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A topical collection in Entropy (ISSN 10994300). This collection belongs to the section "Statistical Mechanics".
Editors
Collection Editor
Dr. Antonio M. Scarfone
Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (ISCCNR), c/o DISAT, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, I10129 Torino, Italy
Interests: nonextensive statistical mechanics; nonlinear fokkerplanck equations; geometry information; nonlinear schroedinger equation; quantum groups and quantum algebras; complex systems 

Collection Editor
Dr. Antonio M. Scarfone
Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (ISCCNR), c/o DISAT, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, I10129 Torino, Italy
Website  EMail Interests: nonextensive statistical mechanics; nonlinear fokkerplanck equations; geometry information; nonlinear schroedinger equation; quantum groups and quantum algebras; complex systems 
Topical Collection Information
Dear Colleagues,
There is a diffuse belief that statistical properties of physical systems are well described by BoltzmannGibbs statistical mechanics. However, a constantly increasing amount of situations are known to violate the predictions of orthodox statistical mechanics. Systems where these emerging features are observed seem do not fulfill the standard ergodic and mixing properties on which the BoltzmannGibbs formalism are founded. In general, these systems are governed by nonlinear dynamics which establishes a deep relation among the parts. As a consequence, they reach a dynamical equilibrium in which the equilibrium probability distribution can differ deeply from the exponential shape typical of the Gibbs distribution.
In the last decades, we assisted to an intense research activity that has modified our understanding of statistical physics, extending and renewing its applicability considerably. Important developments, relating equilibrium and nonequilibrium statistical physics, kinetic theory, information theory and others, have produced a new understanding of the properties of complex systems that requires, in many
cases, the extension of the theory beyond the BoltzmannGibbs formalism.
The aim of this collection, is to collect papers in both the foundations and the applications of Statistical Mechanics going outside its traditional application. In particular, foundations regard classical and quantum aspects of statistical physics including generalized entropies, freescale distributions, information theory, geometry information, nonextensive statistical mechanics, kinetic theory, longrange interactions and small systems. Applications are different and may include biophysics, seismology, econophysics, social systems, physics of networks, physics of risk, traffic flow, complex systems, fractal systems and others.
Specific topics of interest include (but are not limited to): * Generalized entropies * Boltzmann entropy * Renyi entropy * Non linear kinetic * FokkerPlanck equations * Quantum information * Geometry information * Fractal systems * Complex systems * Networks * Econophysics * Sociophysics * Biophysics
Dr. Antonio Maria Scarfone
Collection Editor
Manuscript Submission Information
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Keywords
 non extensive systems
 generalized entropies
 boltzmann entropy
 renyi entropy
 non linear kinetic
 fokkerplanck equations
 quantum information
 geometry information
 fractal systems
 complex systems
 networks
 econophysics
 sociophysics
 biophysics
Planned Papers
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peerreview.
Tentative title: PeierlsBogolyubov’s inequality for deformed exponentials
Authors: Frank Hansen, Jin Liang and Guanghua Shi
Abstract: We study convexity or concavity of certain trace functions for the deformed logarithmic and exponential functions, and obtain in this way new trace inequalities for deformed exponentials that may be considered as generalizations of PeierlsBogolyubov’s inequality. We use these results to improve previously known lower bounds for the Tsallis relative entropy.
Tentative Title: Entropy dynamics in the statistical dynamics of large systems of active particles
Authors: A. Elaiw, M. A. Alghamdi, and N. Bellomo
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