We define and calculate the entropy of some random walks which have two endpoints fixed, and for which displacements are allowed to take all possible values. An example is given in which the entropy can either be increased or decreased by imposing a constraint. It is also shown, by example, that when the constrained entropy approaches its unconstrained value, the rate of approach is asymptotically O((ln n)/n).
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications|
|State||Published - 15 May 1992|