• Nicolás RubidoEmail author
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In this Chapter we derive a general framework to analyse the emergence of collective behaviour in any complex network of interacting phase-oscillators. Collective behaviour is ubiquitous. It appears spontaneously due to the interaction among the dynamical units composing a complex system and corresponds to an ordered state that can be absent in the dynamics of the individual units. Examples where collective behaviour are found include ecosystems, biological systems (as the brain or insect colonies), and even human societies and man-made systems (as the brain or insect colonies), and even human societies and man-made systems.


Collective Behaviour Coupling Function Laplacian Matrix Phase Oscillator Dynamical Unit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad de la RepúblicaMontevideoUruguay

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