Synchronization via interacting reinforcement

P. Dai Pra, P.-Y. Louis, I.G. Minelli

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Abstract

We consider a system of urns of Polya-type, with balls of two colors; the reinforcement of each urn depends both on the content of the same urn and on the average content of all urns. We show that the urns synchronize almost surely, in the sense that the fraction of balls of a given color converges almost surely, as the time goes to infinity, to the same limit for all urns. A normal approximation for a large number of urns is also obtained.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherEurandom
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameReport Eurandom
Volume2013031
ISSN (Print)1389-2355

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