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  • The understanding of how individual behavior is correlated or uncorrelated over time and place is an understanding susceptible to quantitative analysis, although such an analysis seems to have been widely ignored thanks to the success of rational expectations theory as a “mean-field” approximation.

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  • Carl Wieman explained that under current atomic theory this characteristic of Bose – Einstein condensate could not be explained because the energy state of an atom near absolute zero should not be enough to cause an implosion; however, subsequent mean-field theories have been proposed to explain it.

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  • Furthermore, we found that the relation between observed efficiency and potential efficiency can be approximately accounted for by a mean-field argument (see

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  • EEG), using a mean-field approach for modelling electrocortical activity.

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  •   1 / 2 Theory of Light) State of system when tunneling fast, interactions weak Fock state:   n Undefined phase, fixed amplitude State when mean-field large, tunneling slow Recent work by Javanainen, Castin and Dalibard, 1996

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