### Abstract

Deterministic limit of a class of continuous time Markov chains is considered based purely on differential equation techniques. Starting from the linear system of master equations, ordinary differential equations for the moments and a partial differential equation, called Fokker-Planck equation, for the distribution is derived. Introducing closures at the level of the second and third moments, mean-field approximations are introduced. The accuracy of the mean-field approximations and the Fokker-Planck equation is investigated by using two differential equation-based and an operator semigroup-based approach.

Original language | English |
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Article number | 75 |

Journal | Electronic Journal of Qualitative Theory of Differential Equations |

Volume | 2016 |

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Publication status | Published - 2016 |

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### Keywords

- Exact master equation
- Fokker-Planck equation
- Mean-field model

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Applied Mathematics

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**Mean-field approximation of counting processes from a differential equation perspective.** / Kunszenti-Kovács, Dávid; Simon, L. P.

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T1 - Mean-field approximation of counting processes from a differential equation perspective

AU - Kunszenti-Kovács, Dávid

AU - Simon, L. P.

PY - 2016

Y1 - 2016

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AB - Deterministic limit of a class of continuous time Markov chains is considered based purely on differential equation techniques. Starting from the linear system of master equations, ordinary differential equations for the moments and a partial differential equation, called Fokker-Planck equation, for the distribution is derived. Introducing closures at the level of the second and third moments, mean-field approximations are introduced. The accuracy of the mean-field approximations and the Fokker-Planck equation is investigated by using two differential equation-based and an operator semigroup-based approach.

KW - Exact master equation

KW - Fokker-Planck equation

KW - Mean-field model

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U2 - 10.14232/ejqtde.2016.1.75

DO - 10.14232/ejqtde.2016.1.75

M3 - Article

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VL - 2016

JO - Electronic Journal of Qualitative Theory of Differential Equations

JF - Electronic Journal of Qualitative Theory of Differential Equations

SN - 1417-3875

M1 - 75

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