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Networks: An Introduction

Mark Newman


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 analyze network 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, ... More

Keywords: computer networks, social networks, biological networks, Internet, network data, graph theory, computer algorithms, spectral methods, random graph models, generative models

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199206650
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206650.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Newman, author
Department of Physics, University of Michigan