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Type: Journal article
Title: Rumours, epidemics, and processes of mass action: Synthesis and analysis
Author: Dickinson, R.
Pearce, C.
Citation: Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 2003; 38(11-13):1157-1167
Publisher: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd
Issue Date: 2003
ISSN: 0895-7177
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R. E. Dickinson and C. E. M. Pearce
Abstract: While rumours and epidemics are popularly regarded as similar, it has long been known that there are important differences between the mathematical models for them. We show that both, along with a type of two-rumour model, can be subsumed under a general class of transient processes whose time-dependent evolution can be characterized exactly.
Keywords: Rumours
Transient processes
Kolmogorov equations
Block matrix methods
DOI: 10.1016/S0895-7177(03)90116-6
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