Exact enumeration of random walks with traps

S. Havlin, G. H. Weiss, J. E. Kiefer, M. Dishon

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A new useful method of exact enumeration of random walks with traps is presented. The method is applied to the one-dimensional case and is shown to yield excellent agreement with an exact solution. The advantage of the method is that it can be applied in higher dimensions. Numerical results confirm the known asymptotic solution and can be used to estimate the time and concentration needed to approach this limit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L347-L350
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
Issue number6
StatePublished - 21 Apr 1984
Externally publishedYes


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