Approximate weak solutions of the Fokker-Planck equation represent a useful tool to analyze the equilibrium fluctuations of birth-death systems, as they provide a quantitative knowledge lying in between numerical simulations and exact analytic arguments. In this paper, we adapt the general mathematical formalism known as the Ritz-Galerkin method for partial differential equations to the Fokker-Planck equation with time-independent polynomial drift and diffusion coefficients on the simplex. Then, we show how the method works in two examples, namely the binary and multi-state voter models with zealots. © 2015 World Scientific Publishing Company.
|Titolo:||Use of dirichlet distributions and orthogonal projection techniques for the fluctuation analysis of steady-state multivariate birth-death systems|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|