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PH30098: Networks

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Physics
Further information on credits Credits: 3
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: EX 100%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Mandatory extra work (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take PH10008 and take PH20019 or equivalent.
Further information on descriptions 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.

Numeracy T/F A, Problem Solving T/F A.

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.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PH30098 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Physics
  • USXX-AFB03 : BSc (hons) Mathematics and Physics (Full-time) - Year 3
  • USXX-AKB04 : BSc (hons) Mathematics and Physics with Placement (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
  • USXX-AAB04 : BSc (hons) Mathematics and Physics with Study Year Abroad (Full-time with Study Year Abroad) - Year 4
  • USPH-AFB01 : BSc (hons) Physics (Full-time) - Year 3
  • USPH-AFB05 : BSc (hons) Physics with Computing (Full-time) - Year 3
  • USPH-AKB06 : BSc (hons) Physics with Computing (with Placement) (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
  • USPH-AAB06 : BSc (hons) Physics with Computing with Year Abroad (Full-time with Study Year Abroad) - Year 4
  • USPH-AKB02 : BSc (hons) Physics (with Placement) (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
  • USPH-AAB02 : BSc (hons) Physics with Year Abroad (Full-time with Study Year Abroad) - Year 4
  • USPH-AFM02 : MPhys Physics (Full-time) - Year 3
  • USPH-AFM04 : MPhys Physics with Research Placement (Full-time) - Year 3
  • USXX-AFM01 : MSci (hons) Mathematics and Physics (Full-time) - Year 3

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2013/4 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.