TITLE

Superstatistics: theory and applications

AUTHOR(S)
Beck, C.
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Continuum Mechanics & Thermodynamics;Mar2004, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p293
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Superstatistics is a superposition of two different statistics relevant to driven nonequilibrium systems with a stationary state and intensive parameter fluctuations. It contains Tsallis statistics as a special case. After briefly summarizing some of the theoretical aspects, we describe recent applications of this concept to three different physical problems, namely a) fully developed hydrodynamic turbulence, b) pattern formation in thermal convection states, and c) the statistics of cosmic rays.
ACCESSION #
17040308

 

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