SPATIAL EQUILIBRIA IN NETWORK EVOLUTION

THIS PAPER PROPOSES A FRAMEWORK OF THOUGHT FOR EVALUATING RANDOM GEOGRAPHICAL INFLUENCES ON THE COMPLEXITY OF A TRANSPORTATION NETWORK. IT SUGGESTS THAT, THROUGH TIME, A NETWORK EVOLVES TOWARD A PREDICTABLE LEVEL OF COMPLEXITY, OTHER THINGS EQUAL, AND PRESENTS SOME EXPERIMENTS WITH AN ALGORITHM TO PREDICT THIS LEVEL FOR NON-PLANAR GRAPHS. GRAPHS, ALGORITHMS AND FORMULAE ARE USED IN ORDER TO PREDICT FUTURE SITUATIONS BROUGHT ABOUT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY A NETWORK'S TOPOLOGICAL STRUCTURE. FACTORS SUCH AS ENTROPY AND NETWORK EVOLUTION ARE THEREBY DISCUSSED. A BRIEF STATEMENT OF THE TRENDS RESULTING FROM THIS STATISTICAL STUDY IS ALSO DISCUSSED. THE AUTHORS HAVE COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT FURTHER WORK NEEDS TO BE DONE TO EXPLORE THE COMPATIBILITY OF DEFINITIONS OF ENTROPY AS DERIVED FROM DIFFERENT TOPOLOGICAL MEASURES IN ORDER TO ANALYZE THE SUSCEPTIBILITY OF DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS TO BIASED NETWORK-SIMULATION ALGORITHMS WHICH APPROACH REAL-WORLD CONDITIONS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • NY-11-0005 TECH PAPER NO 2
  • Corporate Authors:

    Syracuse University

    Syracuse University Administration Building
    Syracuse, NY  USA  13210
  • Authors:
    • Wilbanks, T J
    • Hubbard, J C
  • Publication Date: 1972-9

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00240739
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 20 1974 12:00AM