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Title: Mathematical problems for complex networks
Authors: Wang, Z
Liang, J
Liu, Y
Keywords: Complex networks
Neural networks
Dynamical systems
Mathematical issues
Publication Date: 2012
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing
Citation: Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2012: 934680, 2012
Abstract: Complex networks do exist in our lives. The brain is a neural network. The global economy is a network of national economies. Computer viruses routinely spread through the Internet. Food-webs, ecosystems, and metabolic pathways can be represented by networks. Energy is distributed through transportation networks in living organisms, man-made infrastructures, and other physical systems. Dynamic behaviors of complex networks, such as stability, periodic oscillation, bifurcation, or even chaos, are ubiquitous in the real world and often reconfigurable. Networks have been studied in the context of dynamical systems in a range of disciplines. However, until recently there has been relatively little work that treats dynamics as a function of network structure, where the states of both the nodes and the edges can change, and the topology of the network itself often evolves in time. Some major problems have not been fully investigated, such as the behavior of stability, synchronization and chaos control for complex networks, as well as their applications in, for example, communication and bioinformatics.
Description: Copyright @ 2012 Zidong Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. This article is made available through the Brunel Open Access Publishing Fund.
URI: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/mpe/2012/934680/
http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/6897
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/934680
ISSN: 1024-123X
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