Networks are everywhere, on the internet, to social networks, and also the social networks which determine our biological presence. Illustrated throughout in full color, this pioneering screenplay, spanning a vast assortment of subjects from science to computer science, engineering, economics and the social sciences, introduces community science into an interdisciplinary audience. In the origins of their six degrees of separation to explaining why programs are robust to random failures, the author explores how viruses such as Ebola and H1N1 disperse, and why it’s our friends have more friends than we do.
Using numerous real-world cases, this innovatively designed text includes clear delineation between undergraduate and graduate level content. The mathematical formulas and derivations are included within Advanced Topics segments, enabling usage at a selection of levels. Extensive online resources, including movies and applications for network evaluation, make this kind of multifaceted companion for anyone with interest in science.