PHASE TRANSITIONS IN SIMPLE MODELS OF SOCIAL DYNAMICS
Warsaw University of Technology
Various models of social dynamics will be presented and resulting equilibrium or non-equilibrium phase transitions will be discussed. It will be shown how a presence of a strong leader in a small community can effect in discontinuous and non-reversible jumps of opinion dynamics. It will be presented that a smaller but better organized social group can beat a larger one. Phenomenon of communities isolation will be demonstrated using a random version of the Chinese game Go.
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