Estimating the nonextensivity of systems from experimental data: A nonlinear diffusion equation approach

  • Frank T
  • Friedrich R
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We consider nonextensive systems that are related to the nonextensive entropy proposed by Tsallis and can be described by means of the nonlinear porous medium equation and the nonlinear Fokker-Planck equation proposed by Plastino and Plastino. We show how to determine the degree of nonextensivity of these systems from experimental data. Both transient and stationary cases are addressed. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • Data analysis
  • Nonextensivity
  • Nonlinear diffusion equations

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