, Volume 71, Issue 2, pp 313–317 | Cite as

Realistic searches on stretched exponential networks

  • Parongama SenEmail author


We consider navigation or search schemes on networks which have a degree distribution of the form P(k) ∝ exp(−k γ). In addition, the linking probability is taken to be dependent on social distances and is governed by a parameter λ. The searches are realistic in the sense that not all search chains can be completed. An estimate of µ = ρ/s d, where ρ is the success rate and s d the dynamic path length, shows that for a network of N nodes, µ ∝ N δ in general. Dynamic small world effect, i.e., δ ≃ 0 is shown to exist in a restricted region of the λγ plane.


Small world effect dynamic paths social distances 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CalcuttaKolkataIndia

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