Entropy 2010, 12(12), 2497-2503; doi:10.3390/e12122497
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Tsallis Entropy, Escort Probability and the Incomplete Information Theory

Department of Physics, Zanjan University, P.O.Box 45196-313, Zanjan, Iran
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Received: 31 October 2010; in revised form: 25 November 2010 / Accepted: 27 November 2010 / Published: 21 December 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Statistical Mechanics)
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Abstract: Non-extensive statistical mechanics appears as a powerful way to describe complex systems. Tsallis entropy, the main core of this theory has been remained as an unproven assumption. Many people have tried to derive the Tsallis entropy axiomatically. Here we follow the work of Wang (EPJB, 2002) and use the incomplete information theory to retrieve the Tsallis entropy. We change the incomplete information axioms to consider the escort probability and obtain a correct form of Tsallis entropy in comparison with Wang’s work.
Keywords: non-extensive statistical mechanics; Tsallis entropy; incomplete information; escort probability

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Darooneh, A.H.; Naeimi, G.; Mehri, A.; Sadeghi, P. Tsallis Entropy, Escort Probability and the Incomplete Information Theory. Entropy 2010, 12, 2497-2503.

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Darooneh AH, Naeimi G, Mehri A, Sadeghi P. Tsallis Entropy, Escort Probability and the Incomplete Information Theory. Entropy. 2010; 12(12):2497-2503.

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Darooneh, Amir Hossein; Naeimi, Ghassem; Mehri, Ali; Sadeghi, Parvin. 2010. "Tsallis Entropy, Escort Probability and the Incomplete Information Theory." Entropy 12, no. 12: 2497-2503.

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