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Stochastic Order and Attractiveness for Particle Systems with Multiple Births, Deaths and Jumps

Davide Borrello

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Abstract

An approach to analyse the properties of a particle system is to compare it with different processes to understand when one of them is larger than other ones. The main technique for that is coupling, which may not be easy to construct. We give a characterization of stochastic order between different interacting particle systems in a large class of processes with births, deaths and jumps of many particles per time depending on the configuration in a general way: it consists in checking inequalities involving the transition rates. We construct explicitly the coupling that characterizes the stochastic order. As a corollary we get necessary and sufficient conditions for attractiveness. As an application, we first give the conditions on examples including reaction-diffusion processes, multitype contact process and conservative dynamics and then we improve an ergodicity result for an epidemic model.

Article information

Source
Electron. J. Probab., Volume 16 (2011), paper no. 4, 106-151.

Dates
Accepted: 9 January 2011
First available in Project Euclid: 1 June 2016

Permanent link to this document
https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ejp/1464820173

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1214/EJP.v16-852

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR2754800

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
1228.60104

Subjects
Primary: 60K35: Interacting random processes; statistical mechanics type models; percolation theory [See also 82B43, 82C43]
Secondary: 82C22: Interacting particle systems [See also 60K35]

Keywords
Stochastic order attractiveness interacting particle systems epidemic model multitype contact process

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This work is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Citation

Borrello, Davide. Stochastic Order and Attractiveness for Particle Systems with Multiple Births, Deaths and Jumps. Electron. J. Probab. 16 (2011), paper no. 4, 106--151. doi:10.1214/EJP.v16-852. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.ejp/1464820173


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