AUTHOR=Turalska Malgorzata, West Bruce J.
TITLE=Fractional Dynamics of Individuals in Complex Networks
JOURNAL=Frontiers in Physics
VOLUME=6
YEAR=2018
PAGES=110
URL=https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fphy.2018.00110
DOI=10.3389/fphy.2018.00110
ISSN=2296-424X
ABSTRACT=The relation between the behavior of a single element and the global dynamics of its host network is an open problem in the science of complex networks. We demonstrate that for a dynamic network that belongs to the Ising universality class, this problem can be approached analytically through a subordination procedure. The analysis leads to a linear fractional differential equation of motion for the average trajectory of the individual, whose analytic solution for the probability of changing states is a Mittag-Leffler function. Consequently, the analysis provides a linear description of the average dynamics of an individual, without linearization of the complex network dynamics.