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Determination of free energies on a simulation model


  • Josip Kasac

    () (Department of Robotics and Automation of Manufacturing Systems, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture - University of Zagreb)


Social free energy was recently introduced as a measure of social action obtainable from a given social system, without changes in its structure. In this article its relation with physical free energy for a toy-model of interacting agents is analysed. Values of the social and physical free energies are equivalent for the case of quasi-stationary state of toy-model of interacting agents. Classification-ACM-1998: J.4 [Computer Applications]; Social and behavioral sciences - Sociology

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  • Josip Kasac, 2003. "Determination of free energies on a simulation model," Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems - scientific journal, Croatian Interdisciplinary Society Provider Homepage:, vol. 1(1-2), pages 29-40.
  • Handle: RePEc:zna:indecs:v:1:y:2003:i:1:p:29-40

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    social free energy; social entropy; social systems; agent; modelling;

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    • C63 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computational Techniques


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