Appendix CAnalysis of Locations of Anchor Points

Anchor points are the optimal points in a string topology network where the addition of a long-ranged link (LL) can result in minimum average path length (APL). The identification of anchor points in a string network can serve many purposes. In Section 4.8, a detailed discussion on the significance of the anchor points can be found. Moreover, a theoretical proof of the optimal location of the first LL can be found in Section 4.8.2. Here, the estimation of the closed-form expressions of S1, S2, and S3, which constitute the total path length expression in Section 4.8.2, are provided in what follows. Note that some of the previously mentioned statements are again used to make the analysis clear. ...

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