Emergence of hierarchical networks and polysynchronous behaviour in simple adaptive systems
Departament de Física Teòrica and IFIC, Universitat de València-CSIC - 46100-Burjassot, València, Spain, EU
2 School of Mathematics and Centre for Interdisciplinary Computational and Dynamical Analysis (CICADA), University of Manchester - Manchester M13 9PL, UK, EU
Accepted: 25 January 2012
We describe the dynamics of a simple adaptive network. The network architecture evolves to a number of disconnected components on which the dynamics is characterized by the possibility of differently synchronized nodes within the same network (polysynchronous states). These systems may have implications for the evolutionary emergence of polysynchrony and hierarchical networks in physical or biological systems modeled by adaptive networks.
PACS: 05.45.Xt – Synchronization; coupled oscillators / 89.75.Fb – Structures and organization in complex systems
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