Networks: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Networks: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

Guido Caldarelli, Michele Catanzaro


Networks are curious about many elements of lifestyle, from nutrition webs in ecology and the unfold of pandemics to social networking and public transportation. in truth, one of the most vital and favourite common structures and social phenomena are in keeping with a networked constitution. it truly is most unlikely to appreciate the unfold of a virus, a working laptop or computer virus, large-scale blackouts, or big extinctions with no making an allowance for the community constitution that underlies a majority of these phenomena. during this Very brief Introduction, Guido Caldarelli and Michele Catanzaro speak about the character and diversity of networks, utilizing daily examples from society, know-how, nature, and heritage to light up the technological know-how of community thought. The authors describe the ever present function of networks, display how networks self-organize, clarify why the wealthy get richer, and talk about how networks can spontaneously cave in. They finish by way of highlighting how the findings of complicated community conception have very extensive and significant functions in genetics, ecology, communications, economics, and sociology.

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