Special Issue "Tsallis Entropy"

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A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Anastasios Anastasiadis
Space Research & Technology Group, Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing, National Observatory of Athens, GR-15236 Penteli, Greece
Website: http://proteus.space.noa.gr/~srtg
E-Mail: anastasi@noa.gr
Phone: +30 2108109194
Fax: +30 2 106138343
Interests: cellular automata; complexity; acceleration, transport and diffusion processes in dynamical systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The aim of statistical mechanics is to establish a direct link between the mechanical laws and classical thermodynamics. The uncertainty of an open system state can be quantified by the Boltzmann-Gibbs entropy, which is the widest known uncertainty measure in statistical mechanics.

One of the crucial properties of the Boltzmann-Gibbs entropy in the context of classical thermodynamics is extensivity, namely proportionality with the number of elements of the system. The Boltzmann-Gibbs entropy satisfies this prescription if the subsystems are statistically (quasi-) independent, or typically if the correlations within the system are essentially local. In such cases the energy of the system is typically extensive and the entropy is additive. In general, however, the situation is not of this type and correlations may be far from negligible at all scales. Tsallis [1988, 1998] introduced an entropic expression characterized by an index q which leads to a nonextensive statistics. Tsallis entropy, Sq, is the basis of the so called nonextensive statistical mechanics, which generalizes the Boltzmann-Gibbs theory. Tsallis statistics has been found applications to a wide range of phenomena in diverse disciplines such as physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, economics, geophysics etc. For this special issue of Entropy we solicit contributions that apply Tsallis entropy in various scientific fields.

Dr. Anastasios Anastasiadis
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • Tsallis entropy
  • complex system dynamics
  • non- extensive statistical mechanics

Published Papers (12 papers)

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Entropy 2012, 14(4), 701-716; doi:10.3390/e14040701
Received: 1 March 2012; in revised form: 19 March 2012 / Accepted: 30 March 2012 / Published: 10 April 2012
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Entropy 2012, 14(2), 174-176; doi:10.3390/e14020174
Received: 2 February 2012; Accepted: 2 February 2012 / Published: 3 February 2012
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Entropy 2011, 13(11), 1928-1944; doi:10.3390/e13111928
Received: 4 October 2011; Accepted: 21 October 2011 / Published: 1 November 2011
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Entropy 2011, 13(10), 1865-1881; doi:10.3390/e13101865
Received: 1 September 2011; in revised form: 28 September 2011 / Accepted: 30 September 2011 / Published: 14 October 2011
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Entropy 2011, 13(10), 1805-1828; doi:10.3390/e13101805
Received: 1 August 2011; in revised form: 20 September 2011 / Accepted: 27 September 2011 / Published: 29 September 2011
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Entropy 2011, 13(10), 1765-1804; doi:10.3390/e13101765
Received: 15 August 2011; in revised form: 11 September 2011 / Accepted: 19 September 2011 / Published: 28 September 2011
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Entropy 2011, 13(10), 1746-1764; doi:10.3390/e13101746
Received: 26 July 2011; in revised form: 20 September 2011 / Accepted: 20 September 2011 / Published: 26 September 2011
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Entropy 2011, 13(9), 1694-1707; doi:10.3390/e13091694
Received: 1 August 2011; in revised form: 5 September 2011 / Accepted: 8 September 2011 / Published: 14 September 2011
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Entropy 2011, 13(8), 1518-1532; doi:10.3390/e13081518
Received: 17 May 2011; in revised form: 4 August 2011 / Accepted: 11 August 2011 / Published: 17 August 2011
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Entropy 2011, 13(7), 1267-1280; doi:10.3390/e13071267
Received: 6 June 2011; in revised form: 21 June 2011 / Accepted: 6 July 2011 / Published: 11 July 2011
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Entropy 2011, 13(6), 1186-1199; doi:10.3390/e13061186
Received: 18 May 2011; in revised form: 15 June 2011 / Accepted: 16 June 2011 / Published: 21 June 2011
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Entropy 2011, 13(4), 841-859; doi:10.3390/e13040841
Received: 2 March 2011; in revised form: 17 March 2011 / Accepted: 29 March 2011 / Published: 13 April 2011
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