Table of Contents
Advances in Statistics
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 581259, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/581259
Research Article

Relative Entropies and Jensen Divergences in the Classical Limit

1La Plata National University and Argentina’s National Research Council (IFLP-CCT-CONICET)-C, C. 727, 1900 La Plata, Argentina
2Comision de Investigaciones Científicas (CIC), Argentina

Received 30 September 2014; Revised 21 December 2014; Accepted 11 January 2015

Academic Editor: Jos De Brabanter

Copyright © 2015 A. M. Kowalski and A. Plastino. 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.

Abstract

Metrics and distances in probability spaces have shown to be useful tools for physical purposes. Here we use this idea, with emphasis on Jensen Divergences and relative entropies, to investigate features of the road towards the classical limit. A well-known semiclassical model is used and recourse is made to numerical techniques, via the well-known Bandt and Pompe methodology, to extract probability distributions from the pertinent time-series associated with dynamical data.