A Mean Field Limit for the Vlasov–Poisson System


Journal Article

© 2017, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. We present a probabilistic proof of the mean field limit and propagation of chaos N-particle systems in three dimensions with positive (Coulomb) or negative (Newton) 1/r potentials scaling like 1/N and an N-dependent cut-off which scales like N-1/3+ϵ. In particular, for typical initial data, we show convergence of the empirical distributions to solutions of the Vlasov–Poisson system with either repulsive electrical or attractive gravitational interactions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lazarovici, D; Pickl, P

Published Date

  • September 1, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 225 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 1201 - 1231

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1432-0673

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-9527

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00205-017-1125-0

Citation Source

  • Scopus