Outline of a probabilistic approach to animal sociology: I
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- Rapoport, A. Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics (1949) 11: 183. doi:10.1007/BF02478364
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The non-transitive character of he peck right relation gives rise to different “social structures” in an aggregate of individuals. A method is developed for computing the respective probabilities of occurrence for each type of structure in small aggregates on the basis of random determination of peck right between each pair of individuals.