Mutual Entrainment

  • Yoshiki Kuramoto
Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 19)


Collective oscillations in oscillator aggregates arise from the mutual entrainment among the constituent oscillators. This phenomenon seems to be of central importance in the self-organization in nature. The method of phase description I proves to be a convenient tool for approaching this problem.


Internal Field Mutual Coupling Random Force Collective Oscillation Fluctuate Force 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshiki Kuramoto
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  1. 1.Research Institute for Fundamental PhysicsYukawa Hall, Kyoto UniversityKyoto 606Japan

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