Anomalously slow attrition times for asymmetric populations with internal group dynamics.

@article{Zhao2009AnomalouslySA,
  title={Anomalously slow attrition times for asymmetric populations with internal group dynamics.},
  author={Zhenyuan Zhao and Juan C. Bohorquez and Alex Dixon and Neil F. Johnson},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2009},
  volume={103 14},
  pages={
          148701
        }
}
The many-body dynamics exhibited by living objects include group formation within a population and the nonequilibrium process of attrition between two opposing populations due to competition or conflict. We show analytically and numerically that the combination of these two dynamical processes generates an attrition duration T whose nonlinear dependence on population asymmetry x is in stark contrast to standard mass-action theories. A minority population experiences a longer survival time than… Expand

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