Caldarelli, Guido and Caretta Cartozo, Cécile and De Los Rios, Paolo and Servedio, Vito D. P. Widespread occurrence of the inverse square distribution in social sciences and taxonomy. Physical Review E, 69 (3). ISSN 1539-3755 (2004)Full text not available from this repository.
The widespread occurrence of an inverse square relation in the hierarchical distribution of subcommunities within communities (or subspecies within species) has been recently invoked as a signature of hierarchical self-organization within social and ecological systems. Here we show that, whether such systems are self-organized or not, this behavior is the consequence of the treelike classification method. Different treelike classifications (both of real and truly random systems) display a similar statistical behavior when considering the sizes of their sub-branches.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||PACS: 89.75.Fb, 89.75.Hc, 05.40.-a, 05.65.+b|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Q Science > QC Physics
|Research Area:||Economics and Institutional Change|
|Depositing User:||Ms T. Iannizzi|
|Date Deposited:||15 Feb 2012 16:12|
|Last Modified:||21 Nov 2013 09:02|
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