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I am having the most trouble understanding this equation. Why is the limit of summation, declared as a node j in a member of the neighbors of agents i (Which is a set of nodes and links, taken from disk graphs)? Why is it that by the term [tex]x_j(t)[/tex], a derivative of X(of the i index) must be taken? Can anyone explain how this equation works?

I am sure that this is a very difficult question and may take time to answer it, but I would heavily appriciate it if anyone can explain it well, as my research is at stake here.

More information about this equation can be found on slide #11 of powerpoint presentation.

http://www.piaggio.ccii.unipi.it/Bertinoro%202007/Materiale%20Didattico/EgerstedtTalk.pdf [Broken]

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# Homework Help: Consensus equation, help please.

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