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Distributions and channel capacities in generalized statistical mechanics

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

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Published date: 1998

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Local EPrints ID: 29483
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/29483
ISSN: 0375-9601
PURE UUID: 996ebf8f-a042-48cb-84f6-bef2f02a208c

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Date deposited: 12 Mar 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:57

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Author: P.T. Landsberg
Author: V. Vedral

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