lecture 26 - Lecture 26 Connectivity of Transport Network...

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Lecture 26 Connectivity of Transport Network Any network has three elements The nodes The routes or edges Independent or unconnected part of the network A useful first step in the analysis of network is to construct a connectivity matrix. This shows which nodes have direct links with each other and which do not have direct links. If each node are connected directly to every other node then all cell in table would contain the symbol 1. Thus the more frequently the symbol 1 appears in the matrix, the network is more interconnected. The final measure of network characteristics to be discussed here is the β index. This provides an alternative way of describing the complexity of the network. β index = e/v e = number of edges/routs v = number of nodes or vertex/vertices An index 1 describes a network with just one circuit and the figure increases, as the structure of the network grows more complex, with an increasing number of edges in relation to vertices or nodes.
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