Collective dynamics of ‘small-world’ networks

  title={Collective dynamics of ‘small-world’ networks},
  author={Duncan J. Watts and Steven H. Strogatz},
Networks of coupled dynamical systems have been used to model biological oscillators, Josephson junction arrays,, excitable media, neural networks, spatial games, genetic control networks and many other self-organizing systems. Ordinarily, the connection topology is assumed to be either completely regular or completely random. But many biological, technological and social networks lie somewhere between these two extremes. Here we explore simple models of networks that can be tuned through this… 

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