I am looking for literature on the simulation of Zipf law of cities
(the power law observed in the population size of real life cities or
settlements in a given area).
My special interest is in simulations that use somehow the real world
geography as a factor, but any reference would be useful.
here is what I have so far
Batty, Michael; Shiode, Narushide, Power Law Distribution in Real and
Virtual Worlds, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis – University
College London, Working paper series, paper 19, 2000.
Mitzenmacher, Michael, A Brief History of Generative Models for Power
Law and lognormal Distributions, Internet Mathematics, vol .I no.2,
Kali R. The city as a giant component: a random graph approach to
Zipf's law. Applied Economics Letters, 15 September 2003, vol. 10,
iss. 11, pp. 717-720(4)
Joaquim Ramos de Carvalho
University of Coimbra