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Network science is a rapidly emerging eld of study that encompasses mathe-
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• Provides the basic background in terms of graph theory
• Supplies a survey of the key algorithms for the analysis of
complex networks
• Presents case studies of complex networks that illustrate the
implementation of algorithms in real-world networks, including
protein interaction networks, social networks, and computer networks
Requiring only a basic discrete mathematics and algorithms background, the
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with little background in complex networks. To help beginners in the eld, most
of the algorithms are provided in ready-to-be-executed form.
While not a primary textbook, the author has included pedagogical features such
as learning objectives, end-of-chapter summaries, and review questions.
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An Algorithmic Perspective
Kayhan Erciyes
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Kayhan Erciyes

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