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Synonyms for entropy

(communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome

(thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work

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As reviewed above, the histogram constructed by taking spatial information into account can improve the entropic thresholding performance.
predetermination) or, its counterpart--the entropic model which sustains
Sheykhi, "Entropic corrections to Friedmann equations," Physical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol.
A schematic outline of the IGAC theoretical framework is presented as follows: once the microscopic degrees of freedom of a complex system of arbitrary nature are identified and its relevant information constraints are chosen, entropic methods are used to establish an initial, static statistical model of the complex system.
Elasticity is generally divided in two parts: energetic and entropic components [21, 34-38].
KECA-L1 uses an efficient convergence procedure, motivated by Nie et al.'s method [23], to search for the entropic components contributing to the most Renyi entropy of input data.
But this process of increasing entropy (the "entropic process") could not occur without some order in the first place.
As a result of external electric force, the polymer can overcome the entropic barrier due to the loss of the number of the configurations during translocation.
All Processes are following an evolutionary path once initiated and the path structure is always going from non physical to physical or from an entropic to a material Process and subsequently Process Field representation.
(NYSE: MXL) has completed its previously announced acquisition of Entropic Communications, Inc., the company said.
Appreciated left to right, the abstract imagery gradually shifted: light to dark, dilute to concentrated, entropic to orderly.
Based on an Entropic ARM Cortex A-9 secure integrated circuit (IC) solution, Telefonica's customers can now experience true HD graphical user interface capabilities together with the latest features in IPTV interactivity.
Entropic has unveiled that it's c.LINK 1.1 Ethernet over Coax (EoC) Broadband Access solution has been integrated into high definition (HD) set-top boxes (STBs) from leading Chinese STB manufacturer, Sichuan Jiuzhou Electronic Technology Co., LTD, (Jiuzhou).
With no conservation measures taken, the slow erosion of Double Negative lends it the look (from many viewsheds) of a native geological feature created not by human activity but solely through the entropic accretion of time and elemental change.
Entropic's Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) 2.0-based silicon and software has been chosen to power the NETGEAR WM2500RP MoCA-to-WiFi extender, which boosts whole-home video and data coverage.