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Nonextensive Entropy : Interdisciplinary Applications

Gell-Mann, Murray and Tsallis, Constantino (2004) Nonextensive Entropy : Interdisciplinary Applications. Santa Fe Institute Studies on the Sciences of Complexity. Oxford University Press , New York, NY. ISBN 9780195159776. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20150925-093523522

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Abstract

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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