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Small World Network of Athletes: Graph Representation of the World Professional Tennis Player

By Hokky Situngkir


The paper proposes an alternative way to observe and extract the multiple matches games of sports, i.e.: tennis tournament in the Athlete’s Historical Relative Performance Index and its representation as graph. The finding of the small world topology is elaborated along with further statistical patterns in the fashion of the weighted and directed network. The explanation of the sport tournament system as a highly optimized system is hypothetically proposed. Finally, some elaborations regarding to further directions of the usability of the proposed methodology is discussed

Topics: Statistical Models, Dynamical Systems, Complexity Theory, Social simulation, Social Psychology
Year: 2007
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