Networks: An Introduction

Networks: An Introduction

by Mark Newman
     
 

The scientific study of networks, including computer networks, social networks, and biological networks, has received an enormous amount of interest in the last few years. The rise of the Internet and the wide availability of inexpensive computers have made it possible to gather and analyze network data on a large scale, and the development of a variety of new

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The scientific study of networks, including computer networks, social networks, and biological networks, has received an enormous amount of interest in the last few years. The rise of the Internet and the wide availability of inexpensive computers have made it possible to gather and analyze network data on a large scale, and the development of a variety of new theoretical tools has allowed us to extract new knowledge from many different kinds of networks. The study of networks is broadly interdisciplinary and important developments have occurred in many fields, including mathematics, physics, computer and information sciences, biology, and the social sciences. This book brings together for the first time the most important breakthroughs in each of these fields and presents them in a coherent fashion, highlighting the strong interconnections between work in different areas. Subjects covered include the measurement and structure of networks in many branches of science, methods for analyzing network data, including methods developed in physics, statistics, and sociology, the fundamentals of graph theory, computer algorithms, and spectral methods, mathematical models of networks, including random graph models and generative models, and theories of dynamical processes taking place on networks.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199206650
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/20/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
720
Sales rank:
505,922
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.90(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Newman received a D.Phil. in physics from the University of Oxford in 1991 and conducted postdoctoral research at Cornell University before joining the staff of the Santa Fe Institute, a think-tank in New Mexico devoted to the study of complex systems. In 2002 he left Santa Fe for the University of Michigan, where he is currently Paul Dirac Collegiate Professor of Physics and a professor in the university's Center for the Study of Complex Systems.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Technological Networks
3. Social Networks
4. Information Networks
5. Biological Networks
6. Mathematics of Networks
7. Measures and Metrics
8. The Large-scale Structure of Networks
9. Basic Concepts of Algorithms
10. Fundamental Network Algorithms
11. Matrix Algorithms and Graph Partitioning
12. Random Graphs
13. Generalized Random Graphs
14. Models of Network Formation
15. Other Network Models
16. Percolation and Network Resilience
17. Epidemics on Networks
18. Dynamical Systems on Networks
19. Network Search
References
Index

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