Book 2009

Introduction to Nonextensive Statistical Mechanics

Approaching a Complex World

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ISBN: 978-0-387-85358-1 (Print) 978-0-387-85359-8 (Online)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XVIII

  2. Basics or How the Theory Works

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Chapter

      Pages 3-17

      Historical Background and Physical Motivations

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      Chapter

      Pages 19-36

      Learning with Boltzmann–Gibbs Statistical Mechanics

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      Chapter

      Pages 37-106

      Generalizing What We Learnt: Nonextensive Statistical Mechanics

  3. Foundations or Why the Theory Works

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 107-107

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      Chapter

      Pages 109-150

      Stochastic Dynamical Foundations of~Nonextensive Statistical Mechanics

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      Chapter

      Pages 151-207

      Deterministic Dynamical Foundations of Nonextensive Statistical Mechanics

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      Chapter

      Pages 209-218

      Generalizing Nonextensive Statistical Mechanics

  4. Applications or What for the Theory Works

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 219-219

    2. No Access

      Chapter

      Pages 221-301

      Thermodynamical and Nonthermodynamical Applications

  5. Last (But Not Least)

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 302-302

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      Chapter

      Pages 305-327

      Final Comments and Perspectives

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 329-382