Encyclopedia of Systems Biology

2013 Edition
| Editors: Werner Dubitzky, Olaf Wolkenhauer, Kwang-Hyun Cho, Hiroki Yokota

Ordering Parameter

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9863-7_510

Definition

Ordering parameter is a scalar quantity which is often used to describe the degree of synchronization that a population of oscillators achieve. To better understand this conception, here we consider the most popular version of the Kuramoto model, where each of the oscillators is considered to have its own intrinsic natural frequency \( {\omega_i} \)
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mathematics and Computational SciencesSun Yet-Sen UniversityGuangzhouChina