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Canonical distributions and phase transitions

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Entropy maximization subject to known expected values is extended to the case where the random variables involved may take on positive infinite values. As a result, an arbitrary probability distribution on a finite set may be realized as a canonical distribution. The Rényi entropy of the distribution arises as a natural by-product of this realization. Starting with the uniform distributionon a proper subset of a set, the canonical distribution of equilibriumstatistical mechanics may be used to exhibit an elementary phase transition, characterized by discontinuity of the partition function.
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20
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2
Strony
167-176
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Daty
wydano
2000
otrzymano
1999-02-03
poprawiono
2000-03-15
Twórcy
autor
  • School of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
autor
  • Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
Bibliografia
  • [1] J.W. Gibbs, Elementary Principles in Statistical Mechanics Developed with Especial Reference to the Rational Foundation of Thermodynamics, Yale University Press New Haven, CT 1902.
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  • [7] A. Rényi, On measures of entropy and information, Proceedings of the 4th Berkeley Symposium on Mathematical Statistics and Probability 1960, Volume 1, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA 1961.
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  • [9] W. Pauli, Die allgemeinen Prinzipien der Wellenmechanik, ``Handbuch der Physik, Bd. 24/1 Quantentheorie'', Springer, Berlin 1933.
  • [10] C. Shannon, A mathematical theory of communication, Bell Systems Technical Journal 23 (1948), 349.
  • [11] K.B. Athreya, Entropy maximization, IMA Preprint Series # 1231, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 1994.
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