Evolution of networks

  title={Evolution of networks},
  author={Sergey N. Dorogovtsev and Jos{\'e} F. F. Mendes},
  journal={Advances in Physics},
  pages={1079 - 1187}
We review the recent rapid progress in the statistical physics of evolving networks. Interest has focused mainly on the structural properties of complex networks in communications, biology, social sciences and economics. A number of giant artificial networks of this kind have recently been created, which opens a wide field for the study of their topology, evolution, and the complex processes which occur in them. Such networks possess a rich set of scaling properties. A number of them are scale… 

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