Table 2 Table of key terms and constants
SymbolQuantitative genetics/statistical physics
AMacroscopic observables
Embedded ImageConstraints
αEvolutionary forces/Lagrange multipliers
Embedded ImageDistribution of allele frequencies/Boltzmann distribution
Embedded ImageNeutral distribution (no mutation)/reference distribution
Embedded ImageRelative entropy, negative Kullback-Leibler divergence
Embedded ImageMean fitness
Embedded ImagePopulation size in a diploid population
LNumber of loci contributing to the trait
BAdditive genetic covariance matrix
CCovariance in fluctuations/susceptibility matrix
Embedded ImageFlux of the probability mass at frequency p