Network Science

Deterministic scale-free networks

Scale-free networks are abundant in nature and society, describing such diverse systems as the world wide web, the web of human sexual contacts, or the chemical network of a cell. All models used to generate a scale-free topology are stochastic, that is they create networks in which the nodes appear to be randomly connected to each other. Here we propose a simple model that generates scale-free networks in a deterministic fashion. We solve exactly the model, showing that the tail of the degree distribution follows a power law.


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R. Albert, H. Jeong, A.-L. Barabási

Nature 401, 130-131 (1999)

A.-L. Barabási, E. Bonabeau

Scientific American 288, 50-59 (2003)

G. Bianconi, A.-L. Barabási

Europhysics Letters 54, 436-442 (2001)