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Artículos en revistas:
Playing the Rock-Scissors-Paper Game on Complex Networks in Ecology: Motivating Graduates to Learn Complex Networks
Año:2011
Áreas de investigación
  • Física química y matemáticas
Datos
Descripción
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.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
International Journal of Engineering Education
ISSN
0949-149X
Factor de impacto JCR
0,418
Información de impacto
Volumen
27
DOI
Número de revista
3
Desde la página
597
Hasta la página
603
Mes
SIN MES
Ranking
25/33 EDUCATION, SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINES (JCR 2011); 60/90 ENGINEERING, MULTIDISCIPLINARY (JCR 2011)
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Participantes
  • Autor: Javier Ricardo Galeano Prieto (UPM)
  • Autor: Juan Manuel Pastor Ruiz (UPM)
  • Autor: Miguel Ángel Muñoz (Universidad de Granada)
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Sistemas Complejos
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