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The arrow of time (4): entropy and reversibility, pictured in designs

So…I do not see any convincing answers in physics to the basic question of `what is time?’. To wrap up this complicated subject for now, I will show some half-designs for the IMAPP symposium (which I did not elaborate on … Continue reading

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The arrow of time (3): what is it, actually?

No, but honestly: what is meant by the term `the arrow of time’? I cannot get my head around it, unfortunately. This seemingly puts me in an unenviable minority position, enhanced by my obvious ignorance of relevant theories in modern … Continue reading

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The arrow of time (2): Francesco del Cossa

[continued from the previous post:]   (click for enlargement)   The Arrow of Time (almost final design) The basis of the design is formed by a detail from the fresco `Allegory of March: the triumph of Minerva’ by Francesco del … Continue reading

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An entropy-related derivation of Benford’s law

In this thread of posts from 2012, the possibility of drawing a natural number at random was discussed. A solution offering relative chances was given, and stated to be in accordance with Benford’s law. Then, due to unforeseen circumstances, the … Continue reading

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Drawing a natural number at random, foundations of probability, determinism, Laplace (6)

To illustrate what I mean with entropy (I’m not sure how well this corresponds with usual interpretations), let’s consider the throwing of a traditional die (marked with 1 through 6). It is seemingly borne out by experience that the odds … Continue reading

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Drawing a natural number at random, foundations of probability, determinism, Laplace (5)

(I suddenly doubted the previous post, and had to look and think twice again. I discovered that I need to look more in detail at Benford’s law, because certain aspects of the relation between the solution of the previous post … Continue reading

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