Distributions and channel capacities in generalized statistical mechanics


Landsberg, P.T. and Vedral, V. (1998) Distributions and channel capacities in generalized statistical mechanics. Physics Letters A, 247, (3), 211-217. (doi:10.1016/S0375-9601(98)00500-3).

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The purpose of this note is twofold. Firstly, we consider generalizations of Shannon's entropy and its application to thermodynamics based on extensivity considerations. Secondly, we apply the generalized entropy formalism to deriving various generalized channel capacities. We arrive at some surprising conclusions of systems achieving ''super-capacitance'' or ''sub-capacitance'' depending on the circumstances. These results suggest the possibility of improving the conventional Shannon capacity by using physical systems obeying more generalized statistics, but also predict behaviour which is hard to reconcile with experience.

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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Mathematics > Applied Mathematics
ePrint ID: 29483
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:17
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/29483

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