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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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Weighted networks

Weighted networks

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(p.67) 9 Weighted networks
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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/9780199548927.003.0009

This chapter considers networks in which links differ from each other. The links are made individual by ascribing a positive number (a weight) to each of them. The chapter explains how these weighted networks represent processes and flows in real-world networks, from various transportation and information nets to social ones. It discusses the worldwide airport network, which is a typical example of a weighted network, and presents a few basic models of these networks.

Keywords:   weighted networks, weak ties hypothesis, airport networks, transportation networks

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