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Entropy, Volume 2, Issue 4 (December 2000), Pages 172-177

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Open AccessArticle Tsallis Entropy and the Transition to Scaling in Fragmentation
Entropy 2000, 2(4), 172-177; doi:10.3390/e2040172
Received: 10 May 2000 / Accepted: 10 October 2000 / Published: 25 December 2000
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By using the maximum entropy principle with Tsallis entropy we obtain a fragment size distribution function which undergoes a transition to scaling. This distribution function reduces to those obtained by other authors using Shannon entropy. The treatment is easily generalisable to any process
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By using the maximum entropy principle with Tsallis entropy we obtain a fragment size distribution function which undergoes a transition to scaling. This distribution function reduces to those obtained by other authors using Shannon entropy. The treatment is easily generalisable to any process of fractioning with suitable constraints. Full article
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