Degree of randomness: Numerical experiments for astrophysical signals
Alikhanian National Laboratory and Yerevan State University - Yerevan, Armenia
Accepted: 16 May 2011
Astrophysical and cosmological signals such as the cosmic microwave background radiation, as observed, typically contain contributions of different components, and their statistical properties can be used to distinguish one from the other. A method developed originally by Kolmogorov is involved for the study of astrophysical signals of randomness of various degrees. Numerical performed experiments based on the universality of Kolmogorov distribution and using a single scaling of the ratio of stochastic to regular components, reveal basic features in the behavior of the generated signals also in terms of a critical value for that ratio, thus enabling the application of this technique for various observational datasets.
PACS: 98.80.-k – Cosmology / 98.70.Vc – Background radiations
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