
Academic Year:  2012/3 
Owning Department/School:  Department of Physics 
Credits:  3 
Level:  Honours (FHEQ level 6) 
Period: 
Semester 2 
Assessment:  EX 100% 
Supplementary Assessment:  Mandatory extra work (where allowed by programme regulations) 
Requisites:  Before taking this unit you must take PH10008 
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; * outline the key features of some simple network models, both static and dynamic. 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; ErdösRényi random graph; exponential random graphs, smallworlds, scalefree networks. Processes on networks; flow networks, site percolation, epidemics on scalefree networks, synchronisation. 
Programme availability: 
PH30098 is Optional on the following programmes:Department of Physics
