TCS seems to study networks, but I seldom see mean-field theory approaches (which come from statistical-mechanics) used by computer scientists. Hence, I am unsure if the following question from the closing TP.SE can be migrated here:

Refinements of pair approximation for network analysis

On the one hand, it is talking about approximating the dynamics of agents in a network (something TCS would study) and is motivated by evolutionary game theory which is sometimes lumped into algorithmic game theory. On the other hand, it is kind of a statistical-mechanics question. Although physics and computer science often touch at statistical-mechanics, I am not sure of where to draw the line.

If the question is on-topic here, then I would prefer to migrate it here over math.SE, stats.SE, physics.SE, or one of the other likely targets.

Is the question on-topic?

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    $\begingroup$ I think it would be fine. $\endgroup$
    – Kaveh
    Apr 27, 2012 at 21:42


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