"Gell-Mann (Science Board, Santa Fe Institute) and Tsallis (Brazilian Center for Physics Research) present material on interdisciplinary applications of ideas related to the nonextensive generalization of entropy, Boltzmann- Gibbs statistical mechanics, and standard thermodynamics. Applications relate to dynamical, physical, geophysical, biological, economic, financial, and social systems, and to networks, linguistics, and plectics. A dripping faucet as a nonextensive system, the pricing of stock options, and spatial patterns in forest ecology are some subjects discussed. Material originated at an April 2002 workshop held at the Santa Fe Institute."--SciTech Book News
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About the Author
Murray Gell-Mann is at Sante Fe Institute. Constantino Tsallis is at Brazilian Center for Physics Research.