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## PH30098: Networks

Owning Department/School: Department of Physics
Credits: 3      [equivalent to 6 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 60
Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Period: Semester 2
Assessment: EX 100%
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites: Before taking this module you must ( take PH10007 OR take MA10230 OR take MA10208 ) AND ( take PH20019 OR take MA20219 OR take PH20107 )
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: Erdös-Rényi; small world, scale-free, 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
• USXX-AFB03 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Physics (Year 3)
• USXX-AAB04 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Physics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
• USXX-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Physics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
• USPH-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Physics (Year 3)
• USPH-AFB10 : BSc(Hons) Physics with Astrophysics (Year 3)
• USPH-AAB10 : BSc(Hons) Physics with Astrophysics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
• USPH-AKB10 : BSc(Hons) Physics with Astrophysics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
• USPH-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Physics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
• USPH-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Physics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
• USPH-AFM02 : MPhys(Hons) Physics (Year 3)
• USPH-AFM10 : MPhys(Hons) Physics with Astrophysics (Year 3)
• USPH-AKM11 : MPhys(Hons) Physics with Astrophysics with Professional and Research Placements (Year 4)
• USPH-AKM10 : MPhys(Hons) Physics with Astrophysics with Professional Placement (Year 4)
• USPH-AFM11 : MPhys(Hons) Physics with Astrophysics with Research placement (Year 3)
• USPH-AKM04 : MPhys(Hons) Physics with Professional and Research Placements (Year 4)
• USPH-AKM03 : MPhys(Hons) Physics with Professional Placement (Year 4)
• USPH-AFM04 : MPhys(Hons) Physics with Research placement (Year 3)
• USPH-AAM12 : MPhys(Hons) Physics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
• USXX-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Mathematics and Physics (Year 3)
• USXX-AAM01 : MSci(Hons) Mathematics and Physics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
• USXX-AKM01 : MSci(Hons) Mathematics and Physics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
Programmes in Natural Sciences
• UXXX-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences (Biology with Physics stream) (Year 3)
• UXXX-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences (Biology with Physics stream) with Study year abroad (Year 4)
• UXXX-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences (Biology with Physics stream) with Year long work placement (Year 4)
• UXXX-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences (Chemistry with Physics stream) (Year 3)
• UXXX-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences (Chemistry with Physics stream) with Study year abroad (Year 4)
• UXXX-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences (Chemistry with Physics stream) with Year long work placement (Year 4)
• UXXX-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences (Environmental Science with Physics stream) (Year 3)
• UXXX-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences (Environmental Science with Physics stream) with Study year abroad (Year 4)
• UXXX-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences (Environmental Science with Physics stream) with Year long work placement (Year 4)
• UXXX-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences (Physics with Biology stream) (Year 3)
• UXXX-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences (Physics with Biology stream) with Study year abroad (Year 4)
• UXXX-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences (Physics with Biology stream) with Year long work placement (Year 4)
• UXXX-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences (Physics with Chemistry stream) (Year 3)
• UXXX-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences (Physics with Chemistry stream) with Study year abroad (Year 4)
• UXXX-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences (Physics with Chemistry stream) with Year long work placement (Year 4)
• UXXX-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences (Physics with Environmental Science stream) (Year 3)
• UXXX-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences (Physics with Environmental Science stream) with Study year abroad (Year 4)
• UXXX-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences (Physics with Environmental Science stream) with Year long work placement (Year 4)
• UXXX-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Biology with Physics stream) (Year 3)
• UXXX-AKM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Biology with Physics stream) with Professional Placement (Year 4)
• UXXX-AAM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Biology with Physics stream) with Study year abroad (Year 4)
• UXXX-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Chemistry with Physics stream) (Year 3)
• UXXX-AKM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Chemistry with Physics stream) with Professional Placement (Year 4)
• UXXX-AAM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Chemistry with Physics stream) with Study year abroad (Year 4)
• UXXX-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Physics with Biology stream) (Year 3)
• UXXX-AKM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Physics with Biology stream) with Professional Placement (Year 4)
• UXXX-AAM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Physics with Biology stream) with Study year abroad (Year 4)
• UXXX-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Physics with Chemistry stream) (Year 3)
• UXXX-AKM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Physics with Chemistry stream) with Professional Placement (Year 4)
• UXXX-AAM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Physics with Chemistry stream) with Study year abroad (Year 4)

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