In this review paper, we recall, in a unifying manner, our recent results concerning the Lie symmetries of nonlinear Fokker-Plank equations, associated to the (weighted) Tsallis and Kaniadakis entropies. The special values of the Tsallis parameters, highlighted by the classification of these symmetries, clearly indicate algebraic and geometric invariants which differentiate the Lie algebras involved. We compare these values with the ones previously obtained by several authors, and we try to establish connections between our theoretical families of entropies and specific entropies arising in several applications found in the literature.

We focus on the discovered correlations, but we do not neglect dissimilarities, which might provide -in the future-deeper details for an improved extended panorama of the Tsallis entropies.

Publication timeframe:
Volume Open
Journal Subjects:
Mathematics, General Mathematics