Victor Maslov

Victor Maslov nsIn human thermodynamics, Victor Pavlovich Maslov (c.1936-) is a Russian mathematical physicist noted for a number of publications, beginning in 2009, on a mixture of applications of thermodynamic modeling in economics and sociology, using a fluid thermodynamics formulation in thermoeconomics, in particular.

Overview
In his 2009 article “Similarity Laws in Thermodynamics”, Masolv states his objective as such: [1]

“We would like to move from the general statistical laws for molecules to jurisprudence and the elaboration of laws in human society. Here the matter concerns the origin of social laws based on the same principles of natural selection which annihilates biological communities when their entropy decreases.”

In his followup 2010 article "Thermoeconomics of Russia", attempts to account for collisions and interactions of people as such:

“This gives us the possibility to summarize the Feynman diagrams of collisions and creations of separate particles, as well as collisions and interactions of market goods transferred into money, and then combine this into general laws of thermodynamics of fluids dealing with few variables.”

Maslov, in this article also cites the work of American physicist Wayne Saslow (1999), American engineer Libb Thims (2002), and Russian physical chemist Georgi Gladyshev (1997), among others.

Maslov’s 2012 article “Wiener Quantization of Economics as an Analogy of the Quantization of Thermodynamics”, co-authored with Tanya Maslova, has the keyword topics: Godel’s theorem, Bohr’s complementarity principle, critical point of a gas, quantization of economics (see: human quantum mechanics), human thermodynamics, Friedman’s rule, Irving Fisher’s law (see: Irving Fisher), debt crisis. The abstract of the human thermodynamics portion of the article is as follows:

“We also consider debt crises, the stratification of society, and Islamic revolutions from the point of view of human thermodynamics.”

Education
Maslov has been actively studying mathematical physics in 1958. [1] He completed his PhD in physico-mathematical sciences in 1967, after which he became a professor. [2] In 2009, Maslov was associated with the V. A. Steklov Institute of Mathematics, Russian Academy of Sciences.

References
1. Maslov, Viktor P. (2009). “Similarity Laws in Thermodynamics: Monomers and Dimers and Their Relations to Crises in Society” (abstract), Russian Journal of Mathematical Physics, 16(4): 492-506.
2. Anon. (2008). “Dedication: Victor Pavlovich Maslov”, Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, 155(2): 673.
3. Maslov, Victor Pavlovich – Math-Net.Ru.
4. (a) Gladyshev, Georgi. (1997). Thermodynamic Theory of the Evolution of Living Beings. Nova Science Publishers.
(b) Saslow, Wayne M. (1999). “An Economic Analogy to Thermodynamics”, Am. J. Phys. 67(12): 1239-47.
(c) Thims, Libb. (2002-2005). Human Thermodynamics, Volumes 1-3, Unfinished Manscript. IoHT Publications.
5. Maslov, V.P. and Maslova, T.V. (2012). “Wiener Quantization of Economics as an Analogy of the Quantization of Thermodynamics” (abs) (keywords: Godel’s theorem, Bohr’s complementarity principle, critical point of a gas, quantization of economics, human thermodynamics, Friedman’s rule, Irving Fisher’s law, debt crisis), Mathematical Notes, 91(1): 81-89.

Further reading
● Maslov, Viktor P. (2010). “Tropical Mathematics and the Financial Catastrophe of the 17th Century: Thermoeconomics of Russia in the early 20th Century.” Russian Journal of Mathematical Physics, 17(1): 126-40.

External links
V. P. Maslov – Scientific Commons.

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