A generalized entropy optimization and Maxwell–Boltzmann distribution★
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University Montreal,
H3A 2K6, Canada
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Received in final form: 11 October 2017
Published online: 19 February 2018
Based on the results of the diffusion entropy analysis of Super-Kamiokande solar neutrino data, a generalized entropy, introduced earlier by the first author is optimized under various conditions and it is shown that Maxwell–Boltzmann distribution, Raleigh distribution and other distributions can be obtained through such optimization procedures. Some properties of the entropy measure are examined and then Maxwell–Boltzmann and Raleigh densities are extended to multivariate cases. Connections to geometrical probability problems, isotropic random points, and spherically symmetric and elliptically contoured statistical distributions are pointed out.
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