Networks in the TwentyFirst Century
Synonyms
Glossary
 Degree

The degree k_{i} of a network node i is its number of neighbors.
 Power

A power is an exponent to which a given quantity is raised, for example, x to the ath power, x^{a}.
 Power Law

When the probability of an event is proportional to a power of some attribute of that event (e.g., its size), the probability distribution is said to be described by a power law.
 Partition

Division of a set into nonoverlapping subsets.
Definition
Networks have a long history in a number of fields ranging from sociology to mathematics. This article describes surge of interest in networks in the early twentyfirst century (sometimes called network science), in large part driven by interest from the statistical physics community.
Introduction
The study of networks has a deep history in mathematics, sociology, biology, and computer science reaching back to the 1700. But the twentyfirst century is when the study of networks grew into a science in its...
Keywords
Milo StompNotes
Acknowledgments
The author would like to thank Vedran Sekara for insightful comments on the manuscript.
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