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Historically, the notion of entropy emerged in conceptually very distinct contexts. This book deals with the connection between entropy, probability, and fractional dynamics as they appeared, for example, in solar neutrino astrophysics since the 1970's (Mathai and Rathie 1975, Mathai and Pederzoli 1977, Mathai and Saxena 1978, Mathai, Saxena, and Haubold 2010).The original solar neutrino problem, experimentally and theoretically, was resolved through the discovery of neutrino oscillations and was recently enriched by neutrino entanglement entropy. To reconsider possible new physics of solar neutrinos, diffusion entropy analysis, utilizing Boltzmann entropy, and standard deviation analysis was undertaken with SuperKamiokande solar neutrino data. This analysis revealed a nonGaussian signal with harmonic content. The Hurst exponent is different from the scaling exponent of the probability density function and both Hurst exponent and scaling exponent of the SuperKamiokande data deviate considerably from the value of ½, which indicates that the statistics of the underlying phenomenon is anomalous. Here experiment may provide guidance about the generalization of theory of Boltzmann statistical mechanics. Arguments in the socalled BoltzmannPlanckEinstein discussion related to Planck's discovery of the blackbody radiation law are recapitulated mathematically and statistically and emphasize from this discussion is pursued that a meaningful implementation of the complex ‘entropyprobabilitydynamics’ may offer two ways for explaining the results of diffusion entropy analysis and standard deviation analysis. One way is to consider an anomalous diffusion process that needs to use the fractional spacetime diffusion equation (Gorenflo and Mainardi) and the other way is to consider a generalized Boltzmann entropy by assuming a power law probability density function. Here new mathematical framework, invented by sheer thought, may provide guidance for the generalization of Boltzmann statistical mechanics. In this book Boltzmann entropy, generalized by Tsallis and Mathai, is considered. The second one contains a varying parameter that is used to construct an entropic pathway covering generalized type1 beta, type2 beta, and gamma families of densities. Similarly, pathways for respective distributions and differential equations can be developed. Mathai's entropy is optimized under various conditions reproducing the wellknown Boltzmann distribution, Raleigh distribution, and other distributions used in physics. Properties of the entropy measure for the generalized entropy are examined. In this process the role of special functions of mathematical physics, particularly the Hfunction, is highlighted.
special functions  fractional calculus  entropic functional  mathematical physics  applied analysis  statistical distributions  geometrical probabilities  multivariate analysis
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Investigations involving the theory and applications of mathematical analytic tools and techniques are remarkably widespread in many diverse areas of the mathematical, physical, chemical, engineering and statistical sciences. In this Special Issue, we invite and welcome review, expository and original research articles dealing with the recent advances in mathematical analysis and its multidisciplinary applications.
Mathematical (or Higher Transcendental) Functions and Their Applications  Fractional Calculus and Its Applications  qSeries and qPolynomials  Analytic Number Theory  Special Functions of Mathematical Physics and Applied Mathematics  Geometric Function Theory of Complex Analysis
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During the past four decades or so, various operators of fractional calculus, such as those named after Riemann–Liouville, Weyl, Hadamard, Grunwald–Letnikov, Riesz, Erdelyi–Kober, Liouville–Caputo, and so on, have been found to be remarkably popular and important due mainly to their demonstrated applications in numerous diverse and widespread fields of the mathematical, physical, chemical, engineering, and statistical sciences. Many of these fractional calculus operators provide several potentially useful tools for solving differential, integral, differintegral, and integrodifferential equations, together with the fractionalcalculus analogues and extensions of each of these equations, and various other problems involving special functions of mathematical physics, as well as their extensions and generalizations in one and more variables. In this Special Issue, we invite and welcome review, expository, and original research articles dealing with the recent advances in the theory of fractional calculus and its multidisciplinary applications.
operators of fractional calculus  chaos and fractional dynamics  fractional differential  fractional differintegral equations  fractional integrodifferential equations  fractional integrals  fractional derivatives associated with special functions of mathematical physics  applied mathematics  identities and inequalities involving fractional integrals  fractional derivatives
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For the 250th birthday of Joseph Fourier, born in 1768 in Auxerre, France, this MDPI Special Issue will explore modern topics related to Fourier Analysis and Heat Equation. Modern developments of Fourier analysis during the 20th century have explored generalizations of Fourier and Fourier–Plancherel formula for noncommutative harmonic analysis, applied to locallycompact, nonAbelian groups. In parallel, the theory of coherent states and wavelets has been generalized over Lie groups. One should add the developments, over the last 30 years, of the applications of harmonic analysis to the description of the fascinating world of aperiodic structures in condensed matter physics. The notions of model sets, introduced by Y. Meyer, and of almost periodic functions, have revealed themselves to be extremely fruitful in this domain of natural sciences. The name of Joseph Fourier is also inseparable from the study of the mathematics of heat. Modern research on heat equations explores the extension of the classical diffusion equation on Riemannian, subRiemannian manifolds, and Lie groups. In parallel, in geometric mechanics, JeanMarie Souriau interpreted the temperature vector of Planck as a spacetime vector, obtaining, in this way, a phenomenological model of continuous media, which presents some interesting properties. One last comment concerns the fundamental contributions of Fourier analysis to quantum physics: Quantum mechanics and quantum field theory. The content of this Special Issue will highlight papers exploring noncommutative Fourier harmonic analysis, spectral properties of aperiodic order, the hypoelliptic heat equation, and the relativistic heat equation in the context of Information Theory and Geometric Science of Information.
WeylHeisenberg group  affine group  Weyl quantization  Wigner function  covariant integral quantization  Fourier analysis  special functions  rigged Hilbert spaces  quantum mechanics  signal processing  nonFourier heat conduction  thermal expansion  heat pulse experiments  pseudotemperature  GuyerKrumhansl equation  higher order thermodynamics  Lie groups thermodynamics  homogeneous manifold  polysymplectic manifold  dynamical systems  nonequivariant cohomology  Lie group machine learning  SouriauFisher metric  Born–Jordan quantization  shorttime propagators  timeslicing  Van Vleck determinant  thermodynamics  symplectization  metrics  nonequilibrium processes  interconnection  discrete multivariate sine transforms  orthogonal polynomials  cubature formulas  nonequilibrium thermodynamics  variational formulation  nonholonomic constraints  irreversible processes  discrete thermodynamic systems  continuum thermodynamic systems  fourier transform  rigid body motions  partial differential equations  Lévy processes  Lie Groups  homogeneous spaces  stochastic differential equations  harmonic analysis on abstract space  heat equation on manifolds and Lie Groups
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