Elimination of Unwholesome Actions: Physics Concept: Entropy

Published: 4 March 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/xfmjxtyg8k.1
Sunil Maria Benedict


This intriguing visual narrative unfolds an exploration into the dynamics of ethical interactions over a series of iterations, integrating the concept of entropy change. The model introduces an equilibrium between virtuous conduct and unwholesome actions, guided by a mathematical constant k. The initial conditions set the stage with a specified quantity of unwholesome actions and virtuous conduct. As the model iterates, the balance between virtuous conduct and unwholesome actions undergoes fluctuations. The change in entropy, illustrated by the 'Change in Entropy' line, is a key metric reflecting the system's evolving ethical state. The logarithmic transformation captures the sensitivity of entropy to the ratio of virtuous conduct to unwholesome actions. Adding an element of unpredictability, random fluctuations are introduced in each iteration. This stochastic influence is manifested through normal distributions, injecting a degree of variability in the ethical landscape. The random fluctuations create a dynamic narrative, representing the inherent uncertainty and complexity associated with ethical dynamics. The trajectories of 'Virtuous Conduct' and 'Unwholesome Actions' lines depict the ebb and flow of ethical choices, each influenced by both inherent tendencies and random perturbations. The plot effectively communicates the tension between ethical forces, showcasing how minor variations can lead to noticeable shifts in the ethical equilibrium. The title, "Entropy Change and Ethical Dynamics with Variations," encapsulates the essence of the visual narrative, highlighting the interconnectedness of entropy, ethical choices, and the inherent unpredictability that shapes ethical dynamics. This visualisation provides a compelling glimpse into the nuanced nature of ethical systems, where equilibrium is not static but subject to continual fluctuations and adaptations.


Steps to reproduce

import numpy as np import matplotlib.pyplot as plt # Constants k = 0.1 # Constant for the equation # Initial conditions initial_unwholesome_actions = 100 initial_virtuous_conduct = 10 # Number of iterations iterations = 50 # Arrays to store data for plotting entropy_changes = np.zeros(iterations) virtuous_conduct = np.zeros(iterations) unwholesome_actions = np.zeros(iterations) # Iterative model with variations for i in range(iterations): ratio = initial_virtuous_conduct / initial_unwholesome_actions entropy_change = -k * np.log(ratio) # Introduce random fluctuations entropy_change += np.random.normal(0, 0.1) initial_unwholesome_actions -= 1 + np.random.randint(-2, 2) initial_virtuous_conduct += 2 + np.random.randint(-2, 2) # Ensure non-negative values initial_unwholesome_actions = max(0, initial_unwholesome_actions) initial_virtuous_conduct = max(0, initial_virtuous_conduct) # Store data for plotting entropy_changes[i] = entropy_change virtuous_conduct[i] = initial_virtuous_conduct unwholesome_actions[i] = initial_unwholesome_actions # Plotting with variations plt.figure(figsize=(10, 6)) plt.plot(range(iterations), entropy_changes, label='Change in Entropy', marker='o') plt.plot(range(iterations), virtuous_conduct, label='Virtuous Conduct', marker='o') plt.plot(range(iterations), unwholesome_actions, label='Unwholesome Actions', marker='o') plt.title('Entropy Change and Ethical Dynamics with Variations') plt.xlabel('Iterations') plt.ylabel('Values') plt.legend() plt.show()


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Ethics, Data Modeling, Entropy, Entropy Coding