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Modeling the Disorder of Closed System by Multi-Agent Based Simulation

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Faculty of Computer Science, West Pomeranian University of Technology, 70-310 Szczecin, Poland
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Faculty of Physics and Applied Informatics, University of Lodz, 90-136 Łódź, Poland
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Entropy 2019, 21(11), 1105; https://doi.org/10.3390/e21111105
Received: 7 October 2019 / Revised: 2 November 2019 / Accepted: 8 November 2019 / Published: 12 November 2019
Mess (disorder)—there are many different meanings related to this problem. The explicit majority comes from the area of philosophical, social and medical sciences. In our paper, we try to present the engineering aspect of the concept of disorder. We propose a mathematical model which describes the effects and consequences concerning the process of making the mess. We use Multi-Agent Modeling, where there are several independent agents with decision-making ability. Each agent has the ability to communicate and perceive for achieving its own aim. We use square grid n × n with objects which can be moved by agents to another places. The degree of disorder of the system is examined by the value of entropy. Using computer simulation, we investigate the time needed to find the desired thing in an environment in which agents (in real life, people) co-exist and they have different tendencies to tidiness. The cost of mess is counted as the number of attempts to access the object in the analyzed system and the time needed to locate the object. View Full-Text
Keywords: agent-based modeling (ABM); closed system; complex system; computer simulation; disorder modeling; entropy; multiagent system agent-based modeling (ABM); closed system; complex system; computer simulation; disorder modeling; entropy; multiagent system
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Małecki, K.; Gwizdałła, T.M.; Bieńko, P. Modeling the Disorder of Closed System by Multi-Agent Based Simulation. Entropy 2019, 21, 1105.

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