# Entropic Dynamics

@article{Caticha2015EntropicD, title={Entropic Dynamics}, author={Ariel Caticha}, journal={Entropy}, year={2015}, volume={17}, pages={6110-6128} }

Entropic 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…

## 47 Citations

Entropic Dynamics: Mechanics without Mechanism

- Physics, Computer Science
- 2017

The derivation of quantum theory is reviewed but the fact that Entropic Dynamics is based on inference methods that are of universal applicability suggests that it may be possible to adapt these methods to fields other than physics.

Relational Entropic Dynamics of Particles

- Physics
- 2016

The general framework of entropic dynamics is used to formulate a relational quantum dynamics. The main new idea is to use tools of information geometry to develop an entropic measure of the mismatch…

The Entropic Dynamics Approach to Quantum Mechanics

- PhysicsEntropy
- 2019

This paper reviews and extends the entropic Dynamics framework in several directions and shows that Hilbert spaces are not necessary ingredients in this construction and is shown that the ED that preserves the symplectic and metric structures is the linear Schrödinger equation.

Quantum phases in entropic dynamics

- Physics, Computer Science
- 2017

This work brings Entropic Dynamics one step closer to full equivalence with quantum theory by identifying constraints that lead to wave functions that remain single-valued even for multi-valued phases by recognizing the intimate relation between quantum phases, gauge symmetry, and charge quantization.

Exact Renormalization Groups As a Form of Entropic Dynamics

- PhysicsEntropy
- 2018

This paper shows that the exact RG equations can be derived using entropic methods, and the RG flow is then described as a form ofEntropic dynamics of field configurations.

J an 2 01 6 Relational Entropic Dynamics of Particles ∗

- Physics
- 2018

The general framework of entropic dynamics is used to formulate a relational quantum dynamics. The main new idea is to use tools of information geometry to develop an entropic measure of the mismatch…

Entropic Dynamics of Quantum Scalar Fields in Curved Spacetime

- Physics
- 2018

In the Entropic Dynamics framework quantum theory is derived as an application of the method of maximum entropy. In previous work the entropic dynamics of relativistic quantum scalar fields was…

Entropic dynamics: reconstructing quantum field theory in curved space-time

- PhysicsClassical and Quantum Gravity
- 2019

The Entropic Dynamics reconstruction of quantum mechanics is extended to quantum field theory in curved space-time. The Entropic Dynamics framework, which derives quantum theory as an application of…

The entropic dynamics of relativistic quantum fields

- Physics
- 2013

The formulation of quantum mechanics within the framework of entropic dynamics is extended to the domain of relativistic quantum fields. The result is a non-dissipative relativistic diffusion in the…

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