Overview of the Isomorphic Graphs Tool

This tool consists of two Flash player files that can be used by an instructor to create simple graphs for which students can determine isomorphism by attempting to rearrange one graph to look like the other. An example of the finished application is shown below. Try the interface to get a sense for what you are building...

The Instructor first runs the Flash applet GraphMakerIsomorphism.html to create (one at a time) a pair of graphs using simple drag-and-drop interface. Once each graph is finished the Instructor is given a line of text data that can be transferred to a file named isomorphism.xml. This process can be repeated indefinitely.

Next the Instructor places the files IsomorphismXML.swf, IsomorphismXML.html and Isomorphism.xml in the same directory. Additional instructions or navigation can be added to the IsomorphismXML.html file, if desired. When a student accesses this file, he or she will see exercises like the example shown above presented in random order.

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