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Complex Networks by Shlomo Havlin, Reuven Cohen

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1   Introduction

Networks are present in almost every aspect of our life. The technological world surrounding us is full of networks. Communication networks consisting of telephones and cellular phones, the electrical power grid, computer communication networks, airline networks and, in particular, the world-wide Internet network are an important part of everyday life. The symbolic network of HTML pages and links – the World Wide Web (WWW) – is a virtual network that many of us use every day, and the list is long. Society is also networked. The network of friendship between individuals, working relations, or common hobbies, and the network of business relations between people and firms are examples of social and economic networks. Cities and ...

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