In their stochastic versions, dynamical systems take the form of the linear dynamics of a probability distribution. We show that exact dimensional reduction of such systems can be carried out, and is physically relevant when the dimensions to be eliminated can be identified with those that represent transient behavior, disappearing under typical coarse graining. Application is made to non-uniform quasi-low dimensional diffusion, resulting in a systematic extension of the "classical" Fick-Jacobs approximate reduction to an exact subdynamics.
- Dimensional reduction
- Fick-Jacobs equation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics