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JSW 2012 Vol.7(10): 2258-2262 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.7.10.2258-2262

Pinning Control of Complex Network by a Single Controller

Qunwei Wang1, Shilong Ge2, and Lin Jia3
1School of Business, Soochow University, 50 Donghuan Road, Suzhou 215021, China
2College of Management and Engineering, Nanjing University of Finance and Economics, 3 Wenyuan Road, Nanjing 210046, China
3Center of Nonlinear Science, Jiangsu University, 301 Xuefu Road, Zhenjiang 212013, China

Abstract—Complex networks have attracted increasing attention from various fields of science and engineering today. In this paper, with assuming irreduciblity and symmetry of the couplings, we prove that a single controller can pin a coupled complex network to a homogenous solution, which is investigated for both continuous-time and discrete-time cases. Sufficient conditions are presented to guarantee the convergence of the pinning process locally and globally. The efficiency of the derived-results are illustrated by numerical simulation.

Index Terms—Complex networks; Pin control; Continuous-time; Discrete-time


Cite: Qunwei Wang, Shilong Ge, and Lin Jia, "Pinning Control of Complex Network by a Single Controller," Journal of Software vol. 7, no. 10, pp. 2258-2262, 2012.

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