Degrees and distances in random and evolving Apollonian networks

I. Kolossváry, J. Komjáthy, L. Vágó

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This paper studies Random and Evolving Apollonian networks (RANs and EANs), in d dimension for any d = 2, i.e. dynamically evolving random d dimensional simplices looked as graphs inside an initial d-dimensional simplex. We determine the limiting degree distribution in RANs and show that it follows a power law tail with exponent t = (2d - 1)/(d - 1). We further show that the degree distribution in EANs converges to the same degree distribution if the simplex-occupation parameter in the nth step of the dynamics is $q_n \rightarrow 0$ and \sum_{n=0}^\infty q_n = \infty$. This result gives a rigorous proof for the conjecture of Zhang et al [31] that EANs tend to show similar behavior as RANs once the occupation parameter $q \rightarrow 0$. We also determine the asymptotic behavior of shortest paths in RANs and EANs for arbitrary d dimensions. For RANs we show that the shortest path between two uniformly chosen vertices (typical distance), the flooding time of a uniformly picked vertex and the diameter of the graph after n steps all scale as constant times log n. We determine the constants for all three cases and prove a central limit theorem for the typical distances. We prove a similar CLT for typical distances in EANs.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEindhoven
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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NameReport Eurandom
ISSN (Print)1389-2355


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