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Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 2015, Article ID 172720, 5 pages
Research Article

Influence of Dynamical Change of Edges on Clustering Coefficients

Department of Mathematics, Taiyuan Institute of Technology, Taiyuan, Shanxi 030008, China

Received 24 August 2014; Accepted 19 September 2014

Academic Editor: Li Li

Copyright © 2015 Yuhong Ruan and Anwei Li. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Clustering coefficient is a very important measurement in complex networks, and it describes the average ratio between the actual existent edges and probable existent edges in the neighbor of one vertex in a complex network. Besides, in a complex networks, the dynamic change of edges can trigger directly the evolution of network and further affect the clustering coefficients. As a result, in this paper, we investigate the effects of the dynamic change of edge on the clustering coefficients. It is illustrated that the increase and decrease of the clustering coefficient can be effectively controlled by adding or deleting several edges of the network in the evolution of complex networks.