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Nonextensive Entropy: Interdisciplinary Applications
     

Nonextensive Entropy: Interdisciplinary Applications

by Murray Gell-Mann, Constantino Tsallis
 

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ISBN-10: 0195159764

ISBN-13: 9780195159769

Pub. Date: 04/28/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

A great variety of complex phenomena in many scientific fields exhibit power-law behavior, reflecting a hierarchical or fractal structure. Many of these phenomena seem to be susceptible to description using approaches drawn from thermodynamics or statistical mechanics, particularly approaches involving the maximization of entropy and of Boltzmann-Gibbs statistical

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A great variety of complex phenomena in many scientific fields exhibit power-law behavior, reflecting a hierarchical or fractal structure. Many of these phenomena seem to be susceptible to description using approaches drawn from thermodynamics or statistical mechanics, particularly approaches involving the maximization of entropy and of Boltzmann-Gibbs statistical mechanics and standard laws in a natural way. The book addresses the interdisciplinary applications of these ideas, and also on various phenomena that could possibly be quantitatively describable in terms of these ideas.

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ISBN-13:
9780195159769
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Series:
Santa Fe Institute Studies on the Sciences of Complexity Series
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface, Murray Gell-Mann and Constantino Tsallis

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