TY - UNPB

T1 - Nonlinear Laplacian Dynamics

T2 - Symmetries, Perturbations, and Consensus

AU - Bonetto, Riccardo

AU - Kojakhmetov, Hildeberto Jardón

PY - 2022/6/9

Y1 - 2022/6/9

N2 - In this paper, we study a class of dynamic networks called Absolute Laplacian Flows under small perturbations. Absolute Laplacian Flows are a type of nonlinear generalisation of classical linear Laplacian dynamics. Our main goal is to describe the behaviour of the system near the consensus space. The nonlinearity of the studied system gives rise to potentially intricate structures of equilibria that can intersect the consensus space, creating singularities. For the unperturbed case, we characterise the sets of equilibria by exploiting the symmetries under group transformations of the nonlinear vector field. Under perturbations, Absolute Laplacian Flows behave as a slow-fast system. Thus, we analyse the slow-fast dynamics near the singularities on the consensus space. In particular, we prove a theorem that provides existence conditions for a maximal canard, that coincides with the consensus subspace, by using the symmetry properties of the network. Furthermore, we provide a linear approximation of the intersecting branches of equilibria at the singular points; as a consequence, we show that, generically, the singularities on the consensus space turn out to be transcritical.

AB - In this paper, we study a class of dynamic networks called Absolute Laplacian Flows under small perturbations. Absolute Laplacian Flows are a type of nonlinear generalisation of classical linear Laplacian dynamics. Our main goal is to describe the behaviour of the system near the consensus space. The nonlinearity of the studied system gives rise to potentially intricate structures of equilibria that can intersect the consensus space, creating singularities. For the unperturbed case, we characterise the sets of equilibria by exploiting the symmetries under group transformations of the nonlinear vector field. Under perturbations, Absolute Laplacian Flows behave as a slow-fast system. Thus, we analyse the slow-fast dynamics near the singularities on the consensus space. In particular, we prove a theorem that provides existence conditions for a maximal canard, that coincides with the consensus subspace, by using the symmetry properties of the network. Furthermore, we provide a linear approximation of the intersecting branches of equilibria at the singular points; as a consequence, we show that, generically, the singularities on the consensus space turn out to be transcritical.

KW - math.DS

M3 - Preprint

BT - Nonlinear Laplacian Dynamics

ER -