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Nonextensive Entropy: Interdisciplinary Applications

Murray Gell-Mann and Constantino Tsallis


A great variety of complex phenomena in many scientific fields exhibit power-law behavior, reflecting a hierarchical or fractal structure. Many of these phenomena seem to be susceptible to description using approaches drawn from thermodynamics or statistical mechanics, particularly approaches involving the maximization of entropy and of Boltzmann-Gibbs statistical mechanics and standard laws in a natural way. The book addresses the interdisciplinary applications of these ideas, and also on various phenomena that could possibly be quantitatively describable in terms of these ideas.

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Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195159769
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195159769.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Murray Gell-Mann, editor

Constantino Tsallis, editor

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