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Scale-free networks : complex webs in nature and technology

Caldarelli, Guido Scale-free networks : complex webs in nature and technology. Oxford finance . Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 978-0-19-921151-7 (2007)

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A variety of different social, natural and technological systems can be described by the same mathematical framework. This holds from the Internet to food webs and to boards of company directors. In all these situations, a graph of the elements of the system and their interconnections displays a universal feature. There are only a few elements with many connections and many elements with few connections. This book reports the experimental evidence of these ‘Scale-free networks’ and provides students and researchers with a corpus of theoretical results and algorithms to analyse and understand these features. The content of this book and the exposition makes it a clear textbook for beginners and a reference book for experts.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: networks, mathematical framework, elements, connections, scale-free networks
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Research Area: Economics and Institutional Change
Depositing User: Ms T. Iannizzi
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2012 13:12
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2012 13:12
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/1077

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