Information geometry in a reduced model of self-organised shear flows without the uniform coloured noise approximation

Eun Jin Kim, Quentin Jacquet, Rainer Hollerbach

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We investigate information geometry in a toy model of self-organised shear flows, where a bimodal PDF of x with two peaks signifying the formation of mean shear gradients is induced by a finite memory time of a stochastic forcing f. We calculate time-dependent probability density functions (PDFs) for different values of the correlation time and amplitude D of the stochastic forcing, and identify the parameter space for unimodal and bimodal stationary PDFs. By comparing results with those obtained under the uniform coloured noise approximation (UCNA) in Jacquet et al (2018 Entropy 20 613), we find that UCNA tends to favor the formation of a bimodal PDF of x for given parameter values and D. We map out attractor structure associated with unimodal and bimodal PDFs of x by measuring the total information length against the location x 0 of a narrow initial PDF of x. Here represents the total number of statistically different states that a system passes through in time. We examine the validity of the UCNA from the perspective of information change and show how to fine-tune an initial joint PDF of x and f to achieve a better agreement with UCNA results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number023204
JournalJournal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 2019
Externally publishedYes

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  • fluctuation phenomena
  • stochastic processes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty


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