Watts, Duncan J. 1971
Overview
Works:  23 works in 120 publications in 6 languages and 4,414 library holdings 

Roles:  Author, Editor 
Classifications:  QA166, 511.5 
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about
Duncan J Watts
 It's a small world after all : applications of graph theory to social network analysis by Elizabeth A Nalepa( )
Most widely held works by
Duncan J Watts
Six degrees : the science of a connected age by
Duncan J Watts(
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27 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An architect of network theory summarizes his team's endeavor to create a blueprint of the world's networks, citing the scientific elements of the Internet, economies, terrorist organizations, and other knowledgebased groups
27 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An architect of network theory summarizes his team's endeavor to create a blueprint of the world's networks, citing the scientific elements of the Internet, economies, terrorist organizations, and other knowledgebased groups
The structure and dynamics of networks by
M. E. J Newman(
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15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From the Internet to networks of friendship, disease transmission, and even terrorism, the conceptand the realityof networks has come to pervade modern society. But what exactly is a network? What different types of networks are there? Why are they interesting, and what can they tell us? In recent years, scientists from a range of fieldsincluding mathematics, physics, computer science, sociology, and biologyhave been pursuing these questions and building a new "science of networks." This book brings together for the first time a set of seminal articles representing research from across these disciplines. It is an ideal sourcebook for the key research in this fastgrowing field. The book is organized into four sections, each preceded by an editors' introduction summarizing its contents and general theme. The first section sets the stage by discussing some of the historical antecedents of contemporary research in the area. From there the book moves to the empirical side of the science of networks before turning to the foundational modeling ideas that have been the focus of much subsequent activity. The book closes by taking the reader to the cutting edge of network sciencethe relationship between network structure and system dynamics. From network robustness to the spread of disease, this section offers a potpourri of topics on this rapidly expanding frontier of the new science."Book cover
15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From the Internet to networks of friendship, disease transmission, and even terrorism, the conceptand the realityof networks has come to pervade modern society. But what exactly is a network? What different types of networks are there? Why are they interesting, and what can they tell us? In recent years, scientists from a range of fieldsincluding mathematics, physics, computer science, sociology, and biologyhave been pursuing these questions and building a new "science of networks." This book brings together for the first time a set of seminal articles representing research from across these disciplines. It is an ideal sourcebook for the key research in this fastgrowing field. The book is organized into four sections, each preceded by an editors' introduction summarizing its contents and general theme. The first section sets the stage by discussing some of the historical antecedents of contemporary research in the area. From there the book moves to the empirical side of the science of networks before turning to the foundational modeling ideas that have been the focus of much subsequent activity. The book closes by taking the reader to the cutting edge of network sciencethe relationship between network structure and system dynamics. From network robustness to the spread of disease, this section offers a potpourri of topics on this rapidly expanding frontier of the new science."Book cover
Everything is obvious : once you know the answer by
Duncan J Watts(
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10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses how the concept of common sense is inadequate in an increasingly complex world and draws on multiple disciplines to offer insight into the sources of such topics as popularity, economics, and selfdeception
10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses how the concept of common sense is inadequate in an increasingly complex world and draws on multiple disciplines to offer insight into the sources of such topics as popularity, economics, and selfdeception
Small worlds : the dynamics of networks between order and randomness by
Duncan J Watts(
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17 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The smallworld phenomenon states that, soon after meeting a stranger, we are surprised to discover that we are connected through a short chain of acquaintances. This text provides an exploration of the conditions in which a small world can arise
17 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The smallworld phenomenon states that, soon after meeting a stranger, we are surprised to discover that we are connected through a short chain of acquaintances. This text provides an exploration of the conditions in which a small world can arise
Everything is obvious : how common sense fails by
Duncan J Watts(
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17 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Common sense underpins the constellation of decisions and opinions we make and form every day. As individuals, and as a society, the way we behave, react and interact is grounded in our perception of the sensible thing to do
17 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Common sense underpins the constellation of decisions and opinions we make and form every day. As individuals, and as a society, the way we behave, react and interact is grounded in our perception of the sensible thing to do
Everything is obvious *Once you know the answer by
Duncan J Watts(
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3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 ge ren de xiao shi jie by
Duncan J Watts(
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3 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Chinese and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Chinese and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seis grados de separación : la ciencia de las redes en la era del acceso by
Duncan J Watts(
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6 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six degrees : the new science of networks by
Duncan J Watts(
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1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alles ist offensichtlich* : *sobald man die Antwort kennt by
Duncan J Watts(
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2 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Warum ist die Mona Lisa das berühmteste Gemälde aller Zeiten? Warum wurde Facebook zum größten sozialen Netzwerk? Wie viel Einfluss haben CEOs auf den Erfolg ihres Unternehmens? Und motiviert uns eine bessere Bezahlung wirklich zu höherer Leistung? Was uns im Nachhinein als offensichtlich erscheint, ja geradezu als eine Sache des gesunden Menschenverstandes, basiert in Wirklichkeit auf einem logischen Fehlschluss. Denn was im Rückblick als eine schlichte Kausalkette erscheint, die unweigerlich zu diesem Ergebnis führte, ist prospektiv ein unüberschaubarer Wust an Faktoren, deren Wichtigkeit nur schwer oder gar nicht einzuschätzen ist. Und wenn wir Vorhersagen über zukünftige Entwicklungen von Marken, Produkten oder gesellschaftlichen Entwicklungen machen, liegen wir und auch viele Experten folglich meist daneben
2 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Warum ist die Mona Lisa das berühmteste Gemälde aller Zeiten? Warum wurde Facebook zum größten sozialen Netzwerk? Wie viel Einfluss haben CEOs auf den Erfolg ihres Unternehmens? Und motiviert uns eine bessere Bezahlung wirklich zu höherer Leistung? Was uns im Nachhinein als offensichtlich erscheint, ja geradezu als eine Sache des gesunden Menschenverstandes, basiert in Wirklichkeit auf einem logischen Fehlschluss. Denn was im Rückblick als eine schlichte Kausalkette erscheint, die unweigerlich zu diesem Ergebnis führte, ist prospektiv ein unüberschaubarer Wust an Faktoren, deren Wichtigkeit nur schwer oder gar nicht einzuschätzen ist. Und wenn wir Vorhersagen über zukünftige Entwicklungen von Marken, Produkten oder gesellschaftlichen Entwicklungen machen, liegen wir und auch viele Experten folglich meist daneben
The structure and dynamics of smallworld systems by
Duncan J Watts(
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3 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
According to folklore, everyone is connected to everyone else through a short chain of acquaintances. Sociologists call this the Small World Phenomenon. The phenomenon, if true, is surprising because the social network is large (billions of people), sparsely connected (each person has, at most, thousands of friends), and highly clustered (one's friends tend also to be friends of each other). We explore this phenomenon using models of graphs whose structural characteristics can be tuned, via a single parameter, anywhere between a onedimensional lattice and a random graph. These models divide naturally into two classes: relational graphs, in which the probability that two vertices will be connected depends only upon preexisting connections, and spatial graphs, in which the corresponding probability depends upon the Euclidean distance between the vertices. We introduce two graph statistics, which quantify the characteristic path length and the clustering coefficient, and compute these numerically as functions of the respective model parameters. Using a heuristic construction, we then generate analytical fits to the numerical data and explain the observed lengthscaling properties of relational and spatial graphs. We determine that the Small World Phenomenon arises from the presence of a small fraction of edges whose range is comparable to the characteristic path length of the entire graph. Such edges occur readily in relational graphs but are not admitted by spatial graphs if the defining probability distribution has a finite cutoff. We then test this analytical framework against the computed statistics of three real networks: the collaboration graph of actors in feature films; the electrical power grid of the western United States, and the neural network of the worm C. elegans. Finally, we extend the approach to four kinds of distributed dynamical systems coupled via an underlying graph: disease spreading, cellular automata, multiplayer prisoner's dilemma, and coupled oscillators. The interaction of structure and dynamics is subtle, but some dynamical properties are strongly correlated with the corresponding structural statistics. Our main result is that the characteristic length of networks can be altered dramatically by a tiny amount of "random rewiring" and that this can have an equally dramatic impact upon the dynamics of a correspondinglycoupled dynamical system
3 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
According to folklore, everyone is connected to everyone else through a short chain of acquaintances. Sociologists call this the Small World Phenomenon. The phenomenon, if true, is surprising because the social network is large (billions of people), sparsely connected (each person has, at most, thousands of friends), and highly clustered (one's friends tend also to be friends of each other). We explore this phenomenon using models of graphs whose structural characteristics can be tuned, via a single parameter, anywhere between a onedimensional lattice and a random graph. These models divide naturally into two classes: relational graphs, in which the probability that two vertices will be connected depends only upon preexisting connections, and spatial graphs, in which the corresponding probability depends upon the Euclidean distance between the vertices. We introduce two graph statistics, which quantify the characteristic path length and the clustering coefficient, and compute these numerically as functions of the respective model parameters. Using a heuristic construction, we then generate analytical fits to the numerical data and explain the observed lengthscaling properties of relational and spatial graphs. We determine that the Small World Phenomenon arises from the presence of a small fraction of edges whose range is comparable to the characteristic path length of the entire graph. Such edges occur readily in relational graphs but are not admitted by spatial graphs if the defining probability distribution has a finite cutoff. We then test this analytical framework against the computed statistics of three real networks: the collaboration graph of actors in feature films; the electrical power grid of the western United States, and the neural network of the worm C. elegans. Finally, we extend the approach to four kinds of distributed dynamical systems coupled via an underlying graph: disease spreading, cellular automata, multiplayer prisoner's dilemma, and coupled oscillators. The interaction of structure and dynamics is subtle, but some dynamical properties are strongly correlated with the corresponding structural statistics. Our main result is that the characteristic length of networks can be altered dramatically by a tiny amount of "random rewiring" and that this can have an equally dramatic impact upon the dynamics of a correspondinglycoupled dynamical system
Sumōru wārudo nettowāku : Sekai o shiru tameno shinkagakuteki shikōhō(
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2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wei shen me chang shi bu ke kao? by
Duncan J Watts(
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2 editions published in 2013 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 2013 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sumōru wārudo : Nettowāku no kōzō to dainamikusu(
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2 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Xiao xiao shi jie : You xu yu wu xu zhi jian de wang luo dong li xue by
Duncan J Watts(
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1 edition published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Liu du fen ge : Yi ge xiang hu lian jie de shi dai de ke xue by
Duncan J Watts(
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1 edition published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Viral marketing for the real world by
Duncan J Watts(
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1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Structure of Complex Problems(
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1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The design of collective problem solving experiments requires that experimenters be able to control for task difficulty and problem structure across a variety of potential experimental tasks. Controlling for these factors allows experimenters to isolate the effects of organizational and communication structure from the nature of the task, and allows for comparison between experimental results and realworld problem solving efforts. This report develops a model of problems that accounts for the major features of "complex problems" and shows that the model is capable of generating "hard" problems
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The design of collective problem solving experiments requires that experimenters be able to control for task difficulty and problem structure across a variety of potential experimental tasks. Controlling for these factors allows experimenters to isolate the effects of organizational and communication structure from the nature of the task, and allows for comparison between experimental results and realworld problem solving efforts. This report develops a model of problems that accounts for the major features of "complex problems" and shows that the model is capable of generating "hard" problems
Seis grados de separación : la ciencia de las redes en la era del acceso / D.J. Watts ; tr. por Ferran MelerOrtí by
Duncan J Watts(
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in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Traducción de: Six Degrees. The Science of a Connected Age
in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Traducción de: Six Degrees. The Science of a Connected Age
THE "NEW" SCIENCE OF NETWORKS(
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1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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 Newman, M. E. J. (Mark E. J.) Author Editor
 Barabási, AlbertLászló Editor
 華茲 (Watts, Duncan J., 1971) Author
 傅士哲
 謝良瑜
 MelerOrtí, Ferran
 青木創
 Barabási, AlbertLàzlò Editor
 황 상민
 정 지인 Translator
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