We propose a method for computing the Kolmogorov-Sinai (KS) entropy of chaotic systems. In this method, the KS entropy is expressed as a statistical average over the canonical ensemble for a Hamiltonian with many ground states. This Hamiltonian is constructed directly from an evolution equation that exhibits chaotic dynamics. As an example, we compute the KS entropy for a chaotic repeller by evaluating the thermodynamic entropy of a system with many ground states.
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