Mathematics and physics applications in sociodynamics simulation: the case of opinion formation and diffusion

  • Giacomo Aletti
  • Ahmad K. Naimzada
  • Giovanni Naldi
Part of the Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology book series (MSSET)


In this chapter, we briefly review some opinion dynamics models starting from the classical Schelling model and other agent-based modelling examples. We consider both discrete and continuous models and we briefly describe different approaches: discrete dynamical systems and agent-based models, partial differential equations based models, kinetic framework. We also synthesized some comparisons between different methods with the main references in order to further analysis and remarks.


Ising Model Opinion Formation Discrete Dynamical System Opinion Dynamic Ethnic Segregation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giacomo Aletti
    • 1
  • Ahmad K. Naimzada
    • 2
  • Giovanni Naldi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and ADAMSS CenterUniversità degli studi di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Department of Quantitative methods for Business EconomicsUniversità degli studi di Milano BicoccaMilanoItaly

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