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Publications [#344820] of Matthew S Junge

Papers Published

  1. Dygert, B; Kinzel, C; Junge, M; Raymond, A; Slivken, E; Zhu, J, The bullet problem with discrete speeds, Electronic Communications in Probability, vol. 24 (January, 2019) [doi]
    (last updated on 2019/08/07)

    © 2019, Institute of Mathematical Statistics. All rights reserved. Bullets are fired from the origin of the positive real line, one per second, with independent speeds sampled uniformly from a discrete set. Collisions result in mutual annihilation. We show that a bullet with the second largest speed survives with positive probability, while a bullet with the smallest speed does not. This also holds for exponential spacings between firing times. Our results imply that the middle-velocity particle survives with positive probability in a two-sided version of the bullet process with three speeds known to physicists as ballistic annihilation.
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