Physical Distance

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In the basic model, agents don’t exist at specific locations in space and their behavior doesn’t take into account how near or far they are from each other. The model can be extended using a decay function for power transfers, such that transfers over long distances are attenuated.

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Above: Charles Minard's map of Napoleon's 1812 invasion of Russian, depicting how his army shrank as progressed toward Moscow and then home. An example of the attenuating effect of geographical distance on the projection of power.



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