Topical Collection "Advances in Applied Statistical Mechanics"
A topical collection in Entropy (ISSN 10994300). This collection belongs to the section "Statistical Mechanics".
Editor
Collection Editor
Dr. Antonio M. Scarfone
Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (ISCCNR), c/o DISAT, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, I10129 Torino, Italy
EMail: antonio.scarfone@polito.it
Interests: nonextensive statistical mechanics; nonlinear fokkerplanck equations; geometry information; nonlinear schroedinger equation; quantum groups and quantum algebras; complex systems
Topical Collection Information
Dear Colleagues,
There is a diffuse belief that statistical properties of physical systems are well described by BoltzmannGibbs statistical mechanics. However, a constantly increasing amount of situations are known to violate the predictions of orthodox statistical mechanics. Systems where these emerging features are observed seem do not fulfill the standard ergodic and mixing properties on which the BoltzmannGibbs formalism are founded. In general, these systems are governed by nonlinear dynamics which establishes a deep relation among the parts. As a consequence, they reach a dynamical equilibrium in which the equilibrium probability distribution can differ deeply from the exponential shape typical of the Gibbs distribution.
In the last decades, we assisted to an intense research activity that has modified our understanding of statistical physics, extending and renewing its applicability considerably. Important developments, relating equilibrium and nonequilibrium statistical physics, kinetic theory, information theory and others, have produced a new understanding of the properties of complex systems that requires, in many
cases, the extension of the theory beyond the BoltzmannGibbs formalism.
The aim of this collection, is to collect papers in both the foundations and the applications of Statistical Mechanics going outside its traditional application. In particular, foundations regard classical and quantum aspects of statistical physics including generalized entropies, freescale distributions, information theory, geometry information, nonextensive statistical mechanics, kinetic theory, longrange interactions and small systems. Applications are different and may include biophysics, seismology, econophysics, social systems, physics of networks, physics of risk, traffic flow, complex systems, fractal systems and others.
Specific topics of interest include (but are not limited to): * Generalized entropies * Boltzmann entropy * Renyi entropy * Non linear kinetic * FokkerPlanck equations * Quantum information * Geometry information * Fractal systems * Complex systems * Networks * Econophysics * Sociophysics * Biophysics
Dr. Antonio Maria Scarfone
Collection Editor
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Keywords
 non extensive systems
 generalized entropies
 boltzmann entropy
 renyi entropy
 non linear kinetic
 fokkerplanck equations
 quantum information
 geometry information
 fractal systems
 complex systems
 networks
 econophysics
 sociophysics
 biophysics
2014 ( 4 papers )
2013 ( 13 papers )
Entropy 2014, 16(10), 55235536; doi:10.3390/e16105523
Received: 11 September 2014; in revised form: 15 October 2014 / Accepted: 15 October 2014 / Published: 20 October 2014
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Entropy 2014, 16(9), 51445158; doi:10.3390/e16095144
Received: 2 September 2014; Accepted: 19 September 2014 / Published: 25 September 2014
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Entropy 2014, 16(4), 23092349; doi:10.3390/e16042309
Received: 8 January 2014; in revised form: 10 March 2014 / Accepted: 8 April 2014 / Published: 24 April 2014
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Entropy 2014, 16(2), 885894; doi:10.3390/e16020885
Received: 25 November 2013; in revised form: 18 December 2013 / Accepted: 23 January 2014 / Published: 13 February 2014
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Entropy 2013, 15(12), 52375276; doi:10.3390/e15125237
Received: 22 August 2013; in revised form: 15 November 2013 / Accepted: 20 November 2013 / Published: 27 November 2013
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Entropy 2013, 15(12), 51445153; doi:10.3390/e15125144
Received: 20 August 2013; in revised form: 20 November 2013 / Accepted: 21 November 2013 / Published: 26 November 2013
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Entropy 2013, 15(11), 50655083; doi:10.3390/e15115065
Received: 2 September 2013; in revised form: 30 October 2013 / Accepted: 5 November 2013 / Published: 19 November 2013
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Statistical Mechanics and InformationTheoretic Perspectives on Complexity in the Earth System
Entropy 2013, 15(11), 48444888; doi:10.3390/e15114844
Received: 16 September 2013; in revised form: 22 October 2013 / Accepted: 22 October 2013 / Published: 7 November 2013
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Group Invariance of Information Geometry on qGaussian Distributions Induced by BetaDivergence
Entropy 2013, 15(11), 47324747; doi:10.3390/e15114732
Received: 6 October 2013; in revised form: 26 October 2013 / Accepted: 29 October 2013 / Published: 4 November 2013
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Entropy 2013, 15(11), 46344647; doi:10.3390/e15114634
Received: 8 September 2013; in revised form: 6 October 2013 / Accepted: 21 October 2013 / Published: 28 October 2013
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Entropy 2013, 15(10), 43194333; doi:10.3390/e15104319
Received: 5 September 2013; in revised form: 25 September 2013 / Accepted: 27 September 2013 / Published: 15 October 2013
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Theoretical Foundations and Mathematical Formalism of the PowerLaw Tailed Statistical Distributions
Entropy 2013, 15(10), 39834010; doi:10.3390/e15103983
Received: 29 July 2013; in revised form: 17 September 2013 / Accepted: 17 September 2013 / Published: 25 September 2013
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Entropy 2013, 15(10), 40424065; doi:10.3390/e15104042
Received: 15 August 2013; in revised form: 13 September 2013 / Accepted: 16 September 2013 / Published: 25 September 2013
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Entropy 2013, 15(9), 39313940; doi:10.3390/e15093931
Received: 1 August 2013; in revised form: 26 August 2013 / Accepted: 11 September 2013 / Published: 18 September 2013
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Entropy 2013, 15(9), 34713489; doi:10.3390/e15093471
Received: 29 July 2013; in revised form: 22 August 2013 / Accepted: 26 August 2013 / Published: 2 September 2013
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Entropy 2013, 15(7), 28052832; doi:10.3390/e15072805
Received: 3 June 2013; in revised form: 6 July 2013 / Accepted: 11 July 2013 / Published: 19 July 2013
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Entropy 2013, 15(5), 16431662; doi:10.3390/e15051643
Received: 15 April 2013; in revised form: 24 April 2013 / Accepted: 26 April 2013 / Published: 6 May 2013
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