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Oscillator clustering in a resource distribution chain

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The paper investigates the special clustering phenomena that one can observe in systems of nonlinear oscillators that are coupled via a shared flow of primary resources (or a common power supply). This type of coupling, which appears to be quite frequent in nature, implies that one can no longer separate the inherent dynamics of the individual oscillator from the properties of the coupling network. Illustrated by examples from microbiological population dynamics, renal physiology, and electronic oscillator theory, we show how competition for primary resources in a resource distribution chain leads to a number of new generic phenomena, including partial synchronization, sliding of the synchronization region with the resource supply, and coupling-induced inhomogeneity.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftChaos
Vol/bind15
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)13704
ISSN1054-1500
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1 mar. 2005

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