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Science from Fisher Information A Unification

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ISBN-10: 0521810795

ISBN-13: 9780521810791

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: B. Roy Frieden

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This book develops and applies an analytical approach to deriving the probability laws of science in general. It is called 'extreme physical information' or EPI. EPI is an expression of the imperfection of observation: Owing to random interaction of a subject with its observer and other possible disturbances, its measurement contains less Fisher information than does the subject per se. Moreover, the information loss is an extreme value. An EPI output may alternatively be viewed as the payoff of a zero-sum game of information acquisition between the observer and a 'demon' in subject space. EPI derives, Escher-like, the very probability law that gave rise to the measurement. In applications,…    
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Book details

List price: $278.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/10/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 504
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

Introduction
What is Fisher information
Fisher information in a vector world
Extreme physical information
Derivation of relativistic quantum mechanics
Classical electrodynamics
The Einstein field equation of general relativity
Classical statistical physics
Power spectral 1 f noise
Physical constants and the 1 x probability law
Constrained-likelihood quantum measurement theory
Research topics
EPI and entangled realities: the EPR-Bohm experiment
Econophysics
Growth and transport processes
Cancer growth