InterJournal Complex Systems, 556
Status: Submitted
Manuscript Number: [556]
Submission Date: 20530
Dynamics of Transportation and Social Networks
Author(s): Colby Brown

Subject(s): CX.4, CX.68, CX.18, CX.01

Category: Brief Article


Abstract Substantial precedent and promise exists for the treatment of transportation networks and social networks under a unified graph dynamical theory. The theoretical foundations for such a framework are reviewed, and the basic outlines of a formal approach to such a theory are constructed with attention to historical and empirical evidence. A summary of the constraints upon a class of coupled graphical operators reveals that the success of graph dynamical models of transportation development will depend upon their ability to reconcile micro-scale principles with the emergent dynamics of the system under consideration.

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