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Call number:9783319256580:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Participatory Sensing, Opinions and Collective Awareness
Author(s):
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XXVII, 405 p. 83 illus., 70 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Part I New Sensing Technologies for Societies and Environment -- Part II Citizen Science, Participatory Sensing and Social Computation -- Part III Collective Awareness, Learning and Decision Making -- Appendix: Software and Hardware
Tools
ISBN:9783319256580
Series:eBooks
Series:Springer eBooks
Series:Springer 2017 package
Keywords: Physics , Application software , Environmental monitoring , Social policy , Economic sociology , Physics , Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building , Computer Appl. in Social and Behavioral Sciences , Organizational Studies, Economic Sociology , Monitoring/Environmental Analysis , Social Policy
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Title:Statistical Methods for Trend Detection and Analysis In the Environmental Sciences
Author(s): Chandler
Date:2011
Publisher:Wiley
Size:1 online resource (389 p.)
ISBN:9780470015438
Series:eBooks
Series:Wiley Online Library
Series:Wiley 2016 package purchase
Keywords: Statistics
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Call number:T11.F52::2005 Show nearby items on shelf
Title:A field guide for science writers : the official guide of the National Association of Science Writers
Author(s): Deborah Blum (ed.)
Mary Knudson (ed.)
Robin Marantz Henig (ed.)
Date:2006
Edition:2nd ed.
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Size:321 p
Contents:Learning the craft -- Choosing your market -- Varying your writing style -- Covering stories in the life sciences -- Covering stories in the physical and environmental sciences -- Taking a different path - journalists and public information officers -- Communicating science from institutions
ISBN:9780195174991
Keywords: Communication in science , Technical writing
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Title:Empirical Modeling and Data Analysis for Engineers and Applied Scientists
Author(s): Scott A Pardo
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (61 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-32768-6
Contents:Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Some Probability Concepts -- 2. Some Statistical Concepts -- 3. Measurement Systems Analysis -- 4. Modeling with Data -- 5. Factorial Experiments -- 6. Fractional Factorial Designs -- 7. Higher Order Approximations -- 8. Mixture Experiments -- 9. Some Examples and Applications -- 10. Binary Logistic Regression -- 11. Reliability, Life Testing, and Shelf Life -- 12. Some Bayesian Concepts -- 13. Validation and Verification -- 14. Simulation and Random Variable Genera tion -- 15. Taguchi Methods® and Robust Design -- References
ISBN:9783319327686
Series:eBooks
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Keywords: Statistics , Biomedical engineering , Biochemical engineering , Chemical engineering , Environmental sciences , Statistics , Statistics for Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry and Earth Scien , Statistical Theory and Methods , Biomedical Engineering/Biotechnology , Biochemical Engineering , Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering , Environmental Science and Engineering
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Title:Data-driven Modelling of Structured Populations A Practical Guide to the Integral Projection Model
Author(s): Stephen P Ellner
Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (29 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-28893-2
Contents:Introduction -- Simple Deterministic IPM -- Basic Analysis 1: Demographic Measures and Events in the Life Cycle -- Basic Analysis 2: Prospective Perturbation Analysis -- Density Dependence -- General Deterministic IPM -- Environmental Stochasticity -- Spatial Models -- Evolutionary Demography -- Future Directions and Advanced Topics
ISBN:9783319288932
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Keywords: Mathematics , Bioinformatics , Computational biology , Biomathematics , Mathematics , Mathematical and Computational Biology , Computer Appl. in Life Sciences
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Title:Magnetic Reconnection Concepts and Applications
Author(s):
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (73 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-26432-5
Contents:1 Fundamental concepts associated with Magnetic Reconnection W.D.Gonzalez, et al.- 2 Collisionless Reconnection and Electron Demagnetization J. Scudder, et al -- 3 MHD structures in 3D Reconnection E. Priest -- 4 Energy Conversion
during Reconnection M. Yamada, et al -- 5 Rapid Reconnection and Magnetic Field Topology E. N. Parker, A. F. Rappazzo -- 6 Magnetospheric Dayside Reconnection P. Cassak, S. Fuselier -- 7 Magnetospheric Tail Reconnection A. Petrukovich,
et al -- 8 Magnetospheric Separatrices: Theory and Observations G. Lapenta, et al -- 9 Comparative Reconnection in Planetary Systems R. J. Walker, X. Jia -- 10 Fractal Reconnection in Solar and Stellar Environments K. Shibata,
S.Takasao -- 11 Turbulent Reconnection in Astrophysical Systems A. Lazarian, et al -- 12 Radiative Reconnection in Astrophysics D. Uzdensky.- 13 Annihilation of Quantum Magnetic Fluxes W. D. Gonzalez.
ISBN:9783319264325
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Series:Astrophysics and Space Science Library: 427
Keywords: Physics , Geophysics , Space sciences , Plasma (Ionized gases) , Physics , Plasma Physics , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Geophysics/Geodesy , Geophysics and Environmental Physics
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Title:Varying Gravity Dirac’s Legacy in Cosmology and Geophysics
Author(s): Helge Kragh
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (4 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-24379-5
Contents:Preface -- 1.Introductory Issues -- 2.Varying Gravity -- 3.The Expanding Earth -- 4.After Plate Tectonics -- Bibliography -- Index
ISBN:9783319243795
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Series:Science Networks. Historical Studies: 54
Keywords: Mathematics , History , Cosmology , Geophysics , Mathematics , History of Mathematical Sciences , Cosmology , Geophysics and Environmental Physics
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Title:Stochastics of Environmental and Financial Economics Centre of Advanced Study, Oslo, Norway, 2014-2015
Author(s):
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (27 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-23425-0
Contents:Some recent developments in ambit stochastics -- Functional and Banach space stochastic calculi. Path-dependent Kolmogorov equations associated with the frame of a Brownian motion -- Nonlinear Young integrals via fractional calculus -- A weak limit theorem for numerical approximation of Brownian semi-stationary processes -- Non-elliptic SPDEs and ambit fields: existence of densities -- Dynamic risk measures and path-dependent second order PDEs -- Pricing CoCos with a market trigger -- Quantification of model risk in quadratic hedging in finance -- Risk-sensitive mean-field type control under partial observation -- Risk aversion in modeling of cap-and-trade mechanism and optimal design of emission markets -- Exponential ergodicity of the jump-diffusi on CIR process -- Optimal control of predictive mean-field equations and applications to finance -- Modelling the impact of wind power production on electricity prices by regime-switching Levy semistationary processes -- Pricing options on
EU ETS certificates with a time-varying market price of risk model
ISBN:9783319234250
Series:eBooks
Series:SpringerLink (Online service)
Series:Springer eBooks
Series:Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics: 138
Keywords: Mathematics , Partial differential equations , Game theory , System theory , Calculus of variations , Probabilities , Environmental economics , Mathematics , Systems Theory, Control , Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes , Environmental Economics , Game Theory, Economics, Social and Behav. Sciences , Partial Differential Equations , Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control Optimization
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Call number:SPRINGER-2014-9789401787895:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:The Earth's Hydrological Cycle [electronic resource]
Author(s): Lennart Bengtsson
R.-M Bonnet
M Calisto
G Destouni
R Gurney
J Johannessen
Y Kerr
W.A Lahoz
M Rast
Date:2014
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:This book gives a comprehensive presentation of our present understanding of the Earth's Hydrological cycle and the problems, consequences and impacts that go with this topic. Water is a central component in the Earth's system.It is indispensable for life on Earth in its present form and influences virtually every aspect of our planet's life support system. On relatively short time scales, atmospheric water vapor interacts with the atmospheric circulationand is crucial in forming the Earth's climate zones. Water vapor is the most powerful of the greenhouse gases and serves to enhance the tropospheric temperature. The dominant part of available water on Earth resides in the oceans.Parts are locked up in the land ice on Greenland and Antarctica and a s maller part is estimated to exist as groundwater. If all the ice over the land and all the glaciers were to melt, the sea level would rise by some 80 m. Incomparison, the total amount of water vapor in the atmosphere is small it amounts to ~ 25 kg/m2, or the equivalent of 25 mm water for each column of air. Yet atmospheric water vapor is crucial for the Earths energy balance. Thebook gives an up to date presentation of the present knowledge. Previously published in Surveys in Geophysics, Volume 35, No. 3, 2014
Contents:Foreword
Review of understanding of Earths hydrological cycle: Observations, theory and modeling
Challenges in water cycle research
Physically consistent responses of the global atmospheric cycle in models and observations
Quantifying and reducing uncertainties in the large scale response of the water cycle
Conceptual problems in Land Surface Data Assimilation
Initialisation of land surface variables for Numerical Weather Prediction
Closing the gaps in our knowledge of the hydrological cycle over land: Conceptual problems
Toward improved estimation of the dynamic top
ISBN:9789401787895
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Series:Space Sciences Series of ISSI, 1385-7525 : v46
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Environmental sciences , Oceanography , Climatic changes
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Title:Unsteady Computational Fluid Dynamics in Aeronautics [electronic resource]
Author(s): P.G Tucker
Date:2014
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:The field of Large Eddy Simulation (LES) and hybrids is a vibrant research area. This book runs through all the potential unsteady modelling fidelity ranges, from low-order to LES. The latter is probably the highest fidelity forpractical aerospace sy stems modelling. Cutting edge new frontiers are defined. One example of a pressing environmental concern is noise. For the accurate prediction of this, unsteady modelling is needed. Hence computationalaeroacoustics is explored. It is also emerging that th ere is a critical need for coupled simulations. Hence, this area is also considered and the tensions of utilizing such simulations with the already expensive LES. This work hasrelevance to the general field of CFD and LES and to a wide variety of non-aero space aerodynamic systems (e.g. cars, submarines, ships, electronics, buildings). Topics treated include unsteady flow techniques LES and hybrids generalnumerical methods computational aeroacoustics computational aeroelasticity coupled simulations and tur bulence and its modelling (LES, RANS, transition, VLES, URANS). The volume concludes by pointing forward to future horizons and inparticular the industrial use of LES. The writing style is accessible and useful to both academics and industrial practitione rs. From the reviews: Tucker's volume provides a very welcome, concise discussion of current capabilitiesfor simulating and modellng unsteady aerodynamic flows. It covers the various possible numerical techniques in good, clear detail and presents a very wide range of practical applications beautifully illustrated in many cases. Thisbook thus provides a valuable text for practicing engineers, a rich source of background information for students and those new to this area of Research & Development, and an excellent state-of-the-art review for others. A greatachievement. Mark Savill FHEA, FRAeS, C.Eng, Professor of Computational Aerodynamics Design & Head of Power & Propulsion Sciences, Depart
Contents:Preface
1 Introduction
2 Computational Methods for Unsteady Flows
3 Turbulence and its Modelling
4 Computational Aerodynamics Methods
5 Applications of Eddy Resolving Methods
6 Computational Aeroacoustics
7 Coupled Computational Aerodynamics
8 Future Outlook
Appendix A Numerical Scheme Performance Studies
Appendix B RANS Models
Index
ISBN:9789400770492
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Series:Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications, 0926-5112 : v104
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Engineering , Computer science , Hydraulic engineering , Astronautics
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Title:Mathematical Models and Methods for Planet Earth [electronic resource]
Author(s): Alessandra Celletti
Ugo Locatelli
Tommaso Ruggeri
Elisabetta Strickland
Date:2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:In 2013 several scientific activities have been devoted to mathematical researches for the study of planet Earth. The current volume presents a selection of the highly topical issues presented at the workshop MathematicalModels and Methods for Planet Earth, held in Roma (Italy), in May 2013. The fields of interest span from impacts of dangerous asteroids to the safeguard from space debris, from climatic changes to monitoring geological events, fromthe study of tumor growth to sociological problems. I n all these fields the mathematical studies play a relevant role as a tool for the analysis of specific topics and as an ingredient of multidisciplinary problems. To investigatethese problems we will see many different mathematical tools at work: just to mention some, stochastic processes, PDE, normal forms, chaos theory
Contents:1 Christiane Rousseau: Mathematics of Planet Earth
2 Laure Saint
Raymond: The role of boundary layers in the large
scale ocean circulation
3 Paolo Dai Pra: Noise
induced periodicity: some stochastic models for complex biological systems
4 Andrea Tosin: Kinetic equations and stochastic game theory for social systems
5 Luigi Preziosi: Using mathematical modelling as a virtual microscope to support biomedical research
6 Adriano Barra: Ferromagnetic models for cooperative behavior: Revisiting Universality in complex phenomena
7 Ettore Perozzi:
ISBN:9783319026572
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Series:Springer INdAM Series, 2281-518X : v6
Series:Mathematics and Statistics (Springer-11649)
Keywords: Environmental sciences , Geography , Mathematical physics
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Title:Multi-indicator Systems and Modelling in Partial Order [electronic resource]
Author(s): Rainer Brggemann
Lars Carlsen
Jochen Wittmann
Date:2014
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:Multi-indicator Systems and Modelling in Partial Order contains the newest theoretical concepts as well as new applications, and applications where standard multivariate statistics fail. Some of the presentations have theircounterpart in the book how ever, there are many contributions, which are completely new in the field of applied partial order
Contents:Part A: Theory
Evaluation as a general approach to problem driven mathematical modeling
Multivariate Data Sets for Inference of Order: Some Considerations and Explorations
Measures of Incomparability and of Inequality and their Applications
Measuring structural dissimilarity between finite partial orders
Measuring complexity of partially ordered sets
Part B: Partial Order as Tool to Analyse Composite Indicators
Comparative Knowledge Discovery with Partial Order and Composite Indicator
A software platform Towards a Comparison of Cars
A case study for Handling Ratio
Bas
ISBN:9781461482239
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Keywords: Statistics , Environmental management , Environmental sciences
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Title:Advanced Sensors for Safety and Security [electronic resource]
Author(s): Ashok Vaseashta
Surik Khudaverdyan
Date:2013
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer
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Note:This book results from a NATO Advanced Research Workshop titled Technological Innovations in CBRNE Sensing and Detection for Safety, Security, and Sustainability held in Yerevan, Armenia in 2012. The objective was todiscuss and exchange views as to h ow fusion of advanced technologies can lead to improved sensors/detectors in support of defense, security, and situational awareness. The chapters range from policy and implementation, advanced sensorplatforms using stand-off (THz and optical) and point-c ontact methods for detection of chemical, nuclear, biological, nuclear and explosive agents and contaminants in water, to synthesis methods for several materials used for sensors.In view of asymmetric, kinetic, and distributed nature of threat vectors, an emphasis is placed to examine new generation of sensors/detectors that utilize an ecosystems of innovation and advanced sciences convergence in support ofeffective counter-measures against CBRNE threats. The book will be of considerable interest and valu e to those already pursuing or considering careers in the field of nanostructured materials, and sensing/detection of CBRNE agentsand water-borne contaminants. For policy implementation and compliance standpoint, the book serves as a resource of several i nformative contributions. In general, it serves as a valuable source of information for those interested inhow nanomaterials and nanotechnologies are advancing the field of sensing and detection using nexus of advanced technologies for scientists, technol ogists, policy makers, and soldiers and commanders
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Contents:Preface
Part I. Invited and Key Lectures
Challenges and Opportunities
Ecosystem of Innovations using Nanomaterials based CBRNE Sensors and Threat Mitigation
New Terahertz Security Opportunities Based on Nanometric Technology
Structured Inorganic Oxide
Based Materials for the Absorption and Destruction of CBRN Agents
The Quirra Syndrome: Matter of Translational Medicine
Part II. Policy, Diplomacy, Verification, Compliance, Implementation
The Yin and Yang of Countering Biological Threats: Public Health And Security Under The International Health Regulations, Biological Wea
ISBN:9789400770034
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Series:NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics, 1874-6500
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Environmental sciences , Engineering , Environmental pollution
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Call number:SPRINGER-2013-9783642368097:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Analyzing Compositional Data with R [electronic resource]
Author(s): K. Gerald van den Boogaart
Raimon Tolosana-Delgado
Date:2013
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer
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Note:This book presents the statistical analysis of compositional data sets, i.e., data in percentages, proportions, concentrations, etc. The subject is covered from its grounding principles to the practical use in descriptiveexploratory analysis, robust linear models and advanced multivariate statistical methods, including zeros and missing values, and paying special attention to data visualization and model display issues. Many illustrated examples andcode chunks guide the reader into their modeling and interpretation. And, though the book primarily serves as a reference guide for the R package compositions, it is also a general introductory text on Compositional DataAnalysis. Awareness of their special characteristics spread in the Geosciences in the e arly sixties, but a strategy for properly dealing with them was not available until the works of Aitchison in the eighties. Since then, research hasexpanded our understanding of their theoretical principles and the potentials and limitations of their inte rpretation. This is the first comprehensive textbook addressing these issues, as well as their practical implications withregard to software. The book is intended for scientists interested in statistically analyzing their compositional data. The subject e njoys relatively broad awareness in the geosciences and environmental sciences, but the spectrum ofrecent applications also covers areas like medicine, official statistics, and economics. Readers should be familiar with basic univariate and multivariate s tatistics. Knowledge of R is recommended but not required, as the book isself-contained
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Contents:Introduction
Fundamental Concepts of Compositional Data Analysis
Distributions for Random Compositions
Descriptive Analysis of Compositional Data
Linear Models for Compositions
Multivariate Statistics
Zeroes, Missings and Outliers
References
Index.
ISBN:9783642368097
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Series:Mathematics and Statistics (Springer-11649)
Keywords: Statistics , Geochemistry , Mathematical statistics
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Title:Bayesian Hierarchical Space-Time Models with Application to Significant Wave Height [electronic resource]
Author(s): Erik Vanem
Date:2013
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer
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Note:This book provides an example of a thorough statistical treatment in space and time of ocean wave data. It is demonstrated how the flexible framework of Bayesian hierarchical space-time models can be applied to oceanographicprocesses such as signific ant wave height in order to describe dependence structures and uncertainties in the data. This monograph is a research book and it is in some sense cross-disciplinary. The methodology itself is firmly rootedin the statistical research tradition, based on probability theory and stochastic processes. However, the methodology has been applied to a problem within physical oceanography, analysing data for significant wave height, which are ofcrucial importance to ocean engineering disciplines. Indeed, the stat istical properties of significant wave height are important for the design, construction and operation of ships and other marine and coastal structures. Furthermore,the book addresses the question of whether climate change has an effect of the ocean wave climate, and if so what these effects might be. Thus, this book is an important contribution to the on-going debate on climate change, itsimplications and how to adapt to a changing climate, with a particular focus on the maritime industries and the marin e environment. This book should be of general interest to anyone with an interest in statistical modelling ofenvironmental processes, and in particular to those with a particular interest in the ocean wave climate. It is written on a level that should be understandable to everyone with a basic background in statistics or elementarymathematics, and an introduction to some basic concepts is given in appendices for the uninitiated reader. The intended readership incudes students and professionals involved in statistics, oceanography, ocean engineering,environmental research, climate sciences and risk assessment. Moreover, different stakeholders within the maritime industries such as design offices, classif
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Contents:Preface
Acronyms
1.Introduction and Background
2.Literature Survey on StochasticWave Models
3.A Bayesian Hierarchical Space
Time Model for Significant Wave Height
4.Including a Log
Transform of the Data
6.Bayesian Hierarchical Modelling of the Ocean Windiness
7.Application: Impacts on Ship Structural Loads
8.Case study: Modelling the Effect of Climate Change on the Worlds Oceans
9.Summary and Conclusions
A.Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods
B.Extreme Value Modelling
C.Markov Random Fields
D.Derivation of the Full Conditionals of the Bayesian Hierarchical
ISBN:9783642302534
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Series:Ocean Engineering & Oceanography, 2194-6396 : v2
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Keywords: Statistics , Distribution (Probability theory)
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Title:Protection of Materials and Structures From the Space Environment [electronic resource]
Author(s): Jacob Kleiman
Masahito Tagawa
Yugo Kimoto
Date:2013
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer
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Note:The goals of the 10th International Space Conference on Protection of Materials and Structures from Space Environment ICPMSE-10J, since its inception in 1992, have been to facilitate exchanges between members of the variousengineering and science dis ciplines involved in the development of space materials, including aspects of LEO, GEO and Deep Space environments, ground-based qualification, and in-flight experiments and lessons learned from operationalvehicles that are closely interrelated to discipl ines of the atmospheric sciences, solar-terrestrial interactions and space life sciences. The knowledge of environmental conditions on and around the Moon, Mars, Venus and the low Earthorbit as well as other possible candidates for landing such as asteroi ds have become an important issue, and protecting both hardware and human life from the effects of space environments has taken on a new meaning in light of theincreased interest in space travel and colonization of other planets. And while many material e xperiments have been carried out on the ground and in open space in the last 50 years (LDEF, MEEP, SARE, MISSE, AOP, DSPSE, ESEM, EURECA,HST, MDIM, MIS, MPID, MPAC and SEED), many questions regarding the environmental impact of space on materials remain e ither poorly understood or unanswered. The coming generations of scientists will have to continue this work andtackle new challenges, continuing to build the level of confidence humans will need to continue the colonization of space. It is hoped that the proceedings of the ICPMSE-10J presented in this book will constitute a small contributionto doing so
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ISBN:9783642302299
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Series:Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings, 1570-6591 : v32
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Engineering , Astrophysics , Astronautics , Structural control (Engineering) , Materials
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Title:Introduction to Global Optimization Exploiting Space-Filling Curves [electronic resource]
Author(s): Yaroslav D Sergeyev
Roman G Strongin
Daniela Lera
Date:2013
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:Introduction to Global Optimization Exploiting Space-Filling Curves provides an overview of classical and new results pertaining to the usage of space-filling curves in global optimization. The authors look at a family ofderivative-free numerical alg orithms applying space-filling curves to reduce the dimensionality of the global optimization problem along with a number of unconventional ideas, such as adaptive strategies for estimating Lipschitzconstant, balancing global and local information to acce lerate the search. Convergence conditions of the described algorithms are studied in depth and theoretical considerations are illustrated through numerical examples. This workalso contains a code for implementing space-filling curves that can be used for constructing new global optimization algorithms. Basic ideas from this text can be applied to a number of problems including problems with multiextremaland partially defined constraints and non-redundant parallel computations can be organized. Professors, students, researchers, engineers, and other professionals in the fields of pure mathematics, nonlinear sciences studying fractals,operations research, management science, industrial and applied mathematics, computer science, engineering, economics, and t he environmental sciences will find this title useful .
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Contents:1. Introduction
2. Approximations to Peano curves
3. Global optimization algorithms using curves to reduce dimensionality of the problem
4. Ideas for acceleration
5. A brief conclusion
References
ISBN:9781461480426
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Keywords: Mathematics , Geometry, algebraic , Computer software , Numerical analysis , Cell aggregation Mathematics
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Title:Applied Spatial Data Analysis with R [electronic resource]
Author(s): Roger S Bivand
Edzer Pebesma
Virgilio Gmez-Rubio
Date:2013
Edition:2nd ed. 2013
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:Applied Spatial Data Analysis with R, Second Edition, is divided into two basic parts, the first presenting R packages, functions, classes and methods for handling spatial data. This part is of interest to users who need to accessand visualise spatia l data. Data import and export for many file formats for spatial data are covered in detail, as is the interface between R and the open source GRASS GIS and the handling of spatio-temporal data. The second partshowcases more specialised kinds of spatial d ata analysis, including spatial point pattern analysis, interpolation and geostatistics, areal data analysis and disease mapping. The coverage of methods of spatial data analysis ranges fromstandard techniques to new developments, and the examples used ar e largely taken from the spatial statistics literature. All the examples can be run using R contributed packages available from the CRAN website, with code and additionaldata sets from the book's own website. Compared to the first edition, the second edit ion covers the more systematic approach towards handling spatial data in R, as well as a number of important and widely used CRAN packages that haveappeared since the first edition. This book will be of interest to researchers who intend to use R to hand le, visualise, and analyse spatial data. It will also be of interest to spatial data analysts who do not use R, but who areinterested in practical aspects of implementing software for spatial data analysis. It is a suitable companion book for introductory spatial statistics courses and for applied methods courses in a wide range of subjects using spatialdata, including human and physical geography, geographical information science and geoinformatics, the environmental sciences, ecology, public health and disease control, economics, public administration and political science. Thebook has a website where complete code examples, data sets, and other support material may be found: http://www.asdar-boo
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Contents:Preface 2nd edition
Preface 1st edition
Hello World: Introducing Spatial Data
Classes for Spatial Data in R
Visualising Spatial Data
Spatial Data Import and Export
Further Methods for Handling Spatial Data
Classes for spatio
temporal Data
Spatial Point Pattern Analysis
Interpolation and Geostatistics
Modelling Areal Data
Disease Mapping
ISBN:9781461476184
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Keywords: Statistics , Cartography
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Title:Stochastic Differential Games. Theory and Applications [electronic resource]
Author(s): Kandethody M Ramachandran
Chris P Tsokos
Date:2012
Publisher:Paris : Atlantis Press
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Note:Conflicts in the form of wars, or competition among countries and industrial institutions are plenty in human history. The introduction of game theory in the middle of the twentieth century shed insights and enabled researchers toanalyze this subject with mathematical rigor. From the ground-breaking work of VonNeumann and Morgenston, modern game theory evolved enormously. In the last few decades, Dynamic game theory framework has been deepened and generalizedfrom the pioneering work on differential g ames by R. Isaacs, L.S. Pontryagin and his school, and on stochastic games by Shapley. This book will expose the reader to some of the fundamental methodology in non-cooperative game theory,and highlight some numerical methods, along with some relevant ap plications. Since the early development days, differential game theory has had a significant impact in such diverse disciplines as applied mathematics, economics, systemstheory, engineering, operations, research, biology, ecology, environmental sciences, among others. Modern game theory now relies on wide ranging mathematical and computational methods, and relevant applications that are rich andchallenging. Game theory has been widely recognized as an important tool in many fields. Importance of game theo ry to economics is illustrated by the fact that numerous game theorists, such as John Forbes Nash, Jr., Robert J. Aumannand Thomas C. Schelling, have won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics Sciences. Simply put, game-theory has the potential to reshape the analysis of human interaction
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Contents:Introduction, Survey and Background Material
Stochastic Linear Pursuit
Evasion Game
Two Person Zero
Sum Differential Games
General Case
Formal Solutions for Some Classes of Stochastic Linear Pursuit
N
Person Noncooperative Differential Games
Weak Convergence in Two Player Stochastic Differential Games
Weak Convergence in Many Player Games
Some Numerical Methods
Applications to Finance
ISBN:9789491216473
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Keywords: Mathematics , Distribution (Probability theory) , Economics, Mathematical
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Title:Atmospheric Physics [electronic resource]
Author(s): Ulrich Schumann
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Size:1 online resource
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ISBN:9783642301827
Series:Research Topics in Aerospace
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Keywords: Geophysics and Environmental Physics , Atmospheric Sciences , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Analytical Chemistry
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Title:Dictionary of Minor Planet Names [electronic resource]
Author(s): Lutz D. Schmadel
Date:2012
Edition:6th ed. 2012
Publisher:Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Size:1 online resource
Note:Dictionary
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ISBN:9783642297175
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Keywords: Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Planetology , Geophysics and Environmental Physics , Popular Science in Astronomy
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Title:Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical-Chemical Processes in Porous Media [electronic resource] : Benchmarks and Examples
Author(s): Olaf Kolditz
Uwe-Jens Grke
Hua Shao
Wenqing Wang
Date:2012
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:The book comprises an assembly of benchmarks and examples for porous media mechanics collected over the last twenty years. Analysis of thermo-hydro-mechanical-chemical (THMC) processes is essential to many applications inenvironmental engineering, su ch as geological waste deposition, geothermal energy utilisation, carbon capture and storage, water resources management, hydrology, even climate chance. In order to assess the feasibility as well as thesafety of geotechnical applications, process-based m odelling is the only tool to put numbers, i.e. to quantify future scenarios. This charges a huge responsibility concerning the reliability of computational tools. Benchmarking is anappropriate methodology to verify the quality of modelling tools based on best practices. Moreover, benchmarking and code comparison foster community efforts. The benchmark book is part of the OpenGeoSys initiative - an open sourceproject to share knowledge and experience in environmental analysis and scientific computation
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ISBN:9783642271779
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Series:Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering, 1439-7358 : v86
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Keywords: Computer science , Computer science Mathematics , Hydraulic engineering , Environmental sciences
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Title:Plasma Turbulence in the Solar System [electronic resource]
Author(s): Yasuhito Narita
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Size:1 online resource
Note:Brief
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ISBN:9783642256660
Series:SpringerBriefs in Physics
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Keywords: Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Plasma Physics , Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology , Fluid- and Aerodynamics , Geophysics and Environmental Physics , Signal,Image and Speech Processing
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Title:Progress in Industrial Mathematics at ECMI 2010 [electronic resource]
Author(s): Michael Gnther
Andreas Bartel
Markus Brunk
Sebastian Schps
Michael Striebel
Date:2012
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Size:1 online resource
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Note:ECMI, the European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry, is the European brand associated with applied mathematics for industry and organizes highly successful biannual conferences. In this series, the ECMI 2010, the 16thEuropean Conference on Math ematics for Industry, was held in the historic city hall of Wuppertal in Germany. It covered the mathematics of a wide range of applications and methods, from circuit and electromagnetic device simulation tomodel order reduction for chip design, uncertain ties and stochastics, production, fluids, life and environmental sciences, and dedicated and versatile methods. These proceedings of ECMI 2010 emphasize mathematics as an innovationenabler for industry and business, and as an absolutely essential pre-requ iste for Europe on its way to becoming the leading knowledge-based economy in the world
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Contents:Part I Circuit and Electromagnetic Device Simulation
Part II Model Order Reduction for Chip Design
Part III Uncertainties and Stochastics
Part IV Production
Part VI Life and Environmental Sciences
Part VII Dedicated and Versatile Methods
Index
ISBN:9783642251009
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Keywords: Mathematics , Differential Equations , Differential equations, partial , Finance , Computer science Mathematics , Mathematical optimization
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Title:Light Scattering Reviews, Vol. 6 [electronic resource] : Light Scattering and Remote Sensing of Atmosphere and Surface
Author(s): Alexander A Kokhanovsky
Date:2012
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:This is the next volume in series of Light Scattering Reviews. Volumes 1-5 have already been printed by Springer. The volume is composed of several papers ( usually, 10) of leading researchers in the respective field. The mainfocus of this book is li ght scattering, radiative transfer and optics of snow
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Contents:Chapter 1. Single light scattering
1. 1. Finite
difference time domain solution of light scattering by arbi
1.2.Light scattering by irregularly shaped particles comparable with wavelength trarily shaped particles and surfaces
1.3.Light scattering by large particles
1.4. Polar nephelometer: design and measurements
Chapter 2. Radiative transfer
2.1 The general
purpose discrete
ordinate algorithm DISORT for radiative transfer 2.2. SCIATRAN: a new tool for studies of the polarized radiative transfer in the terrestrial atmosphere underlying surface system
Chapter 3. Remote
ISBN:9783642155314
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Keywords: Geography , Environmental sciences
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Title:Climate Change Modeling Methodology [electronic resource]
Author(s): Philip J. Rasch
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer New York
Size:1 online resource
Note:Monograph
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ISBN:9781461457664
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Keywords: Geophysics and Environmental Physics , Climate Change , Simulation and Modeling , Earth System Sciences , Sustainable Development
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Title:Astronomy and the Climate Crisis [electronic resource]
Author(s): Antony Cooke
Date:2012
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:Climate change is one of the most hotly debated issues of today. Increasing global temperatures will impact all of us. There are more questions than answers, however, and sweeping statements on the subject made by public figures,often with little sci entific understanding, only further confuses public opinion. Astronomical factors, apart from passing references to the Sun, are given short shrift in relation to climate change. However, they might be amongst themajor determinants of it. A presentation o f those that have been studied that some scientists suspect might be involved are featured in this book. Included is an in-depth look at the physics of climate itself, the potential effectsof the Sun, solar storms, sunspots, solar variability, the magneto sphere, solar cycles, influences of nearby planets, orbital factors, cosmic rays, possible galactic influences, monitoring from space, even climate change elsewhere inthe solar system, and much more. The greatest challenge climate change scientists face i s determining actual world climate statistics and analyzing the historical record. Another challenge lies in evaluating all of the various theoriesthat have been proposed. Is the current climate crisis completely human-induced, as some very credible sourc es say, or only partly human-induced.? Is carbon dioxide even the real threat? If not, what is? Astronomy and the ClimateCrisis is a serious attempt to reconcile the various scientific climate change studies, highlighting in particular the astronomical fa ctors that are possibly hidden culprits. This book can help you to become informed and join thedebate. You might be very surprised at what you find out!
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Contents:Preface
Chapter 1: The Astronomical Connection
Chapter 2: The Physics of a Crisis
Chapter 3: Climate and Weather
Chapter 4: The Physics of a Crisis
Chapter 5: Short
Term Climate Variation
Chapter 6: Gravitational Interactions of the Solar System
Chapter 7: Understanding the Larger Solar Cycles
Chapter 8: Climate Models
Chapter 9: Interpretations of the Data
Chapter 10: Global Warming on Other Worlds
Chapter 11: Ice Ages and Long
Term Cycles
Chapter 12: Cosmic Crisis
Index
ISBN:9781461446088
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Series:Astronomers' Universe, 1614-659X
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Keywords: Environmental sciences , Planetology , Astrophysics , Astronomy , Climatic changes
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Title:Plasma Astrophysics, Part I [electronic resource]
Author(s): Boris V. Somov
Date:2012
Edition:2nd ed. 2012
Publisher:Springer New York
Size:1 online resource
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ISBN:9781461442820
Series:Astrophysics and Space Science Library
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Keywords: Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Plasma Physics , Geophysics and Environmental Physics
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Title:Survival Analysis [electronic resource] : A Self-Learning Text, Third Edition
Author(s): David G Kleinbaum
Mitchel Klein
Date:2012
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:This greatly expanded third edition of Survival Analysis- A Self-learning Text provides a highly readable description of state-of-the-art methods of analysis of survival/event-history data. This text is suitable for researchersand statisticians worki ng in the medical and other life sciences as well as statisticians in academia who teach introductory and second-level courses on survival analysis. The third edition continues to use the unique lecture-bookformat of the firsttwo editions with one new cha pter, additionalsections and clarifications to several chapters, and a revised computer appendix. The Computer Appendix, with step-by-stepinstructions for using the computerpackages STATA, SAS, and SPSS, is expandedtoinclude the software package R. David Kleinbaum is Professor of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Kleinbaum is internationallyknown for innovative textbooks and teaching on epidemiological methods, multiple linear regression, logist ic regression, and survival analysis. He has provided extensive worldwide short-course training in over 150 short courses onstatistical and epidemiological methods. He is also the author of ActivEpi (2002), an interactive computer-based instructional text on fundamentals of epidemiology, which has been used in a variety of educational environments includingdistance learning. Mitchel Klein is Research Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health (E OH) and the Department of Epidemiology, also at the Rollins School of Public Healthat Emory University. Dr. Klein is also co-author with Dr. Kleinbaum of the second edition of Logistic Regression- A Self-Learning Text (2002). He has regularly taught epide miologic methods courses at Emory to graduate students inpublic health and in clinical medicine. He is responsible for the epidemiologic methods training of physicians enrolled in Emorys
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Contents:Introduction to Survival Analysis
Kaplan
Meier Survival Curves and the Log
Rank Test
The Cox Proportional Hazards Model and Its Characteristics
Evaluating the Proportional Hazards Assumption
The Stratified Cox Procedure
Extension of the Cox Proportional Hazards Model for Time
Dependent Variables
Parametric Survival Models
Recurrent Events Survival Analysis
Competing Risks Survival Analysis
ISBN:9781441966469
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Series:Statistics for Biology and Health, 1431-8776
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Keywords: Statistics , Epidemiology
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Title:Sustainable Environmental Design in Architecture [electronic resource] : Impacts on Health
Author(s): Stamatina Th Rassia
Panos M Pardalos
Date:2012
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:The chapters in this book, written by international experts from different fields of architecture and engineering, are devoted to recent interdisciplinary works in a variety of subjects related to sustainable architecture andengineering, environmenta l modeling, behavioral science and public health. The invited contributions focus on new ideas, concepts and research work with multidisciplinary applications. Special features of this volume include indoorand urban design impacts on human comfort, model ing and assessment of multi-scale design dynamics, as well as new results from diverse areas of research spanning from architecture and engineering to neuroscience and public health. Sustainable Environmental Design in Architecture is intended for graduat e students and researchers of architecture, engineering, neuroscience, public health, social and computational sciences, architectural modeling and relatedfields
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Contents:1. Sustainability and Neuroscience (J.P. Eberhard)
2. Behavioral Science Perspectives on Designing the Environment to Promote Child Health (M.E. Sharff, E. Gerfen, K.P. Tercyak)
3. Form Follows Function: Bridging Neuroscience and Architecture (E.A. Edelstein, E. Macagno)
4. Active Transport, Building Environment and Human Health (T. Sugiyama, M. Neuhaus, N. Owen)
5. Environmental Control and the Creation of Wellbeing (S. Manchanda, K. Steemers)
6 Design of Healthy, Comfortable Energy Efficient Buildings (C.A. Roulet, P. Bluysssen, B. Muller, E. de Oliveira Fernandes)
7. Envir
ISBN:9781441907455
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Keywords: Mathematics , Engineering design , Civil engineering , Environmental Medicine , Sustainable development
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Title:Bayesian Theory and Methods with Applications [electronic resource]
Author(s): Vladimir Savchuk
Chris P Tsokos
Date:2011
Publisher:Paris : Atlantis Press
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Note:Bayesian methods are growing more and more popular, finding new practical applications in the fields of health sciences, engineering, environmental sciences, business and economics and social sciences, among others. This bookexplores the use of Bayes ian analysis in the statistical estimation of the unknown phenomenon of interest. The contents demonstrate that where such methods are applicable, they offer the best possible estimate of the unknown. Beyondpresenting Bayesian theory and methods of analys is, the text is illustrated with a variety of applications to real world problems
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ISBN:9789491216145
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Series:Atlantis Studies in Probability and Statistics, 1879-6893 : v1
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Keywords: Statistics , Computer science , Statistical methods , Mathematics , Mathematical statistics
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Title:Radiation Protection in Medical Physics [electronic resource]
Author(s): Yves Lemoigne
Alessandra Caner
Date:2011
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands
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Note:This book introduces the fundamental aspects of Radiation Protection in Medical Physics and covers three main themes: General Radiation Protection Principles Radiobiology Principles Radiation Protection in Hospital MedicalPhysics. Each of these topic s is developed by analysing the underlying physics principles and their implementation, quality and safety aspects, clinical performance and recent advances in the field. Some issues specific to theindividual techniques are also treated, e.g. calculation of patient dose as well as that of workers in hospital, optimisation of equipment used, shielding design of radiation facilities, radiation in oncology such as use ofbrachytherapy in gynecology or interventional procedures. All topics are presented with d idactical language and style, making this book an appropriate reference for students and professionals seeking a comprehensive introduction to thefield as well as a reliable overview of the most recent developments
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Contents:Preface. List of Participants. Photographs. General Radiation Protection Principles. Internal Safety Standards
Radiation Units, Limits & Dose Constraints
Radiobiology Principles. Molecular Aspects of Radiation Biology
Radiobiology in Radiotherapy
Radiation Protection Application in Hospital Medical Physics. General Principles of Risk Assessment for Ionising Radiation
Radiation Protection of the Workers and the Public from Exposed Patients
Installation Shielding in Diagnostic Radiology and Computed Tomography
Acceptability Criteria, Justification and Ethical Issues in Using
ISBN:9789400702479
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Series:NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics, 1874-6500 : v1
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Environmental sciences , Radiology, Medical , Interventional radiology , Nuclear medicine , Radiotherapy , Oncology , Environmental protection
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Title:Modeling Multi-Level Systems [electronic resource]
Author(s): Octavian Iordache
Date:2011
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:This book is devoted to modeling of multi-level complex systems, a challenging domain for engineers, researchers and entrepreneurs, confronted with the transition from learning and adaptability to evolvability and autonomy fortechnologies, devices an d problem solving methods. Chapter 1 introduces the multi-scale and multi-level systems and highlights their presence in different domains of science and technology. Methodologies as, random systems,non-Archimedean analysis, category theory and specific t echniques as model categorification and integrative closure, are presented in chapter 2. Chapters 3 and 4 describe polystochastic models, PSM, and their developments. Categoricalformulation of integrative closure offers the general PSM framework which ser ves as a flexible guideline for a large variety of multi-level modeling problems. Focusing on chemical engineering, pharmaceutical and environmental casestudies, the chapters 5 to 8 analyze mixing, turbulent dispersion and entropy production for multi-sca le systems. Taking inspiration from systems sciences, chapters 9 to 11 highlight multi-level modeling potentialities in formalconcept analysis, existential graphs and evolvable designs of experiments. Case studies refer to separation flow-sheets, pharmace utical pipeline, drug design and development, reliability management systems, security and failureanalysis. Perspectives and integrative points of view are discussed in chapter 12. Autonomous and viable systems, multi-agents, organic and autonomic computi ng, multi-level informational systems, are revealed as promising domains forfuture applications. Written for: engineers, researchers, entrepreneurs and students in chemical, pharmaceutical, environmental and systems sciences engineering, and for applied m athematicians
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Contents:Introduction
Methodological Resources
Conventional PSM frames
New PSM frames
Mixing in chemical reactors
Compartmental systems
Turbulent mixing
Entropy
Formal concept analysis
Existential graphs
Evolvable designs of experiments
Autonomous systems perspective
ISBN:9783642179464
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Series:Understanding Complex Systems, 1860-0832 : v70
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Keywords: Engineering
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Title:Viability Theory [electronic resource] : New Directions
Author(s): Jean-Pierre Aubin
Alexandre M Bayen
Patrick Saint-Pierre
Date:2011
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:Viability theory designs and develops mathematical and algorithmic methods for investigating the adaptation to viability constraints of evolutions governed by complex systems under uncertainty that are found in many domainsinvolving living beings, fr om biological evolution to economics, from environmental sciences to financial markets, from control theory and robotics to cognitive sciences. It involves interdisciplinary investigations spanning fieldsthat have traditionally developed in isolation. The purpose of this book is to present an initiation to applications of viability theory, explaining and motivating the main concepts and illustrating them with numerous numericalexamples taken from various fields
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Contents:Overview and Organization
Viability Kernels and Examples: Viability and Capturability
Viability Problems in Robotics
Viability and Dynamic Intertemporal Optimality
Avoiding Skylla and Charybdis
Inertia Functions, Viability Oscillators and Hysteresis
Management of Renewable Resources
Mathematical Properties of Viability Kernels: Connection Basins
Local and Asymptotic Properties of Equilibria
Viability and Capturability Properties of Evolutionary Systems
Regulation of Control Systems
Restoring Viability
First
Order Partial Differential Equations: Viability Sol
ISBN:9783642166846
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Keywords: Mathematics , Computer science , Systems theory , Economics , Economics, Mathematical
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Title:New Perspectives in Statistical Modeling and Data Analysis [electronic resource] : Proceedings of the 7th Conference of the Classification and Data Analysis Group of the Italian Statistical Society, Catania, September 9 - 11,2009 / edited by Salvato re Ingrassia, Roberto Rocci, Maurizio Vichi
Author(s): Salvatore Ingrassia
Roberto Rocci
Maurizio Vichi
Date:2011
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:This volume provides recent research results in data analysis, classification and multivariate statistics and highlights perspectives for new scientific developments within these areas. Particular attention is devoted tomethodological issues in clust ering, statistical modeling and data mining. The volume also contains significant contributions to a wide range of applications such as finance, marketing, and social sciences. The papers in this volumewere first presented at the 7th Conference of the Cla ssification and Data Analysis Group (ClaDAG) of the Italian Statistical Society, held at the University of Catania, Italy
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Contents:Data Modeling for Evaluation
Data Analysis in Economics
Nonparametric Kernel Estimation
Data Analysis in Industry and Services
Visualization of Relationships
Classification
Analysis of Financial Data
Functional Data Analysis
Computer Intensive Methods
Data Analysis in Environmental and Medical Sciences
Analysis of Categorical Data
Multivariate Analysis
ISBN:9783642113635
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Series:Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization, 1431-8814
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Keywords: Statistics , Mathematical statistics , Econometrics
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Title:Numerical Ecology with R [electronic resource]
Author(s): Daniel Borcard
Francois Gillet
Pierre Legendre
Date:2011
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:Numerical Ecology with R provides a long-awaited bridge between a textbook in Numerical Ecology and the implementation of this discipline in the R language. After short theoretical overviews, the authors accompany the usersthrough the exploration of the methods by means of applied and extensively commented examples. Users are invited to use this book as a teaching companion at the computer. The travel starts with exploratory approaches, proceeds with theconstruction of associationmatrices, then addre sses three families of methods: clustering, unconstrained and canonical ordination,and spatial analysis. All the necessary data files, the scripts used in the chapters, as well as theextra R functions and packages written by the authors, can be downloaded from a web page accessible through the Springer web site(http://adn.biol.umontreal.ca/~numericalecology/numecolR/). This book is aimed at professionalresearchers, practitioners, graduate students and teachers in ecology, environmental science and enginee ring, and in related fields such as oceanography, molecular ecology, agriculture and soil science, who already have a background ingeneral and multivariate statistics and wish to apply this knowledge to their data using the R language, as well as people w illing to accompany their disciplinary learning with practical applications. People from other fields (e.g.geology, geography, paleoecology, phylogenetics, anthropology, the social and education sciences, etc.) may also benefit from the materials presente d in this book. The three authors teach numerical ecology, both theoretical andpractical, to a wide array of audiences, in regular courses in their Universities and in short courses given around the world. Daniel Borcard is lecturer of Biostatistics and E cology and researcher in Numerical Ecology at Universitde Montral, Qubec, Canada. Franois Gillet is professor of Community Ecology and Ecological Modelling at Universit de Franche-Comt,
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Contents:Introduction
Exploratory data analysis
Association measures and matrices
Cluster analysis
Unconstrained ordination
Canonical ordination
Spatial analysis of ecological data
ISBN:9781441979766
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Keywords: Statistics , Epidemiology , Statistical methods , Ecology , Forests and forestry
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Title:Forest Analytics with R [electronic resource] : An Introduction
Author(s): Andrew P Robinson
Jeff D Hamann
Date:2011
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:Forest Analytics with R combines practical, down-to-earth forestry data analysis and solutions to real forest management challenges with state-of-the-art statistical and data-handling functionality. The authors adopt aproblem-driven approach, in whic h statistical and mathematical tools are introduced in the context of the forestry problem that they can help to resolve. All the tools are introduced in the context of real forestry datasets, whichprovide compelling examples of practical applications. Th e modeling challenges covered within the book include imputation and interpolation for spatial data, fitting probability density functions to tree measurement data using maximumlikelihood, fitting allometric functions using both linear and non-linear leas t-squares regression, and fitting growth models using both linear and non-linear mixed-effects modeling. The coverage also includes deploying and usingforest growth models written in compiled languages, analysis of natural resources and forestry inventory data, and forest estate planning and optimization using linear programming. The book would be ideal for a one-semester class inforest biometrics or applied statistics for natural resources management. The text assumes no programming background, some intr oductory statistics, and very basic applied mathematics. Andrew Robinson has been associate professor offorest mensuration and forest biometrics at the University of Idaho, and is currently senior lecturer in applied statistics at the University of Melbou rne. He received his PhD in forestry from the University of Minnesota. Robinson isauthor of the popular and freely-available icebreakeR document. Jeff Hamann has been a software developer, forester, and financial analyst. He is currently a consultant spec ializing in forestry, operations research, and geographicinformation sciences. He received his PhD in forestry from Oregon State University. Both authors have presented numerous R workshops to forestr
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Contents:Introduction
Forest data management
Data analysis for common inventory methods
Imputation and Interpolation
Fitting dimensional distributions
Linear and non
linear models
Fitting linear hierarchical models
Simulations
Forest estate planning and optimization
ISBN:9781441977625
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Keywords: Statistics , Forests and forestry , Environmental sciences
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Title:Mathematical Geoscience [electronic resource]
Author(s): Andrew Fowler
Date:2011
Publisher:London : Springer London
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Note:Mathematical Geoscience is an expository textbook which aims to provide a comprehensive overview of a number of different subjects within the Earth and environmental sciences. Uniquely, it treats its subjects from the perspectiveof mathematical model ling with a level of sophistication that is appropriate to their proper investigation. The material ranges from the introductory level, where it can be used in undergraduate or graduate courses, to researchquestions of current interest. The chapters end w ith notes and references, which provide an entry point into the literature, as well as allowing discursive pointers to further research avenues. The introductory chapter provides acondensed synopsis of applied mathematical techniques of analysis, as used in modern applied mathematical modelling. There follows a succession of chapters on climate, ocean and atmosphere dynamics, rivers, dunes, landscape formation,groundwater flow, mantle convection, magma transport, glaciers and ice sheets, and sub-glacial f loods. This book introduces a whole range of important geoscientific topics in one single volume and serves as an entry point for a rapidlyexpanding area of genuine interdisciplinary research. By addressing the interplay between mathematics and the real w orld, this book will appeal to graduate students, lecturers and researchers in the fields of applied mathematics, theenvironmental sciences and engineering
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Contents:Mathematical Modelling
Climate Dynamics
Oceans and Atmospheres
River Flow
Dunes
Landscape Evolution
Groundwater Flow
Mantle Convection
Magma Transport
Glaciers and Ice Sheets
Jkulhlaups
Appendices
ISBN:9780857297211
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Series:Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics, 0939-6047 : v36
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Keywords: Mathematics , Mathematical geography , Physical geography , Environmental sciences
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Title:geoENV VII Geostatistics for Environmental Applications [electronic resource]
Author(s): P. M Atkinson
C. D Lloyd
Date:2010
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer
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Note:This volume brings together selected contributions from geoENV 2008, the 7th International Conference on Geostatistics for Environmental Applications, held in Southampton, UK, in September 2008. This book presents thestate-of-the-art in geostatistics for the environmental sciences. It includes a wide range of methodological advances and applications. It offers insight and guidance for researchers, professionals, graduate students and others seekinginformation on the latest perspectives in the field. The rich body of applications will enable those new to geostatistics to assess the utility of the methods for their own applications. The book includes 35 chapters on topics asdiverse as methodological developments, applications in the soil sciences, clim atology, pollution, health, wildlife mapping, fisheries and remote sensing, amongst other areas. With its focus on environmental applications ofgeostatistics, rather than the more traditional geostatistical remit of mining and petroleum exploration, this book is part of a series that presents an invaluable resource. This book will be a first port of call for those who wish toapply geostatistical methods in the environmental sciences. Audience: Researchers, scientists, professionals, institutes, libraries, graduate students of geosciences, geostatistics, spatial statistics, environmental science andengineering, ecology, oceanography, climatology, hydrology, soil and forestry science
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Contents:Preface
Geostatistical modelling of wildlife populations: a non
stationary hierarchical model for count data
Incorporating survey data to improve space
time geostatistical analysis of King Prawn catch rate
Multivariate interpolation of monthly precipitation amount in the United Kingdom
Extreme precipitation modelling using geostatistics and machine learning algorithms
On geostatistical analysis of rainfall using data from boundary sites
Geostatistics Applied to the City of Porto Urban Climatology
Integrating Meteorological Dynamic Data and Historical Data into a Stochastic
ISBN:9789048123223
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Series:Quantitative Geology and Geostatistics, 0924-1973 : v16
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Keywords: Geography , Environmental sciences
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Title:Photoprotection in Plants [electronic resource] : Optical Screening-based Mechanisms
Author(s): Alexei Solovchenko
Date:2010
Edition:First
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Note:Optical screening of excessive and potentially harmful solar radiation is an important photoprotective mechanism, though it has received much less attention in comparison with other systems preventing photooxidative damage tophotoautotrophic organism s. This photoprotection in the form of screening appears to be especially important for juvenile and senescing plants as well as under environmental stressesi.e. in situations where the efficiency ofenzymatic ROS elimination, DNA repair and other classica l photoprotective systems could be impaired. This book represents an attempt to develop an integral view of optical screening-based photoprotection in microalgae and higherplants. Towards this end, the key groups of pigments involved in the screening of u ltraviolet and visible components of solar radiation in microalgae and higher plants, and the patterns of their accumulation and distribution withinplant cells and tissues, are described. Special attention is paid to the manifestations of screening pigmen t accumulation in the optical spectra of plants. It is also demonstrated that understanding these effects and theirrelationships to screening pigments makeup and spectroscopy in plants provides valuable insights into the state of plants long-term photoacc limation, as well as ample opportunities for the non-destructive quantification ofscreening pigments and the assessment of the efficiency of photoprotection providing by these pigments in situ
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Contents:Optical screening as a Photoprotective Mechanism
Screening Pigments: General Questions
Stress
induced Build
up of Screening Pigments
Localization of Screening Pigments within Plant Cells and Tissues
Manifestations of Screening Pigments Build
up in Optical Properties of Plants
Quantification of Screening Pigments and Their Efficiency in situ
Build
up of Screening Pigments and Resistance of Plants to Photodamages
ISBN:9783642138874
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Series:Springer Series in Biophysics, 0932-2353 : v14
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Keywords: Life sciences , Biochemistry , Plant physiology
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Title:Logistic Regression [electronic resource] : A Self-Learning Text
Author(s): David G Kleinbaum
Mitchel Klein
Date:2010
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:This very popular textbook is now in its third edition. Whether students or working professionals, readers appreciate its unique lecture book format. They often say the book reads like they are listening to an outstandinglecturer. This edition includ es three new chapters, an updated computer appendix, and an expanded section about modeling guidelines that consider causal diagrams. Like previous editions, this textbook provides a highly readabledescription of fundamental and more advanced concepts and methods of logistic regression. It is suitable for researchers and statisticians in medical and other life sciences as well as academicians teaching second-level regressionmethods courses. The new chapters are: Additional Modeling Strategy Issues, inclu ding strategy with several exposures, screening variables, collinearity, influential observations and multiple-testing Assessing Goodness to Fitfor Logistic Regression Assessing Discriminatory Performance of a Binary Logistic Model: ROC Curves The Compu ter Appendix provides step-by-step instructions for using STATA (version 10.0), SAS (version 9.2), and SPSS (version 16)for procedures described in the main text. David Kleinbaum is Professor of Epidemiology at Emory University Rollins School of Public He alth in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Kleinbaum is internationally known for his innovative textbooks andteaching on epidemiological methods, multiple linear regression, logistic regression, and survival analysis. He has taught more than 200 courses worldwide. Th e recipient of numerous teaching awards, he received the first Association ofSchools of Public Health Pfizer Award for Distinguished Career Teaching in 2005. Mitchel Klein is Research Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the Environmental and O ccupational Health Department and the EpidemiologyDepartment at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. He has successfully designed and taught epidemiologic methods physicians at E
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Contents:Introduction to logistic regression
Important special cases of the logistic model
Computing the odds ratio in logistic regression
Maximum likelihood techniques: An overview
Statistical inferences using maximum likelihood techniques
modeling strategy guidelines
Modeling strategy for assessing interaction and confounding
Additional modeling strategy issues
Assessing Goodness of Fit for logistic regression
Assessing discriminatory performance of a binary logistic regression model: ROC curves
Analysis of matched data using logistic regression
Polytomous logistic re
ISBN:9781441917423
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Keywords: Statistics , Epidemiology
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Title:Spatial Statistics and Modeling [electronic resource]
Author(s): Carlo Gaetan
Xavier Guyon
Date:2010
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:Spatial statistics are useful in subjects as diverse as climatology, ecology, economics, environmental and earth sciences, epidemiology, image analysis and more. This book covers the best-known spatial models for three types ofspatial data: geostatis tical data (stationarity, intrinsic models, variograms, spatial regression and space-time models), areal data (Gibbs-Markov fields and spatial auto-regression) and point pattern data (Poisson, Cox, Gibbs andMarkov point processes). The level is relatively advanced, and the presentation concise but complete. The most important statistical methods and their asymptotic properties are described, including estimation in geostatistics,autocorrelation and second-order statistics, maximum likelihood methods, appr oximate inference using the pseudo-likelihood or Monte-Carlo simulations, statistics for point processes and Bayesian hierarchical models. A chapter isdevoted to Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulation (Gibbs sampler, Metropolis-Hastings algorithms and exact simulation). A large number of real examples are studied with R, and each chapter ends with a set of theoretical and appliedexercises. While a foundation in probability and mathematical statistics is assumed, three appendices introduce some necessary back ground. The book is accessible to senior undergraduate students with a solid math background and Ph.D.students in statistics. Furthermore, experienced statisticians and researchers in the above-mentioned fields will find the book valuable as a mathematica lly sound reference. This book is the English translation of Modlisation etStatistique Spatiales published by Springer in the series Mathmatiques & Applications, a series established by Socit de Mathmatiques Appliques et Industrielles (SMAI). Carlo Gaetan is Associate Professor of Statistics in theDepartment of Statistics at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice. Xavier Guyon is Professor Emeritus at the University of Paris 1 Panthon-Sorbon
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Contents:Second order spatial models and geostatistics
Gibbs
Markov random fields on networks
Spatial point processes
Simulation of spatial models
Statistics for spatial models
ISBN:9780387922577
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Series:Springer Series in Statistics, 0172-7397
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Keywords: Statistics , Mathematical geography , Distribution (Probability theory) , Mathematical statistics , Environmental sciences , Econometrics
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Title:Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences [electronic resource]
Author(s): Ari Ben-Menahem
Date:2009
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:This milestone extensive work combines the essentials of history biography, chronology, political and economic background with the observations, theories, principles, laws and equations that constitute the specifics ofscience. The 5800-page Encyclo pedia arises from the conviction that the optimal perspective on science is through the lens of history, setting aside traditional divisions of discipline and specialty, and rising above geopoliticalboundaries. Reaching from 4,200 BCE to the 21st century CE, the Encyclopedia relates (as the author himself puts it) not only who did it and when it was done but also precisely what was done. The author, Ari Ben-Menahem, surveys100 generations of great thinkers, offering 2070 detailed biographies of scientists , engineers, explorers and inventors, who left their mark on the history of science and technology. The span of coverage is all-encompassing:mathematics, philosophy, logic, physical and environmental sciences (including physics, chemistry, astronomy, eart h and space sciences and cosmology), life sciences (biology, medicine, physiology, botany, zoology and biochemistry),associated engineering disciplines, and the social sciences (among them economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, linguistics and mo re). The six-volume Encyclopedia also includes 380 articles summarizing the time-line of ideas inthe leading fields of science, technology, mathematics and philosophy, plus useful tables, figures and photos, and 20 Science Progress Reports detailing scien tific setbacks. Interspersed throughout are quotations, gathered fromthe wit and wisdom of sages, savants and scholars throughout the ages from antiquity to modern times
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Keywords: Mathematics , Geography , Life sciences , Environmental sciences , Humanities
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Title:An Intermediate Course in Probability [electronic resource]
Author(s): Allan Gut
Date:2009
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:The purpose of this book is to provide the reader with a solid background and understanding of the basic results and methods in probability theory before entering into more advanced courses. The first six chapters focus on somecentral areas of what m ight be called pure probability theory: multivariate random variables, conditioning, transforms, order variables, the multivariate normal distribution, and convergence. A final chapter is devoted to the Poissonprocess as a means both to introduce stochast ic processes and to apply many of the techniques introduced earlier in the text. Students are assumed to have taken a first course in probability, though no knowledge of measure theory isassumed. Throughout, the presentation is thorough and includes many examples that are discussed in detail. Thus, students considering more advanced research in probability theory will benefit from this wide-ranging survey of thesubject that provides them with a foretaste of the subject's many treasures. The present second edition offers updated content, one hundred additional problems for solution, and a new chapter that provides an outlook on further areasand topics, such as stable distributions and domains of attraction, extreme value theory and records, and martingales . The main idea is that this chapter may serve as an appetizer to the more advanced theory. Allan Gut is Professor ofMathematical Statistics at Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. He is a member of the International Statistical Institute, the Bernoulli S ociety, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and the Swedish Statistical Society. He is anAssociate Editor of the Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference and Sequential Analysis, a former Associate Editor of the Scandinavian Journal of Statisti cs, and the author of five other books including Probability: A GraduateCourse (Springer, 2005) and Stopped Random Walks: Limit Theorems and Applications, Second Edition (Springer, 2009)
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Contents:Multivariate Random Variables
Conditioning
Transforms
Order Statistics
The Multivariate Normal Distribution
Convergence
An Outlook on Further Topics
The Poisson Process
ISBN:9781441901620
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Series:Springer Texts in Statistics, 1431-875X
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Keywords: Mathematics , Computer science , Bioinformatics , Biology Mathematics , Distribution (Probability theory) , Mathematical statistics , Environmental sciences
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Title:Advances in Dynamic Games and Their Applications [electronic resource] : Analytical and Numerical Developments
Author(s): Odile Pourtallier
Vladimir Gaitsgory
Pierre Bernhard
Date:2009
Publisher:Boston : Birkhuser Boston
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Note:This bookan outgrowth of the 12th International Symposium on Dynamic Gamespresents current advances in the theory of dynamic games and their applications in several disciplines. The selected contributions cover a variety oftopics ranging from purely theoretical developments in game theory, to numerical analysis of various dynamic games, and then progressing to applications of dynamic games in economics, finance, and energy supply. Thematically organizedinto eight parts, the book covers key topics in these main areas: * theoretical developments in general dynamic and differential games * pursuit-evasion games * numerical approaches to dynamic and differential games * applications ofdynamic games in economics and option pricing * search games * evoluti onary games * stopping games * stochastic games and large neighborhood games A unified collection of state-of-the-art advances in theoretical and numericalanalysis of dynamic games and their applications, the work is suitable for researchers, practitioner s, and graduate students in applied mathematics, engineering, economics, as well as environmental and management sciences
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Contents:Preface
List of Contributors
Part I. Dynamic
Differential Games: Theoretical Developments
On Differential Games with Long
Time
Average Cost
Fields of Extremals and Sufficient Conditions for a Class of Variational Games
Linear Quadratic Differential Games: An Overview
A Neumann Boundary Control for Multidimensional Parabolic Minmax Control Problems
Non
Cooperative and Semi
Cooperative Differential Games
Part II. Pursuit
Evasion (P
E) Games
Some Geometrical Properties of the Phase Space Structure in Games on Manifolds
Strategies for Alternative Pursuit Games
So
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Series:Annals of the International Society of Dynamic Games : v10
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Keywords: Mathematics
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Title:Data Mining in Agriculture [electronic resource]
Author(s): Antonio Mucherino
Petraq J Papajorgji
Panos M Pardalos
Date:2009
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:Data Mining in Agriculture represents a comprehensive effort to provide graduate students and researchers with an analytical text on data mining techniques applied to agriculture and environmental related fields. This bookpresents both theoretical an d practical insights with a focus on presenting the context of each data mining technique rather intuitively with ample concrete examples represented graphically and with algorithms written in MATLAB.Examples and exercises with solutions are provided at t he end of each chapter to facilitate the comprehension of the material. For each data mining technique described in the book variants and improvements of the basic algorithm arealso given. Also by P.J. Papajorgji and P.M. Pardalos: Advances in Modeling Ag ricultural Systems, 'Springer Optimization and its Applications' vol. 25, 2009
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Contents:to Data Mining
Statistical Based Approaches
Clustering by
means
Nearest Neighbor Classification
Artificial Neural Networks
Support Vector Machines
Biclustering
Validation
Data Mining in a Parallel Environment
Solutions to Exercises
ISBN:9780387886152
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Series:Springer Optimization and Its Applications, 1931-6828 : v34
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Keywords: Mathematics , Agriculture , Operations research , Environmental sciences
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Title:Modeling Demographic Processes In Marked Populations [electronic resource]
Author(s): David L Thomson
Evan G Cooch
Michael J Conroy
Date:2009
Publisher:Boston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer
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Note:Much of biology can be understood in terms of demography. It is the demographic processes of birth and death which govern rates of population growth and the rates at which gene frequencies change. The analysis of demographicprocesses in free-living o rganisms is, however, far from simple. Scientists from diverse fields in biology and statistics have united to address the challenges by developing mark-recapture methods and other approaches. Progress hasbeen rapid, and this volume represents a snapshot of the emerging field. It has eleven sections in total, covering the most important biological and statistical frontiers, new software developments, and an open forum. It covers thelatest approaches in modeling population dynamics, evolutionary ecology an d wildlife biology. It addresses issues in the estimation of abundance and movement, and it covers new statistical approaches in the combination of information,Bayesian statistics, Robust Designs and the modeling of state-uncertainty
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Contents:Abundance Estimation: Direct, Proxies and Point Counts
Population Dynamics
Combining Sources of Information
Dispersal, Movement and Migration
State Uncertainty: Assignment Error and Unobservable States
Bayesian Applications: Advances, Random Effects and Hierarchical Models
Evolutionary Ecology
Wildlife and Conservation Management
New Software Developments for Modeling Demographic Processes
Open Forum
ISBN:9780387781518
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Series:Environmental and Ecological Statistics : v3
Series:Mathematics and Statistics (Springer-11649)
Keywords: Statistics , Environmental sciences , Nature Conservation
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Title:Aspects of Mathematical Modelling [electronic resource] : Applications in Science, Medicine, Economics and Management
Author(s): Roger J Hosking
Ezio Venturino
Date:2008
Publisher:Basel : Birkhuser Basel
Size:1 online resource
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Note:The construction of mathematical models is an essential scientific activity. Mathematics has long been associated with developments in the exact sciences and engineering, but more recently mathematical modelling has been used toinvestigate complex sy stems that arise in many other fields. The contributors to this book demonstrate the application of mathematics to modern research topics in ecology and environmental science, health and medicine, phylogeneticsand neural networks, theoretical chemistry, e conomics and management. The reader will find some review papers outlining current research directions in hot topics such as pattern formation and applications to medicine, and more targetedresearch papers on current developments in the various discipline s included. Both should provide insight and inspiration for further work on these subjects. The extensive relevant literature cited in some of the survey expositoryarticles is another feature
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Contents:From the contents Mathematical Models of Pattern Formation in Planktonic Predation
Diffusion Systems: A Review
Toward a General Theory of Ecosystem Stability: Plankton
Nutrient Interaction as a Paradigm
Nutrient, Non
Toxic Phytoplankton, Toxic Phytoplankton and Zooplankton Interaction in an Open Marine System
Stability and Optimal Harvesting in a Stage Structure Predator
Prey Switching Strategy
Reducing the Emission of Pollutants in Industrial Wastewater through the Use of Membrane Bioreactors
Insecticidal Bt Crops under Massive Bt
resistant Pest Invasion: Mathematical Simulatio
ISBN:9783764385910
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Series:Mathematics and Biosciences in Interaction
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Keywords: Mathematics , Biology Mathematics
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Title:Mathematical Modeling, Simulation, Visualization and e-Learning [electronic resource]
Author(s): Dialla Konat
Date:2008
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Size:1 online resource
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Note:This book is a collection of articles written by some of the most prominent leading applied mathematicians, as well as articles from young and promising scientists from Africa, Asia and Europe. The common objective of thesearticles is to present an i mportant issue which is currently widely discussed in scientific investigation with major human, economic or ecological implications. One main feature of the series, which the current book exemplifies, isthat each article is as deep as an expert lecture b ut is also self-contained, so that even isolated scientists with limited resources can profit greatly from it. Another feature of this book is that each article is meant to present acollection of open questions which can fuel undergraduate or graduate res earch activities even in smaller or more isolated scientific communities
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ISBN:9783540743392
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Keywords: Mathematics , Computer science , Computer science Mathematics , Visualization , Environmental sciences , Economics, Mathematical
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Title:Optical Waveguide Sensing and Imaging [electronic resource]
Author(s): Wojtek J Bock
Israel Gannot
Stoyan Tanev
Date:2008
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands
Size:1 online resource
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Note:The book explores various aspects of existing and emerging fiber and waveguide optics sensing and imaging technologies including recent advances in nanobiophotonics. The focus is both on fundamental and applied research as well ason applications in c ivil engineering, biomedical sciences, environment, security and defence. The main goal of the multi-disciplinarry team of Editors was to provide an useful reference of state-of-the-art overviews covering a varietyof complementary topics on the interface of engineering and biomedical sciences
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ISBN:9781402069529
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Series:NATO Science for Peace and Security Series, 1874-6500
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Oncology , Biomedical engineering , Environmental toxicology , Biotechnology
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