Synchronization Through Boundary Interaction

  • Jack K. Hale
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering book series (LNCSE, volume 38)


The dynamics of a physical system can change when exposed to an environment in which it interacts with other systems. In many situations, such interaction can lead to synchronization in the sense that the dynamics of all systems are essentially the same. Some results and references can be found in Hale (1997) for ode and certain types of pde. Other interesting classes of problems occur when the equations arise from the interaction of systems whose dynamics are defined by a pde on a given domain and the interaction of the systems is through the boundary. We give an illustration of how this can occur for lossless transmission lines which interact through resistive coupling at the end of the lines. The problem will be solved using the equivalent formulation in terms of a set of partial neutral functional differential equations.


Periodic Orbit Transmission Line Semi Group Boundary Interaction Neutral Functional Differential Equation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack K. Hale
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  1. 1.School of Mathematics, Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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