A cocktail party. A terrorist cell. Ancient bacteria. An international conglomerate. All are networks, and all are a part of a surprising scientific revolution. In Linked, Albert-LÃ¡lÃ³rabÃ¡, the nation's foremost expert in the new science of networks, takes us on an intellectual adventure to prove that social networks, corporations, and living organisms are more similar than previously thought. BarabÃ¡ shows that grasping a full understanding of network science will someday allow us to design blue-chip businesses, stop the outbreak of deadly diseases, and influence the exchange of ideas and information. Just as James Gleick and the Erdos-RÃ©i model brought the discovery of chaos theory to the general public, Linked tells the story of the true science of the future and of experiments in statistical mechanics on the internet, all vital parts of what would eventually be called the BarabÃ¡-Albert model.
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About the Author
A native of Transylvania, Romania, he received his Masters in Theoretical Physics at the Eötvös University in Budapest, Hungary and Ph.D. at Boston University. His previous work includes Bursts: The Hidden Pattern Behind Everything We Do (Dutton, 2010), which is available in five languages, and Linked: The New Science of Networks (Perseus, 2002), which is available in fifteen languages.
Barbási is the author of Network Science (Cambridge, 2016) and the co-editor of The Structure and Dynamics of Networks (Princeton, 2005). His work has led to many breakthroughs, including the discovery of scale-free networks in 1999, which continues to make him one of the most cited scientists today.
Table of Contents
The First Link: Introduction 1
The Second Link: The Random Universe 9
The Third Link: Six Degrees of Separation 25
The Fourth Link: Small Worlds 41
The Fifth Link: Hubs and Connectors 55
The Sixth Link: The 80/20 Rule 65
The Seventh Link: Rich Get Richer 79
The Eighth Link: Einstein's Legacy 93
The Ninth Link: Achilles' Heel 109
The Tenth Link: Viruses and Fads 123
The Eleventh Link: The Awakening Internet 143
The Twelfth Link: The Fragmented Web 161
The Thirteenth Link: The Map Of Life 179
The Fourteenth Link: Network Economy 199
The Last Link: Web Without a Spider 219
Afterlink: Hierarchies and Communities 227