A bifurcation theory for a system of globally coupled phase oscillators is developed based on the theory of rigged Hilbert spaces. It is shown that there exists a finite-dimensional center manifold on a space of generalized functions. The dynamics on the manifold is derived for any coupling functions. When the coupling function is sin θ, a bifurcation diagram conjectured by Kuramoto is rigorously obtained. When it is not sin θ, a new type of bifurcation phenomenon is found due to the discontinuity of the projection operator to the center subspace.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Applied Mathematics