Evolution of Networks: From Biological Nets to the Internet and WWW

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Only in the 1990s did physicists begin to explore real networks, both natural and artificial, as evolving systems with intriguingly complex and effective architectures. Progress has been so immediate and astounding that we actually face a new science based on a new set of concepts, and, one may even say, on a new philosophy: the natural philosophy of a small world. Old ideas from mathematics, statistical physics, biology, computer science, and so on take on quite new forms in applications to real evolving networks.
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"This book is the first technical text on the currently fashionable field of complex networks. I strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in this new and interdisciplinary field of research." — Journal of Statistical Physics

"Evolution of Networks offers an excellent foundation from which the fast-paced field can be approached with confidence. It would be an excellent addition to the bookshelf of anyone interested in networks." — Physics Today

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198515906
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 3/27/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

S. N. Dorogovtsev, Ioffe Institute, St Petersburg, Russia,J.F.F. Mendes, University of Aveiro, Portugal

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Table of Contents

Modern architecture of random graphs 1
1 What are networks? 6
2 Popularity is attractive 25
3 Real networks 31
4 Equilibrium networks 84
5 Non-equilibrium networks 112
6 Global topology of networks 161
7 Growth of networks and self-organized criticality 212
8 Philosophy of a small world 219
A Relations for an adjacency matrix 221
B How to measure a distribution 222
C Statistics of cliques 224
D Power-law preference 226
E Inhomogeneous growing net 228
F Z-transform 230
G Critical phenomena in networks 232
H A guide to the network literature 237
References 241
Index 263
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