Emergent behaviour in large electrical networks


Almond, D., Budd, C. J. and McCullen, N. J., 2011. Emergent behaviour in large electrical networks. In: Georgoulis, E. H., Iske, A. and Levesley, J., eds. Approximation Algorithms for Complex Systems. Springer, pp. 3-26. (Springer Proceedings in Mathematics; 3)

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Many complex systems have emergent behaviour which results from the way in that the components of the system interact, rather than their individual properties. However, it is often unclear as to what this emergent behaviour can be, or inded how large the system should be for such behaviour to arise. In this paper we will address these problems for the specific case of an electrical network comprising a mixture of resistive and reactive elements. Using this model we will show, using some spectral theory, the types of emergent behaviour that we expect and also how large a system we need for this to be observed.


Item Type Book Sections
CreatorsAlmond, D., Budd, C. J. and McCullen, N. J.
EditorsGeorgoulis, E. H., Iske, A. and Levesley, J.
DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Mathematical Sciences
Faculty of Engineering & Design > Mechanical Engineering
Research CentresBath Institute for Complex Systems (BICS)

Centre for Mathematical Biology
ID Code26692
Additional InformationApproximation Algorithms for Complex Systems: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Algorithms for Approximation, Ambleside, UK, 31st August - 4th September 2009


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