, Volume 42, Issue 3, pp 461-466
Date: 28 Feb 2007

Two different kinds of time delays in a stochastic system

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The steady state properties of a noise-driven bistable system are investigated when there are two different kinds of time delays existed in the deterministic and fluctuating forces respectively. Using the approximation of the probability density approach, the delayed Fokker-Planck equation is obtained. The stationary probability distribution (SPD) and the variance of the system are derived. It is found that the time delay τ in the deterministic force can reduce the fluctuations while the time delay β in the fluctuating force can enhance the fluctuations. Numerical simulations are presented and are in good agreement with the approximate theoretical results.