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Mark Newman

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198805090

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198805090.001.0001

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Technological networks

Technological networks

(p.14) Chapter 2 Technological networks

Mark Newman

Oxford University Press

An introduction to technological networks and their measurement. The internet is discussed at some length, including a description of its overall structure, methods for measuring it based on traceroute and the Border Gateway Protocol, and representations of the network at the level of routers, domains, and autonomous systems. Other technological networks discussed in this chapter include the telephone network, power grids, transportation networks, and distribution networks.

Keywords:   Internet, router, domain, traceroute, autonomous system, telephone network, power grid, road network, rail network, airline network, pipeline, river network

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