Real growing networks such as the World Wide Web or personal connection based networks are characterized by a high degree of clustering, in addition to the small-world property and the absence of a characteristic scale. Appropriate modifications of the (Barabási-Albert) preferential attachment network growth capture all these aspects. We present a scaling theory to describe the behavior of the generalized models and the mean-field rate equation for clustering. This is solved for a specific case with the result C(k)∼1/k for the clustering of a node of degree k. This mean-field exponent agrees with simulations, and reproduces the clustering of many real networks.
|Journal||Physical Review E|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
- power-laws, scale-free networks