Regular Article

The European Physical Journal B

, 86:510

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Degree correlation in scale-free graphs

  • Babak FotouhiAffiliated withDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University Email author 
  • , Michael G. RabbatAffiliated withDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University

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We obtain closed form expressions for the expected conditional degree distribution and the joint degree distribution of the linear preferential attachment model for network growth in the steady state. We consider the multiple-destination preferential attachment growth model, where incoming nodes at each timestep attach to β existing nodes, selected by degree-proportional probabilities. By the conditional degree distribution p(|k), we mean the degree distribution of nodes that are connected to a node of degree k. By the joint degree distribution p(k,ℓ), we mean the proportion of links that connect nodes of degrees k and . In addition to this growth model, we consider the shifted-linear preferential growth model and solve for the same quantities, as well as a closed form expression for its steady-state degree distribution.


Statistical and Nonlinear Physics