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Entropy 2018, 20(9), 696;

Probabilistic Inference for Dynamical Systems

Comisión Chilena de Energía Nuclear, Casilla 188-D Santiago, Chile
Departamento de Física, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Andres Bello, Sazié 2212, Piso 7, 8370136 Santiago, Chile
Grupo de Nanomateriales, Departamento de Física, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Chile, Casilla 653 Santiago, Chile
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Received: 30 April 2018 / Revised: 5 September 2018 / Accepted: 6 September 2018 / Published: 12 September 2018
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A general framework for inference in dynamical systems is described, based on the language of Bayesian probability theory and making use of the maximum entropy principle. Taking the concept of a path as fundamental, the continuity equation and Cauchy’s equation for fluid dynamics arise naturally, while the specific information about the system can be included using the maximum caliber (or maximum path entropy) principle. View Full-Text
Keywords: dynamical systems; bayesian inference; fluid equations dynamical systems; bayesian inference; fluid equations
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Davis, S.; González, D.; Gutiérrez, G. Probabilistic Inference for Dynamical Systems. Entropy 2018, 20, 696.

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