Effects of local connectivity in a competitive population with limited resourcesS. Gourley1, S. C. Choe1, P. M. Hui2 and N. F. Johnson1
1 Clarendon Laboratory, Physics Department, Oxford University Oxford OX1 3PU, UK
2 Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
(Received 28 May 2004; accepted in final form 22 July 2004)
We examine, numerically and analytically, the effect of network connections within a frustrated system where heterogeneous, adaptive nodes ("agents") compete for limited global resources. We uncover a rich spectrum of non-ergodic dynamics. Whether the network connections turn out to be beneficial or detrimental is found to depend quite dramatically on the global resource level.
02.50.Le - Decision theory and game theory.
87.23.Kg - Dynamics of evolution.
89.65.Ef - Social organizations; anthropology.
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