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Most people, when asked about mathematics will (unfortunately) say it’s dull at best. Yet when you ask mathematicians what they…

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Most people, when asked about mathematics will (unfortunately) say it’s dull at best. Yet when you ask mathematicians what they…

Have you ever wondered what makes a video go viral? Or how it is possible that they can spread so…

In de vakantiecursus van Platform Wiskunde Nederland (PWN) draaide alles om netwerken. De syllabus bevat materiaal voor docenten van het middelbaar onderwijs…

Interacting particle systems Statistical physics aims at describing collective behaviour in systems consisting of a very large number of interacting…

Wireless communication networks play a crucial role in connecting laptops, smartphones,

In a previous article, we have seen that it is quite hard to design a manufacturing plant. We need to…

In a preceding article we have used a simple model to demonstrate how selfish behavior can create additional congestion. One…

In network congestion models, we make some simplifying assumptions that make our life easier. In a large-scale system, each individual…

A mathematical model of a network consists of elements and connections between them. We call the elements vertices, and the…

On the preceding pages we have introduced the Erdös-Rényi random graph model and posed the question when is it connected.…