Game of Competition for Opinion with Two Centers of Influence
The paper considers the model of opinion dynamics in the network having a star structure. An opinion about an event is distributed among network agents restricted by the network structure. The agent in the center of the star is influenced by all other agents with equal intensity. The agents located in non-center nodes are influenced only by the agent located in the center of the star. Additionally, it is assumed that there are two players who are not located in the considered network but they influence the agents’ opinions with some intensities which are strategies of the players. The goal of any player is to make opinions of the network agents be closer to the initially given value as much as possible in a finite time interval. The game of competition for opinion is linear-quadratic and is solved using the Euler-equation approach. The Nash equilibrium in open-loop strategies is found. A numerical simulation demonstrates theoretical results.
KeywordsOpinion dynamics Consensus Game of competition for opinion
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