
Academic Year:  2017/8 
Owning Department/School:  Department of Physics 
Credits:  3 [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] 
Notional Study Hours:  60 
Level:  Honours (FHEQ level 6) 
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Assessment Summary:  EX 100% 
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Requisites:  Before taking this module you must ( take PH10007 OR take MA10230 OR take MA10208 ) AND ( take PH20019 OR take MA20219 ) 
Description:  Aims: The aim of this unit is to explain the basic properties of networks and how they are measured, and to illustrate contemporary uses of networks in various disciplines. Learning Outcomes: After taking this unit the student should be able to: * describe uses of networks in at least 2 different areas of science and technology. * define, quantify and interpret some simple measures of network structure; * explain methods for calculating more complex measures of network structure; * derive and interpret structural measures for simple model networks * outline the key features of illustrative dynamic network models. Skills: Numeracy T/F A, Problem Solving T/F A. Content: Empirical examples of networks; technological, social, information, biological. Network analysis; elementary graph theory, terminology and definitions, local and global measures of network structure. Network models; trees, regular graphs, random graphs of various types: ErdösRényi; small world, scalefree, configuration, exponential. Mixing patterns and community structure. Processes on networks; at least one of epidemics on complex networks, synchronisation, temporal networks. 
Programme availability: 
PH30098 is Optional on the following programmes:Department of Physics

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