
02371099
j
2007a.00506
Zhou, Ying
Gall, Walter
Nabb, Karen Mayumi
Synchronizing fireflies.
Coll. Math. J. 37, No. 3, 187193 (2006).
2006
Mathematical Association of America (MAA), Washington, D.C.
EN
M65
Fourier expansion
bifurcation
coupled oscillators
biology
mathematical models
doi:10.2307/27646328
Summary: Sometimes fireflies behave exactly in a synchronized manner. In the article there is a model of how mathematics is used to analyze synchronization. The concept of a biological clock is introduced and a stability analysis is used to explain the behavior of two fireflies.