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Percolation as a dynamical phenomenon


  • de Freitas, Joaquim Elias
  • Santos Lucena, Liacir dos
  • Roux, Stéphane


We consider a percolation process where the probability p of having one site (or bond) occupied increases linearly with time. We study the total number of clusters as a function of time or p, the statistical distribution of jumps in the size of the major cluster, as well as the frequency of these jumps. We find that both distributions are power-laws, with different exponents below and above percolation threshold and we discuss these results.

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  • de Freitas, Joaquim Elias & Santos Lucena, Liacir dos & Roux, Stéphane, 1999. "Percolation as a dynamical phenomenon," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 266(1), pages 81-85.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:phsmap:v:266:y:1999:i:1:p:81-85
    DOI: 10.1016/S0378-4371(98)00579-2

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    1. Grabowski, Franciszek, 2010. "Logistic equation of arbitrary order," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 389(16), pages 3081-3093.

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