Complex networks are universal, arising in fields as disparate as sociology, physics, and biology. In the past decade, extensive research into the properties and behaviors of complex systems has uncovered surprising commonalities among the topologies of different systems. Attempts to explain these similarities have led to the ongoing development and refinement of network models and graph-theoretical analysis techniques with which to characterize and understand complexity. In this tutorial, we demonstrate through illustrative examples, how network measures and models have contributed to the elucidation of the organization of complex systems.
International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos
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- Quantitative Biology - Other Quantitative Biology;
- Condensed Matter - Disordered Systems and Neural Networks;
- Quantitative Biology - Molecular Networks
- v(1) 38 pages, 7 figures, to appear in the International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos v(2) Line spacing changed