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Steepest entropy ascent paths towards the Max-Ent distribution

  title={Steepest entropy ascent paths towards the Max-Ent distribution},
  author={Gian Paolo Beretta},
  journal={arXiv: Mathematical Physics},
  • G. Beretta
  • Published 18 December 2013
  • Computer Science
  • arXiv: Mathematical Physics
With reference to two general probabilistic description frameworks, Information Theory and Classical Statistical Mechanics, we discuss the geometrical reasoning and mathematical formalism leading to the differential equation that defines in probability space the smooth path of Steepest Entropy Ascent (SEA) connecting an arbitrary initial probability distribution to the unique Maximum Entropy (MaxEnt) distribution with the same mean values of a set of constraints. The SEA path is relative to a… 

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