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Nonlinear dynamics of large fluctuations.

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Publication date1997
Host publicationApplied Nonlinear Dynamics and Stochastic Systems Near the Millenium
EditorsJ. B. Kadtke, A. Bulsara
Place of publicationWoodbury, NY
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1-56396-736-7
Original languageEnglish

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics


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.

Bibliographic note

Proceedings of conference in San Diego, July 1997