Developed approaches to measure the structural organization of systems. The concept of entropy expands and acts as an asymmetric criterion for the systems complexity. The necessity of a nonequilibrium approach to describing the interaction of physical structures and the possibility of interpreting entropy as a measure of the structural diversity of systems is shown. The validity of this approach is confirmed by a number of examples of the evolution of different systems, the structural distributions of the elements of which play an important role in modeling physical and physicochemical processes. Theoretical aspects are based on the fundamental work of D. Gibbs and L. Boltzman. The information content of the entropy concept correlates with the well-known “complementary” factor - coentropy. In this work, the evolution curves of complex systems are constructed as dependencies on statistical diversity. The symmetry of the functions of the density of entropy and coentropy with respect to the bifurcation points is discussed. It is shown that two-phase systems “liquid – vapor”, “crystal – melt” are characterized by inversion of evolutionary trajectories.
Keywords: entropy, negentropy, koentropy, orderliness measure, structural variety, normal distribution, dissipative systems, asymmetric structure, orthogonal distributions, dependence inversion