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

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We live in a world of networks, where everything is amazingly close to everything else. The notion of 'network' turns out to be central to our times: the Internet and WWW are changing our lives; our physical existence is based on various biological networks; we are involved in all-enveloping networks of economic and social relations. 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. - What is common to all networks? - What are the general principles of the organization and evolution of networks? - How do the laws of nature work in communication, biological, and social networks? - What are networks? This book, written by physicists, answers these questions and presents a general insight into the world of networks.
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S. N. Dorogovtsev, Ioffe Institute, St Petersburg, Russia, J.F.F. Mendes, University of Aveiro, Portugal

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Publisher
OUP Oxford
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Published on
Nov 14, 2013
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Pages
280
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ISBN
9780191004407
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Economics / General
Computers / Hardware / General
Computers / Networking / General
Computers / Neural Networks
Computers / Software Development & Engineering / Systems Analysis & Design
Language Arts & Disciplines / Library & Information Science / General
Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics / General
Mathematics / Applied
Mathematics / Combinatorics
Science / Life Sciences / Biology
Science / Physics / Condensed Matter
Science / Physics / General
Science / Physics / Mathematical & Computational
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