In the physical sciences, order and disorder refer to the presence or absence of some symmetry or correlation in a many-particle system. It follows that it is important to examine whether there is any regularity hidden in the phase transition of the disorder- order relationship. In this paper a series of experiments are devised and executed to reveal the power law relationship between order and disorder, and to determine that the power law is indeed an important regular pattern in the phase transition from disorder to order.

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Keywords order, disorder, power law, scale invariance, symmetry, regularity, physical sciences
JEL Hypothesis Testing (jel C12), Laboratory, Group Behavior (jel C92), Methodological Issues; General (jel C18)
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/79214
Series Econometric Institute Research Papers
Note The first two authors acknowledge the financial support of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (61363061), and the third author wishes to thank the Australian Research Council and National Science Council (NSC), Taiwan.
Citation
Yue, X-G, Cao, Y, & McAleer, M.J. (2015). From Disorder to Order (No. EI2015-31). Econometric Institute Research Papers. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/79214