Possible generalization of Boltzmann-Gibbs statistics
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- Tsallis, C. J Stat Phys (1988) 52: 479. doi:10.1007/BF01016429
With the use of a quantity normally scaled in multifractals, a generalized form is postulated for entropy, namelySq ≡k [1 – ∑i=1W piq]/(q-1), whereq∈ℝ characterizes the generalization andpi are the probabilities associated withW (microscopic) configurations (W∈ℕ). The main properties associated with this entropy are established, particularly those corresponding to the microcanonical and canonical ensembles. The Boltzmann-Gibbs statistics is recovered as theq→1 limit.