Volume 414, Number 3, February II 2004
|Page(s)||1177 - 1184|
|Published online||27 January 2004|
A study of complexity in Gamma Ray Burst using the Diffusion Entropy approach
Dipartimento di Fisica, Universitá di Siena, via Roma 56, 53100 Siena, Italy
2 INFN Sezione Pisa, Polo Fibonacci, via F. Buonarroti 2, 56100 Pisa, Italy
3 Dipartimento di Ingegneria Aerospaziale, Universitá di Pisa, via Caruso, 56100 Pisa, Italy
4 Scuola Normale Superiore & NEST-INFM, Piazza dei Cavalieri 7, 56100 Pisa, Italy
Corresponding author: N. Omodei, email@example.com
Accepted: 16 October 2003
The Diffusion Entropy algorithm is a method that allows the study of correlated non-stationary time series and allows the discrimination between signal and uncorrelated noise. DE provides a quantitative measure of the complexity by means of a scaling index δ. The aim of this paper is to apply this method to study and statistically characterize Gamma-Ray Burst light curves and to introduce a method to constrain and test GRB models.
Key words: gamma rays: bursts / methods: data analysis
© ESO, 2004
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