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Watts, Duncan J. 1971-

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Works: 33 works in 165 publications in 6 languages and 5,506 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works about Duncan J Watts
 
Most widely held works by Duncan J Watts
Six degrees : the science of a connected age by Duncan J Watts( Book )

39 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,406 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 knowledge-based groups
The structure and dynamics of networks( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the Internet to networks of friendship, disease transmission, and even terrorism, the concept--and the reality--of 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 fields--including mathematics, physics, computer science, sociology, and biology--have 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 fast-growing 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 science--the 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( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,023 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 self-deception
Small worlds : the dynamics of networks between order and randomness by Duncan J Watts( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The small-world 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
The structure and dynamics of networks by M. E. J Newman( )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the Internet to networks of friendship, disease transmission, and even terrorism, the concept--and the reality--of 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 fields--including mathematics, physics, computer science, sociology, and biology--have 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 fast-growing 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 science--the 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 : how common sense fails by Duncan J Watts( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 110 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 : why common sense is nonsense by Duncan J Watts( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why is the Mona Lisa the most famous painting in the world? Why did Facebook succeed when other social networking sites failed? Did the surge in Iraq really lead to less violence? And does higher pay incentivize people to work harder? If you think the answers to these questions are a matter of common sense, think again. As sociologist and network science pioneer Duncan Watts explains in this provocative book, the explanations that we give for the outcomes that we observe in life-explanations that seem obvious once we know the answer-are less useful than they seem. Watts shows how commonsense
Everything is obvious : *Once you know the answer by Duncan J Watts( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seis grados de separación : la ciencia de las redes en la era del acceso by Duncan J Watts( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six degrees : the new science of networks by Duncan J Watts( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The structure and dynamics of small-world systems by Duncan J Watts( )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 5 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 one-dimensional 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 pre-existing 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 length-scaling 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, multi-player 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 correspondingly-coupled dynamical system
Sumōru wārudo nettowāku : Sekai o shiru tameno shinkagakuteki shikōhō( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sumōru wārudo : Nettowāku no kōzō to dainamikusu( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

sumōru wārudo nettowāku : sekai o tsunagu 6ji no kagaku by Duncan J Watts( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Structure of Complex Problems( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries 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 real-world 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
Liu du fen ge : Yi ge xiang hu lian jie de shi dai de ke xue by Duncan J Watts( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Chinese 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( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yi qie xian er yi jian : once you know the answer = Everything is obvious by Duncan J Watts( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu li yong wang luo xin xi jing ji xue zui qian yan de li lun ti chu le ji fu dong cha li de quan xin jian jie, Guan yu ru he yu ce he li jie ren men de xing wei deng nei rong
Wang luo jie gou yu dong li xue( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding US/UK government and politics : a comparative guide by Duncan Watts( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This textbook has been written for A2-level students and covers the comparative dimension of advanced level study. It follows the syllabuses of the main examination boards, being particularly helpful for those requiring a direct comparison of the two political systems
 
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Six degrees : the science of a connected age
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The structure and dynamics of networksEverything is obvious : once you know the answerSmall worlds : the dynamics of networks between order and randomnessThe structure and dynamics of networksEverything is obvious : how common sense failsEverything is obvious : *Once you know the answerSeis grados de separación : la ciencia de las redes en la era del accesoSix degrees : the new science of networksUnderstanding US/UK government and politics : a comparative guide
Alternative Names
Duncan J. Watts australiensk fysiker

Duncan J. Watts australsk fysikar

Duncan J. Watts australsk fysiker

Duncan J. Watts natuurkundige uit Australië

Duncan J. Watts scienziato australiano

Duncan Watts

Duncan Watts australischer Soziologe

Watts, Duncan

Watts, Duncan 1971-

Дункан Ваттс американский социолог

דאנקן וואטס

دانکن جی واتس فیزیک‌دان استرالیایی

دنكان واتس

와츠, 던컨

와츠, 던컨 J

ダンカン・ワッツ

ワッツ, ダンカン

Languages
English (122)

Japanese (11)

Chinese (10)

Spanish (6)

German (2)

Korean (1)