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Call number:TA153.C36::2010 Show nearby items on shelf
Title:TRIZICS teach yourself TRIZ, how to invent, innovate and solve impossible technical problems systematically
Author(s): Gordon Cameron
Date:2010
Publisher:CreateSpace
Size:389 p.
Contents:Introduction to TRIZICS -- Problem Solving and TRIZ -- Standard Structured Problem Solving -- Cause Effect Chain Analysis -- Ideality Scurve Analysis and the Trends of Evolution -- Nine Windows the Antisystem and the DTC Operator -- Functional Modeling and Trimming -- Scientific Effects -- Inventive Standards and Su-field Modeling -- Contradictions and ARIZ Tools -- Subversion Analysis -- Root Cause Analysis Incorporating TRIZ Tools
ISBN:9781456319892
Keywords: TRIZ theory , Engineering Methodology , Problem solving Methodology , Creative thinking , Technological innovations
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Call number:SPRINGER-2013-9780817684068:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Thinking in Problems [electronic resource] : How Mathematicians Find Creative Solutions
Author(s): Alexander A Roytvarf
Date:2013
Publisher:Boston : Birkhuser Boston : Imprint: Birkhuser
Size:1 online resource
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Note:This concise, self-contained textbook gives an in-depth look at problem-solving from a mathematicians point-of-view. Each chapter builds off the previous one, while introducing a variety of methods that could be used whenapproaching any given problem . Creative thinking is the key to solving mathematical problems, and this book outlines the tools necessary to improve the readers technique. The text is divided into twelve chapters, each providingcorresponding hints, explanations, and finalization of so lutions for the problems in the given chapter. For the readers convenience, each exercise is marked with the required background level. This book implements a variety ofstrategies that can be used to solve mathematical problems in fields such as analysis, calculus, linear and multilinear algebra and combinatorics. It includes applications to mathematical physics, geometry, and other branches ofmathematics. Also provided within the text are real-life problems in engineering and technology. Thinking in Prob lems is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in the classroom or as a self-study guide. Prerequisitesinclude linear algebra and analysis
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Contents:Preface
Using the Stars on Problems
Understanding the Advanced Skill Requirements
Acknowledgements
Jacobi Identities and Related Combinatorial Formulas
A Property of Recursive Sequences
A Combinatorial Algorithm in Multiexponential Analysis
A Frequently Encountered Determinant
A Dynamical System with a Strange Attractor
Polar and Singular Value Decomposition Theorems
2x2 Matrices Which Are Roots of Unity
A Property of Orthogonal Matrices
Convexity and Related Classical Inequalities
One
Parameter Groups of Linear Transformations
Some Problems in Combina
ISBN:9780817684068
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Keywords: Mathematics , Algebra , Global analysis (Mathematics) , Combinatorics
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Call number:SPRINGER-2012-9781461436881:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Problems in Probability [electronic resource]
Author(s): Albert N Shiryaev
Date:2012
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
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Note:Problems in Probability comprises one of the most comprehensive, nearly encyclopedic, collections of problems and exercises in probability theory. Albert Shiryaev has skillfully created, collected, and compiled the exercisesin this text over the cour se of many years while working on topics which interested him the most. A substantial number of the exercises resulted from diverse sources such as textbooks, lecture notes, exercise manuals, monographs,and discussions that took place during special semin ars for graduate and undergraduate students. Many problems contain helpful hints and other relevant comments and a portion of the material covers some important applications fromoptimal control and mathematical finance. Readers of diverse backgroundsfrom students to researcherswill find a great deal of value in this book and can treat the work as an exercise manual, a handbook, or as a supplementary textto a course in probability theory, control, and mathematical finance. The problems and exercises in thi s book vary in nature and degree of difficulty. Some problems are meant to test the readers basic understanding, others are ofmedium-to-high degrees of difficulty and require more creative thinking. Other problems are meant to develop additional theoretic al concepts and tools or to familiarize the reader with various facts that are not necessarily covered inmainstream texts. Additional problems are related to the passage from random walk to Brownian motions and Brownian bridges. The appendix contains a su mmary of the main results, notation and terminology that are used throughout thebook. It also contains additional material from combinatorics, potential theory and Markov chainssubjects that are not covered in the book, but are nevertheless needed for man y of the exercises included here
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Contents:Preface
1. Elementary Probability Theory
2. Mathematical Foundations of Probability Theory
3. Convergence of Probability Measures
4. Independent Random Variables
5. Stationary Random Sequences in Strict Sense
6. Stationary Random Sequences in Broad Sense
7. Martingales
8. Markov Chains
Appendix
References
ISBN:9781461436881
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Series:Problem Books in Mathematics, 0941-3502
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Keywords: Mathematics , Combinatorics , Distribution (Probability theory)
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Call number:SPRINGER-2010-9780387779560:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:The Pleasures of Statistics [electronic resource] The Autobiography of Frederick Mosteller
Author(s): Frederick Mosteller
Stephen E Fienberg
David C Hoaglin
Judith M Tanur
Date:2010
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
Size:1 online resource
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Note:From his unique perspective, renowned statistician and educator Frederick Mosteller describes many of the projects and events in his long career. From humble beginnings in western Pennsylvania to becoming the founding chairman ofHarvard Universitys D epartment of Statistics and beyond, he inspired many statisticians, scientists, and students with his unabashed pragmatism, creative thinking, and zest for both learning and teaching. This candid account offersfresh insights into the qualities that made M osteller a superb teacher, a prolific scholar, a respected leader, and a valued advisor. A special feature of the book is its chapter-length insider accounts of work on the pre-electionpolls of 1948, statistical aspects of the Kinsey report on sexual beha vior in the human male, mathematical learning theory, authorship of the disputed Federalist papers, safety of anesthetics, and a wide-ranging examination of theColeman report on equality of educational opportunity. This volume is a companion to Selected P apers of Frederick Mosteller (Springer, 2006) and A Statistical Model: Frederick Mostellers Contributions to Statistics, Science, andPublic Policy (Springer-Verlag, 1990). Frederick Mosteller (19162006) was Roger I. Lee Professor of Mathematical Statistic s at Harvard University. His manuscript was unfinished at his death and has been updated
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Contents:Examples of Quantitative Studies
Why Did Dewey Beat Truman in the Pre
election Polls of 1948?
Sexual Behavior in the United States: The Kinsey Report
Learning Theory: Founding Mathematical Psychology
Who Wrote the Disputed Federalist Papers, Hamilton or Madison?
The Safety of Anesthetics: The National Halothane Study
Equality of Educational Opportunity: The Coleman Report
Early Life and Education
Childhood
Secondary School
Carnegie Institute of Technology
Graduate Schools: Carnegie and Princeton
Magic
Beginning Research
Completing the Doctorate
Comi
ISBN:9780387779560
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Keywords: Statistics , Statistical methods , Numerical analysis , Distribution (Probability theory) , Educational tests and measurements , Mathematical statistics
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Call number:SPRINGER-2009-9780387746524:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:How Does One Cut a Triangle? [electronic resource]
Author(s): Alexander Soifer
Date:2009
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:How Does One Cut a Triangle? is a work of art, and rarely, perhaps never, does one find the talents of an artist better suited to his intention than we find in Alexander Soifer and this book. Peter D. Johnson, Jr. Thisdelightful book considers and so lves many problems in dividing triangles into n congruent pieces and also into similar pieces, as well as many extremal problems about placing points in convex figures. The book is primarily meant forclever high school students and college students intere sted in geometry, but even mature mathematicians will find a lot of new material in it. I very warmly recommend the book and hope the readers will have pleasure in thinking aboutthe unsolved problems and will find new ones. Paul Erds It is impossible to c onvey the spirit of the book by merely listing the problems considered or even a number of solutions. The manner of presentation and the gentle guidancetoward a solution and hence to generalizations and new problems takes this elementary treatise out of t he prosaic and into the stimulating realm of mathematical creativity. Not only young talented people but dedicated secondaryteachers and even a few mathematical sophisticates will find this reading both pleasant and profitable. L.M. Kelly Mathematical Rev iews [How Does One Cut a Triangle?] reads like an adventure story. In fact, it is an adventure story,complete with interesting characters, moments of exhilaration, examples of serendipity, and unanswered questions. It conveys the spirit of mathematical di scovery and it celebrates the event as have mathematicians throughout history.Cecil Rousseau The beginner, who is interested in the book, not only comprehends a situation in a creative mathematical studio, not only is exposed to good mathematical taste, b ut also acquires elements of modern mathematicalculture. And (not less important) the reader imagines the role and place of intuition and analogy in mathematical investigation he or she f
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Contents:Forewords
Preface
Part I: The Original Book
Pool Table, Irrational Numbers, and Integral Independence
How does One Cut a Triangle? I
Excursions in Algebra
How Does One Cut a Triangle? II
Excursion in Trigonometry
Is There Anything Beyond the Solution?
Pursuit of the Best Result
Convex Figures and the Function S(F)
Faul Erdos: Our Joint Problems
Convex Figures and Erdos' Function
Part II: Developments of the Subsequent 20 Years
An Alternative Proof of the Grand Problem II
Miklos Lasckovich on Cutting Triangles
Soifer's $50 Problem and Mitya Karaba
ISBN:9780387746524
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Keywords: Mathematics , Algebra , Combinatorics , Geometry
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Call number:SPRINGER-1996-9781461223887:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Insights of Genius Imagery and Creativity in Science and Art
Author(s): Arthur I Miller
Date:1996
Size:1 online resource (482 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4612-2388-7
Contents:1 Common Sense and Scientific Intuition -- At the Beginning -- The Mindset of Renaissance Scientists -- Galileo’s Imagination -- Conceptual Frameworks and Common Sense -- Galileo and Newton Become Common Sense -- The Waviness of Light
Waves -- Life on a Moving Platform -- A Problem with Relative Motion -- /Another Way to Think About Relative Motion -- Time and Light -- Concluding Comments -- 2 The Intuition of Atoms -- But Is Light Really a Wave? -- The Visual
Imagery of Intuition -- Atoms and Solar Systems -- Atomic Intuition and Visualization -- Visualization Lost, Intuition Redefined -- Intuitivity: The Central Issue -- Another Redefinition of Intuition -- Visualization Regained, in Part
-- Extending Intuition: Bohr’s Correspondence Principle -- Concluding Comments -- 3 Scientific Methods -- The Verdict of Experiment or Not? -- Data, Data Everywhere… -- Unwanted Precision -- Picking and Choosing Data -- Sociology
Influences Science -- The Principle of Relativity -- Conservation of Energy -- Heat Is Energy -- Unification of the Sciences -- 4 Faith in an Ordered Universe -- Certainty and/or Knowledge? -- The Sign of the Time -- Carnot’s Imaginary
Engine -- The Birth of Uncertainty -- A Mal du Siècle Over the Fin de Siècle -- Causality in Quantum Physics -- The Image of Light -- Quantum Effects and the Corsican Brothers -- 5 Speaking Realistically About Science -- Let’s Have a
Reality Sandwich -- Atoms in Antiquity -- Doubts About Atomic Reality -- Positive Thinking -- A Mach Attack -- Planck Converts to Atomism -- Atomic Vindication -- On Mach’s Philosophical Heirs -- Boredom Relieved, Momentarily --
Scientific Realism -- Scientific Antirealism -- The Social Side of Science -- Antirealism and Scientific Practice -- The Chic of Antirealism: Postmodernism/ -- The Two Cultures -- Some Very Modern Postmodernists -- Back to Reality -- 6
The Reasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in Physics -- Mathematics and Physics -- Pythagoras’s Preestablished Harmony -- Newton, Einstein, and Minkowski’s Dream -- Kant, Geometry, and the Cognitive Status of Science -- The “Right”
Sort of Statement -- Non-Euclidean Geometries and Euclidean Prisons -- Poincaré, The Origins of Geometry, and the Boundaries of Thought -- Testing Geometry -- Twentieth-Century Atomism, The Platonic Turn -- Can Physics Generate
Mathematics? Minkowski in Reverse -- 7 Scientific Progress and Metaphors -- The Pervasiveness of Metaphors -- The Interaction View of Metaphor -- Metaphors and Models of Scientific Thought -- Metaphor and the Emergence of Scientific
Knowledge -- Meaning and Antirealism -- Language and Realism -- Relativism in Language and Science -- Metaphors, Language, and Realism -- At a Loss for Words -- Metaphors and Analogies in Particle Physics -- Do Scientists Actually Use
Metaphors? -- A Platonic Interlude -- Another Nobel Prize Metaphor -- Metaphors and Scientific Progress -- Why Did Physics Develop As It Did? -- How Science Advances -- 8 Visual Imagery in Scientific Thought -- Some Background to
Mental Imagery -- Visual Imagery and Computational Psychology: A Study in Architecture -- The Imagery Debate -- A Model of Mental Processing and Its Critics -- Vision -- Gestalt Psychology and Vision -- The Present Status of the
Imagery Debate -- The Misuse of Language in Visual Imagery -- Thought Experiments -- Visual Imagery, Cognitive Science, and the History of Scientific Thought -- he History of Science and the Imagery Debate -- 9 Scientific Creativity --
Creativity and Digital Thought -- Creativity and Analog Thought -- A Model for Network Thinking -- Why Poincaré and Einstein? -- Poincar0 and Edouard Toulouse -- Portrait of the Mathematician -- The Scientific Creativity of Henri
Poincaré -- Poincaré and Creativity Research Circa 1900/Intuition and Logic -- Poincaré on Intuition, Aesthetics, and Mental Imagery -- Poincare Introspects -- Four-Dimensional Aesthetics -- Poincare and Relativity -- Einstein and Max
Wertheimer -- A Portrait of the Physicist as a Young Man -- Einstein in Love -- The Creativity of Albert Einstein -- Einstein Introspects on Intuition and Aesthetics -- Aesthetics -- Poincaré’s and Einstein’s Creative Thinking -- 10
Art, Science, and the History of Ideas -- Aesthetics in Art and Science -- One Person’s Aesthetics and Intuition May Not Be Another’s -- Science as Aesthetics -- Cubism and Quantum Mechanics -- Physicists Re-Represent -- Feynman
Diagrams, Representation, and Gestalt Psychology -- The Deeper Structure of Data -- Art in the Twentieth Century -- Picasso, Geometry, and Cubism: Relations Between Developments in Cubism and Science -- Picasso, Braque, and Space --
Cubism and Relativity -- Figurative to Nonfigurative, Objects Disappear -- Art Theory and Science Theory -- Creativity in Art and Science -- Searching for Reality -- Conclusion: The New Sciences
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Keywords: Mathematics , Physics , Mathematics , Mathematics, general , Physics, general
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Call number:Q172.5.C74N473::2015 Show nearby items on shelf
Title:The creativity crisis: Reinventing science to unleash possibility
Author(s): Roberta B. Ness
Date:2014
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Size:296 p.
ISBN:9780199375387
Keywords: Creative ability in science. , Science Study and teaching. , Creative thinking Study and teaching. , Inventions. , Technological innovations. , PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
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Call number:HD53.A28::2006 Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Idealized design: creating an organization's future
Author(s): Russell Lincoln Ackoff
Jason Magidson
Herbert J. Addison
Date:2006
Publisher:Upper Saddle River: Wharton School
Size:285 p
Contents:The stages of idealized design -- Organizing the process -- Preparing for an idealized design process -- Business enterprises -- Not-for-profit and government organizations -- Process improvement -- Problem dissolving -- Facilities and sites design -- Take the plunge -- The urban challenge -- The health-care challenge -- The challenge to government -- Energetics (business enterprise) -- Academy of Vocal Arts (not-for-profit) -- White House Communications Agency (government).
ISBN:9780137071111
Keywords: Creative ability in business , Creative thinking
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