fast time scale


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Noun1.fast time scale - (simulation) the time scale used in data processing when the time-scale factor is less than one
computer simulation, simulation - (computer science) the technique of representing the real world by a computer program; "a simulation should imitate the internal processes and not merely the results of the thing being simulated"
time scale - an arrangement of events used as a measure of duration; "on the geological time scale mankind has existed but for a brief moment"
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Because predators encounter and fight frequently (for example, each day) to keep a captured prey or to dispute a prey to another predator, we suppose the game dynamics correspond to a fast time scale. However, a few preys are killed each day in comparison to the total reservoir of prey, so the predator-prey interaction terms correspond to a slow time scale, involving birth, death, and predation.
If you are committed to a fast time scale you may be forced into accepting a higher price than you might achieve otherwise.
For a system with two time scales, the slow time scale is related to the eigenvalues that are close to the imaginary axis and that represent the slow state space variables (slow modes) of the system, while the fast time scale is related to those that are far from the imaginary axis and that represent the fast state space variables (fast modes) of the system.