9 Weighted networks
- Lectures on Complex Networks
Sergey N. Dorogovtsev
- Oxford University Press
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.
weighted networks, weak ties hypothesis, airport networks, transportation networks
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