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**The structure and function of complex networks.**
*(English)*
Zbl 1029.68010

Summary: Inspired by empirical studies of networked systems such as the Internet, social networks, and biological networks, researchers have in recent years developed a variety of techniques and models to help us understand or predict the behavior of these systems. Here we review developments in this field, including such concepts as the small-world effect, degree distributions, clustering, network correlations, random graph models, models of network growth and preferential attachment, and dynamical processes taking place on networks.

### MSC:

68M10 | Network design and communication in computer systems |

05C90 | Applications of graph theory |

05C75 | Structural characterization of families of graphs |

94C15 | Applications of graph theory to circuits and networks |