Probability, Entropy, and the Foundations of Physics
Instead of the more traditional view of physics as a direct description of reality, our goal is to formulate physics as a set of models or tools to make probabilistic inferences about reality. The development of such an “Entropic Physics” requires the development of Bayesian and entropic methods in order to clarify the interpretation of the concepts of probability, information, entropy, and information geometry. This material together with its application to the foundations of statistical mechanics and of quantum mechanics is presented in the (still unfinished) book "Entropic Physics.”
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(Last modified 07/26/2022)
This is an ongoing work. Previous versions were published in 2008 and 2012.
“Lectures on Probability, Entropy, and Statistical Physics” invited monograph published by the 28th International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (Sao Paulo, Brazil 2008); arXiv:0808.0012.
"Entropic Inference and the Foundations of Physics” invited monograph published by the Brazilian Chapter of ISBA, the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (EBEB 2012, São Paulo, Brazil).