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First Steps in Random Walks: From Tools to Applications

J. Klafter and I. M. Sokolov

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199234868
eISBN:
9780191775024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234868.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

The name “random walk” for a problem of a displacement of a point in a sequence of independent random steps was coined by Karl Pearson in 1905 in a question posed to readers of “Nature”. The same ... More


Continuous-time random walks

J. Klafter and I.M. Sokolov

in First Steps in Random Walks: From Tools to Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199234868
eISBN:
9780191775024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234868.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

Up to now the book has considered the displacement and the return properties of a walker as functions of the number of steps. In physics and chemistry we however are mostly interested in the behavior ... More


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