MIT講義「Power Laws: Hype or Revelation?」

Media Arts and Sciences | IAP 2004 | MAS 965
Sandy Pentland, Nathan Eagle and Cameron Marlow
Tuesday/Thursday | January 13-29 | 3-5pm | E15-335

From sexual networks to filesharing, genetics to leaders of business organizations, researchers have started to recognize a pervasive characteristic of networks across a variety of disciplines. The term "power law" has come to describe the organizing principle that very few nodes will maintain a large percentage of the links in a network. The ubiquity of power laws has been interpreted as a revelation that touches almost all fields; as a result a large number of papers have been written on this topic in a short period of time. This class aims to review the literature central to the study of power laws and give attention to the question of whether this theory is here to stay.

Clay Shirky 2/8/03 Power Laws, Weblogs, and Inequality
Michael Mitzenmacher
Eugene Stanley
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Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age スモールワールド・ネットワーク―世界を知るための新科学的思考法
Ubiquity: Why Catastrophes Happen 歴史の方程式―科学は大事件を予知できるか
Nexus: Small Worlds and the Groundbreaking Science of Networks Evolution of Networks: From Biological Nets to the Internet and Www (Physics) Handbook of Graphs and Networks: From the Genome to the Internet