We consider motion on the circle, possibly with friction and external forces, the initial velocity being a large random variable. We prove that under various assumptions the probability law of the stopping position of the motion converges to a distribution depending only on the motion equation. Here the time of stopping is either a constant or the first time instant at which the velocity vanishes, and the initial velocity is of the form αU + β, where U is a fixed random variable and α and/or β tend to infinity.
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1998|
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