Nonextensive Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications

  • Sumiyoshi Abe
  • Yuko Okamoto

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 560)

About this book


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.


biophysics entropy mechanics simulation thermodynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Sumiyoshi Abe
    • 1
  • Yuko Okamoto
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Science and TechnologyNihon UniversityChibaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Theoretical StudiesInstitute for Molecular ScienceAichiJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-41208-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-40919-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
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