Comment on "third law of thermodynamics as a key test of generalized entropies"

G. Baris Bagci, Thomas Oikonomou

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Bento et al. [Phys. Rev. E 91, 022105 (2015)PLEEE81539-375510.1103/PhysRevE.91.022105] state that the Tsallis entropy violates the third law of thermodynamics for q≤0 and 0<q<1. We show that their results are valid only for q≥1, since there is no distribution maximizing the Tsallis entropy for the intervals q≤0 and 0<q<1 compatible with the system energy expression.

Original languageEnglish
Article number016103
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 14 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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