Network Theory

John Baez

January 7, 2014

Scientists use diagrams of networks in many different ways. To make sense of this, I'm writing a series of articles on network theory. You can navigate forwards and back through these using the blue arrows. And by clicking the links that say "on Azimuth", you can see blog entries containing these articles. Those let you read comments about my articles—and also make comments or ask questions of your own!

Parts 2 to 24 are being made into a book:

I'm also expanding some parts into self-standing papers: You can also watch 4 lectures, an overview of network theory, here:

The blog articles

This was the official end of the series of posts on stochastic Petri nets and chemical reaction networks... but there is more to read: Starting in part 27, the network theory series changed topics to electrical circuits and related engineering problems:

To understand ecosystems, ultimately will be to understand networks. - B. C. Patten and M. Witkamp

Text © 2014 John Baez
Diagram on top by Nicolas Le Novere, illustrating SBGN: Entity Relationship Language