Unexpected correspondence between noise-induced and master-slave complete synchronizations

Jian Gao, Huaping Lü, Daihai He, Lewi Stone, Zhigang Zheng

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A comparison between noise-induced synchronization and master-slave (Pecora-Carroll) synchronization is investigated in this paper. We find an interesting correspondence between the effective driving variables of these two kinds of synchronizations in three-dimensional chaotic systems, when the systems have nonlinear terms in more than one equation. A study of the Lorenz model, the Hindmarsh-Rose neuron model, and the Hastings-Powell foodweb model is given to support this claim. It is a somewhat surprising result since these two kinds of synchronizations arise through different mechanisms. We also examine an exceptional case, where the nonlinear term of the system appears in a single equation, as in the Pikovsky-Rabinovich circuit model, and explain why the correspondence fails.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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