Entropy 2014, 16(8), 4489-4496; doi:10.3390/e16084489

Complexity and the Emergence of Physical Properties

Received: 30 January 2014; in revised form: 28 May 2014 / Accepted: 4 August 2014 / Published: 11 August 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Entropy Methods in Guided Self-Organization)
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Abstract: Using the effective complexity measure, proposed by M. Gell-Mann and S. Lloyd, we give a quantitative definition of an emergent property. We use several previous results and properties of this particular information measure closely related to the random features of the entity and its regularities.
Keywords: effective complexity; emergence; Kolmogorov complexity; entropy
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Fuentes, M.A. Complexity and the Emergence of Physical Properties. Entropy 2014, 16, 4489-4496.

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Fuentes MA. Complexity and the Emergence of Physical Properties. Entropy. 2014; 16(8):4489-4496.

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Fuentes, Miguel A. 2014. "Complexity and the Emergence of Physical Properties." Entropy 16, no. 8: 4489-4496.

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