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Universal flux-fluctuation law in small systems

Abstract The relation between flux and fluctuation is fundamental to complex physical systems that support and transport flows. A recently obtained law predicts monotonous enhancement of fluctuation as the average flux is increased, which in principle is valid but only for large systems. For realistic complex systems of small sizes, this law breaks down when both the average flux and fluctuation become large. Here we demonstrate the failure of this law in small systems using real data and model complex networked systems, derive analytically a modified flux-fluctuation law, and validate it through computations of a large number of complex networked systems. Our law is more general in that its predictions agree with numerics and it reduces naturally t... (more)
Created Date 2014-10-27
Contributor Huang, Zi-Gang (ASU author) / Dong, Jia-Qi (Author) / Huang, Liang (ASU author) / Lai, Ying-Cheng (ASU author) / Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering / School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering / College of Liberal Arts and Sciences / Department of Physics
Type Text
Extent 7 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.1038/srep06787 / ISSN: 1838-7640
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Citation Huang, Zi-Gang, Dong, Jia-Qi, Huang, Liang, & Lai, Ying-Cheng (2014). Universal flux-fluctuation law in small systems. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 4(0), 0-0.
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