Binary data corruption due to a Brownian agent

T. J. Newman, Wannapong Triampo

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    We introduce a model of binary data corruption induced by a Brownian agent (active random walker) on a d-dimensional lattice. A continuum formulation allows the exact calculation of several quantities related to the density of corrupted bits ?, for example, the mean of ? and the density-density correlation function. Excellent agreement is found with the results from numerical simulations. We also calculate the probability distribution of ? in d= 1, which is found to be log normal, indicating that the system is governed by extreme fluctuations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)5172-5186
    Number of pages15
    JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - May 1999


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