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Scale-Free Networks: Complex Webs in Nature and Technology

Guido Caldarelli


A variety of different social, natural and technological systems can be described by the same mathematical framework. This holds from the Internet to food webs and to boards of company directors. In all these situations, a graph of the elements of the system and their interconnections displays a universal feature. There are only a few elements with many connections and many elements with few connections. This book reports the experimental evidence of these ‘Scale-free networks’ and provides students and researchers with a corpus of theoretical results and algorithms to analyse and understand t ... More

Keywords: networks, mathematical framework, elements, connections, scale-free networks

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199211517
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211517.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Guido Caldarelli, author
Department of Physics, University of Rome 'Sapienza'
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