Angle, John (2011): SocioEconomic Analogues of the Gas Laws (Boyle's and Charles'). Published in: Proceedings of the 2011 Joint Statistical Meetings (19. December 2011): pp. 13751389.

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Abstract
Most social scientists would reject the possibility of socioeconomic analogues of the gas laws (Boyle’s and Charles’) on verisimilitude grounds. The gas laws relate the variables temperature, pressure, and volume. The possibility of socioeconomic analogues of the gas laws and their variables is suggested by the similarity of two mathematical models. One model is the Inequality Process (IP), a particle system model that explains a wide scope of socioeconomic phenomena. The IP is isomorphic to the particle system of the Kinetic Theory of Gases (KTG) up to two differences. The KTG is the microlevel explanation of the gas laws. Given a map from the KTG into the IP, the IP implies empirically valid socioeconomic analogues of Boyle’s and Charles’ Laws.
Item Type:  MPRA Paper 

Original Title:  SocioEconomic Analogues of the Gas Laws (Boyle's and Charles') 
Language:  English 
Keywords:  Boyle’s Law; Charles’ Law; econophysics; income and wealth distribution; Inequality Process; Kinetic Theory of Gases 
Subjects:  D  Microeconomics > D3  Distribution > D31  Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions C  Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C0  General > C02  Mathematical Methods 
Item ID:  40125 
Depositing User:  John Angle 
Date Deposited:  18. Jul 2012 10:23 
Last Modified:  15. Feb 2013 21:17 
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