Entropies from Coarse-graining: Convex Polytopes vs. Ellipsoids
AbstractWe examine the Boltzmann/Gibbs/Shannon SBGS and the non-additive Havrda-Charvát/Daróczy/Cressie-Read/Tsallis Sq and the Kaniadakis κ-entropy Sκ from the viewpoint of coarse-graining, symplectic capacities and convexity. We argue that the functional form of such entropies can be ascribed to a discordance in phase-space coarse-graining between two generally different approaches: the Euclidean/Riemannian metric one that reflects independence and picks cubes as the fundamental cells in coarse-graining and the symplectic/canonical one that picks spheres/ellipsoids for this role. Our discussion is motivated by and confined to the behaviour of Hamiltonian systems of many degrees of freedom. We see that Dvoretzky’s theorem provides asymptotic estimates for the minimal dimension beyond which these two approaches are close to each other. We state and speculate about the role that dualities may play in this viewpoint. View Full-Text
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Kalogeropoulos, N. Entropies from Coarse-graining: Convex Polytopes vs. Ellipsoids. Entropy 2015, 17, 6329-6378.
Kalogeropoulos N. Entropies from Coarse-graining: Convex Polytopes vs. Ellipsoids. Entropy. 2015; 17(9):6329-6378.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kalogeropoulos, Nikos. 2015. "Entropies from Coarse-graining: Convex Polytopes vs. Ellipsoids." Entropy 17, no. 9: 6329-6378.