From Kuramoto to Crawford: exploring the onset of synchronization in populations of coupled oscillators

@article{Strogatz2000FromKT,
  title={From Kuramoto to Crawford: exploring the onset of synchronization in populations of coupled oscillators},
  author={S. Strogatz},
  journal={Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena},
  year={2000},
  volume={143},
  pages={1-20}
}
  • S. Strogatz
  • Published 2000
  • Physics
  • Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena
The Kuramoto model describes a large population of coupled limit-cycle oscillators whose natural frequencies are drawn from some prescribed distribution. If the coupling strength exceeds a certain threshold, the system exhibits a phase transition: some of the oscillators spontaneously synchronize, while others remain incoherent. The mathematical analysis of this bifurcation has proved both problematic and fascinating. We review 25 years of research on the Kuramoto model, highlighting the false… Expand

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