Paths: Why is Life Filled with so many Detours? By Andras Gulyas, Zalan Heszberger, Jozsef Biro PDF

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Download Paths: Why is Life Filled with so many Detours? By Andras Gulyas, Zalan Heszberger, Jozsef Biro PDF book free online – From Paths: Why is Life Filled with so many Detours? By Andras Gulyas, Zalan Heszberger, Jozsef Biro PDF: This open access book explores the amazing similarity between paths taken by people and many other things in life, and their impact on the way we live, teach and learn.

Offering insights into the new scientific field of paths as part of the science of networks, it entertainingly describes the universal nature of paths in large networked structures. It also shows the amazing similarity in the ways humans and other – even nonliving – things navigate in a complex environment, to allow readers to easily grasp how paths emerge in many walks of life, and how they are navigated.

It is based on the authors recent research in the area of paths on networks, which points to the possible birth of the new science of “paths” as a natural consequence (and extension) of the science of “networks.”

The approach is essentially story-based, supported by scientific findings, interdisciplinary approaches, and at times, even philosophical points of view. It also includes short illustrative anecdotes showing the amazing similarities between real-world paths and discusses their applications in science and everyday life.

It will appeal to network scientists and to anyone interested in popular science. By helping readers to step away from the “networked” view of many recent popular scientific books and start to think of longer paths instead of individual links, it sheds light on these problems from a genuinely new perspective.

About the Authors

  • Andras Gulyas is a Research Fellow at the Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Budapest, Hungary. His primary research interest is in networks and paths.
  • Zalán Heszberger is an Associate Professor at the Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Budapest, Hungary. His expertise is in the area of emergence and evolution of technological, biological, and social networks.
  • Jozsef Biro is a Full Professor at the Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Budapest, Hungary. His recent research interest is in the geometry of networks.
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