The notion of propagation of chaos for large systems of interacting particles originates in statistical physics and has recently become a central notion in many areas of applied mathematics. The present review describes old and new methods as well as several important results in the field. The models considered include the McKean-Vlasov diffusion, the mean-field jump models and the Boltzmann models. The first part of this review is an introduction to modelling aspects of stochastic particle systems and to the notion of propagation of chaos. The second part presents concrete applications and a more detailed study of some of the important models in the field.
- Pub Date:
- February 2022
- Mathematics - Probability;
- Mathematical Physics;
- Mathematics - Analysis of PDEs;
- Mathematics - History and Overview;
- 148 pages. This is the first part of a two-part review article. The second part can be accessed at arXiv:2106.14812