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Open Access item Collective phenomena in social dynamics: consensus problems, ordering dynamics and language competition

Authors:Castelló, Xavier
Advisor:San Miguel, Maxi
Eguíluz, Víctor M.
Keywords:Collective phenomena
Issue Date:27-May-2008
Publisher:Universidad de las Islas Baleares
Abstract:Understanding the complex collective behaviour of many particle systems in terms of a microscopic description based on the interaction rules among the particles is the well established purpose of Statistical Physics. This micromacro paradigm [1] is also shared by Social Science studies based on agent interactions. In many cases parallel research in both disciplines goes far beyond superficial analogies. For example, Schelling’s model [1] of residential segregation is mathematically equivalent to the zero-temperature spinexchange Kinetic Ising model with vacancies. Cross-fertilisation between these research fields opens interesting new topics of research.
Description:Tesis doctoral de la Universidad de las Islas Baleares.-- Electronic version is available at http://ifisc.uib.es/publications/.-- 57 pages.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10261/18657
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