Networks: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Networks: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Guido Caldarelli, Michele Catanzaro


Networks are fascinated by many facets of lifestyle, from foodstuff webs in ecology and the unfold of pandemics to social networking and public transportation. in reality, essentially the most vital and regularly occurring traditional structures and social phenomena are in accordance with a networked constitution. it's very unlikely to appreciate the unfold of a plague, a working laptop or computer virus, large-scale blackouts, or enormous extinctions with out considering the community constitution that underlies these kind of phenomena. during this Very brief Introduction, Guido Caldarelli and Michele Catanzaro talk about the character and diversity of networks, utilizing daily examples from society, know-how, nature, and heritage to light up the technology of community concept. The authors describe the ever present function of networks, show how networks self-organize, clarify why the wealthy get richer, and talk about how networks can spontaneously cave in. They finish by means of highlighting how the findings of advanced community conception have very broad and significant functions in genetics, ecology, communications, economics, and sociology.

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