Chinese Annals of Mathematics, Series B

, Volume 28, Issue 6, pp 737–746

Exponential Synchronization of the Linearly Coupled Dynamical Networks with Delays*

Authors

  • Xiwei Liu
    • Laboratory of Nonlinear Mathematics Science, School of Mathematical SciencesFudan University
    • Laboratory of Nonlinear Mathematics Science, School of Mathematical SciencesFudan University
ORIGINAL ARTICLES

DOI: 10.1007/s11401-006-0194-4

Cite this article as:
Liu, X. & Chen, T. Chin. Ann. Math. Ser. B (2007) 28: 737. doi:10.1007/s11401-006-0194-4

Abstract

In this paper, the authors investigate the synchronization of an array of linearly coupled identical dynamical systems with a delayed coupling. Here the coupling matrix can be asymmetric and reducible. Some criteria ensuring delay-independent and delay-dependent global synchronization are derived respectively. It is shown that if the coupling delay is less than a positive threshold, then the coupled network will be synchronized. On the other hand, with the increase of coupling delay, the synchronization stability of the network will be restrained, even eventually de-synchronized.

Keywords

Time-delaySynchronizationExponential stabilityLeft eigenvector

2000 MR Subject Classification

17B4017B50
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