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Nonlinear dynamics of large fluctuations.

Dykman, M. I. and Smelyanskiy, V. N. and Lambert, Colin and Luchinsky, D. G. and McClintock, Peter V. E. (1997) Nonlinear dynamics of large fluctuations. In: Applied Nonlinear Dynamics and Stochastic Systems Near the Millenium. AIP Conference Proceedings (411). American Institute of Physics, Woodbury, NY, pp. 157-162. ISBN 1-56396-736-7

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Abstract

The distribution of paths for large fluctuations away from a stable state has been investigated, theoretically and by analog experiment. We have found critical broadening of the distribution of the paths coming to a cusp point representing the simplest generic singularity in the pattern of most probable (optimal) fluctuational paths in a non-equilibrium system. The critical behavior can be described by a Landau-type theory.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Additional Information: Proceedings of conference in San Diego, July 1997
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 32043
Deposited By: Professor P. V. E. McClintock
Deposited On: 08 Mar 2010 16:38
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 20:41
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/32043

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