Nonlinear dynamics: New tricks for big kicks

Avi Gozolchiani, Shlomo Havlin

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Techniques for understanding how a system responds to an infinitesimal perturbation are well developed -- but what happens when the kick gets stronger? Insight into the topology of phase space may now provide the answer. Gozolchiani and Havlin comment on a study by Peter Menck et al that demonstrated that in the range of possible topologies, the widest synchronization basin of stability for the network of oscillators was situated far away in phase space from the most linearly stable configuration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-70
Number of pages2
JournalNature Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2013

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