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Lecture Notes in Physics

Nonextensive Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications

Editors: Abe, Sumiyoshi, Okamoto, Yuko (Eds.)

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Nonextensive statistical mechanics is now a rapidly growing field and a new stream in the research of the foundations of statistical mechanics. This generalization of the well-known Boltzmann--Gibbs theory enables the study of systems with long-range interactions, long-term memories or multi-fractal structures. This book consists of a set of self-contained lectures and includes additional contributions where some of the latest developments -- ranging from astro- to biophysics -- are covered. Addressing primarily graduate students and lecturers, this book will also be a useful reference for all researchers working in the field.

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"This is an extremely interesting book that consists of a set of articles based on the generalization of entropic measure introduced be C. Tsallis. [...] Topics examined in the book cover a wide variety of interesting material such as classical and quantum many body systems, thermodynamic systems, applications to spin glass models and to protein folding. All of these can be read even by the non-expert relatively easily after the basic concepts [...] have been assimilated. This is a book that will be useful to many people and I can positively recommend it." (Brian L. Burrows, Mathematical Reviews 2002m)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • I. Nonextensive Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics: Historical Background and Present Status

    Pages 3-98

    Tsallis, C.

  • II. Quantum Density Matrix Description of Nonextensive Systems

    Pages 99-156

    Rajagopal, A.K.

  • III. Tsallis Theory, the Maximum Entropy Principle, and Evolution Equations

    Pages 157-191

    Plastino, A.R.

  • IV. ComputationalMetho ds for the Simulation of Classical and Quantum Many Body Systems Arising from Nonextensive Thermostatistics

    Pages 193-233

    Andricioaei, I. (et al.)

  • V. Correlation Induced by Nonextensivity and the Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics

    Pages 237-242

    Abe, S.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nonextensive Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications
Editors
  • Sumiyoshi Abe
  • Yuko Okamoto
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
560
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-40919-9
DOI
10.1007/3-540-40919-X
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-41208-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07444-8
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 278
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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