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Lectures on Complex Networks$
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Sergey Dorogovtsev

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199548927

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548927.001.0001

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First steps towards networks

First steps towards networks

(p.1) 1 First steps towards networks
Lectures on Complex Networks

Sergey N. Dorogovtsev

Oxford University Press

This chapter introduces the basic notions of graph theory and discusses the starting point of network science, namely the Konigsberg bridge problem. A few examples of different graphs, lattices, and fractals are considered. These are used to explain the notions of a node degree, the shortest path length, clustering and so on. Milgram's experiment is also considered, and the notion of a random network is explained. A fundamental difference between small worlds and lattices and fractals, is discussed.

Keywords:   graph theory, random networks, degree, degree distribution, clustering, trees

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