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Dynamics on networks of cluster states for globally coupled phase oscillators
(Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2007)Systems of globally coupled phase oscillators can have robust attractors that are heteroclinic networks. We investigate such a heteroclinic network between partially synchronized states where the phases cluster into three ... 
Elliptic behaviour in the sawtooth standard map
(Elsevier, 1997)This paper examines the standard map with sawtooth nonlinearity when the eigenvalues of the Jacobian lie on the unit circle. This is an areapreserving map of the torus to itself that is linear except on a line on which ... 
Encoding via conjugate symmetries of slow oscillations for globally coupled oscillators
(American Physical Society, 2004)We study properties of the dynamics underlying slow cluster oscillations in two systems of five globally coupled oscillators. These slow oscillations are due to the appearance of structurally stable heteroclinic connections ... 
Extreme Sensitivity to Detuning for Globally Coupled Phase Oscillators
(American Physical Society, 2006)We discuss the sensitivity of a population of coupled oscillators to differences in their natural frequencies, i.e., to detuning. We argue that for three or more oscillators, one can get great sensitivity even if the ... 
Fast simulation of phasechange processes in chalcogenide alloys using a Gillespietype cellular automata approach
(American Institute of Physics, 2008)A stochastic cellular automata simulator capable of spatiotemporal modeling of the crystallization and amorphization behavior of phasechange materials during the complex annealing cycles used in optical and electrical ... 
Front propagation in a phase field model with phasedependent heat absorption
(Elsevier, 2006)We present a model for the spatiotemporal behaviour of films exposed to radiative heating, where the film can change reversibly between amorphous (glassy) and crystalline states. Such phase change materials are used ... 
Group theoretic conditions for existence of robust relative homoclinic trajectories
(Cambridge University Press, 2002)We consider robust relative homoclinic trajectories (RHTs) for Gequivariant vector fields. We give some conditions on the group and representation that imply existence of equivariant vector fields with such trajectories. ... 
Hopf bifurcation with cubic symmetry and instability of ABC
(Royal Society, 2003)We examine the dynamics of generic Hopf bifurcation in a system that is symmetric under the action of the rotational symmetries of the cube. We classify the generic branches of periodic solutions at bifurcation; there are ... 
Hypermeander of spirals: local bifurcations and statistical properties
(Elsevier, 2001)In both experimental studies and numerical simulations of waves in excitable media, rigidly rotating spiral waves are observed to undergo transitions to complicated spatial dynamics with longterm Brownianlike motion of ... 
Infinities of stable periodic orbits in systems of coupled oscillators
(American Physical Society, 2002)We consider the dynamical behavior of coupled oscillators with robust heteroclinic cycles between saddles that may be periodic or chaotic. We differentiate attracting cycles into types that we call phase resetting and free ... 
In–out intermittency in partial differential equation and ordinary differential equation models
(American Institute of Physics, 2001)We find concrete evidence for a recently discovered form of intermittency, referred to as in–out intermittency, in both partial differential equation (PDE) and ordinary differential equation (ODE) models of mean field ... 
Learning of spatio–temporal codes in a coupled oscillator system
(IEEE, 2009)In this paper, we consider a learning strategy that allows one to transmit information between two coupled phase oscillator systems (called teaching and learning systems) via frequency adaptation. The dynamics of these ... 
Masterequation approach to the study of phasechange processes in data storage media
(American Physical Society, 2005)We study the dynamics of crystallization in phasechange materials using a masterequation approach in which the state of the crystallizing material is described by a cluster size distribution function. A model is developed ... 
Masterequation approach to understanding multistate phasechange memories and processors
(American Institute of Physics, 2007)A masterequation approach is used to perform dynamic modeling of phasetransformation processes that define the operating regimes and performance attributes of electronic (and optical) processors and multistate memory ... 
Minimal attractors and bifurcations of random dynamical systems
(Royal Society, 1999)We consider attractors for certain types of random dynamical systems. These are skewproduct systems whose base transformations preserve an ergodic invariant measure. We discuss definitions of invariant sets, attractors ... 
On riddling and weak attractors
(Elsevier, 2000)We propose general definitions for riddling and partial riddling of a subset V of Rm with nonzero Lebesgue measure and show that these properties are invariant for a large class of dynamical systems. We introduce the ... 
On the geometry of orientationpreserving planar piecewise isometries
(Springer, 2002)Planar piecewise isometries (PWIs) are iterated mappings of subsets of the plane that preserve length (and hence angle and area) on each of a number of disjoint regions. They arise naturally in several applications and are ... 
On the unfolding of a blowout bifurcation
(Elsevier, 1998)Suppose a chaotic attractor A in an invariant subspace loses stability on varying a parameter. At the point of loss of stability, the most positive Lyapunov exponent of the natural measure on A crosses zero at what has ... 
Phase resetting effects for robust cycles between chaotic sets
(American Institute of Physics, 2003)In the presence of symmetries or invariant subspaces, attractors in dynamical systems can become very complicated, owing to the interaction with the invariant subspaces. This gives rise to a number of new phenomena, including ... 
Polygonal invariant curves for a planar piecewise isometry
(American Mathematical Society, 2005)We investigate a remarkable new planar piecewise isometry whose generating map is a permutation of four cones. For this system we prove the coexistence of an infinite number of periodic components and an uncountable number ...