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Title: Collective systems:physical and information exergies.

Abstract

Collective systems are typically defined as a group of agents (physical and/or cyber) that work together to produce a collective behavior with a value greater than the sum of the individual parts. This amplification or synergy can be harnessed by solving an inverse problem via an information-flow/communications grid: given a desired macroscopic/collective behavior find the required microscopic/individual behavior of each agent and the required communications grid. The goal of this report is to describe the fundamental nature of the Hamiltonian function in the design of collective systems (solve the inverse problem) and the connections between and values of physical and information exergies intrinsic to collective systems. In particular, physical and information exergies are shown to be equivalent based on thermodynamics and Hamiltonian mechanics.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
909392
Report Number(s):
SAND2007-2327
TRN: US200722%%1087
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; HAMILTONIAN FUNCTION; THERMODYNAMICS; SYNERGISM; EXERGY; CALCULATION METHODS; Inverse problems (Differential equations); Information systems.; Collective systems

Citation Formats

Robinett, Rush D. III, ), and Wilson, David Gerald. Collective systems:physical and information exergies.. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.2172/909392.
Robinett, Rush D. III, ), & Wilson, David Gerald. Collective systems:physical and information exergies.. United States. doi:10.2172/909392.
Robinett, Rush D. III, ), and Wilson, David Gerald. Sun . "Collective systems:physical and information exergies.". United States. doi:10.2172/909392. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/909392.
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abstractNote = {Collective systems are typically defined as a group of agents (physical and/or cyber) that work together to produce a collective behavior with a value greater than the sum of the individual parts. This amplification or synergy can be harnessed by solving an inverse problem via an information-flow/communications grid: given a desired macroscopic/collective behavior find the required microscopic/individual behavior of each agent and the required communications grid. The goal of this report is to describe the fundamental nature of the Hamiltonian function in the design of collective systems (solve the inverse problem) and the connections between and values of physical and information exergies intrinsic to collective systems. In particular, physical and information exergies are shown to be equivalent based on thermodynamics and Hamiltonian mechanics.},
doi = {10.2172/909392},
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place = {United States},
year = {Sun Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Sun Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
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