Friday, January 18, 2013

1301.4146 (Tatiana Yarmola)

Sub-exponential mixing of random billiards driven by thermostats    [PDF]

Tatiana Yarmola
We study the class of open continuous-time mechanical particle systems introduced in the paper by Khanin and Yarmola \cite{Khanin}. Using the discrete-time results from \cite{Khanin} we demonstrate rigorously that, in continuous time, a unique steady state exists and is sub-exponentially mixing. Moreover, all initial distributions converge to the steady state and, for a large class of initial distributions, convergence to the steady state is sub-exponential. The main obstacle to exponential convergence is the existence of slow particles in the system.
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