Three identical oscillators with symmetric coupling

P. Ashwin, G. P. King, J. W. Swift

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Abstract

This paper is theoretical and experimental investigation of three identical oscillators with weak symmetric coupling. The authors find that the dynamics is governed by an ODE on the 2-torus with S3 symmetry. A new type of codimension-one global bifurcation in such systems is predicted, and found experimentally in a network of three coupled van der Pol oscillators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number003
Pages (from-to)585-601
Number of pages17
JournalNonlinearity
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Applied Mathematics

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