Effect of strong opinions on the dynamics of the majority-vote model
Vilela, Andre L.M.
Stanley, H. Eugene
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Citation (published version)Andre L.M. Vilela, H. Eugene Stanley. 2018. "Effect of Strong Opinions on the Dynamics of the Majority-Vote Model." SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, Volume 8. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-26919-y
We study how the presence of individuals with strong opinions affects a square lattice majority-vote model with noise. In a square lattice network we perform Monte-Carlo simulations and replace regular actors σ with strong actors μ in a random distribution. We find that the value of the critical noise parameter q c is a decreasing function of the concentration r of strong actors in the social interaction network. We calculate the critical exponents β/ν, γ/ν, and 1/ν and find that the presence of strong actors does not change the Ising universality class of the isotropic majority-vote model.
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