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Variational modelling : energies, gradient flows, and large deviations

  title={Variational modelling : energies, gradient flows, and large deviations},
  author={Mark A. Peletier},
  journal={arXiv: Mathematical Physics},
  • M. Peletier
  • Published 9 February 2014
  • Mathematics
  • arXiv: Mathematical Physics
These are lecture notes for various Summer and Winter schools that I have given. The notes describe the methodology called Variational Modelling, and focus on the application to the modelling of gradient-flow systems. I describe the methodology itself in great detail, and explain why this is a rational modelling route. A central example is diffusion, in combination with various other processes, and a large part of the notes are devoted to this phenomenon. In the Variational Modelling… 
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