Last #GraphCast, our Managing Editor, Jocelyn Hoppa, stole the video I was going to pick and presented the absolutely amazing Graph Algorithms & Game of Thrones walkthrough video (presented by Amy Hodler and Jennifer Reif), captured at last year’s GraphTour San Francisco.
This week – as holiday gift to all of you graph theory nerds out there (including me) – I’ve picked a non-Neo4j and even non-graph database video to highlight in just a small way the incredible math that underlies all graph technology.
(If you’re maybe more normal and don’t love obscure math videos, don’t worry; we’ll return with plenty of other higher-level Neo4j and graph tech videos in the new year.)
Enjoy this graph theory proof of Euler’s formula, explained by intrepid math YouTuber, 3Blue1Brown:
In this video, 3Blue1Brown gives a description of planar graph duality and how it can be applied to a proof of Euler’s Characteristic Formula. I hope you enjoyed this peek behind the curtain at how graph theory – the math that powers graph technology – looks at the world through an entirely different lens that solves problems in new and meaningful ways.
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About the Author
Bryce Merkl Sasaki , Editor-in-Chief, Neo4j
Bryce Merkl Sasaki is the Editor-in-Chief at Neo4j. He studied professional and creative writing for undergrad and has been freelancing for 7 years. Recently, he worked at an inbound marketing agency in Philadelphia as a copywriter before moving to California. When not working, he likes to spend his time working on his novel, looking for pickup soccer games and reading voraciously.