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Title: On the relation between the Maximum Entropy Principle and the Principle of Least Effort
Authors: EGGHE, Leo
Lafouge, T.
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTER MODELLING, 43(1-2). p. 1-8
Abstract: The Maximum Entropy Principle (MEP) maximizes the entropy subject to the constraint that the effort remains constant. The Principle of Least Effort (PLE) minimizes the effort subject to the constraint that the entropy remains constant. The paper investigates the relation between these two principles. It is shown that (MEP) is equivalent with the principle "(PLE) or (PME)" where (PME) is (in this paper introduced) Principle of Most effort, meaning that the effort is maximized subject to the constraint that the entropy remains constant.
Notes: Hasselt Univ, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. Univ Antwerp, B-2610 Antwerp, Belgium. Univ Lyon 1, Lab Docsi, URSIDOC, F-69622 Villeurbanne, France.Egghe, L, Hasselt Univ, Gebouw D,Campus Diepenbeek, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.leo.egghe@uhasselt.be Thierry.Lafouge@univ-lyon1.fr
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/819
DOI: 10.1016/j.mcm.2004.01.017
ISI #: 000236048000001
ISSN: 0895-7177
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2007
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