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Fig. 6 | Applied Network Science

Fig. 6

From: Gender and collaboration patterns in a temporal scientific authorship network

Fig. 6

The distributions of log effective resistance (log2Ω) and log contraction importance (log2 Ψ) provide information about the connectivity properties of the network. Peaks in the effective resistance at 3/4 and 2/3, correspond to the complete bipartite subgraphs K2,2 and K2,3 (i.e., two authors/publications connected to two or three publications/authors), respectively. Peaks in the contraction importance at \(n \in \mathbb {N}\), correspond to edges whose removal would separate n nodes from the bulk of the network. The counts of such edges in these integer peaks appears to approximately follow a power law (with exponent γ2)

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