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Physics  2006 

The macro-behavior of agents' opinion under the influence of an external field

DOI: 10.1088/0256-307X/24/8/075

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In this paper, a model about the evolution of opinion on small world networks is proposed. We studied the macro-behavior of the agents' opinion and the relative change rate as time elapses. The external field was found to play an important role in making the opinion $s(t)$ balance or increase, and without the influence of the external field, the relative change rate $\gamma(t)$ shows a nonlinear increasing behavior as time runs. What's more, this nonlinear increasing behavior is independent of the initial condition, the strength of the external field and the time that we cancel the external field. Maybe the results can reflect some phenomenon in our society, such as the function of the macro-control in China or the Mass Media in our society.


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