Statistical Mechanics of Complex Networks

Statistical Mechanics of Complex Networks

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Networks can provide a useful model and graphic image useful for the description of a wide variety of web-like structures in the physical and man-made realms, e.g. protein networks, food webs and the Internet. The contributions gathered in the present volume provide both an introduction to, and an overview of, the multifaceted phenomenology of complex networks. Statistical Mechanics of Complex Networks also provides a state-of-the-art picture of current theoretical methods and approaches.show more

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  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 13.2mm | 385.55g
  • Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
  • Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Berlin, Germany
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2003
  • XII, 206 p.
  • 3642073212
  • 9783642073212
  • 2,649,292

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Networks can provide a useful model and graphic image useful for the description of a wide variety of web-like structures in the physical and man-made realms, e.g. protein networks, food webs and the Internet. The contributions gathered in the present volume provide both an introduction to, and an overview of, the multifaceted phenomenology of complex networks. Statistical Mechanics of Complex Networks also provides a state-of-the-art picture of current theoretical methods and approaches.show more

Review quote

"The editors have done a very good job compiling this collection of essays written by leading experts in the field of statistical mechanics of networks. Although a book like this can never be entirely up-to-date, the articles reflect the current state of affairs very well. Most of them are self-contained and define the various terms and quantities carefully before using them. That leads to a certain amount of redundant information and overlap, yet it enables the reader to simply dip in and get a good idea of what the hot topics in complex networks are. I strongly recommend the book to anyone who wants to start her or his own work in complex networks." (Contemporary Physics 2005, 46, page 240-241)show more

Table of contents

Rate Equations Approach for Growing Networks.- Directed and Non-Directed Scale-Free Networks.- Mixing Patterns and Community Structure in Networks.- Effect of Accelerated Growth on Networks Dynamics.- Optimization in Complex Networks.- Epidemic Spreading in Complex Networks With Degree Correlations.- Food Web Structure and the Evolution of Complex Networks.- Social Networks: From Sexual Networks to Threatened Networks.- Search and Congestion in Complex Networks.- Membrane Clusters of Ion Channels.show more