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Intensive variables in the framework of the non-extensive thermostatistics
A. M. Scarfone
Physics , 2010, DOI: 10.1016/j.physleta.2010.04.076
Abstract: By assuming an appropriate energy composition law between two systems governed by the same non-extensive entropy, we revisit the definitions of temperature and pressure, arising from the zeroth principle of thermodynamics, in a manner consistent with the thermostatistics structure of the theory. We show that the definitions of these quantities are sensitive to the composition law of entropy and internal energy governing the system. In this way, we can clarify some questions raised about the possible introduction of intensive variables in the context of non-extensive statistical mechanics.
A mechanism to derive multi-power law functions: an application in the econophysics framework
A. M. Scarfone
Physics , 2006, DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2007.02.075
Abstract: It is generally recognized that economical systems, and more in general complex systems, are characterized by power law distributions. Sometime, these distributions show a changing of the slope in the tail so that, more appropriately, they show a multi-power law behavior. We present a method to derive analytically a two-power law distribution starting from a single power law function recently obtained, in the frameworks of the generalized statistical mechanics based on the Sharma-Taneja-Mittal information measure. In order to test the method, we fit the cumulative distribution of personal income and gross domestic production of several countries, obtaining a good agreement for a wide range of data.
Thermal and mechanical equilibrium among weakly interacting systems in generalized thermostatistics framework
A. M. Scarfone
Physics , 2006, DOI: 10.1016/j.physleta.2006.02.057
Abstract: We consider two statistically independent systems described by the same entropy belonging to the two-parameter family of Sharma-Mittal. Assuming a weak interaction among the systems, allowing in this way an exchange of heat and work, we analyze, both in the entropy representation and in the energy representation, the evolution toward the equilibrium. The thermodynamics evolution is controlled by two scalar quantities identified with the temperature and the pressure of the system. The thermodynamical stability conditions of the equilibrium state are analyzed in both representations. Their relationship with the concavity conditions for the entropy and with the convexity conditions for the energy are spotlighted.
Canonical quantization of nonlinear many body systems
A. M. Scarfone
Physics , 2005, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.71.051103
Abstract: We study the quantization of a classical system of interacting particles obeying a recently proposed kinetic interaction principle (KIP) [G. Kaniadakis, Physica A {\bf 296}, 405 (2001)]. The KIP fixes the expression of the Fokker-Planck equation describing the kinetic evolution of the system and imposes the form of its entropy. In the framework of canonical quantization, we introduce a class of nonlinear Schr\"odinger equations (NSEs) with complex nonlinearities, describing, in the mean field approximation, a system of collectively interacting particles whose underlying kinetics is governed by the KIP. We derive the Ehrenfest relations and discuss the main constants of motion arising in this model. By means of a nonlinear gauge transformation of third kind it is shown that in the case of constant diffusion and linear drift the class of NSEs obeying the KIP is gauge-equivalent to another class of NSEs containing purely real nonlinearities depending only on the field $\rho=|\psi|^2$.
Gauge equivalence among quantum nonlinear many body systems
A. M. Scarfone
Physics , 2011,
Abstract: Transformations performing on the dependent and/or the independent variables are an useful method used to classify PDE in class of equivalence. In this paper we consider a large class of U(1)-invariant nonlinear Schr\"odinger equations containing complex nonlinearities. The U(1) symmetry implies the existence of a continuity equation for the particle density $\rho\equiv|\psi|^2$ where the current ${\bfm j}_{_\psi}$ has, in general, a nonlinear structure. We introduce a nonlinear gauge transformation on the dependent variables $\rho$ and ${\bfm j}_{\psi}$ which changes the evolution equation in another one containing only a real nonlinearity and transforms the particle current ${\bfm j}_{_\psi}$ in the standard bilinear form. We extend the method to U(1)-invariant coupled nonlinear Schr\"odinger equations where the most general nonlinearity is taken into account through the sum of an Hermitian matrix and an anti-Hermitian matrix. By means of the nonlinear gauge transformation we change the nonlinear system in another one containing only a purely Hermitian nonlinearity. Finally, we consider nonlinear Schr\"odinger equations minimally coupled with an Abelian gauge field whose dynamics is governed, in the most general fashion, through the Maxwell-Chern-Simons equation. It is shown that the nonlinear transformation we are introducing can be applied, in this case, separately to the gauge field or to the matter field with the same final result. In conclusion, some relevant examples are presented to show the applicability of the method.
Legendre structure of the thermostatistics theory based on the Sharma-Taneja-Mittal entropy
A. M. Scarfone
Physics , 2005, DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2006.01.023
Abstract: The statistical proprieties of complex systems can differ deeply for those of classical systems governed by Boltzmann-Gibbs entropy. In particular, the probability distribution function observed in several complex systems shows a power law behavior in the tail which disagrees with the standard exponential behavior showed by Gibbs distribution. Recently, a two-parameter deformed family of entropies, previously introduced by Sharma, Taneja and Mittal (STM), has been reconsidered in the statistical mechanics framework. Any entropy belonging to this family admits a probability distribution function with an asymptotic power law behavior. In the present work we investigate the Legendre structure of the thermostatistics theory based on this family of entropies. We introduce some generalized thermodynamical potentials, study their relationships with the entropy and discuss their main proprieties. Specialization of the results to some one-parameter entropies belonging to the STM family are presented.
Canonical quantization of classical systems with generalized entropies
A. M. Scarfone
Mathematics , 2005, DOI: 10.1016/S0034-4877(05)00012-1
Abstract: We present, in the framework of the canonical quantization, a class of nonlinear Schroedinger equations with a complex nonlinearity describing, in the mean field approximation, systems of collectively interacting particles. The quantum evolution equation is obtained starting from the study of a N-body classical system where the underlined nonlinear kinetics is governed by a kinetic interaction principle (KIP) recently proposed [G. Kaniadakis: Physica A 296 (2001), 405--425]. The KIP, both imposes the form of the generalized entropy associated to the classical system, and determines the Fokker-Planck equation describing the kinetic evolution of the system towards equilibrium. Keywords: Nonlinear Schroedinger equation, Nonlinear kinetics, Generalized entropy.
Stochastic quantization of interacting classical particles system
A. M. Scarfone
Statistics , 2007,
Abstract: Starting from a many-body classical system governed by a trace-form entropy we derive, in the stochastic quantization picture, a family of non linear and non-Hermitian Schroedinger equations describing, in the mean filed approximation, a quantum system of interacting particles. The time evolution of the main physical observables is analyzed by means of the Ehrenfest equations showing that, in general, this family of equations takes into account dissipative and damped effects due to the interaction of the system with the background. We explore the presence of steady states by means of solitons, describing conservative solutions. The results are specialized to the case of a system governed by the Boltzmann-Gibbs entropy.
Dissociative attachment of an electron to a molecule: kinetic theory
A. Rossani,A. M. Scarfone
Physics , 2005, DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2006-00111-4
Abstract: Test particles interact with a medium by means of a bimolecular reversible chemical reaction. Two species are assumed to be much more numerous so that they are distributed according fixed distributions: Maxwellians and Dirac's deltas. Equilibrium and its stability are investigated in the first case. For the second case, a system is constructed, in view of an approximate solution.
Travelling waves in a mixture of gases with bimolecular reversible reactions
A. Rossani,A. M. Scarfone
Physics , 2003, DOI: 10.1016/j.physb.2003.11.090
Abstract: Starting from the kinetic approach for a mixture of reacting gases whose particles interact through elastic scattering and a bimolecular reversible chemical reaction, the equations that govern the dynamics of the system are obtained by means of the relevant Boltzmann-like equation. Conservation laws are considered. Fluid dynamic approximations are used at the Euler level to obtain a close set of PDEs for six unknown macroscopic fields. The dispersion relation of the mixture of reacting gases is explicitly derived in the homogeneous equilibrium state. A set of ODE that governs the propagation of a plane travelling wave is obtained using the Galilei invariance. After numerical integration some solutions, including the well-known Maxwellian and the hard spheres cases, are found for various meaningful interaction laws. The main macroscopic observables for the gas mixture such as the drift velocity, temperature, total density, pressure and its chemical composition are shown.
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