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Keywords:

  • Memory integral;
  • Master equation;
  • Kinetics

Abstract

Memory functions in time-convolution Generalized Master Equations (GME) for probabilities of finding a general system (interacting by a general coupling with a true thermodynamic bath) in individual states are considered without resorting to any approximation. After taking the thermodynamic bath limit, time integrals from zero to infinite times of the memories are considered. It is argued that these integrals entering, e.g., the usual naive Markov approximation converting GME the Pauli master (PME) equations are exactly zero. This implies long-time tails of memories (unobtainable by perturbational expansions) and slower-than-exponential long-time asymptotics of relaxation.