Entropy Maximization as a Holistic Design Principle for Complex Optimal Networks and the Emergence of Power Laws

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We present a general holistic theory for the organization of complex networks, both human-engineered and naturally-evolved. Introducing concepts of ‘value’ of interactions and ‘satisfaction’ as generic network performance measures, we show that the underlying organizing principle is to meet an overall performance target for wide-ranging operating or… (More)

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