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Weighted networks

Sergey N. Dorogovtsev

in Lectures on Complex Networks

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780199548927
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191720574 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548927.003.0009

Series: Oxford Master Series in Physics

Weighted networks

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This chapter considers networks in which links differ from each other. The links are made individual by ascribing a positive number (a weight) to each of them. The chapter explains how these weighted networks represent processes and flows in real-world networks, from various transportation and information nets to social ones. It discusses the worldwide airport network, which is a typical example of a weighted network, and presents a few basic models of these networks.

Keywords: weighted networks; weak ties hypothesis; airport networks; transportation networks

Chapter.  3056 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Mathematical and Statistical Physics

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