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Existence and spatial limit theorems for lattice and continuum particle systems

Mathew D. Penrose, University of Bath

We give a general existence result for interacting particle systems with local interactions and bounded jump rates but noncompact state space at each site. We allow for jump events at a site that affect the state of its neighbours. We give a law of large numbers and functional central limit theorem for additive set functions taken over an increasing family of subcubes of Zd. We discuss application to marked spatial point processes with births, deaths and jumps of particles, in particular examples such as continuum and lattice ballistic deposition and a sequential model for random loose sphere packing.

AMS 2000 subject classifications: 60K35, 60F17.

Keywords: Interacting particle system, functional central limit theorem, point process.

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Penrose, Mathew D., Existence and spatial limit theorems for lattice and continuum particle systems, Probability Surveys, 5, (2008), 1-36 (electronic). DOI: 10.1214/07-PS112.


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