By Bertrand M. Roehner
Lately community technological know-how has turn into a dynamic and promising self-discipline; the following it's prolonged to discover social and historic phenomena. whereas we event social interactions on a daily basis, there's little quantitative wisdom on them. as an alternative we're frequently tempted to inn to fanciful reasons to provide an explanation for social traits. Exogenous and endogenous interactions are usually the major to knowing social phenomena and unravelling historic mysteries. This publication starts by way of explaining the way it is feasible to bridge the distance among physics and sociology through exploring how community idea can observe to either. It then examines the macro- and micro-interactions in societies. The chapters are mostly self-contained, permitting readers simply to entry and comprehend the sections of so much curiosity. This multi-disciplinary booklet can be interesting to all physicists who've an curiosity within the human sciences and it'll supply another point of view to graduate scholars and researchers in sociology and econophysics.
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5 percent increase in suicides following the publication of suicide stories as compared to months in which no suicide story was published. In a system theory perspective there is a close parallel between the Werther effect and the swing of a pendulum. This parallel is schematically illustrated in Fig. 1. Obviously, the Werther experiment can be repeated as often as one wishes. It can be repeated in any year between 1851 (when the New York Times began to be published) and now. It can also be repeated in any country in which there is a newspaper similar to the New York Times.
2 More specifically, Phillips analyzed the fluctuations in monthly numbers of suicides in the United States in the month following the announcement of a suicide on the first page of the New York Times. 5 percent increase in suicides following the publication of suicide stories as compared to months in which no suicide story was published. In a system theory perspective there is a close parallel between the Werther effect and the swing of a pendulum. This parallel is schematically illustrated in Fig.
This effect is very small however: 10−18 meter over a distance of 4,000 meters between the testmasses. In order to detect the effect of a gravitational wave the distance between the test-masses must be measured with a precision of 2 5 × 10−20 percent. In spite of being shielded in a concrete cover, the vacuum pipe which connects the testmasses is subject to many sources of vibrations: trucks on nearby roads, microearthquakes, sound waves due to supersonic planes, thermal variations and so forth.