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Sociophysics : an introduction / Parongama Sen and Bikas K. Chakrabarti.

By: Sen, Parongama.
Contributor(s): Chakrabarti, Bikas K.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: UK : Oxford University Press, 2014Description: xii, 283 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780199662456.Subject(s): SociophysicsDDC classification: 306.45
Contents:
1. Introduction ; 2. Basic features of social systems and modelling ; 3. Opinion formation in a society ; 4. Social choices and popularity ; 5. Crowd avoiding dynamical phenomena ; 6. Social phenomena on complex networks ; 7. Of flocks, flows and transports ; 8. Endnote ; Appendix A: Phase transitions and critical phenomena ; Appendix B: Magnetic systems: static and dynamical behaviour; Appendix C: Percolation and fractals ; Appendix D: Random walks ; Appendix E: Monte Carlo simulations ; Appendix F: Some data analysis methods and useful tables ; References ; Index.
Summary: This book discusses the study and analysis of the physical aspects of social systems and models, inspired by the analogy with familiar models of physical systems and possible applications of statistical physics tools.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [248]-280) and index.

1. Introduction ;
2. Basic features of social systems and modelling ;
3. Opinion formation in a society ;
4. Social choices and popularity ;
5. Crowd avoiding dynamical phenomena ;
6. Social phenomena on complex networks ;
7. Of flocks, flows and transports ;
8. Endnote ;
Appendix A: Phase transitions and critical phenomena ; Appendix B: Magnetic systems: static and dynamical behaviour;
Appendix C: Percolation and fractals ;
Appendix D: Random walks ;
Appendix E: Monte Carlo simulations ;
Appendix F: Some data analysis methods and useful tables ;
References ;
Index.

This book discusses the study and analysis of the physical aspects of social systems and models, inspired by the analogy with familiar models of physical systems and possible applications of statistical physics tools.

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