Virial Theorem and NonEquilibrium CanonicalDissipative Distributions Characterizing Parkinson Tremor
Abstract
The virial theorem and the concept of canonicalstatistical distributions represent two fundamental elements of statistical physics. We apply these concepts to hand tremor oscillations recorded from six Parkinson patients. We find that the virial theorem holds for Parkinson tremor oscillations. In contrast, we find that the concept of canonical distributions fails to a certain extent and needs to be replaced by the notion of noncanonical (i.e., canonicaldissipative) distributions. In doing so, our analysis reveals both general statistical aspects and nonequilibrium aspects of Parkinson hand tremor.
 Publication:

International Journal of Modern Physics B
 Pub Date:
 2011
 DOI:
 10.1142/S0217979211057712
 Bibcode:
 2011IJMPB..25..243F
 Keywords:

 Virial theorem;
 canonicaldissipative distributions;
 Parkinson disease