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Are Copying and Innovation Enough?

Research paper by T. S. Evans, A. D. K. Plato, T. You

Indexed on: 15 Sep '08Published on: 15 Sep '08Published in: Physics - Physics and Society



Abstract

Exact analytic solutions and various numerical results for the rewiring of bipartite networks are discussed. An interpretation in terms of copying and innovation processes make this relevant in a wide variety of physical contexts. These include Urn models and Voter models, and our results are also relevant to some studies of Cultural Transmission, the Minority Game and some models of ecology.