Special Issue "Entropy in Model Reduction"
A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2010)
Prof. Dr. Alexander Gorban
Department of Mathematics, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK
Phone: +44 (0) 116 223 14 33
Interests: neural networks; chemical and biological kinetics; human adaptation to hard living conditions; methods and technologies of collective thinking
In the practice of modeling of complex systems tools are necessary for the construction of models which have appropriate complexity, accuracy and do not violate the basic laws. Methods based on entropy allow us to reduce the model’s complexity. At the same time, entropy based methods give the possibility to produce models which follow some basic principles: do not produce information from nothing, satisfy the second law of thermodynamics and have other attractive properties. The area of applications of these methods is enormously wide: from physics and chemistry to biology, psychology, sociology and economics.
In this volume we invite papers which propose, review and analyse entropic methods for model reduction and for analysis of reduced models. Works with various applications of entropic methods for model reduction are also welcome.
Prof. Dr. Alexander Gorban
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- model reduction
- complexity reduction
- dissipativity preservation
- physical kinetics
- chemical kinetics
- systems biology
Entropy 2010, 12(1), 136-147; doi:10.3390/e12010136
Received: 2 January 2010 / Accepted: 18 January 2010 / Published: 22 January 2010| Download PDF Full-text (488 KB)
Article: Entropy Variation in the Two-dimensional Phase Transition of Anthracene Adsorbed at the Hg Electrode/Ethylene Glycol Solution Interface
Entropy 2010, 12(3), 570-577; doi:10.3390/e12030570
Received: 14 December 2009; in revised form: 25 February 2010 / Accepted: 11 March 2010 / Published: 16 March 2010| Download PDF Full-text (455 KB)
Entropy 2010, 12(4), 706-719; doi:10.3390/e12040706
Received: 12 February 2010; in revised form: 23 March 2010 / Accepted: 1 April 2010 / Published: 1 April 2010| Download PDF Full-text (1808 KB)
Article: Engineering Model Reduction and Entropy-based Lyapunov Functions in Chemical Reaction Kinetics
Entropy 2010, 12(4), 772-797; doi:10.3390/e12040772
Received: 23 February 2010; in revised form: 21 March 2010 / Accepted: 23 March 2010 / Published: 8 April 2010| Download PDF Full-text (350 KB)
Entropy 2010, 12(5), 1145-1193; doi:10.3390/e12051145
Received: 1 March 2010; in revised form: 30 April 2010 / Accepted: 4 May 2010 / Published: 7 May 2010| Download PDF Full-text (539 KB)
Entropy 2010, 12(7), 1673-1695; doi:10.3390/e12071673
Received: 4 March 2010; in revised form: 15 June 2010 / Accepted: 18 June 2010 / Published: 28 June 2010| Download PDF Full-text (224 KB)
Last update: 10 February 2011