MS#167. The Dynamics of Synchronization and Phase Regulation, 2023
Subjects: Dynamics
Abstract: This is a joint project begun in 1983 and first reported in (Abraham, 1989). We were inspired by Arthur Winfree and have in mind a number of applications to medical physiology and mathematical biology. The main theme is the role of the geometry of periodic attractors - the shape of an attractive limit cycle and its isochrons - in determining the phase synchrony of coupled oscillators. We present a profusely illustrated review of the geometric theory of the synchronization of periodic attractors, such as biological oscillators, by periodic forcing.
Written October, 2023.
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Last revised by Ralph Abraham