The friendship paradox

By Winfried Just1, Hannah Lea Callender2, Drew LaMar3

1. Department of Mathematics, Ohio University 2. University of Portland 3. College of William and Mary

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In this module we introduce the so-called friendship paradox and illustrate how it affects disease transmission on networks that exhibit this phenomenon.

You also need to download the input file degreesFP.txt that will be used in this module.

Level: Advanced undergraduate and graduate students of mathematics.

Requires: Module The replacement number.

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  • Winfried Just; Hannah Lea Callender; Drew LaMar (2015), "The friendship paradox,"

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