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Progress in front propagation research

We review the progress in the field of front propagation in recent years. We survey many physical, biophysical and cross-disciplinary applications, including reduced-variable models of combustion flames, Reid’s paradox of rapid forest range expansions, the European colonization of North America during the 19th century, the Neolithic transition in Europe from 13 000 to 5000 years ago, the description of subsistence boundaries, the formation of cultural boundaries, the spread of genetic mutations, theory and experiments on virus infections, models of cancer tumors, etc. Recent theoretical advances are unified in a single framework, encompassing very diverse systems such as those with biased random walks, distributed delays, sequential reaction and dispersion, cohabitation models, age structure and systems with several interacting species. Directions for future progress are outlined

© Reports on Progress in Physics, 2008, vol. 71, núm. 8

Institute of Physics

Author: Fort, Joaquim
Pujol i Sagaró, Toni
Date: 2008 August
Abstract: We review the progress in the field of front propagation in recent years. We survey many physical, biophysical and cross-disciplinary applications, including reduced-variable models of combustion flames, Reid’s paradox of rapid forest range expansions, the European colonization of North America during the 19th century, the Neolithic transition in Europe from 13 000 to 5000 years ago, the description of subsistence boundaries, the formation of cultural boundaries, the spread of genetic mutations, theory and experiments on virus infections, models of cancer tumors, etc. Recent theoretical advances are unified in a single framework, encompassing very diverse systems such as those with biased random walks, distributed delays, sequential reaction and dispersion, cohabitation models, age structure and systems with several interacting species. Directions for future progress are outlined
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Citation: Fort, J., i Pujol, T. (2008). Progress in front propagation research. Reports on Progress in Physics, 71(8), 086001(41). Recuperat 24 de setembre de 2008, a http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0034-4885/71/8/086001
ISSN: 0034-4885 (versió paper)
1361-6633 (versió electrònica)
Document access: http://hdl.handle.net/10256/1008
Language: eng
Publisher: Institute of Physics
Collection: Versió postprint del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0034-4885/71/8/086001
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Is part of: © Reports on Progress in Physics, 2008, vol. 71, núm. 8
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Subject: Física -- Ecologia
Neolític -- Models matemàtics
Neolithic period -- Mathematical models
Physics -- Ecology
Title: Progress in front propagation research
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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