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Some aspects of random fragmentations in continuous times. (English) Zbl 1084.60541
Maass, Alejandro (ed.) et al., Dynamics and randomness II. Lectures given at the 2nd conference, Santiago, Chile, December 9–13, 2002. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers (ISBN 1-4020-1990-4/hbk). Nonlinear Phenomena and Complex Systems 10, 1-15 (2004).
Summary: Fragmentation processes serve as stochastic models for a mass that falls apart randomly as time passes. The purpose of these notes is to provide an elementary survey of some recent results in this area.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1078.60004].
60J80 Branching processes (Galton-Watson, birth-and-death, etc.)
82C31 Stochastic methods (Fokker-Planck, Langevin, etc.) applied to problems in time-dependent statistical mechanics