The meaning of the word “Probability”

  • Myron Tribus
Conference paper
Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 70)


At the MaxEnt 94 conference, delegates were given a small card and asked to write on it their answer to the question: “What does the word ‘probability’mean to you?” The replies varied, but the overwhelming response was “Degree of belief”.


Maximum Entropy Classical Thermodynamic Scientific Hypothesis Expectation Energy Deterministic Description 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Myron Tribus
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  1. 1.Exergy, Inc.HaywardUSA

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