Evolution and Structure of the Internet: A Statistical Physics Approach

Evolution and Structure of the Internet: A Statistical Physics Approach

by Romualdo Pastor-Satorras, Alessandro Vespignani
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521826985

ISBN-13: 9780521826983

Pub. Date: 07/28/2013

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Viewed in this analysis from a statistical physics perspective, the Internet is perceived as a developing system that evolves through the addition and removal of nodes and links. This perspective permits the authors to outline the dynamical theory that can appropriately describe the Internet's macroscopic evolution. The presence of such a theoretical framework will

Overview

Viewed in this analysis from a statistical physics perspective, the Internet is perceived as a developing system that evolves through the addition and removal of nodes and links. This perspective permits the authors to outline the dynamical theory that can appropriately describe the Internet's macroscopic evolution. The presence of such a theoretical framework will provide a revolutionary way of enhancing the reader's understanding of the Internet's varied network processes.

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ISBN-13:
9780521826983
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2013
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. A brief history of the Internet; 2. How the Internet works; 3. Measuring the global Internet; 4. The Internet's large-scale topology; 5. Modeling the Internet; 6. Internet robustness; 7. Virtual and social networks in the Internet; 8. Searching and walking on the Internet; 9. Epidemics in the Internet; 10. Beyond the Internet's skeleton: traffic and global performance; 11. Outlook; Appendix I: graph theory applied to topology analysis; Appendix II: interface resolution and router topology; Appendix III: numerical analysis of heavy-tailed distributions; Appendix IV: degree correlations; Appendix V: scale-free networks: scaling relations; Appendix VI: the SIR model of virus propagation; References; Index.

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