The networks of globally coupled maps with a pacemaker have been introduced. We consider a generalization of the Kaneko model with a pacemaker represented by a single period-doubling element coupled unidirectionally with a set of other mutually coupled cells. We also investigate the dynamics of a system of two unidirectionally coupled elements, which manifests a special type of critical behaviour, known as bicriticality, at the point of simultaneous transition to chaos in both subsystems. With the help of the renormalization group (RG), we show for a case of two mutually coupled bicritical maps with a pacemaker that there are two types of coupling: dissipative and inertial. We investigate the dynamics of a network with a pacemaker with two types of global coupling and the properties of universality and scaling in this system.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|