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Physics, Structure and Information

  • F. J. Evans
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 219)

Abstract

An understanding of the behaviour of physical systems can be achieved both by assumptions concerning the physics of the system to produce a model, and by the measurement of relevant variables during some chosen behavioural experiment. In the first, the value of the model will rest on the validity of any assumptions made for reasons of simplification or expediency, and in the second care must be taken to ensure that the act of measurement itself in no way significantly modifies the system.

Keywords

Potential Function Electrical Network Irreversible Thermodynamic Storage Element State Space Equation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. J. Evans
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringQueen Mary College (University of London)LondonUK

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