By Albert-László Barabási, Duncan J. Watts
From the web to networks of friendship, disorder transmission, or even terrorism, the concept--and the reality--of networks has come to pervade sleek society. yet what precisely is a community? What varieties of networks are there? Why are they fascinating, and what can they let us know? in recent times, scientists from a number of fields--including arithmetic, physics, machine technological know-how, sociology, and biology--have been pursuing those questions and construction a brand new "science of networks." This ebook brings jointly for the 1st time a collection of seminal articles representing learn from throughout those disciplines. it really is a great sourcebook for the foremost learn during this fast-growing field.
The e-book is equipped into 4 sections, every one preceded through an editors' advent summarizing its contents and normal subject. the 1st part units the level by way of discussing many of the ancient antecedents of up to date examine within the sector. From there the e-book strikes to the empirical aspect of the technological know-how of networks earlier than turning to the foundational modeling rules which were the focal point of a lot next task. The booklet closes through taking the reader to the innovative of community science--the dating among community constitution and process dynamics. From community robustness to the unfold of illness, this part bargains a potpourri of subject matters in this swiftly increasing frontier of the recent science.
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