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Experimental observation of stochastic postponements of critical onsets in a bistable system.

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Journal publication date1/02/1985
JournalJournal of Physics -London- a Mathematical and General
Journal number2
Volume18
PagesL89-L94
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

We have employed a novel type of analogue electronic simulator for an experimental study of a nonlinear stochastic differential equation representative of a large class of bistable systems. The results obtained are in good agreement with theoretical predictions derived from the Stratonovic version of the white noise Fokker-Planck equation. The work is believed to be of relevance to a wide range of topics in physics, chemistry, biology and other branches of science.