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Lectures on Complex Networks$
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Sergey Dorogovtsev

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199548927

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548927.001.0001

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Traffic

Traffic

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(p.93) 12 Traffic
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Lectures on Complex Networks
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Sergey N. Dorogovtsev

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548927.003.0012

This chapter mainly discusses traffic and traffic congestion in complex networks. First, packet switching in the Internet is explained, and then some of the features of Internet traffic are discussed. In particular, the self-similar Internet traffic and its fluctuations are considered. The chapter describes various congestion phenomena in Internet traffic and their models. Finally, it discusses and explains cascading failures in complex network systems; in particular, in large electricity grids.

Keywords:   Internet, Internet traffic, packet switching, self-similar traffic, congestion, cascading failures

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