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The q-exponential distributions, which are generalizations of the Zipf-Mandelbrot power-law distribution, are frequently encountered in complex systems at their stationary states. From the viewpoint of the principle of maximum entropy, they can apparently be derived from three different generalized entropies: the Rényi entropy, the Tsallis entropy, and the… (More)

The cumulative probability distribution of sparseness time interval in the Internet is studied by the method of data analysis. Round-trip time between a local host and a destination host through ten odd routers is measured using the ping command, i.e., doing an echo experiment. The data are found to be well described by q-exponential distributions, which… (More)

- Sumiyoshi Abe, Christian Beck, Ezechiel G D Cohen
- Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and…
- 2007

A thermodynamiclike formalism is developed for superstatistical systems based on conditional entropies. This theory takes into account large-scale variations of intensive variables of systems in nonequilibrium stationary states. Ordinary thermodynamics is recovered as a special case of the present theory, and corrections to it can systematically be… (More)

An analog of the Carnot engine reversibly operating within the framework of pure-state quantum mechanics is discussed. A general formula is derived for the efficiency of such an engine with an arbitrary confining potential. Its expression is given in terms of an energy spectrum and shows how the efficiency depends on a potential as the analog of a working… (More)

- Sumiyoshi Abe, A K Rajagopal
- Physical review letters
- 2003

The second law of thermodynamics in nonextensive statistical mechanics is discussed in the quantum regime. Making use of the convexity property of the generalized relative entropy associated with the Tsallis entropy indexed by q, Clausius' inequality is shown to hold in the range q in (0, 2]. This restriction on the range of the entropic index, q, is purely… (More)

- Yuki Sughiyama, Sumiyoshi Abe
- Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and…
- 2008

A nonlinear relaxation process is considered for a macroscopic thermodynamic quantity, generalizing recent work by Taniguchi and Cohen [J. Stat. Phys. 126, 1 (2006)] that was based on the Onsager-Machlup theory. It is found that the fluctuation theorem holds in the nonlinear nonequilibrium regime if the change of entropy characterized by local equilibria is… (More)

Event correlation between aftershocks in the coherent noise model is studied by making use of natural time, which has recently been introduced in complex time-series analysis. It is found that the aging phenomenon and the associated scaling property discovered in the observed seismic data are well reproduced by the model. It is also found that the scaling… (More)