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Study of near consensus complex social networks using Eigen theory

By Wing-Kuen Ling, Paul Stewart, Kok-Lay Teo and Chi-Kong Tse


This paper extends the definition of an exact consensus complex social network to that of a near consensus complex social network. A near consensus complex social network is a social network with nontrivial topological features and steady state values of the decision certitudes of the majority of the nodes being either higher or lower than a threshold value. By using eigen theories, the relationships among the vectors representing the steady state values of the decision certitudes of the nodes, the influence weight matrix and the set of vectors representing the initial state values of the decision certitudes of the nodes that satisfies a given near consensus specification are characterized

Topics: H310 Dynamics
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1109/ISCAS.2011.5938014
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lincoln.ac.uk:3995

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