Alexis Darrasse ; Michèle Soria - Degree distribution of random Apollonian network structures and Boltzmann sampling

dmtcs:3521 - Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science, January 1, 2007, DMTCS Proceedings vol. AH, 2007 Conference on Analysis of Algorithms (AofA 07) - https://doi.org/10.46298/dmtcs.3521
Degree distribution of random Apollonian network structures and Boltzmann samplingArticle

Authors: Alexis Darrasse 1; Michèle Soria 1

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Random Apollonian networks have been recently introduced for representing real graphs. In this paper we study a modified version: random Apollonian network structures (RANS), which preserve the interesting properties of real graphs and can be handled with powerful tools of random generation. We exhibit a bijection between RANS and ternary trees, that transforms the degree of nodes in a RANS into the size of particular subtrees. The distribution of degrees in RANS can thus be analysed within a bivariate Boltzmann model for the generation of random trees, and we show that it has a Catalan form which reduces to a power law with an exponential cutoff: $α ^k k^{-3/2}$, with $α = 8/9$. We also show analogous distributions for the degree in RANS of higher dimension, related to trees of higher arity.


Volume: DMTCS Proceedings vol. AH, 2007 Conference on Analysis of Algorithms (AofA 07)
Section: Proceedings
Published on: January 1, 2007
Imported on: May 10, 2017
Keywords: Boltzmann sampling,random networks,bivariate generating functions,[INFO.INFO-DS] Computer Science [cs]/Data Structures and Algorithms [cs.DS],[INFO.INFO-DM] Computer Science [cs]/Discrete Mathematics [cs.DM],[MATH.MATH-CO] Mathematics [math]/Combinatorics [math.CO],[INFO.INFO-CG] Computer Science [cs]/Computational Geometry [cs.CG]

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