Global culture: A noise-induced transition in finite systems

Konstantin Klemm, Víctor M. Eguíluz, Raú Toral, Maxi San Miguel

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Abstract

The effect of cultural drift, modeled as noise, in Axelrod's model for the dissemination of culture was discussed in the article. It was suggested that in the ordered state the system is not stuck in a single homogeneous configuration, but during long time scales visits in succession a series of monocultural configurations. It was also found that in the thermodynamic limit, the relaxation time diverges and global polarization persists in spite of a dynamics of local convergence.

Original languageEnglish
Article number045101
Pages (from-to)451011-451014
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume67
Issue number4 2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2003

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Klemm, K., Eguíluz, V. M., Toral, R., & Miguel, M. S. (2003). Global culture: A noise-induced transition in finite systems. Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 67(4 2), 451011-451014. [045101].