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Network Science: Theory and Applications 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0470331880
ISBN-10: 0470331887
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"This book provides a comprehensive study of network science, specifically of different network classes and their respective properties. The chapters are easy to understand, each containing an extensive introduction that prepares the reader for what is to follow." (Computing Reviews, 1 November 2010)

“This fascinating book is a tour de force review of the application of network theory to a number of real-life and wildly different areas.” (Computing Reviews, July 2009)

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A comprehensive look at the emerging science of networks

Network science helps you design faster, more resilient communication networks; revise infrastructure systems such as electrical power grids, telecommunications networks, and airline routes; model market dynamics; understand synchronization in biological systems; and analyze social interactions among people.

This is the first book to take a comprehensive look at this emerging science. It examines the various kinds of networks (regular, random, small-world, influence, scale-free, and social) and applies network processes and behaviors to emergence, epidemics, synchrony, and risk. The book's uniqueness lies in its integration of concepts across computer science, biology, physics, social network analysis, economics, and marketing.

The book is divided into easy-to-understand topical chapters and the presentation is augmented with clear illustrations, problems and answers, examples, applications, tutorials, and a discussion of related Java software. Chapters cover:

  • Origins
  • Graphs

  • Regular Networks

  • Random Networks

  • Small-World Networks

  • Scale-Free Networks

  • Emergence

  • Epidemics

  • Synchrony

  • Influence Networks

  • Vulnerability

  • Net Gain

  • Biology

This book offers a new understanding and interpretation of the field of network science. It is an indispensable resource for researchers, professionals, and technicians in engineering, computing, and biology. It also serves as a valuable textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in related fields of study.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 524 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (March 11, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470331887
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470331880
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.2 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,317,042 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book offers an introduction to the main concepts and applications in the complex networks field (or Network Science, as suggested by the author). The main aspect that I really liked in this book was its organization, since even working with recent research topics from different sources and areas, Lewis introduces them in a very pleasant way to the reader.
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Solid book on networks.
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There's better books around on this topic
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