Communications in Mathematical Sciences

Long Time Behavior of Particle Systems in the Mean Field Limit

Emanuele Caglioti and Frédéric Rousset

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We present a review of some recent results concerning the long time behavior of particle systems in the mean field limit. In particular we will consider the Vlasov limit for a system of particles interacting via a two body potential, the case of the vortex model, and the case of the piston. In all these cases the particle system is described, in the mean field limit, by a suitable nonlinear Liouville equation. The main problem we are interested in is the comparison between the limit dynamics and the behavior of the particle system when $N$ is large.

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Commun. Math. Sci., Volume 5 (2007), 11-19.

First available in Project Euclid: 5 April 2007

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Primary: 82C22: Interacting particle systems [See also 60K35] 82C05: Classical dynamic and nonequilibrium statistical mechanics (general)

Vlasov type equations particles systems stability


Caglioti, Emanuele; Rousset, Frédéric. Long Time Behavior of Particle Systems in the Mean Field Limit. Commun. Math. Sci. 5 (2007), 11--19.

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