The structure and function of complex networks
Newman, M. E. J.
(2003) [pdf]
Inspired by empirical studies of networked systems such as the Internet,
cial networks, and biological networks, researchers have in recent years
veloped a variety of techniques and models to help us understand or predict
e behavior of these systems. Here we review developments in this field,
cluding such concepts as the small-world effect, degree distributions,
ustering, network correlations, random graph models, models of network growth
d preferential attachment, and dynamical processes taking place on networks.