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A challenging problem in network science is to control complex networks. In existing frameworks of structural or exact controllability, the ability to steer a complex network toward any desired state

A challenging problem in network science is to control complex networks. In existing frameworks of structural or exact controllability, the ability to steer a complex network toward any desired state is measured by the minimum number of required driver nodes. However, if we implement actual control by imposing input signals on the minimum set of driver nodes, an unexpected phenomenon arises: due to computational or experimental error there is a great probability that convergence to the final state cannot be achieved.

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    • 2017-01-11
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1038/srep40198
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    Wang, L., Chen, Y., Wang, W., & Lai, Y. (2017). Physical controllability of complex networks. Scientific Reports, 7, 40198. doi:10.1038/srep40198

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