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Canessa, E (2003)

Theory of analogous force on number sets

Physica A 328, pp. 44-52.

ISSN/ISBN: Not available at this time. DOI: 10.1016/S0378-4371(03)00526-0

Abstract: A general statistical thermodynamic theory that considers given sequences of x-integers to play the role of particles of known type in an isolated elastic system is proposed. By also considering some explicit discrete probability distributions px for natural numbers, we claim that they lead to a better understanding of probabilistic laws associated with number theory. Sequences of numbers are treated as the size measure of finite sets. By considering px to describe complex phenomena, the theory leads to derive a distinct analogous force fx on number sets proportional to (∂px/∂x)T at an analogous system temperature T. In particular, this leads to an understanding of the uneven distribution of integers of random sets in terms of analogous scale invariance and a screened inverse square force acting on the significant digits. The theory also allows to establish recursion relations to predict sequences of Fibonacci numbers and to give an answer to the interesting theoretical question of the appearance of the Benford’s law in Fibonacci numbers. A possible relevance to prime numbers is also analyzed.

@article{, title = "Theory of analogous force on number sets", journal = "Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications", volume = "328", number = "1", pages = "44--52", year = "2003", issn = "0378-4371", doi = "10.1016/S0378-4371(03)00526-0", url = "", author = "Enrique Canessa", }

Reference Type: Journal Article

Subject Area(s): Analysis