Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
For a broad range of single-seed contagion processes acting on generalized random networks, we derive a unifying analytic expression for the possibility of global spreading events in a straightforward, physically intuitive fashion. Our reasoning lays bare a direct mechanical understanding of an archetypal spreading phenomena that is not evident in circuitous extant mathematical approaches.
Dodds, Peter Sheridan; Harris, Kameron Decker; and Payne, Joshua L., "Direct, Physically-Motivated Derivation of the Contagion Condition for Spreading Processes on Generalized Random Networks" (2011). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 1660.