A kinetic approach to the study of opinion formation
UPMC Université Paris 6, UMR 7598, Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions, 75005 Paris, France. firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Dipartimento di Matematica, Università Degli Studi di Pavia, Via Ferrata 1, 27100 Pavia, Italy. email@example.com
Revised: 15 October 2008
In this work, we use the methods of nonequilibrium statistical mechanics in order to derive an equation which models some mechanisms of opinion formation. After proving the main mathematical properties of the model, we provide some numerical results.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 91D10 / 82C22
Key words: Sociophysics / opinion formation / kinetic theory.
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