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Publications [#325700] of Jian-Guo Liu

Papers Published

  1. Degond, P; Liu, JG; Pego, RL, Coagulation–Fragmentation Model for Animal Group-Size Statistics, Journal of Nonlinear Science, vol. 27 no. 2 (April, 2017), pp. 379-424, Springer Nature [doi]
    (last updated on 2019/05/19)

    © 2016, The Author(s). We study coagulation–fragmentation equations inspired by a simple model proposed in fisheries science to explain data for the size distribution of schools of pelagic fish. Although the equations lack detailed balance and admit no H-theorem, we are able to develop a rather complete description of equilibrium profiles and large-time behavior, based on recent developments in complex function theory for Bernstein and Pick functions. In the large-population continuum limit, a scaling-invariant regime is reached in which all equilibria are determined by a single scaling profile. This universal profile exhibits power-law behavior crossing over from exponent -23 for small size to -32 for large size, with an exponential cutoff.
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