Networks: An Introduction

Networks: An Introduction

Hardcover | April 18, 2010

byMark Newman

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The scientific study of networks, including computer networks, social networks, and biological networks, has received an enormous amount of interest in the last few years. The rise of the Internet and the wide availability of inexpensive computers have made it possible to gather and analyzenetwork data on a large scale, and the development of a variety of new theoretical tools has allowed us to extract new knowledge from many different kinds of networks. The study of networks is broadly interdisciplinary and important developments have occurred in many fields, including mathematics,physics, computer and information sciences, biology, and the social sciences. This book brings together for the first time the most important breakthroughs in each of these fields and presents them in a coherent fashion, highlighting the strong interconnections between work in different areas.Subjects covered include the measurement and structure of networks in many branches of science, methods for analyzing network data, including methods developed in physics, statistics, and sociology, the fundamentals of graph theory, computer algorithms, and spectral methods, mathematical models ofnetworks, including random graph models and generative models, and theories of dynamical processes taking place on networks.

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The scientific study of networks, including computer networks, social networks, and biological networks, has received an enormous amount of interest in the last few years. The rise of the Internet and the wide availability of inexpensive computers have made it possible to gather and analyzenetwork data on a large scale, and the develo...

Mark Newman received a D.Phil. in physics from the University of Oxford in 1991 and conducted postdoctoral research at Cornell University before joining the staff of the Santa Fe Institute, a think-tank in New Mexico devoted to the study of complex systems. In 2002 he left Santa Fe for the University of Michigan, where he is currentl...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:720 pagesPublished:April 18, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199206651

ISBN - 13:9780199206650

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Technological Networks3. Social Networks4. Information Networks5. Biological Networks6. Mathematics of Networks7. Measures and Metrics8. The Large-scale Structure of Networks9. Basic Concepts of Algorithms10. Fundamental Network Algorithms11. Matrix Algorithms and Graph Partitioning12. Random Graphs13. Generalized Random Graphs14. Models of Network Formation15. Other Network Models16. Percolation and Network Resilience17. Epidemics on Networks18. Dynamical Systems on Networks19. Network SearchReferencesIndex