Chaos in coupled clocks

Przemyslaw Perlikowski, Marcin Kapitaniak, Krzysztof Czolczynski, Andrzej Stefanski, Tomasz Kapitaniak

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We consider the dynamics of two pendulum clocks (with pendulums of the same length but different masses) suspended on the same beam. We give evidence that besides the complete and phase synchronizations, the considered system can exhibit long period synchronization and chaotic behavior. We argue that the observed phenomena are robust.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1250288
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012


  • Huygens clocks
  • synchronization
  • chaos


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