Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 69, Issue 5–6, pp 1115–1122 | Cite as

Comment on noise and bifurcations

  • H. Calisto
  • E. Cerda
  • E. Tirapegui


We calculate in exact form the first correction in a parameter measuring the strength of the noise to the effective potential for one-variable diffusion processes. The use of this potential to study transitions is discussed.

Key words

Bifurcations effective potential functional integration noise transitions 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Calisto
    • 1
  • E. Cerda
    • 2
  • E. Tirapegui
    • 2
  1. 1.Facultad de FísicaUniversidad Católica de ChileSantiago 22Chile
  2. 2.Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y MatemáticasUniversidad de ChileSantiagoChile

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