Watts, Duncan J. 1971
Overview
Works:  35 works in 157 publications in 7 languages and 5,278 library holdings 

Roles:  Author, Editor 
Publication Timeline
.
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
The structure and dynamics of networks by
M. E. J Newman(
)
21 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,757 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
21 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,757 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
Six degrees : the science of a connected age by
Duncan J Watts(
Book
)
37 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,413 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
37 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,413 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
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 1,024 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
15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,024 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(
Book
)
19 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 762 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
19 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 762 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(
Book
)
11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 109 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
11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 109 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(
)
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Everything is obvious : why common sense is nonsense by
Duncan J Watts(
Book
)
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 40 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
6 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Everything is Obvious by
Duncan J Watts(
Book
)
8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 29 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 lifeexplanations that seem obvious once we know the answerare less useful than they seem. Watts shows how commonsense
8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 29 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 lifeexplanations that seem obvious once we know the answerare less useful than they seem. Watts shows how commonsense
Six degrees : the new science of networks by
Duncan J Watts(
Book
)
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The structure and dynamics of smallworld 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 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
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 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(
Book
)
2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 4 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
3 editions published in 2016 in Japanese and held by 3 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
2 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Zhe ben shu cong she hui wang luo yan jiu de yuan tou " liu du fen ge " kai shi , jiang shu she hui wang luo ke xue de fa zhan li shi yu zui xin jin zhan , yi jia xu jia yi de fang shi sheng dong di lun shu liao yan jiu de li cheng , jiang fu za shen ao de li lun rong ru tan suo de gu shi zhi zhong
1 edition published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zhe ben shu cong she hui wang luo yan jiu de yuan tou " liu du fen ge " kai shi , jiang shu she hui wang luo ke xue de fa zhan li shi yu zui xin jin zhan , yi jia xu jia yi de fang shi sheng dong di lun shu liao yan jiu de li cheng , jiang fu za shen ao de li lun rong ru tan suo de gu shi zhi zhong
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
1 edition published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wang luo jie gou yu dong li xue(
Book
)
1 edition published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 A2level 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
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This textbook has been written for A2level 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
Marketing wirusowy  urzeczywistniony by
Duncan J Watts(
)
1 edition published in 2007 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 2007 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Przełomowe trendy na 2007 rok : lista HBR(
)
1 edition published in 2007 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 2007 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
more
fewer
Audience Level
0 

1  
Kids  General  Special 
Related Identities
 Newman, M. E. J. (Mark E. J.) Author Editor
 Barabási, AlbertLászló Author Editor
 傅士哲
 謝良瑜
 華茲 (Watts, Duncan J., 1971 ) Author
 MelerOrtí, Ferran Translator
 Barabsi, AlbertLszl
 Ingram Digital (Firm)
 青木, 創 1973
 辻, 竜平 1968
Useful Links
Associated Subjects
Business Common sense Commonsense reasoning Comparative government Complexity (Philosophy) Computer networks Dynamics Graph theory Great Britain Internet Network analysis (Planning) Political science Politics, Practical Politics and government Reasoning SciencePhilosophy Social networks Social networksMathematical models Social sciencesNetwork analysis System theory Thought and thinking United States
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
Covers