We consider in this paper a networked system of opinion dynamics in continuous time, where the agents are able to evaluate their self-Appraisals in a distributed way. In the model we formulate, the underlying network topology is described by a rooted digraph. For each ordered pair of agents (i,j), we assign a function of self-Appraisal to agent i, which measures the level of importance of agent i to agent j. Thus, by communicating only with her neighbors, each agent is able to calculate the difference between her level of importance to others and others' level of importance to her. The dynamical system of self-Appraisals is then designed to drive these differences to zero. We show that for almost all initial conditions, the trajectory generated by this dynamical system asymptotically converges to an equilibrium point which is exponentially stable.
- DeGroot-Friedkin model
- global convergence
- networked systems
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Computer Science Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering