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Six degrees : the science of a connected age
Watts, Duncan J.
Adult Nonfiction QA166 .W37 2003

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ContentsPage
Prefacep. 13
Chapter 1 - The Connected Agep. 19
Emergencep. 24
Networksp. 27
Synchronyp. 30
The Road Less Traveledp. 35
The Small-World Problemp. 37
Chapter 2 - The Origins of a "New" Sciencep. 43
The Theory of Random Graphsp. 43
Social Networksp. 47
The Dynamics Mattersp. 50
Departing From Randomnessp. 56
Here Come the Physicists...p. 61
Chapter 3 - Small Worldsp. 69
With a Little Help from my Friendsp. 70
From Cavemen to Solariansp. 74
Small Worldsp. 78
As Simple as Possiblep. 83
The Real Worldp. 92
Chapter 4 - Beyond the Small Worldp. 101
Scale-Free Networksp. 104
The Rich Get Richerp. 108
Getting Rich Can be Hardp. 111
Reintroducing Group Structurep. 114
Affiliation Networksp. 118
Directors and Scientistsp. 121
Complicationsp. 125
Chapter 5 - Search in Networksp. 130
So What did Milgram Really Show?p. 132
Is Six a Big or a Small Number?p. 135
The Small-World Search Problemp. 139
Sociology Strikes Backp. 146
Search in Peer-to-Peer Networksp. 156
Chapter 6 - Epidemics and Failuresp. 162
The Hot Zonep. 162
Viruses in the Internetp. 165
The Mathematics of Epidemicsp. 168
Epidemics in a Small Worldp. 174
Percolation Models of Diseasep. 183
Networks, Viruses, and Microsoftp. 187
Failures and Robustnessp. 189
Chapter 7 - Decisions, Delusions, and the Madness of Crowdsp. 195
Tulip Economicsp. 196
Fear, Greed, and Rationalityp. 198
Collective Decisionsp. 201
Information Cascadesp. 204
Information Externalitiesp. 207
Coercive Externalitiesp. 212
Market Externalitiesp. 213
Coordination Externalitiesp. 215
Social Decision Makingp. 217
Chapter 8 - Thresholds, Cascades, and Predictabilityp. 220
Threshold Models of Decisionsp. 221
Capturing Differencesp. 226
Cascades in Social Networksp. 229
Cascades and Percolationp. 235
Phase Transitions and Cascadesp. 239
Crossing the Chasmp. 241
A Nonlinear View of Historyp. 244
Power to the Peoplep. 248
Robustness Revisitedp. 250
Chapter 9 - Innovation, Adaptation, and Recoveryp. 253
The Toyota-Aisin Crisisp. 254
Markets and Hierarchiesp. 260
Industrial Dividesp. 264
Ambiguityp. 267
The Third Wayp. 270
Coping with Ambiguityp. 273
Multiscale Networksp. 278
Recovering from Disasterp. 284
Chapter 10 - The End of the Beginningp. 290
September 11p. 292
Lessons for a Connected Agep. 299
Further Readingp. 307
Bibliographyp. 341
Indexp. 357


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