A few Ways to Destroy Entropic Chaoticity

Math Physics Seminar
Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 4:05pm
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 005
University of Cambridge
 In this talk we will discuss the definition of chaoticity and entropic chaoticity, as well as the background that led us to define these quantities, mainly Kac's model and the Boltzmann equation. We will then proceed to investigate the fine balance required for entropic chaoticity by exploring situations where chaoticity is valid, but not entropic chaoticity. We will give a general method to construct such states as well as two explicit example, one of which is quite surprising.