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This Wikipedia entry is what I was exposed to at university;

it was called Communication Theory at that time. The so-

called “other” entropies still baffle me. I call it the

“candy-store” entropy and have been utterly brainwashed and

hung out to dry, on its “truth”.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entropy_(information_theory)#Entropy_as_information_content

Communications require a transmitter, a channel, and a receiver. This theory allows electrical engineers to

describe the information content of alphabetic characters

and words so that optimal(but noisy) channels can be

determined.

e, P, p, E is the alphabet, the atoms and composite

particles are the words, the radiations are the noise,

and the channel is space(time).

To me, the analogy is fascinating; so I think/speculate

that most, if not all, models of particles and their interactions can be modeled not necessarily with Newton’s

old-style Calculus, but with the more modern Shannon

Information(communication) Theory concepts instead.

But it is important to know that I view this as merely an

hypothesis; the theory comes to me courtesy of Boltzmann, Gibbs, et. al., and finally Shannon.

Entropy is an extensive property and its paths are real

and reversible and conserved and symmetric(usually).

Thank you, cough, cough.