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10: Communication Networks

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    • Eric Lehman, F. Thomson Leighton, & Alberty R. Meyer
    • Google and Massachusetts Institute of Technology via MIT OpenCourseWare
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    Modeling communication networks is an important application of digraphs in computer science. In this such models, vertices represent computers, processors, and switches; edges will represent wires, fiber, or other transmission lines through which data flows. For some communication networks, like the internet, the corresponding graph is enormous and largely chaotic. Highly structured networks, by contrast, find application in telephone switching systems and the communication hardware inside parallel computers. In this chapter, we’ll look at some of the nicest and most commonly used structured networks.

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