Synchronization in Oscillatory Networks

  • Grigory V. Osipov
  • Jürgen Kurths
  • Changsong Zhou

Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Basics on Synchronization and Paradigmatic Models

  3. Synchronization in Geometrically Regular Ensembles

  4. Synchronization in Complex Networks and Influence of Noise

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 341-368

About this book


The formation of collective behavior in large ensembles or networks of coupled oscillatory elements is one of the oldest and most fundamental aspects of dynamical systems theory. Potential and present applications span a vast spectrum of fields ranging from physics, chemistry, geoscience, through life- and neurosciences to engineering, the economic and the social sciences. This work systematically investigates a large number of oscillatory network configurations that are able to describe many real systems such as electric power grids, lasers or the heart muscle - to name but a few. This book is conceived as an introduction to the field for graduate students in physics and applied mathematics as well as being a compendium for researchers from any field of application interested in quantitative models.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Grigory V. Osipov
    • 1
  • Jürgen Kurths
    • 2
  • Changsong Zhou
    • 2
  1. 1.Nizhny Novgorod University603600Russia
  2. 2.University Potsdam14469Germany

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