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Between disorder and order: A case study of power law

Yong Cao, Youjie Zhao, Xiaoguang Yue (), Fei Xiong, Yongke Sun, Xin He and Lichao Wang

Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 2016, vol. 456, issue C, 244-255

Abstract: Power law is an important feature of phenomena in long memory behaviors. Zipf ever found power law in the distribution of the word frequencies. In physics, the terms order and disorder are Thermodynamic or statistical physics concepts originally and a lot of research work has focused on self-organization of the disorder ingredients of simple physical systems. It is interesting what make disorder–order transition. We devise an experiment-based method about random symbolic sequences to research regular pattern between disorder and order. The experiment results reveal power law is indeed an important regularity in transition from disorder to order. About these results the preliminary study and analysis has been done to explain the reasons.

Keywords: Order; Disorder; Power law; Statistical; Entropy; Self-similar (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2016.03.045

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