Concepts and Recent Advances in Generalized Information Measures and Statistics

1. Since the introduction of the information measure widely known as Shannon entropy, quantifiers based on information theory and concepts such as entropic forms and statistical complexities have ...
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Heat and Entropy: A Brief History

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Evaldo M. F. Curado, Andres M. Kowalski and Raul D. Rossignoli

Abstract

We provide a brief description of the historical development of the concept of Entropy, from its origins related to heat to its modern interpretation as a special measure of information.

Keywords:

Heat, Entropy, Information Theory, Maximum Entropy Principle.

Affiliation:

Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas and National Institute of Science and Technology for Complex Systems Rio de Janeiro, Brasil