Volume 91, Number 6, September 2010
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Geophysics, Astronomy and Astrophysics|
|Published online||06 October 2010|
Observational measurement of open stellar clusters: A test of Kaniadakis and Tsallis statistics
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Departamento de Física - Natal-RN, 59072-970, Brasil
2 Observatório Nacional - Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 20921-400, Brazil
3 Departamento de Física, Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte - Mossoró-RN, 59610-210, Brasil
Accepted: 2 September 2010
Stellar-residual-radial-velocity data of 14 stellar open clusters with ages in a range spanning two decades (108 to 1010 yr) allows us to show that the Kaniadakis and Tsallis statistics are in agreement with observational measurements. In this work we present clear evidences that the non-Gaussian parameters (κ, q) associated with power law distributions have a strong dependence on stellar-cluster ages. Further, in the context of this analyses we discuss how closely these parameters are related to each other.
PACS: 97.10.Kc – Stellar rotation / 05.10.Gg – Stochastic analysis methods (Fokker-Planck, Langevin, etc.) / 05.90.+m – Other topics in statistical physics, thermodynamics, and nonlinear dynamical systems (restricted to new topics in section 05)
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