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2013 Criterion for Unbounded Synchronous Region in Complex Networks
Jin Zhou
Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2013(SI19): 1-8 (2013). DOI: 10.1155/2013/513871


Synchronization of complex networks has been extensively studied in many fields, where intensive efforts have been devoted to the understanding of its mechanisms. As for discriminating network synchronizability by Master Stability Function method, a dilemma usually encountered is that we have no prior knowledge of the network type that the synchronous region belongs to. In this paper, we investigate a sufficient condition for a general complex dynamical network in the absence of control. A main result is that, when the coupling strength is sufficiently strong, the dynamical network achieves synchronization provided that the symmetric part of the inner-coupling matrix is positive definite. According to our results, synchronous region of the network with positive definite inner-coupling matrix belongs to the unbounded one, and then the eigenvalue of the outer-coupling matrix nearest 0 can be used for judging synchronizability. Even though we cannot gain the necessary and sufficient conditions for synchronizing a network so far, our results constitute a first step toward a better understanding of network synchronization.


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Jin Zhou. "Criterion for Unbounded Synchronous Region in Complex Networks." Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2013 (SI19) 1 - 8, 2013.


Published: 2013
First available in Project Euclid: 26 February 2014

zbMATH: 1291.34090
MathSciNet: MR3121533
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1155/2013/513871

Rights: Copyright © 2013 Hindawi

Vol.2013 • No. SI19 • 2013
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