Modelling opinion formation by means of kinetic equations

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Boudin, Laurent; Salvarani, Francesco;
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1007/978-0-8176-4946-3_10
  • Subject: [ SHS.SOCIO ] Humanities and Social Sciences/Sociology | [ MATH.MATH-AP ] Mathematics [math]/Analysis of PDEs [math.AP] | opinion formation | Sociophysics | [SHS.SOCIO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Sociology | kinetic theory | [MATH.MATH-AP]Mathematics [math]/Analysis of PDEs [math.AP]

In this chapter, we review some mechanisms of opinion dynamics that can be modelled by kinetic equations. Beside the sociological phenomenon of compromise, naturally linked to collisional operators of Boltzmann kind, many other aspects, already mentioned in the sociophy... View more
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