In correspondence to conventional thermostatistics we formulate an H-theorem showing that transients solutions of nonlinear Fokker-Planck equations related to generalized thermostatistics converge to stationary probability densities. The H-theorem is applied to relaxation processes of classical bosons and fermions as proposed by Kaniadakis and Quarati, diffusion processes consistent with the generalized thermostatistics proposed by Tsallis, and stochastic processes with statistical feedback. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V.
|Journal||Physica A. Statistical Mechanics and its Applications|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|