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Geometry – Networks, Crowds, and Markets – by David Easley. David Easley, Cornell University, New York, Jon Kleinberg, Cornell University, New York. This MOOC is based on an interdisciplinary Cornell University course entitled Networks, taught by professors David Easley, Jon Kleinberg, and √Čva Tardos. Time and Place: Tu,Th , Soda. Text: David Easley and Jon Kleinberg, “Networks, Crowds and Markets,” ISBN =, Cambridge.

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It is a central problem in the application of numerical methods to the social sciences that actually relating mathematical models to the real world in a meaningful way is very hard. Oct 06, Jeannie rated it it was amazing. Networks in Their Surrounding Contexts 5.

Networks, Crowds, and Markets: Reasoning about a Highly Connected World

At points, the going will get rough and your eyes may glaze over, but there’s little lleinberg to skipping these sections as each chapter is relatively self contained. But more of a chapter-level reference, driven by curiosity based on specific topics. It describes the emerging field of study that is growing at the interface of these areas, addressing fundamental questions about how the social, economic, and technological worlds are connected.

It is not your average popular science journalism work a la Freakonomics or Outliers. The authors do a wonderful job of tying together graph theory, game theory, market dynamics, network search theory, and population dynamics with interesting examples.

Networks, Crowds, and Markets: A Book by David Easley and Jon Kleinberg

Apr 15, Rachel Cotterill rated it really liked it. To ask other readers questions about Networks, Crowds, and Marketsplease sign up. If you skip the optional sections helpfully marked Advancedyou can get by with simple algebra.

Not so good, not so bad. These are phenomena that involve networks, incentives, and the aggregate behavior of groups of people; they are based on the links that connect us and the ways in which our decisions can have subtle consequences for others. Videos helped a lot need to look at this again when my math is better.


It is amazingly written–it’s geared towards a beginner audience, but is so beautifully motivated and illustrated that it’s enjoyable for all levels.

Networks, Crowds, and Markets: Reasoning about a Highly Connected World by David Easley

It’s fascinating, especially with the direct references to our connected world marktes, e-mail, websites. Assignment 2 – February 16, No trivia or quizzes yet.

There’s an excerpt up at the course page to read into.

Mar 26, Raj Sahu rated it really liked it. Unfortunately, there are no answers for exercises, not even for odd-numbered problems or similar.

It is worthwhile, though, since networks are becoming THE structural underpinning of our world. This book is suggested reading for the Coursera class “Social Network Analysis” https: Cascading Behavior in Networks Thanks for telling us about the problem. The mathematical models used in the course should be accessible to all participants.

It is a good intro kleeinberg interdisciplinary social science undergrads to get a first introduction to graphs and how they can help understanding the world, but in my case I think Nad would have appreciated a higher density of concepts per line.

Simon Allaeys rated it liked it Jul 30, Excellent book, with easily understandable introductions in the first third, college-course content in the middle third, and fascinating implications in the final third.

Jul 07, Cm Lubinski rated it really liked it Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Networks are prima facie a more realistic setting for a lot of economic activity than the nebulous void of earlier models but this is not an advantage if no attempt to test those models is made The writing style is very good, for the most part.


Dec 19, Gabri rated it liked it Shelves: There are also optional advanced slightly more mathy sections scattered throughout.

That was an awesome and very informative read. I found myself handpicking chapters from the ToC instead of reading it sequentially, and got a lot of value from it. Vassilis rated it really liked it Dec 04, Jan 26, Abhinav Croeds rated it it was amazing. Link Analysis and Web Search kleinbegg Assignment 1 – February 2, Population Models 2 weeks Be aware that the book is lengthy kleinbberg structured as a textbook, so it is definitely not a light read.

Refresh and try again. Nov 27, Dad rated it it was amazing. This book gives is a wonderful insight complex inter-connected network which has been constructed by digital, geographical, academic and social ties between people sharing commonality on various grounds have formed.

Assignments Assignment 4 – April kleiinberg, Due: We will aim to cover the following chapters of the text: I found Everything is Obvious: There will networrks be three or four problem sets. We live in a connected world in which information spreads virtually instantaneously, and the Internet and the Web support new economic mechanisms and organizational structures and the operation of vast social and financial networks.

Nonetheless, the reader will find some interesting ideas. It is a comprehensive and thorough read to better understand the complexities of increasing “connectedness” in modern living. Jan 21, Lamia rated it really liked it Shelves: This course will draw upon a range of scientific perspectives in its approach to understanding the interplay of technology, economics and sociology in networked settings.