The interconnected behavior of two or more oscillators with similar periodic rhythm or rhythms.
A. T. WINFREE showed that synchrony may or may not be stable (1980).
S. STROGATZ and I. STEWART offer different examples of synchrony: perfect synchrony (identic and simultaneous frequencies); antisynchrony (identic frequencies, but in polar opposition); two in synchrony and a third out of phase; two in synchrony and a third with a twice as fast frequency; etc.
These authors comment: "Synchrony is the most obvious case of a general effect called phase locking: many oscillators tracing out the same pattern but not necessarily in step. When two identical oscillators are coupled, there are exactly two possibilities: synchrony, a phase difference of zero, and antisynchrony, a phase differnce of one half" (1993, p.71).
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