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The Structure of Complex Networks: Theory and Applications

The Structure of Complex Networks: Theory and Applications

The book integrates approaches from mathematics, physics and computer sciences to analyse the organisation of complex networks. Every organisational principle of networks is defined, quantified and then analysed for its influences on the properties and functions of molecular, bio... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780199591756
Barcode 9780199591756
Published 20 October 2011 by Oxford University Press (S2)
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Estrada, Ernesto
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ISBN-13 9780199591756
ISBN-10 019959175X
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Publication Date 20 October 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Estrada, Ernesto
Category Combinatorics & Graph Theory
General Theory of Computing
Applications of Computing
Number of Pages 480
Dimensions Width: 196mm
Height: 247mm
Spine: 49mm
Weight 1,194g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress System analysis, SCIENCE / Mathematical Physics
NBS Text Mathematics
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 003
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This book deals with the analysis of the structure of complex networks by combining results from graph theory, physics, and pattern recognition. The book is divided into two parts. 11 chapters are dedicated to the development of theoretical tools for the structural analysis of networks, and 7 chapters are illustrating, in a critical way, applications of these tools to real-world scenarios. The first chapters provide detailed coverage of adjacency and metric and topological properties of networks, followed by chapters devoted to the analysis of individual fragments and fragment-based global invariants in complex networks. Chapters that analyse the concepts of communicability, centrality, bipartivity, expansibility and communities in networks follow. The second part of this book is devoted to the analysis of genetic, protein residue, protein-protein interaction, intercellular, ecological and socio-economic networks, including important breakthroughs as well as examples of the misuse of structural concepts.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The emphasis on structural analysis is unique in comparison to other more popular positions in the field. In comparison to other books recently published on this topic, whether general or very specialized, this book focuses on understanding and elaborates on topics with examples, making it useful even for undergraduate students ... thus, although the book has an inclination to natural sciences (mainly physics and biology), it is aimed at a general audience. Piotr Cholda, Computing Reviews The book is intended for researchers, graduate and advanced undergraduate students in interdisciplinary areas such as bioinformatics, chemistry, chemometrics, graph theory, mathematical chemistry, medical informatics, network biology and systems biology. [...] The book is nicely written and its thematical composition is unique. Its interesting interplay between theory and practical problems makes it a 'must read' for all scientists who work in network science and who want to use graph theory to solve new problems. Matthias Dehmer, MATCH Communications in Mathematical and in Computer Chemistry The Structure of Complex Networks by E. Estrada is a great book, written by an expert in this new and exciting field. Starting from basic concepts, it describes the most recent advancements in the field in an open and enjoyable way. I recommend this book to both beginners and practitioners as a valuable tool for their research. Guido Caldarelli, ISC-CNR Rome, Italy

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Author's Bio

Ernesto Estrada obtained a PhD in Mathematical Chemistry from the Central University of Las Villas, Cuba in 1997 and completed post-doctoral studies at the University of Valencia, Spain and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. In 2008 he was appointed Professor and Chair in Complexity Science at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Department of Physics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K. In 2005 he was elected fellow of the International Academy of Mathematical Chemistry (IAMC) and in 2007 he received the IAMC award as Outstanding Scientist for his multidisciplinary research in the field of complex networks. Estrada has published more than 140 scientific papers and has made seminal pioneering contributions in the areas of network matrix functions, communicability, bipartivity, subgraph centrality, generalised topological indices and the so-called Estrada index of a network.

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