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S.N. Dorogovtsev and J.F.F. Mendes

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780198515906

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515906.001.0001

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Evolution of Networks

S. N. Dorogovtsev

J. F. F. Mendes

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes in detail the preferential attachment mechanism. It starts with growing networks with exponential degree distributions, and then considers structural characteristics of basic scale-free growing networks. Complex network architectures generated by various types of preferential attachment are described.

Keywords:   preferential attachment, scaling, scale-free networks, condensation in networks, growing networks, exponential degree distribution

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