In nature there are ubiquitous systems that can naturally approach critical states, The Langevin equation in the discrete version can be used to describe a class of critical processes, which are characterized by power-law behaviors and scaling relations. As an example, we present a simple model for a clinical thermometer, whose reading cannot fall even when its temperature decreases. The fibers bundle model and the spring-block model are also shown to belong to such a class.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Physics Letters A|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|