An entropy based clustering order parameter for finite ensembles of oscillators.

Chaos (Woodbury, N.Y.)

PubMedID: 26627570

Nordenfelt A. An entropy based clustering order parameter for finite ensembles of oscillators. Chaos. 2015;25(11):113110.
Based on the entropy concept, we define a new clustering order parameter, denoted by c, feasible for finite systems of interacting oscillators. Unlike the generalized synchronization order parameters of the Kuramoto type, this new order parameter singles out the splay state as the unique state with c?=?0, thus yielding a positive value whenever there is some kind of cluster formation in the system. It is therefore proposed to be monitored alongside the Kuramoto order parameters as a means to quantify the overall amount of clustering in the system.