Synchronization in small-world dynamical networks

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-192
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos in Applied Sciences and Engineering
Volume12
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Abstract

We investigate synchronization in a network of continuous-time dynamical systems with small-world connections. The small-world network is obtained by randomly adding a small fraction of connection in an originally nearest-neighbor coupled network. We show that, for any given coupling strength and a sufficiently large number of cells, the small-world dynamical network will synchronize, even if the original nearest-neighbor coupled network cannot achieve synchronization under the same condition.