Details about Networks 2nd edition by Mark Newman
Networks 2nd edition by Mark Newman PDF free download – The book is divided into four parts. Following a short introductory chapter, Part I describes the basic types of networks studied by present-day science and the empirical techniques used to determine their structure. Part II introduces the fundamental tools used in the study of networks, including the mathematical methods used to represent network structure, measures and statistics for quantifying network structure, and computer algorithms for calculating those measures and statistics. Part III describes mathematical models of network structure that can help us predict the behavior of networked systems and understand their formation and growth. And Part IV describes applications of network theory, including models of network resilience, epidemics taking place on networks, and network search processes. The technical level of the presentation varies among the parts, Part I requiring virtually no mathematical knowledge for its comprehension, while Part II requires a grasp of linear algebra and calculus at the undergraduate level. Parts III and IV are mathematically more advanced and suitable for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers working in the field. The book could thus be used as the basis of a taught course at various levels.
A less technical course suitable for those with moderate mathematical knowledge might cover the material of Chapters 1 to 10, while a more technical course for advanced students might cover the material of Chapters 6 to 13 and selected material thereafter. Each chapter from Part II onwards is accompanied by a selection of exercises that can be used to test the reader’s understanding of the material. The study of networks is a rapidly advancing field and this second edition of the book includes a significant amount of new material, including sections on multilayer networks, network statistics, community detection, complex contagion, and network synchronization. The entire book has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent developments in the field and many new exercises have been added throughout.