Chin. Phys. Lett.  2006, Vol. 23 Issue (12): 3384-3386    DOI:
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Topological Properties of Urban Public Traffic Networks in Chinese Top-Ten Biggest Cities
LI Ping1;XIONG Xing1;QIAO Zhong-Liang1;YUAN Gang-Qiang1; SUN Xing1;WANG Bing-Hong2
¹Department of Basic Sciences, Nanjing Institute of Technology, Nanjing 210013 ²Department of Modern Physics and Nonlinear Science Center, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026
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LI Ping, XIONG Xing, QIAO Zhong-Liang et al  2006 Chin. Phys. Lett. 23 3384-3386
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Abstract We investigate the topological characteristics of complex networks as exemplified by the urban public traffic network (UPTN) in Chinese top-ten biggest cities. It is found that the UPTNs have small world behaviour, by the examination of their topological parameters. The quantitative analysis of the transport efficiency of the UPTNs reveals their higher local efficiency El and lower global efficiency Eg, which coincide well with the status quo of those Chinese cities still at their developing stage. Furthermore, the topological properties of efficiency in the UPTNs are also examined, and the findings indicate that, on the one hand, the UPTNs show robustness to random attacks and frangibility to malicious attacks on a global scale; on the other hand, the interrelation between UPTN efficiency and network motifs deserves our attention. The motifs which interrelate the UPTN efficiency are always triangular-formed patterns, e.g. motifs ID 238, ID 174 and ID 102, etc.
Keywords: 89.70.+c      05.90.+m      89.40.+k      89.75.Hc     
Published: 01 December 2006
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  05.90.+m (Other topics in statistical physics, thermodynamics, and nonlinear dynamical systems)  
  89.75.Hc (Networks and genealogical trees)  
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