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In the light of information-theory, are a state with maximum and minimum entropy the same?

In the case of gas (maximum entropy), one needs very little words to describe a part of the system, which looks the same as the whole system. The same holds for a crystal at zero temperature.

In both cases, one needs very little words to describe both systems (contrary to systems, like living organisms that lay between a minimum and maximum entropy)

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  • $\begingroup$ Obligatory 8-bit Theater. $\endgroup$ – Nat Jun 18 at 6:34
  • $\begingroup$ "are a state with maximum and minimum entropy the same?": Do you mean this literally, like if the two states are equivalent? $\endgroup$ – Nat Jun 18 at 6:40
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, because you need little words to describe the overall structure of both, while for describing us humans (who find themselves between these two extremes) you need zillions huge books to describe our structure. $\endgroup$ – descheleschilder Jun 18 at 13:15
  • $\begingroup$ I don't understand the article you refer to at all. $\endgroup$ – descheleschilder Jun 18 at 13:21
  • $\begingroup$ "Minimum" and "maximum" have the same number of letters. Does that make them the same? $\endgroup$ – D. Halsey Jun 18 at 18:39

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