Consider a system of N particles interacting through Newton’s second law with Coulomb interaction potential in one spatial dimension or a (Formula presented.) smooth potential in any dimension. We prove that in the mean field limit (Formula presented.) , the N particles system displays instabilities in times of order (Formula presented.) , for some configurations approximately distributed according to unstable homogeneous equilibria.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics