Nonextensive Entropy: Interdisciplinary Applications

Nonextensive Entropy: Interdisciplinary Applications

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by Murray Gell-Mann
     
 


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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195347852
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/15/2004
Series:
Santa Fe Institute Studies on the Sciences of Complexity
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
5 MB

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