We process snapshots of trajectories of evolution equations with intrinsic symmetries, and demonstrate the use of recently developed eigenvector-based techniques to successfully quotient out the degrees of freedom associated with the symmetries in the presence of noise. Our illustrative examples include a one-dimensional evolutionary partial differential (the Kuramoto-Sivashinsky) equation with periodic boundary conditions, as well as a stochastic simulation of nematic liquid crystals which can be effectively modeled through a nonlinear Smoluchowski equation on the surface of a sphere. This is a useful first step towards data mining the symmetry-adjusted ensemble of snapshots in search of an accurate low-dimensional parametrization and the associated reduction of the original dynamical system. We also demonstrate a technique (Vector Diffusion Maps) that combines, in a single formulation, the symmetry removal step and the dimensionality reduction step.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Modeling and Simulation
- Computational Theory and Mathematics
- Computational Mathematics
- Dimensionality reduction
- Heat kernel
- Local principal component analysis