Theory of enhanced performance emerging in a sparsely connected competitive population

T. S. Lo, K. P. Chan, P. M. Hui, Neil F Johnson

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We provide an analytic theory to explain Anghel 's recent numerical finding whereby a maximum in the global performance emerges for a sparsely connected competitive population [Phys. Rev. Lett.PRLTAO 92, 058701 (2004)]. We show that the effect originates in the highly correlated dynamics of strategy choice, and can be significantly enhanced using a simple modification to the model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number050101
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2005
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Medicine(all)

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