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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Playing the Rock-Scissors-Paper Game on Complex Networks in Ecology: Motivating Graduates to Learn Complex Networks
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Physics chemical and mathematical
Information
Abstract
The Rock-Scissors-Paper is a game in which two players choose one out of three possible options: rock, scissors or paper. Rock breaks scissors, scissors cuts paper, and paper covers a rock. We use this game model to motive our students, with heterogeneous backgrounds, to obtain a basic knowledge of Complex Networks and Ecology. In particular, we analyze the behavior of the rock-scissors-paper model, a basic cyclic antagonist ecological model, played at different network topologies: random, scale-free and entangled. One of our main goals is that students scrutinize the topological properties determining optimal persistence of Biodiversity. In particular, our students have studied the extinction time of the 3 species when the size of the complex networks change, keeping the same properties in the nodes of the network. They have performed the simulations on networks with the same average degree = 4, and with an initial random distribution of the species (rock, scissor, paper). Substantially different behaviors can be found playing in the different topologies. We want the students to understand the influence of the network topology in the outcome of the game; and more general the relevance of the underlying network topology in Game Theory.
International
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JCR
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Title
International Journal of Engineering Education
ISBN
0949-149X
Impact factor JCR
0,418
Impact info
Volume
27
Journal number
3
From page
597
To page
603
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
25/33 EDUCATION, SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINES (JCR 2011); 60/90 ENGINEERING, MULTIDISCIPLINARY (JCR 2011)
Participants
  • Autor: Javier Ricardo Galeano Prieto (UPM)
  • Autor: Juan Manuel Pastor Ruiz (UPM)
  • Autor: Miguel Ángel Muñoz (Universidad de Granada)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Sistemas Complejos
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