Talk:Tsallis entropy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Physics (Rated Start-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Physics, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Physics on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.

Tsallis Pages Expansion[edit]

See main thread at Talk:Tsallis distribution#Tsallis PagesPurple Post-its (talk) 14:10, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Motivation for use[edit]

Inspired by this stackexchange discussion, I want to ask: why would I want to use an entropy that is not additive for independent subsystems? It seems that I could get into a big mess because the entropy would depend on how I decided to divide a given system into subsystems (a totally arbitrary choice). It's not clear why the Gibbs entropy needs to be "fixed" in this way. Nanite (talk) 14:13, 19 January 2014 (UTC)