Pavel L. Krapivsky

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We study the survival of a prey that is hunted by N predators. The predators perform independent random walks on a square lattice with V sites and start a direct chase whenever the prey appears within their sighting range. The prey is caught when a predator jumps to the site occupied by the prey. We analyze the efficacy of a lazy, minimal-effort evasion(More)
We investigate choice-driven network growth. In this model, nodes are added one by one according to the following procedure: for each addition event a set of target nodes is selected, each according to linear preferential attachment, and a new node attaches to the target with the highest degree. Depending on precise details of the attachment rule, the(More)
How do individuals accumulate wealth as they interact economically? We outline the consequences of a simple microscopic model in which repeated pairwise exchanges of assets between individuals build the wealth distribution of a population. This distribution is determined for generic exchange rules — transactions that involve a fixed amount or a fixed(More)
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