The dynamical behavior of networked complex systems is shaped not only by the direct links among the units, but also by the long-range interactions occurring through the many existing paths connecting the network nodes. In this work, we study how synchronization dynamics is influenced by these long-range interactions, formulating a model of coupled oscillators that incorporates this type of interactions through the use of d-path Laplacian matrices. We study synchronizability of these networks by the analysis of the Laplacian spectra, both theoretically and numerically, for real-world networks and artificial models. Our analysis reveals that in all networks long-range interactions improve network synchronizability with an impact that depends on the original structure, for instance, it is greater for graphs having a larger diameter. We also investigate the effects of edge removal in graphs with long-range interactions and, as a major result, find that the removal process becomes more critical, since the long-range influence of the removed link also disappears.
|Titolo:||Long-range interactions and network synchronization|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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