Journal of Statistical Physics

, Volume 77, Issue 5–6, pp 1027–1037 | Cite as

On the connection of the formulas for entropy and stationary distribution

  • Y. Arkhipov
  • A. Klar
  • V. Vedenyapin


As is well known in statistical physics, the stationary distribution can be obtained by maximizing entropy. We show how one can reconstruct the formula for entropy knowing the formula for the stationary distribution. A general case is discussed and some concrete physical examples are considered.

Key Words

Entropy stationary distribution generalized dual to Gibbs' lemma 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Arkhipov
    • 1
  • A. Klar
    • 2
  • V. Vedenyapin
    • 1
  1. 1.Keldish Institute for Applied MathematicsRussian Academy of ScienceMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Fachbereich MathematikUniversität KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany

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