A rumor transmission model with various contact interactions

Kazuki Kawachi, Motohide Seki, Hiraku Yoshida, Yohei Otake, Katsuhide Warashina, Hiroshi Ueda

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We consider a rumor transmission model with various contact interactions and explore what effect such interactions have on the spread of a rumor, in particular whether they can explain the rumor recursion. Through mathematical analysis and computer simulations, we conjecture that rumor recursion remains a major challenge to mathematical models of rumors beyond our model proposed here.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-60
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Theoretical Biology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 7 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Immunology and Microbiology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics


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