Guido Caldarelli and Michele Catanzaro

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199588077
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191777936 | DOI:

Series: Very Short Introductions


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Networks: A Very Short Introduction considers the basic elements of network theory and its applications using everyday examples from society, technology, nature, and history. It is impossible to understand the spread of an epidemic, a computer virus, large-scale blackouts, or massive extinctions without taking into account the network structure that underlies all these phenomena. The ubiquitous role of networks; how networks self-organize; why the rich get richer; and how networks can spontaneously collapse are all considered. The findings of complex network theory have very wide and important applications in genetics, ecology, communications, economics, and sociology.

Keywords: component; computer; connected; data; degree; network; optimization; population; power; random; topology

Book.  136 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Pure Mathematics

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