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Vectorial modelling of rumor propagation

Grant number: 09/11091-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2010
Effective date (End): August 31, 2011
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - General Physics
Principal Investigator:Carmen Pimentel Cintra Do Prado
Grantee:Bruno Pace
Host Institution: Instituto de Física (IF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


There is an increasing interest, among theoretical physicists in the study of complex systems. Among the problems that have called the attention of physicists is the possibility of employing statistical mechanics, dynamical systems and numerical modeling techniques in the study of opinion propagation, that seems to present some universal scaling properties.In this project we will study with theoretical and numerical approaches the influence of the initial conditions in the behavior of vectorial models, as the Axelrod model.

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(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
PACE, Bruno. Axelrod\'s model with surface tension. 2011. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Física (IF/SBI) São Paulo.

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