[EM] Thermodynamics

Forest Simmons forest.simmons21 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 4 13:06:30 PDT 2022


Do an internet search of "information mechanics" to confirm the validity of
this tight connection.

Information mechanics seems to be the key for the "unified field theory"
Einstein was looking for ... and more ... unification of classical and
quantum fields for all of the forces ... strong, weak, and intermediate...
if not a "theory of everything."

El sáb., 4 de jun. de 2022 6:26 a. m., Richard Lung <voting at ukscientists.com>

> Forest,
> The efficiency of heat engines, in thermodynamics, offer an analogy with
> voting methods. Many other sciences do so, if voting method follows the
> Stevens structure of measurement, held in common by other branches of
> science. (I published a free e-book, about scientific models of election
> method, called: Science is Ethics as Electics.)
> The basic principle, that thermodynamics and election method have in
> common is conservation, either of energy or information. (I believe
> scientists are currently translating energy terms into information terms.)
> Common-place teachings of social choice theory, including the American
> Mathematics Society, usually make the claim that there is no perfect voting
> system. The equivalent statement in thermodynamics is that there is no
> perpetual motion machine.
> As you point out, that does not preclude voting methods of different
> efficiency, the equivalent of heat engines of differing efficiency. The
> engines depend on efficient transfer of surplus heat, to work requirements,
> to keep the engine going. Similarly, transfers of vote surpluses, to
> elective quotas, keep the count procedure going. Heat forms a random
> distribution of motion. And votes typically form a random distribution of
> choice (subject to left or right skews).
> Binomial STV would perhaps be rather more efficient than traditional STV,
> because it rationally conserves exclusion information. In rough analogy, a
> binomial STV “heat engine” is better “insulated,” to conserve heat.
> Thermodynamics is not just a dynamic of heat but also its insulation, in a
> closed system. Likewise, an election method is not just an active election,
> but also a closed system of exclusion.
> Regards,
> Richard Lung.
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