Exact occupation time distribution in a non-Markovian sequence and its relation to spin glass models

Satya N. Majumdar, David S. Dean
2002 Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics  
We compute exactly the distribution of the occupation time in a discrete non-Markovian toy sequence which appears in various physical contexts such as the diffusion processes and Ising spin glass chains. The non-Markovian property makes the results nontrivial even for this toy sequence. The distribution is shown to have non-Gaussian tails characterized by a nontrivial large deviation function which is computed explicitly. An exact mapping of this sequence to an Ising spin glass chain via a
more » ... transformation raises an interesting new question for a generic finite sized spin glass model: at a given temperature, what is the distribution (over disorder) of the thermally averaged number of spins that are aligned to their local fields? We show that this distribution remains nontrivial even at infinite temperature and can be computed explicitly in few cases such as in the Sherrington-Kirkpatrick model with Gaussian disorder.
doi:10.1103/physreve.66.041102 pmid:12443172 fatcat:mmt4bcmdtrdejd3y434izi7tsy