Starting from the physical problem associated with the Lorentzian transformation of a Poisson-Kac process in inertial frames, the concept of space-time-modulated stochastic processes is introduced for processes possessing finite propagation velocity. This class of stochastic processes provides a two-way coupling between the stochastic perturbation acting on a physical observable and the evolution of the physical observable itself, which in turn influences the statistical properties of the stochastic perturbation during its evolution. The definition of space-time- modulated processes requires the introduction of two functions: a nonlinear amplitude modulation, controlling the intensity of the stochastic perturbation, and a time-horizon function, which modulates its statistical properties, providing irreducible feedback between the stochastic perturbation and the physical observable influenced by it. The latter property is the peculiar fingerprint of this class of models that makes them suitable for extension to generic curved-space times. Considering Poisson-Kac processes as prototypical examples of stochastic processes possessing finite propagation velocity, the balance equations for the probability density functions associated with their space-time modulations are derived. Several examples highlighting the peculiarities of space-time-modulated processes are thoroughly analyzed.
Space-time-modulated stochastic processes / Giona, Massimiliano. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW. E. - ISSN 2470-0045. - 96:4(2017). [10.1103/PhysRevE.96.042132]
|Titolo:||Space-time-modulated stochastic processes|
GIONA, Massimiliano (Corresponding author)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Citazione:||Space-time-modulated stochastic processes / Giona, Massimiliano. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW. E. - ISSN 2470-0045. - 96:4(2017). [10.1103/PhysRevE.96.042132]|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|