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TFYS7025 Network theory 8 op
Organised by
Theoretical Physics
Person in charge
Jyrki Piilo
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2017–2018 X X

Learning outcomes

Network theory is a new interdisciplinary area to whose development researchers with background in physics have given a great contribution. This development has also been motivated by increasing amounts of data becoming available on social, information, and physical complex networks. The objectives of the course are understanding the basic mathematical framework of network theory, how to characterize and quantify various properties of networks, and understanding the structure and origin of the most important types of networks.


Mathematical framework for networks, central measures and metrics for their characterization,
the most important types of networks (random, scale free, small-world), and community structure and its detection in networks.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 40 h 0 h
Exercises 16 h 0 h

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
Participation in classroom work
  • In English


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4. year spring
5. year spring

Study materials

Selected topics from M. E. J. Newman: Networks: An Introduction (Oxford Univ. Press, 2010)

Belongs to following study modules

Fysiikan ja tähtitieteen laitos
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Fysiikan ja tähtitieteen laitos