission College, Santa Clara, California Go to Math Dept Main Page Mission College Main Page This paper was written as an assignment for Ian Walton's Math G - Math for liberal Arts Students - at Mission College. If you use material from this paper, please acknowledge it. To explore other such papers go to the Math G Projects Page. How many colors are required to color any map so that no countries with common borders are the same color? It is generally held that four colors, for any flat map, will suffice. But a belief that is commonly held and easily observed, is not a mathematical certainty. Nor does the simplicity of a question reflect the ease with which the answer can be proven. The mathematical evidence to create a valid proof that four colors are all that is required had evaded mathematicians for nearly 140 years. What became known as the Four Color Conjecture has been the cause of great fascination and frustration. It has also been the stimulus for new ideas in topology, knot theory, and the concept of mathematical proof. The question was originally posed by Francis Guthrie, a former student of the famous mathematician Augustus De Morgan, in 1852. Although Francis moved on to study law, his brother Frederick Guthrie had become a student of De Morgan. Francis Guthrie presented his work on the idea to his brother asking that he pass it along to De Morgan.