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For sensory networks, we determine the rate with which they acquire information about the changing external conditions. Comparing this rate with the thermodynamic entropy production that quantifies the cost of maintaining the network, we find that there is no universal bound restricting the rate of obtaining information to be less than this thermodynamic… (More)

We obtain lower and upper bounds on the skewness and kurtosis associated with the cycle completion time of unicyclic enzymatic reaction schemes. Analogous to a well-known lower bound on the randomness parameter, the lower bounds on skewness and kurtosis are related to the number of intermediate states in the underlying chemical reaction network. Our results… (More)

We consider a nonequilibrium process on a timeline with discrete sites which evolves by a non-Markovian update rule in such a way that an active site at time t activates one or several sites in the future at time t + ∆t. The time intervals ∆t are distributed algebraically as (∆t) −1−κ , where 0 < κ < 1 is a control paramter. Depending on the activation… (More)

- Andre C Barato, Mário J De Oliveira
- 2008

We study models for surface growth with a wetting and a roughening transition using simple and pair mean-field approximations. The simple mean-field equations are solved exactly and they predict the roughening transition and the correct growth exponents in a region of the phase diagram. The pair mean-field equations, which are solved numerically, show a… (More)

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