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Noise in nonlinear dynamical systems.

Mannella, R. and McClintock, Peter V. E. (1990) Noise in nonlinear dynamical systems. Contemporary Physics, 31 (3). pp. 179-194. ISSN 0010-7514

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Abstract

Noise is commonly regarded as having a destructive but relatively innocuous effect, blurring our view of a system but having no effect on the underlying processes involved. In this paper we show, using examples from stochastic nonlinear dynamics, that these intuitive ideas about noise can be very misleading. For example, an effect known as stochastic resonance means that the addition of extra noise to a system can actually improve the signal-to-noise ratio.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Contemporary Physics
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 32234
Deposited By: Professor P. V. E. McClintock
Deposited On: 18 Mar 2010 14:55
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:07
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/32234

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