Encyclopedia of Systems Biology

2013 Edition
| Editors: Werner Dubitzky, Olaf Wolkenhauer, Kwang-Hyun Cho, Hiroki Yokota

Partial Synchronization

  • Tianshou Zhou
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9863-7_509

Definition

Partial synchronization is a specific type of synchronization. In this synchronization, some of the oscillators in the population are synchronized but others are not. Partial synchronization often occurs in neural and Internet networks. Synchronization has many specific meanings (e.g., phase synchronization, state synchronization), so does partial synchronization (Fig.  1).
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mathematics and Computational SciencesSun Yet-Sen UniversityGuangzhouChina