Entropic Dynamics

From: Saibal Mitra <smitra.domain.name.hidden>
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2001 19:03:23 +0200

   A new article by Caticha:


  I explore the possibility that the laws of physics might be laws of inference rather than laws of nature. What sort of dynamics can one derive from well-established rules of inference? Specifically, I ask: Given relevant information codified in the initial and the final states, what trajectory is the system expected to follow? The answer follows from a principle of inference, the principle of maximum entropy, and not from a principle of physics. The entropic dynamics derived this way exhibits some remarkable formal similarities with other generally covariant theories such as general relativity.
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