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Nonextensive Entropy : Interdisciplinary Applications

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A great variety of complex phenomena in many scientific fields exhibit power-law behaviour, 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. During recent years a good deal of study has been devoted to a nonextensive generalizations 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 438 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 24mm | 662.24g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • numerous figures & halftones
  • 0195159772
  • 9780195159776
  • 1,741,770

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"Gell-Mann (Science Board, Santa Fe Institute) and Tsallis (Brazilian Center for Physics Research) present material on interdisciplinary applications of ideas related to the nonextensive generalization of entropy, Boltzmann- Gibbs statistical mechanics, and standard thermodynamics. Applications relate to dynamical, physical, geophysical, biological, economic, financial, and social systems, and to networks, linguistics, and plectics. A dripping faucet as a nonextensive system, the pricing of stock options, and spatial patterns in forest ecology are some subjects discussed. Material originated at an April 2002 workshop held at the Santa Fe Institute."--SciTech Book News "Gell-Mann (Science Board, Santa Fe Institute) and Tsallis (Brazilian Center for Physics Research) present material on interdisciplinary applications of ideas related to the nonextensive generalization of entropy, Boltzmann- Gibbs statistical mechanics, and standard thermodynamics. Applications relate to dynamical, physical, geophysical, biological, economic, financial, and social systems, and to networks, linguistics, and plectics. A dripping faucet as a nonextensive system, the pricing of stock options, and spatial patterns in forest ecology are some subjects discussed. Material originated at an April 2002 workshop held at the Santa Fe Institute."--SciTech Book News "Gell-Mann (Science Board, Santa Fe Institute) and Tsallis (Brazilian Center for Physics Research) present material on interdisciplinary applications of ideas related to the nonextensive generalization of entropy, Boltzmann- Gibbs statistical mechanics, and standard thermodynamics. Applications relate to dynamical, physical, geophysical, biological, economic, financial, and social systems, and to networks, linguistics, and plectics. A dripping faucet as a nonextensive system, the pricing of stock options, and spatial patterns in forest ecology are some subjects discussed. Material originated at an April 2002 workshop held at the Santa Fe Institute."--SciTech Book News "Gell-Mann (Science Board, Santa Fe Institute) and Tsallis (Brazilian Center for Physics Research) present material on interdisciplinary applications of ideas related to the nonextensive generalization of entropy, Boltzmann- Gibbs statistical mechanics, and standard thermodynamics. Applications relate to dynamical, physical, geophysical, biological, economic, financial, and social systems, and to networks, linguistics, and plectics. A dripping faucet as a nonextensive system, the pricing of stock options, and spatial patterns in forest ecology are some subjects discussed. Material originated at an April 2002 workshop held at the Santa Fe Institute."--SciTech Book News "Gell-Mann (Science Board, Santa Fe Institute) and Tsallis (Brazilian Center for Physics Research) present material on interdisciplinary applications of ideas related to the nonextensive generalization of entropy, Boltzmann- Gibbs statistical mechanics, and standard thermodynamics. Applicationsrelate to dynamical, physical, geophysical, biological, economic, financial, and social systems, and to networks, linguistics, and plectics. A dripping faucet as a nonextensive system, the pricing of stock options, and spatial patterns in forest ecology are some subjects discussed. Materialoriginated at an April 2002 workshop held at the Santa Fe Institute."--SciTech Book News
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