Is the Nearest Neighbor Distribution Enough to Describe the Statistical Behavior of a Domain System?

  • Diego Luis González
  • Gabriel Téllez
Conference paper


In many cases complex systems are mapped onto more simple systems with the only criteria of the nearest neighbor distribution similitude. Some of these simplified systems are coalescing and interacting random walk, another common simplification is the independent interval approximation. However, we found that the nearest neighbor distribution does not contain enough information about the statistics of the system: several different systems could share the same nearest neighbor distribution.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diego Luis González
    • 1
  • Gabriel Téllez
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de FísicaUniversidad de Los AndesBogotáColombia

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