Special Issue "Entropy-based Methods in In and Out of Equilibrium Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 March 2021).
Interests: anomalous diffusion; Tsallis entropy; nonlocal theory; Lévy noise; fractional Fokker–Plank equation
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One of the major goals of statistical mechanics is the understanding of the time evolution of in and out of equilibrium systems. Many different approaches have been used; however, entropy-based methodologies are currently very common for analysis. Among the possible options is to work with the different metrics for the thermodynamic length and the information length, which is a generalization of the thermodynamic length to non-equilibrium systems. In particular, information length is computed as a distance in statistical space for time-evolving non-equilibrium systems and can possibly be used to identify the occurrence of coherent structures or rare events with large amplitudes. Other popular statistical measures such as “relative entropy” and “Jensen divergence” also concern comparing two PDFs (e.g., at two different times). This Special Issue aims to present current state-of-the-art modeling efforts that advance the understanding of entropy-based methods in in and out of equilibrium systems, e.g., dynamical systems, fluids, and plasmas and other fields. These are areas of particular interest, since there is strong evidence from laboratory experiments, observations, and computational studies that coherent structures can cause intermittent transport, significantly changing the dynamics. The Guest Editor is open to considering any paper relevant to the subject matter of the Special Issue.
Dr. Johan Anderson
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- anomalous diffusion
- Tsallis entropy
- nonlocal theory
- Lévy noise
- fractional Fokker–Plank equation
- fractional calculus/models
- generalized statistical mechanics
- q-Entropy/Tsallis entropy
- coherent structure
- multiscale analysis