Preface

The days of the need for gurus and extensive libraries are behind us. The Internet provides ready and rapid access to knowledge for all. This book offers necessary and sufficient descriptions of salient knowledge that have been tested in traditional classrooms. The book weaves foundations together from disparate disciplines including mathematical sociology, economics, game theory, political science, and biological networks.
Network science is a new discipline that explores phenomena common to connected populations across the natural and man-made world. From animals to commodity trades, networks provide relationships among individuals and groups. Analysis and leveraging connections provide insights and tools for persuasion. Studies ...

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