• Mattia FrascaEmail author
  • Lucia Valentina Gambuzza
  • Arturo Buscarino
  • Luigi Fortuna
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)


In this chapter, introductory concepts on synchronization and complex networks are given. We provide basic notions on synchronization of pairs of nonlinear systems and on complex networks, and define the differential equations representing the dynamics of a nonlinear system. These are the ingredients needed for the study of synchronization in complex networks that will be dealt with in the next chapters.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mattia Frasca
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lucia Valentina Gambuzza
    • 1
  • Arturo Buscarino
    • 1
  • Luigi Fortuna
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer EngineeringUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly

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