Leader competition in biological and social systems

Abstract

А model of public opinion competition in social and biological systems is introduced on the basis of the Vicsek model, which is an analog of the Ising model. The process of collective behavior formation in systems with two competitive groups of leaders is discussed. A program for computational investigation and visualization of transient processes in this model is developed. Characteristics that affect the quickness and the result of competition between two types of leaders are revealed. The parameter map of the number of individuals who remain beyond the leaders’ influence is drawn.

About the authors

A. S. Pivovarova

Samara State Aerospace University

Author for correspondence.
Email: a-pivovarova@mail.ru

Post-graduate

Russian Federation

A. A. Steryakov

Samara State Aerospace University

Email: lubopitnij@mail.ru

Post-graduate

Russian Federation

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