International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 2008 (2008), Article ID 474782, 21 pages
Discrete Dynamics by Different Concepts of Majorization
Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Faradayweg 4-6, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Received 6 May 2008; Accepted 19 June 2008
Academic Editor: Andrei Volodin
Copyright © 2008 S. Sauerbrei et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
For the description of complex dynamics of open systems, an approach is given by different concepts of majorization (order structure). Discrete diffusion processes with both invariant object number and sink or source can be represented by the development of Young diagrams on lattices. As an experimental example, we investigated foam decay, dominated by sinks. The relevance of order structures for the
characterization of certain processes is discussed.