International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 23 (2000), Issue 4, Pages 243-251

Boltzmann-Gibbs entropy: axiomatic characterization and application

C. G. Chakrabarti and Kajal De

Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Calcutta, 92 A.P.C. Road, Calcutta 700 009, India

Received 15 August 1997

Copyright © 2000 C. G. Chakrabarti and Kajal De. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We present axiomatic characterizations of both Boltzmann and Gibbs entropies together with an application.