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Title: Bosonic stimulation as a natural realization of the Pólya urn problem
Authors: Kumar, N.
Srikanth, R.
Issue Date: 18-Jun-2006
Publisher: Elsevier B. V.
Citation: Physics Letters A, 2006, Vol.359, p281-284
Abstract: The kinematics of Bose statistics for the scattering of incoming bosons into a set of non-overlapping, degenerate single-particle states, is shown to manifest a metrically non-transitive and symmetry-breaking behaviour similar to the Pólya urn problem, familiar in diverse situations ranging from population biology to economics. It is a purely statistical consequence of bosonic stimulation, which favours scattering into a state with an already higher occupation number. A possible experimental realization is suggested.
Description: This item consists of 2 files: Author's postprint version (Open Access) and Published version (Restricted Access)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2289/1481
ISSN: 0375-9601
Alternative Location: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physleta.2006.06.045
Copyright: (2006) Elsevier B.V.
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