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Questions tagged [stochastic-processes]

A stochastic process is a random process evolving with time , i.e., a time sequence representing the evolution of some system represented by a variable whose change is subject to a random variation.

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Detailed Balance Violation and Fokker-Planck Equation

Suppose I have a system with N sites, and each site can be modified (M) or anti-modified (A). Transitions between these two states are in part random, and in part auto-regulated by recruitment of At ...
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Diffusion 2D on a surface : diffusion coefficient and surface friction

We have a particle that is diffusing actively (meaning that the source of energy is a motor; the diffusion is like a Brownian motion, the only difference is that the diffusion coefficient is much ...
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References in diffusion of quantum state

I would like to know if there are books, articles or any other type of references where a (heuristic) derivation of the equation: \begin{eqnarray} \textrm{d}|\psi(t)\rangle=-\frac{i}{\hbar}H_{\textrm{...
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The mean of Langevin equation

I have a very basic question regarding the mean of the Langevin equation. So we have an equation of the form: $$\dot{v}(t)=-\beta v(t)+ \xi (t)$$ Where $\xi (t)$ is a Gaussian white noise with an ...
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Are there any continuous-time stochastic processes in which transition probabilities are discontinuous functions over time?

In stochastic processes, like homogeneous Markov processes, Poisson processes, Queueing systems etc., the functions that represent (transition) probabilities are continuous over time. This is also ...
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Exact solution for non-linear Fokker-Planck equation

I'm searching for exact (analytical) results for FP equation in 2 variables (such as $x$ and $p$ in 1D) with a steady state. Kramer's like (with force due to confining potential, such as harmonic ...
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Statistics of 1D discrete random walks

I have already asked this question in Math.SE. Let $P(n)$ be a probability distribution on the integers. Suppose a random walker starts off at the origin and, at every positive integer time, takes a ...
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What is the decoherence rate and the thermal de Broglie wavelength in quantum Brownian motion?

I know that when the thermal de Broglie wavelength is on the order of the interparticle distance, the gas must be treated as a Fermi gas or a Bose gas, depending on the nature of the gas particles. I ...
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Phase fluctuations electromagnetic field

The electric field strength is given by: $$E(t)=E_0 \exp(i(\omega t + \phi(t))),$$ where $\phi(t)=\sqrt{2D} \ \Gamma(t)$. $D$ is the diffusion constant and $\Gamma(t)$ the line width. We have to ...
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Advected Dirac comb with random number of teeth which are born and die

I'm looking for a topic which I struggle to put into words. It's a reasonable consideration which I expect has been carefully studied. I hope someone can tell me the name of it and offer some guidance ...
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Correlation function and power spectrum of discrete time Gaussian noise summed with a time delayed version of itself

Suppose we have a process $\zeta(n) = \xi(n) + \xi(n + 1)$ Where $\xi(n)$ is discrete time white noise process, where the values taken at different times are from identically distributed Gaussian ...
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Auto-covariance of Poisson process

I am studying Poisson processes, in particular the case of a source emitting particles which are then counted by a detector (they could be photons in a weak laser beam for example). The counting as ...
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Derivation of diffusion equation from Fokker-Planck equation

I need your help, could you please explain me the sentence "The diffusion equation is the Fokker-Planck equation for the Brownian motion". I have tried to use some assumption and transform a ...
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Density Fluctuation in N-Particle Brownian Motions

I am studying spatial population movement and would like to model the density fluctuation by assuming a Brownian movement for each individual. Because the total number of individual ($N$) is large but ...
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Transition rate in systems without thermal noise

I've been lately reading about Transition State Theory (TST) and different methods to estimate the transition rates between metastable states in the context of chemical reactions using the review ...
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A hydrodynamic theory for systems with rich microscopic detail?

I've been looking at various models of stochastically interacting particle systems. Let's take for example the totally asymmetric simple exclusion process on a 1D lattice with some initial conditions. ...
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Brownian motion from two gaussian noise processes

Consider some brownian motion for which we obtained the following solution for the langevin equations $$ u\left(t\right)=e^{-\alpha t}\int_{0}^{t}e^{\alpha s}\left(\xi\left(s\right)-\xi'\left(s\right)...
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Density density correlations of a simple Brownian particle [closed]

Suppose, I have a particle satisfying the equation \begin{equation} \frac{dX}{dt}=\eta(t) \end{equation} Where $\langle \eta(t)\eta(t')\rangle=\delta(t-t')$. I can now define a density like $\rho(x,...
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Langevin equation. What is the meaning of temperature?

Consider a system of $N$ particles, subject to some interaction potential $U$ (e.g. Lennard-Jones) and to thermal noise. The equation of motion is given using the Langevin equation: $$m_i \ddot{\bf r}...
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Going from quantum master equation to Fokker-Planck equation for the Wigner function

I am trying to understand how to go from a quantum master equation to a Fokker-Planck equation for the Wigner function. For instance, in this article https://arxiv.org/pdf/quant-ph/0605166.pdf , they ...
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Noise covariance matrix

I've been trying to understand this paper. The paper seems to be about analyzing noise properties of a superconducting coplanar waveguide microwave resonator. They use an IQ mixer to perform ...
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Does Irreversibly/no detailed balance implies there is no thermal equilibrium?

Consider the following transition matrix $$ T= \left[ {\begin{array}{cccc} \frac{1}{3} & \frac{1}{4} & \frac{1}{5} & \frac{1}{6}\\ \frac{1}{3} & \frac{1}{4} & \frac{1}{...
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Mean square displacement of a Langevin equation with inertia

Consider a 1D motion of a particle $$\ddot{x}(t)=-\gamma\dot{x}(t)+\eta(t)$$ where $\langle \eta \rangle=0$ and $\langle \eta(t)\eta(t') \rangle = \tilde{D} \delta(t-t')$. How can I obtain ...
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Stationary solutions: Fokker-Planck

I've a question about the stationary solutions of the FP equation. I know that for a differential stochastic equation like $$\frac{dx}{dt} = a(x) + \sqrt{2c}\eta $$ the FP equation is: $$\frac{\...
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Proof that the Wiener process is non-differentiable

I'm working through a proof showing that the Wiener process is non differentiable given as follows I am not quite sure where the 2 in front of the integral stems from though. Any help would be ...
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Deterministic vs stochastic approach

In a deterministic system, given by the system of differential equation $$\frac{dx_n}{dt}=F_n(x)$$ Which is ergodi, and mixing with respect to a $\rho^{inv}(x)$, in a limited subspace of $R^N$,show ...
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What is a zero dimensional stochastic system?

I happened to read a statement about Zero-dimensional stochastic systems in the context of Noise-induced phase Transitions (https://doi.org/10.1140/epjb/e2018-80624-9). I am not sure what does a zero-...
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Probability distribution of integrated position of a two state process with jump probability

Context This problem came up in the course of thinking about the statistics of the dispersive measurement signal coming from a superconducting qubit. Such qubits have finite excited state lifetimes, ...
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Application of Quantum Field Theory to Stochastic Dynamics - What Should I Study to Understand Better?

I've been trying to work through this paper yet am now totally stuck at section VIIB (page 50 in text, page 51 in pdf) - perhaps I should have gotten stuck much earlier, and didn't notice. So far as ...
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What causes viscosity of a fluid?

Consider a fluid like water. Intuitively I would say that its viscosity is caused by intermolecular interactions among its molecules. But the Einstein-Smoluchowski relation (and the Fluctuation-...
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How to obtain boundary effects in the eigenmode analysis of a discretized WLC?

I'm currently working on the eigenmodes of a worm-like chain (WLC) polymer in the discretized version. We have the overdamped Langevin equation $\zeta\dot{r}(s,t)=-\kappa r''''(s,t)+\xi(s,t)$ for a ...
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Splitting the mean in the (Backward) Fokker-Planck

A method for deriving the Fokker-Planck equation is outlined below$^1$ (I believe it is a simplified version of the Kramers-Moyal expansion). Set: $$P(\vec x, t+\Delta t) =\left<\delta(\vec ...
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Balancing noise energy contributions with friction term

I'm looking for a result that would say something about the way in which to pick a proper constant $\sigma$ in generic models of the form: $$ \ddot{x} = - \gamma \dot{x} - \nabla V(x) + \sigma \xi(t) $...
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Topological entropy in Markov chains

Given a finite Markov chain, how do I find the topological entropy $h_T$? Furthermore, I should compare it with the Shannon entropy $h_S$ and show that $h_T\leq h_S$. Is this a general fact? This ...
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What are the assumptions underlying the master equation?

In Reichl, 2016; pg405 the author gives a derivation of the master equation - which I will outline below in my own words: We start with:$$P(n,t+\Delta t)=\sum_m^M P(m,t)P(n,t+\Delta t\mid m,t)\...
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How is BRST symmetry related to local integrals of motion?

I'm hoping someone can confirm or check my reasoning below: In this wiki, they describe caos in a classical system as the spontaneous symmetry breaking of a BRST. In this stackexchange, they clarify ...
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Brownian motion of a particle varying with time

I was thinking about a Brownian particle executing random motion in a liquid. Is there any time dependence if the particle travel some distance say $r$? well, obviously it is time dependence. i think ...
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Approximate model for stochastic process - Brownian + Anomalous diffusion

I have a molecular system where the diffusion process is governed by two independent degrees of freedom - centre of mass motion and internal motion. In this context, we generally model the diffusive ...
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What is a good reference for learning about the physicist's viewpoint of the dynamical $\Phi_3^4$ model?

I am a mathematician interested in stochastic PDEs. Recently, Martin Hairer introduced his theory of regularity structures to solve singular stochastic PDEs such as KPZ: $\partial_t u=\partial_{xx} u+(...
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Kramers Equation and Ito vs Stratonovich

In the derivation of the (Klein)-Kramers equation it is possible to start from the differential equations: $$\frac{d\vec v(t)}{dt}=\vec F(\vec r)-\zeta(\vec r) \vec v(t)+\sqrt{2\zeta(\vec r)k_B T(\vec ...
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physical interpretation of autocorrelation function

Is it possible to physically interpret of justify the autocorrelation function of the form: $$ R(t) = \sigma^2 \exp(-a t) \cos( b t)$$ where $a$, $b$, and $\sigma$ are positive constants.
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Difference between dynamics of system evolving by Langevin equation with and without inertia

Each component of a many-particle system can be described by a Langevin equation: $$m_i \frac{d^2r_i}{dt^2} = F_{config} + \gamma \frac{dr_i}{dt} + F_{noise}$$ Where $F_{config}$ depends on the ...
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Probability of transition in stochastic thermodynamic (Markov chains)

I am currently learning stochastic thermodynamic. I am studying out of equilibrium processes that follows a Markov process. If you know Markov process you can only read the first part. My problem : ...
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Statistical error with large number of particles in weak measurements

Consider a measurement process. If $\Delta \pi$ and $\Delta x_n$ is the uncertainty in momentum and position of the measuring device. Aharonov, Albert, et al. ask us to consider the opposite limit: ...
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Are there examples of history dependent quantum dynamics that evolve like biological life?

There are examples of time evolution of quantum dynamics with history dependence, such as these quantum random walk examples which make use of a memory parameter to influence the distribution of the ...
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Logistic Growth: Mean Field Equation

I was told a while ago that for the logistics growth process: $$x \underset{k_2}{\stackrel{k_1}{\rightleftharpoons}}x+x$$the mean field equation for the population $n$ is given by: $$\frac{d\bar n}{dt}...
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What is the Jacobean this paper is talking about?

I am looking at this paper: https://arxiv.org/abs/1102.3938 The system is as follows: There are two states, A and B. Here we try to find the transition rates between the two, one represented by $k_+...
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Autocorrelation function of mechanical displacement

I was wondering if there any work in the literature that has been done on the form of the autocorrelation function of mechanical displacement of an object.
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Green's functions in the Keldysh-formalism and quantum stochastic calculus

Introduction The Keldysh path integral can be thought of as a reformulation of the quantum optical master equation, which describes the markovian time evolution of the density operator of an open ...
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Distribution of zero-mean, independent, complex-valued, white noise terms

In this paper (open access here), in equations (13) and (14) they state that $W(\mathbf{x})$ is a zero-mean, independent, complex-valued, white noise term such that $$\overline{W(\mathbf{x})W(\...