Brownian Motion in Minkowski Space
AbstractWe construct a model of Brownian motion in Minkowski space. There are two aspects of the problem. The first is to define a sequence of stopping times associated with the Brownian “kicks” or impulses. The second is to define the dynamics of the particle along geodesics in between the Brownian kicks. When these two aspects are taken together, the Central Limit Theorem (CLT) leads to temperature dependent four dimensional distributions defined on Minkowski space, for distances and 4-velocities. In particular, our processes are characterized by two independent time variables defined with respect to the laboratory frame: a discrete one corresponding to the stopping times when the impulses take place and a continuous one corresponding to the geodesic motion in-between impulses. The subsequent distributions are solutions of a (covariant) pseudo-diffusion equation which involves derivatives with respect to both time variables, rather than solutions of the telegraph equation which has a single time variable. This approach simplifies some of the known problems in this context. View Full-Text
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O'Hara, P.; Rondoni, L. Brownian Motion in Minkowski Space. Entropy 2015, 17, 3581-3594.
O'Hara P, Rondoni L. Brownian Motion in Minkowski Space. Entropy. 2015; 17(6):3581-3594.Chicago/Turabian Style
O'Hara, Paul; Rondoni, Lamberto. 2015. "Brownian Motion in Minkowski Space." Entropy 17, no. 6: 3581-3594.