We investigate the one-dimensional telegraph random process in the presence of an elastic boundary at the origin. This process describes a finite-velocity random motion that alternates between two possible directions of motion (positive or negative). When the particle hits the origin, it is either absorbed, with probability $alpha$, or reflected upwards, with probability $1-alpha$. In the case of exponentially distributed random times between consecutive changes of direction, we obtain the distribution of the renewal cycles and of the absorption time at the origin. This investigation is performed both in the case of motion starting from the origin and non-zero initial state. We also study the probability law of the process within a renewal cycle.
|Titolo:||Telegraph process with elastic boundary at the origin|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
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