[ExI] Interstellar FedEx
asa at nada.kth.se
Wed Sep 30 14:30:33 UTC 2009
Tomaz Kristan wrote:
> There is view to the entropy as only the energy dispersing.
It seems to be a rather limited view, mostly intended to facilitate
education. It doesn't link up at all with the statistical thermodynamics
> According to his view there is a link between "entropy" and "action".
Yes, there is something pretty entropy-like in how action gets
extremalised. People have been working on the links between the action
principle and the principle of maximum probability (after all, the
Feynmann path integral is a kind of probability maximization).
There might even be a link to evolution, see
(not sure whether this actually holds; evolution occurs in open systems
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