Entropy and equilibria in competitive systems

Klimenko, A. Y. (2014) Entropy and equilibria in competitive systems. Entropy, 16 1: 1-22. doi:10.3390/e16010001

Author Klimenko, A. Y.
Title Entropy and equilibria in competitive systems
Journal name Entropy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1099-4300
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3390/e16010001
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 16
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 22
Total pages 22
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publisher M D P I AG
Language eng
Subject 3100 Physics and Astronomy
Abstract This paper investigates the applicability of thermodynamic concepts and principles to competitive systems. We show that Tsallis entropies are suitable for the characterisation of systems with transitive competition when mutations deviate from Gibbs mutations. Different types of equilibria in competitive systems are considered and analysed. As competition rules become more and more intransitive, thermodynamic analogies are eroded, and the behaviour of the system can become complex. This work analyses the phenomenon of punctuated evolution in the context of the competitive risk/benefit dilemma.
Keyword Competitive systems
Non conventional thermodynamics
Tsallis entropy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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