Accession Number:

ADA164462

Title:

An Examination of Models of Relaxation in Complex Systems. I. Continuous Time Random Walk (CTRW) Models.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Apr-Oct 85,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1986-02-04

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

Models of relaxation in complex systems based on the continuous time random walk CTRW formalism are examined on the basis of 1 their robustness 2 the nature of technical procedures employed 3 the appropriateness of assumptions when subjected to physical tests 4 the inclusion of a description of establilshed experimental results and 5 the consistency of predictions with experimental results. Inadequacies of the CTRW models are shown to exist for all these features. It is concluded tha CTRW models, as they exist today, must be rejected as viable decriptions of the relaxation process in complex systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE