# Network robustness and fragility: percolation on random graphs.

@article{Callaway2000NetworkRA, title={Network robustness and fragility: percolation on random graphs.}, author={Duncan S. Callaway and Mark E. J. Newman and Steven H. Strogatz and Duncan J. Watts}, journal={Physical review letters}, year={2000}, volume={85 25}, pages={ 5468-71 } }

Recent work on the Internet, social networks, and the power grid has addressed the resilience of these networks to either random or targeted deletion of network nodes or links. Such deletions include, for example, the failure of Internet routers or power transmission lines. Percolation models on random graphs provide a simple representation of this process but have typically been limited to graphs with Poisson degree distribution at their vertices. Such graphs are quite unlike real-world…

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