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Investigation of the Forest-Fire Model on a Small-World Network

Matthai, Clarence Cherian and Graham, I. 2003. Investigation of the Forest-Fire Model on a Small-World Network. Physical Review E 68 (3) , 036109. 10.1103/PhysRevE.68.036109

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Abstract

It is shown that the forest-fire model of Bak et al. run on a square lattice network with additional long-range interactions in the spirit of a small-world network results in a scale-free system reminiscent of self-organized criticality without recourse to fine tuning. As the number of these long-range interactions is increased, the cluster size distribution exponent is found to decrease in magnitude as the small-world regime is entered, indicating a change in its universality class. It is suggested that such a model could have applicability in the study of disease spreading in human populations.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Publisher: American Physical Society
ISSN: 1539-3755
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 01:41
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/1641

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