The average node-to-node distance of scale-free graphs depends logarithmically on N, the number of nodes, while the probability distribution function of the distances may take various forms. Here we analyze these by considering mean-field arguments and by mapping the m=1 case of the Barabási-Albert model into a tree with a depth-dependent branching ratio. This shows the origins of the average distance scaling and allows one to demonstrate why the distribution approaches a Gaussian in the limit of N large. The load, the number of the shortest distance paths passing through any node, is discussed in the tree presentation.
|Journal||Physical Review E|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|