Network properties

This is a work in progress. It is an attempt to catalog the properties of nodes, links and networks. Contributions are welcome, please email to See also my Networks and dialectics blog.

To do:
Missing references?
Add explanation of how properties are measured or quantified
Review network form levels of practice -- extrapolate from that general network properties?

Node properties

Link properties

Network properties

Emergent properties of real-world networks


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Last updated 03/13/06