Invariant Synchrony and Anti-synchrony Subspaces of Weighted Networks

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The internal state of a cell in a coupled cell network is often described by an element of a vector space. Synchrony or anti-synchrony occurs when some of the cells are in the same or the opposite state. Subspaces of the state space containing cells in synchrony or anti-synchrony are called polydiagonal subspaces. We study the properties of several types of polydiagonal subspaces of weighted coupled cell networks. In particular, we count the number of such subspaces and study when they are dynamically invariant. Of special interest are the evenly tagged anti-synchrony subspaces in which the number of cells in a certain state is equal to the number of cells in the opposite state. Our main theorem shows that the dynamically invariant polydiagonal subspaces determined by certain types of couplings are either synchrony subspaces or evenly tagged anti-synchrony subspaces. A special case of this result confirms a conjecture about difference-coupled graph network systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number63
JournalJournal of Nonlinear Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2023


  • Anti-synchrony
  • Invariant subspaces
  • Synchrony
  • Weighted coupled cell networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • General Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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