Lectures on Complex Networks

Paperback | March 11, 2010

bySergey N. Dorogovtsev

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This text is a concise modern introduction to the science of complex networks, and is based on lectures for university students and non-specialists. The author aims to introduce a reader without serious background in mathematics or physics to the world of networks. The lectures fill theexisting gap between popular science books and comprehensive reference volumes on complex networks, and provide the shortest path to the world of networks, discussing the main directions of modern research in this active field, as well as the history of network studies. The text describes thecurrent state of the art in complex networks and includes recent results, and will be useful for both teaching and self-study.

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This text is a concise modern introduction to the science of complex networks, and is based on lectures for university students and non-specialists. The author aims to introduce a reader without serious background in mathematics or physics to the world of networks. The lectures fill theexisting gap between popular science books and com...

S.N. Dorogovtsev gained his PhD from Ioffe the Institute, St. Petersburg in 1981 and has been research professor in the Theoretical Department there since 1993. He is currently also investigator-coordinator at the Physics department of the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He won the Gulbenkian Prize in Science in 2004.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.01 inPublished:March 11, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199548935

ISBN - 13:9780199548934

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Table of Contents

1. First steps towards networks2. Classical random graphs3. Small and large worlds4. From the Internet to cellular networks5. Uncorrelated networks6. Percolation and epidemics7. Self-organization of networks8. Correlations in networks9. Weighted networks10. Motifs, cliques, communities11. Navigation and search12. Traffic13. Interacting systems on networks14. Optimization15. Outlook

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"Complex networks are an important topic and this book will fill a space in the market between the popular science books and the technical reference works on the topic." --Geoff Rodgers, Brunel University, UK