Complex Networks

Principles, Methods and Applications

by Vito Latora, Vincenzo Nicosia, Giovanni Russo

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  • 9781107103184
  • 9781108299961
  • 9781108298049
Networks constitute the backbone of complex systems, from the human brain to computer communications, transport infrastructures to online social systems and metabolic reactions to financial markets. Characterising their structure improves our understanding of the physical, biological, economic and social phenomena that shape our world. Rigorous and thorough, this textbook presents a detailed overview of the new theory and methods of network science. Covering algorithms for graph exploration, node ranking and network generation, among others, the book allows students to experiment with network models and real-world data sets, providing them with a deep understanding of the basics of network theory and its practical applications. Systems of growing complexity are examined in detail, challenging students to increase their level of skill. An engaging presentation of the important principles of network science makes this the perfect reference for researchers and undergraduate and graduate students in physics, mathematics, engineering, biology, neuroscience and the social sciences.

  • Cambridge University Press; September 2017
  • ISBN: 9781108299961
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  • Title: Complex Networks
  • Author: Vito Latora; Vincenzo Nicosia; Giovanni Russo
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107103184
  • 9781108299961
  • 9781108298049

In The Press

'This is a substantial text which will serve a broad section of readers who wish to gain insights into complex networks. Some effort will be needed to get the most out of this book but the reader who expends that effort will be well-rewarded. In turn, the authors are to be congratulated for the effort that they have made to produce such a delightful text.' K. Alan Shore, Contemporary Physics