From Inference to Physics
Abstract
Entropic dynamics, a program that aims at deriving the laws of physics from standard probabilistic and entropic rules for processing information, is developed further. We calculate the probability for an arbitrary path followed by a system as it moves from given initial to final states. For an appropriately chosen configuration space the path of maximum probability reproduces Newtonian dynamics.
 Publication:

American Institute of Physics Conference Series
 Pub Date:
 November 2008
 DOI:
 10.1063/1.3039005
 arXiv:
 arXiv:0808.1260
 Bibcode:
 2008AIPC.1073...23C
 Keywords:

 02.50.Tt;
 02.40.Ky;
 05.70.a;
 Inference methods;
 Riemannian geometries;
 Thermodynamics;
 Physics  Classical Physics;
 Condensed Matter  Statistical Mechanics;
 Physics  Data Analysis;
 Statistics and Probability;
 Physics  General Physics;
 Quantum Physics
 EPrint:
 Presented at MaxEnt 2008, the 28th International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (July 813, 2008, Boraceia Beach, Sao Paulo, Brazil)