Subordination pathways to fractional diffusion
1 Department of Mathematics and Informatics, Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2 Department of Physics, University of Bologna, via Irnerio 46, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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Revised: 27 January 2011
Published online: 4 April 2011
The uncoupled Continuous Time Random Walk (CTRW) in one space-dimension and under power law regime is splitted into three distinct random walks: (rw1), a random walk along the line of natural time, happening in operational time; (w2), a random walk along the line of space, happening in operational time; (rw3), the inversion of (rw1), namely a random walk along the line of operational time, happening in natural time. Via the general integral equation of CTRW and appropriate rescaling, the transition to the diffusion limit is carried out for each of these three random walks. Combining the limits of (rw1) and (rw2) we get the method of parametric subordination for generating particle paths, whereas combination of (rw2) and (rw3) yields the subordination integral for the sojourn probability density in space - time fractional diffusion.
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