AbstractEntropic Dynamics is a framework in which dynamical laws are derived as an application of entropic methods of inference. No underlying action principle is postulated. Instead, the dynamics is driven by entropy subject to the constraints appropriate to the problem at hand. In this paper we review three examples of entropic dynamics. First we tackle the simpler case of a standard diffusion process which allows us to address the central issue of the nature of time. Then we show that imposing the additional constraint that the dynamics be non-dissipative leads to Hamiltonian dynamics. Finally, considerations from information geometry naturally lead to the type of Hamiltonian that describes quantum theory. View Full-Text
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Caticha, A. Entropic Dynamics. Entropy 2015, 17, 6110-6128.
Caticha A. Entropic Dynamics. Entropy. 2015; 17(9):6110-6128.Chicago/Turabian Style
Caticha, Ariel. 2015. "Entropic Dynamics." Entropy 17, no. 9: 6110-6128.