The Resource Networks of Echoes : Imitation, Innovation and Invisible Leaders, by Bruce J. West, Malgorzata Turalska, Paolo Grigolini, (electronic resource)

Networks of Echoes : Imitation, Innovation and Invisible Leaders, by Bruce J. West, Malgorzata Turalska, Paolo Grigolini, (electronic resource)

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Networks of Echoes : Imitation, Innovation and Invisible Leaders
Title
Networks of Echoes
Title remainder
Imitation, Innovation and Invisible Leaders
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by Bruce J. West, Malgorzata Turalska, Paolo Grigolini
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Networks of Echoes: Imitation, Innovation and Invisible Leaders is a mathematically rigorous and data rich book on a fascinating area of the science and engineering of social webs. There are hundreds of complex network phenomena whose statistical properties are described by inverse power laws. The phenomena of interest are not arcane events that we encounter only fleetingly, but are events that dominate our lives. We examine how this intermittent statistical behavior intertwines itself with what appears to be the organized activity of social groups. The book is structured as answers to a sequence of questions such as: How are decisions reached in elections and boardrooms? How is the stability of a society undermined by zealots and committed minorities, and how is that stability re-established? Can we learn to answer such questions about human behavior by studying the way flocks of birds retain their formation when eluding a predator? These questions and others are answered using a generic model of a complex dynamic network—one whose global behavior is determined by a symmetric interaction among individuals based on social imitation. The complexity of the network is manifest in time series resulting from self-organized critical dynamics that have divergent first and second moments, are non-stationary, non-ergodic, and non-Poisson. How phase transitions in the network dynamics influence such activity as decision making is a fascinating story and provides a context for introducing many of the mathematical ideas necessary for understanding complex networks in general. The decision making model (DMM) is selected to emphasize that there are features of complex webs that supersede specific mechanisms and need to be understood from a general perspective. This insightful overview of recent tools and their uses may serve as an introduction and curriculum guide in related courses
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West, Bruce J
Dewey number
  • 003.72
  • 658.4092
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English
LC call number
QC1-QC999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Turalska, Malgorzata.
  • Grigolini, Paolo.
Series statement
Computational Social Sciences,
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  • Social sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Applications of Graph Theory and Complex Networks
  • Methodology of the Social Sciences
  • Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building
  • Computer Appl. in Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Game Theory, Economics, Social and Behav. Sciences
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Networks of Echoes : Imitation, Innovation and Invisible Leaders, by Bruce J. West, Malgorzata Turalska, Paolo Grigolini, (electronic resource)
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Description based upon print version of record
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Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Networking Perspective -- Complexity Primer -- A Model of Decision Making -- Criticality and Crowds -- Networks of Influence -- Critical Networks
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2014.
Extent
1 online resource (235 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319048796
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computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-04879-6
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remote
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  • (CKB)2560000000148748
  • (EBL)1698172
  • (OCoLC)904404049
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Label
Networks of Echoes : Imitation, Innovation and Invisible Leaders, by Bruce J. West, Malgorzata Turalska, Paolo Grigolini, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Networking Perspective -- Complexity Primer -- A Model of Decision Making -- Criticality and Crowds -- Networks of Influence -- Critical Networks
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2014.
Extent
1 online resource (235 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319048796
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-04879-6
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2560000000148748
  • (EBL)1698172
  • (OCoLC)904404049
  • (SSID)ssj0001204992
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11668246
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001204992
  • (PQKBWorkID)11180279
  • (PQKB)10891147
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1698172
  • (DE-He213)978-3-319-04879-6
  • (EXLCZ)992560000000148748

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