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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. AIP Conference Proceedings, 411. pp. 157-162. ISSN 0094-243X

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    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: Journal Article
    Journal or Publication Title: AIP Conference Proceedings
    Additional Information: Copyright 1997 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in AIP Conference Proceedings, 411 (157), 1997 and may be found at
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    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: 15 Aug 2018 00:36
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