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A First Course in Network Theory

A First Course in Network Theory (Hardback)

By Estrada, Ernesto
By Knight, Philip A.

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The study of network theory is a highly interdisciplinary field, which has emerged as a major topic of interest in various disciplines ranging from physics and mathematics, to biology and sociology. This book promotes the diverse nature of the study of complex networks by balanci...ng the needs of students from very different backgrounds. It references the most commonly used concepts in network theory, provides examples of their applications in solving practical problems, and clear indications on how to analyse their results. In the first part of the book, students and researchers will discover the quantitative and analytical tools necessary to work with complex networks, including the most basic concepts in network and graph theory, linear and matrix algebra, as well as the physical concepts most frequently used for studying networks. They will also find instruction on some key skills such as how to proof analytic results and how to manipulate empirical network data. The bulk of the text is focused on instructing readers on the most useful tools for modern practitioners of network theory. These include degree distributions, random networks, network fragments, centrality measures, clusters and communities, communicability, and local and global properties of networks. The combination of theory, example and method that are presented in this text, should ready the student to conduct their own analysis of networks with confidence and allow teachers to select appropriate examples and problems to teach this subject in the classroom.
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ISBN 9780198726456
Released NZ 12 Feb 2015
Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780198726456
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Released 12 Feb 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Estrada, Ernesto
By Knight, Philip A.
Category Cybernetics & Systems Theory
Combinatorics & Graph Theory
Mathematical Modelling
Statistical Physics
Mathematical Theory Of Computation
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 195mm
Height: 248mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 003.72
Weight 746g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Network analysis (Planning), System analysis, Graph theory
NBS Text Science & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education