## Rajeev Kohli

*Lexicographic Systems*

**Abstract:**

Dictionaries, just like ordered lists of numbers, can be expressed as the readings of clocks. The latter representation, together with the observation that dictionaries describe such basic structures as protons and neutrons, the chemical elements, and amino acids and proteins, suggests a possible relation between the wave equations in physics and a lexicographic arrangement of time, energy and distance. Elementary aspects of quantum theory, including the wave-particel duality and the uncertainty principle, are interpreted in this context.

**Source:** *Complexity*

**Exact Citation:**

Kohli, Rajeev. "Lexicographic Systems." *Complexity* 4, no. 4 (1999): 15-25.

**Volume:** 4

**Number:** 4

**Pages:** 15-25

**Date:**
1999