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The power of networks : six principles that connect our lives

Author: Christopher G Brinton; Mung Chiang
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using simple language, analogies, stories, hundreds of illustrations, and no more math than simple addition and multiplication, this book provides a smart but accessible introduction to the handful of big ideas that drive the technical and social networks we use every day. --
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)948560880
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher G Brinton; Mung Chiang
ISBN: 9781400884070 1400884071
OCLC Number: 1050949612
Description: 1 online resource (328 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Sharing is hard. Controlling your volume Accessing networks "randomly" Pricing data smartly A conversation with Dennis Strigl --
Ranking is hard. Bidding for ad spaces Ordering search results A conversation with Eric Schmidt --
Crowds are wise. Combining product ratings Recommending movies to watch Learning socially --
Crowds are not so wise. Viralizing video clips Influencing people --
Divide and conquer. Inventing the internet Routing traffic A conversation with Robert Kahn --
End to end. Controlling congestion Navigating a small world A conversation with Vinton Cerf.
Responsibility: Christopher G. Brinton and Mung Chiang.

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Using simple language, analogies, stories, hundreds of illustrations, and no more math than simple addition and multiplication, this book provides a smart but accessible introduction to the handful of big ideas that drive the technical and social networks we use every day. --

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