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Call number:SPRINGER-2012-9783034802512:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Iris Runge [electronic resource] : A Life at the Crossroads of Mathematics, Science, and Industry
Author(s): Renate Tobies
Date:2012
Publisher:Basel : Springer Basel
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Note:This book concerns the origins of mathematical problem solving at the internationally active Osram and Telefunken Corporations during the golden years of broadcasting and electron tube research. The woman scientist Iris Runge,who received an interdis ciplinary education at the University of Gttingen, was long employed as the sole mathematical authority at these companies in Berlin. It will be shown how mathematical connections were made between statisticsand quality control, and between physical-chemi cal models and the actual problems of mass production. The organization of industrial laboratories, the relationship between theoretical and experimental work, and the role ofmathematicians in these settings will also be explained. By investigating the so cial, economic, and political conditions that unfolded from the time of the German Empire until the end of the Second World War, the book hopes to build abridge between specialized fields mathematics and engineering and the general culture of a particul ar era. It hopes, furthermore, to build a bridge between the history of science and industry, on the one hand, and the fields ofGender and Womens Studies on the other. Finally, by examining the life and work of numerous industrial researchers, insight wil l be offered into the conditions that enabled a woman to achieve a prominent professional position duringa time when women were typically excluded from the scientific workforce
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Contents:Foreword
Authors Preface
1 Introduction
2 Formative Groups
3 Mathematics at The Osram and Telefunken Corporations
4 Interactions Between Science, Politics, And Society
5 Post
War Developments And Concluding Remarks
Appendix
Bibliography
Index of Names
ISBN:9783034802512
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Series:Science Networks. Historical Studies : v43
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Keywords: Mathematics , Science History
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Call number:SPRINGER-2012-9781461430933:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Social Foundations of Human Space Exploration [electronic resource]
Author(s): James A. Dator
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer US
Size:1 online resource
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ISBN:9781461430933
Series:SpringerBriefs in Space Development
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Keywords: Philosophy of Technology , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Political Science, general , Law of the Sea, Air and Outer Space
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Call number:SPRINGER-2009-9780387755342:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Full Meridian of Glory [electronic resource] : Perilous Adventures in the Competition to Measure the Earth
Author(s): Paul Murdin
Date:2009
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:The Paris Meridian is the name of the line running north-south through the astronomical observatory in Paris. One of the original intentions behind the founding of the Paris Observatory was to determine and measure this line. Tothat end, the French g overnment financed the Paris Academy of Sciences to do so in the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries employing both astronomers people who study and measure the stars and geodesists people who studyand measure the Earth. This book is about what they di d and why. Full Meridian of Glory is the first English language presentation of this historical material in its entirety. It is an attractively written story of the scientists whocreated the Paris Meridian. They collaborated and worked together in allianc es, like scientists everywhere they also split into warring factions. They transcended national and political disputes, as scientists do now, their eyes fixedon ideals of accuracy, truth and objectivity. Yet also when their work served national interests they were sometimes less than neutral, and if their work was questioned they sometimes blindly descended into petty politics. This booktells the story of the adventures in France, in Spain, in Lapland and in Ecuador of the scientists who worked through re volution, war, rebellion, piracy, fire, shipwreck, blockade, snow, tropical heat, kidnapping, murder and turbulentlove affairs to pursue a problem of map making. They turned that practical problem into a crucial scientific test of one of the most importan t intellectual problems of their time Newtons theory of universal gravitation. Theirwork changed their own lives, affected the course of science and politics, and left its mark on the landscape, the art and the literature of history and in our own age
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Contents:The Incroyable Pique
nique and the Mridienne Verte
The Size of France
Shape of the Earth
The Meridian and the Sun
The Revolution and the Meter
The Paris Meridian in the Napoleonic Wars
Past its Prime
The Greenwich and Paris Meridians in the Space Age
On the Trail of The Da Vinci Code
Walking the Line: the Arago Memorial
ISBN:9780387755342
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Keywords: Science History , Physical geography , Astronomy , Science (General)
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Call number:SPRINGER-2008-9781402087615:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Evolution from Cellular to Social Scales [electronic resource]
Author(s): Arne T Skjeltorp
Alexander V Belushkin
Date:2008
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands
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Note:Evolution is a critical challenge for many areas of science, technology and development of society. The book reviews general evolutionary facts such as origin of life and evolution of the genome and clues to evolution throughsimple systems. Emerging areas of science such as systems biology and bio-complexity are founded on the idea that phenomena need to be understood in the context of highly interactive processes operating at different levels andon different scales. This is where physics meets compl exity in nature, and where we must begin to learn about complexity if we are to understand it. Similarly, there is an increasingly urgent need to understand and predict theevolutionary behavior of highly interacting man-made systems, in areas such as comm unications and transport, which permeate the modern world. The same applies to the evolution of human networks such as social, political and financialsystems, where technology has tended to vastly increase both the complexity and speed of interaction, whi ch is sometimes effectively instantaneous. The book contains reviews on such diverse areas as evolution experiments withmicroorganisms, the origin and evolution of viruses, evolutionary dynamics of genes and environment in cancer development, aging as an evolution-facilitating program, evolution of vision and evolution of financial markets
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Contents:The Accuracy of Molecular Processes
Experimental Evolution: Bugs and Bytes
Evolutionary Dynamics
Small RNA Control of Cell
to
Cell Communication in Vibrio Harveyi and Vibrio Cholerae
Dynamical Genetic Regulation
Translation Attenuation Mechanism in Unfolded Protein Response
The Origin and Evolution of Viruses
Fokker
Planck and Chapman
Kolmogorov Equations for Ito Processes with Finite Memory
Evolution of FX Markets via Globalization of Capital
Evolutionary Dynamics of Genes and Environment in Cancer Development
Aging as Evolution
Facilitating Program and a Biochem
ISBN:9781402087615
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Series:NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics, 1874-6500
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Keywords: Evolution (Biology) , Biomedical engineering , Engineering , Economics
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Call number:SPRINGER-2007-9780387489407:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:On the Moon [electronic resource] : The Apollo Journals
Author(s): Grant Heiken
Eric Jones
Date:2007
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:Public interest in the first lunar landing transcended political, economic and social borders the world was briefly united by the courage of the crew, and the wonder of the accomplishment. Prompted by the rivalry of the ColdWar, Apollo 11 and the fi ve missions that subsequently landed on the Moon were arguably the finest feats of exploration in human history. But these were more than exercises in flags and footprints, because the missions involvedthe crews making geological field trips on a low grav ity site while wearing pressure suits, carrying life-support systems on their backs and working against an unforgiving time line. The missions delivered not only samples of moonrock,but also hard-learned lessons for how to work on the surface of another p lanet, and this experience will be crucial to planning the resumption of the human exploration of the Moon and going on to Mars
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Contents:Adapting to a New World
A Damned Hard Walk, Followed by a Little Golf
The Lunar Dune Buggy
The Descartes Highlands
High Land but no Volcanoes
Drilling Troubles
The Volcanoes of Taurus
Littrow
Explosive Volcanism on the Moon
Boulder Rolling
Surprises During the Last Manned Lunar Mission
ISBN:9780387489407
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Keywords: Science (General) , Astronomy
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Call number:SPRINGER-2006-9781402052354:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:The Structure of Physics [electronic resource]
Author(s): Carl Friedrich von Weizscker
Thomas Grnitz
Holger Lyre
Date:2006
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands
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Note:Carl Friedrich von Weizsckers Aufbau der Physik, first published in 1985, was intended as an overview of his lifelong concern: an understanding of the unity of physics. That is, the idea of a quantum theory of binaryalternatives (the so-called ur-the ory), a unified quantum theoretical framework in which spinorial symmetry groups are considered to give rise to the structure of space and time. The book saw numerous reprints, but it was published inGerman only. The present edition, in English, provides a newly arranged and revised version, in which some original chapters and sections have been deleted, and a new chapter about further insights and results of ur-theoretic researchof the late 1980s and 1990s, mainly by the work of Thomas Grnitz, has been i ncluded, as well as a general introduction to Weizsckers Philosophy of Physics. Carl Friedrich von Weizscker also enjoys high esteem by a muchbroader audience for his socio-cultural, political and religious thoughts and writings. In him the intercultural and interdisciplinary dialogue has found one of its most important proponents: a great thinker who combines theperspectives of science, philosophy, religion and politics with a view towards the challenges as well as the responsibilities of our time
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Contents:The unity of physics
The system of theories
Probability and abstract quantum theory
Quantum theory and spacetime
Models of particles and interaction
Cosmology and particle physics
Time and information
Irreversibility and entropy1
Information and evolution
On the interpretation of physics
The problem of the interpretation of quantum theory
The stream of information
Beyond quantum theory
In the language of philosophers
ISBN:9781402052354
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Series:Fundamental Theories of Physics : v155
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Keywords: Science Philosophy , Quantum theory , Thermodynamics , Relativity (Physics)
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Call number:SPRINGER-2005-9780387283142:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Modeling Longitudinal Data [electronic resource]
Author(s): Robert E Weiss
Date:2005
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:Longitudinal data are ubiquitous across Medicine, Public Health, Public Policy, Psychology, Political Science, Biology, Sociology and Education, yet many longitudinal data sets remain improperly analyzed. This book teaches the artand statistical scie nce of modern longitudinal data analysis. The author emphasizes specifying, understanding, and interpreting longitudinal data models. He inspects the longitudinal data graphically, analyzes the time trend andcovariates, models the covariance matrix, and t hen draws conclusions. Covariance models covered include random effects, autoregressive, autoregressive moving average, antedependence, factor analytic, and completely unstructured modelsamong others. Longer expositions explore: an introduction to and cri tique of simple non-longitudinal analyses of longitudinal data, missing data concepts, diagnostics, and simultaneous modeling of two longitudinal variables.Applications and issues for random effects models cover estimation, shrinkage, clustered data, mode ls for binary and count data and residuals and residual plots. Shorter sections include a general discussion of how computationalalgorithms work, handling transformed data, and basic design issues. This book requires a solid regression course as backgroun d and is particularly intended for the final year of a Biostatistics or Statistics Masters degree curriculum.The mathematical prerequisite is generally low, mainly assuming familiarity with regression analysis in matrix form. Doctoral students in Biostati stics or Statistics, applied researchers and quantitative doctoral students indisciplines such as Medicine, Public Health, Public Policy, Psychology, Political Science, Biology, Sociology and Education will find this book invaluable. The book has many fig ures and tables illustrating longitudinal data andnumerous homework problems. The associated web site contains many longitudinal data sets, examples of computer code, and labs to re-enforce the material
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Contents:to Longitudinal Data
Plots
Simple Analyses
Critiques of Simple Analyses
The Multivariate Normal Linear Model
Tools and Concepts
Specifying Covariates
Modeling the Covariance Matrix
Random Effects Models
Residuals and Case Diagnostics
Discrete Longitudinal Data
Missing Data
Analyzing Two Longitudinal Variables
Further Reading
ISBN:9780387283142
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Keywords: Statistics , Mathematical statistics , Economics Statistics
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Call number:SPRINGER-2004-9783034879514:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Technological Concepts and Mathematical Models in the Evolution of Modern Engineering Systems Controlling • Managing • Organizing
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Date:2004
Size:1 online resource (246 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-0348-7951-4
Contents:I Mathematical Methods and Technological Thought: Historical Aspects -- 1 Mathematical Methods in Preindustrial Technology and Machines -- 2 Organization and Mathematics: A Look into the Prehistory of Industrial Engineering Ana Millön
Gasca -- 3 Technological Innovation and New Mathematics: van der Pol and the Birth of Nonlinear Dynamics -- 4 Trasferring Formal and Mathematical Tools from War Management to Political, Technological, and Social Intervention
(1940-1960) -- II Technological Knowledge and Mathematical Models in the Analysis, Planning, and Control of Modern Engineering Systems -- 5 Technological Concepts and Mathematical Models in the Evolution of Control Engineering -- 6
Feedback: A Technique and a “Tool for Thought” -- 7 Adequacy of Mathematical Models in Control Theory, Physics, and Environmental Science -- 8 The Development of Systems Science: Concepts of Knowledge as Seen from the Western and
Eastern Perspective -- 9 Coping With Complexity in the Management of Organized Systems -- Index of Names -- Authors
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Keywords: Mathematics , History , Applied mathematics , Engineering mathematics , Mechanics , Mechanics, Applied , Mathematics , History of Mathematical Sciences , Appl.Mathematics/Computational Methods of Engineering , Theoretical and Applied Mechanics , Mathematics, general
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Call number:SPRINGER-2004-9781402027123:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:The Death of Argument Fallacies in Agent Based Reasoning
Author(s): John Woods
Date:2004
Size:1 online resource (378 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4020-2712-3
Contents:I Metatheoretical Questions -- 1. Who Cares About the Fallacies? -- 2. The Necessity of Formalism -- 3. The Informal Core of Formal Logic -- II Threats and Intimidation -- 4. Ad Baculum and Pascal’s Wager -- 5. Appeal to Force -- III
Arguments Involving Reference to Persons -- 6. Dialectical Blindspots -- 7. Ad Hominem -- 8. And so Indeed are Perfect Cheat -- IV Pragma-Dialectics -- 9. Pragma-Dialectics -- 10. Buttercups, GNP’s and Quarks -- 11. Unifying the
Fallacies? -- V Intractable Disagreement -- 12. Standoffs in Public Policy -- 13. Standoffs and Demoralization -- VI How to Interpret Arguments -- 14. Charity: Can We Find it a Home? -- 15. Missing Premisses -- VII Analogy -- 16. By
Parity of Reasoning -- 17. Verdi is the Puccini of Music -- VIII Induction -- 18. Secundum Quid -- 19. Hasty Generalization -- 20. The Problem of Abduction -- Epilogue: The Way Ahead? -- References
ISBN:9781402027123
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Series:Applied Logic Series: 32
Keywords: Philosophy , Science , Logic , Political science , Linguistics , Philosophy , Logic , Science, general , Philosophy of Law , Linguistics, general
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Call number:SPRINGER-2004-9780306479649:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Experts in Science and Society
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Date:2004
Publisher:Boston, MA : Springer US
Size:1 online resource (314 p.)
Note:10.1007/b105826
Contents:Political Systems and the Experts They Support -- Scientists as Expert Advisors: Science Cultures Versus National Cultures? -- Experts’ Discourses as Judicial Drama or Bureaucratic Coordination: Family Debate in the United States and
Germany -- The Integration of Social Science Expertise Into the Political Process: Did It Actually Happen? -- Socialist Legal Experts: A New Profession? -- Who Is Called Upon as Expert? -- Folklore Protection in Australia: Who Is
Expert in Aboriginal Tradition? -- The Humane Expert: The Crisis of Modern Medicine During the Weimar Republic -- Expertise Not Wanted: The Case of the Criminal Law -- Air Pollution Control: Who Are the Experts? -- Experts, Redefined
-- The Philosopher as Coach -- Who Decides the Worth of an Arm and a Leg? Assessing the Monetary Value of Nonmonetary Damage -- The Expert in a Historical Context: The Case of Venetian Politics -- Innovative Representations -- Mapping
Urban Nature: Bio-Ecological Expertise and Urban Planning -- How to Improve the Diagnostic Inferences of Medical Experts -- Statistical Scientific Evidence and Expertise in the Courtroom -- The Authority of Representations
ISBN:9780306479649
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Keywords: Physics , Science , Philosophy and science , Science , Sociology , Clinical psychology , Physics , Societal Aspects of Physics , Science, general , Sociology, general , Clinical Psychology , Philosophy of Science
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Call number:SPRINGER-2003-9783662105573:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Time, Quantum and Information
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Date:2003
Size:1 online resource (454 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-10557-3
Contents:I Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker and His Role in the Physics of the 20th Century -- Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker and The Kaiser Wilhelm/Max Planck Society -- The Role of the Physicist in the Nuclear Age -- “The Atomic Bomb Reveals the
Political Responsibility of Science” -- On the Unfathomableness of Consciousness by Consciousness -- II Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker’s Contributions to Nuclear and Astrophysics and Their Impact on the Development of Physics --
Introduction: From the Atomic Nucleus to Cosmic Vortex Systems -- The Origins of Nuclear Physics and Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker’s Semi-Empirical Mass Formula -- Thermonuclear Processes in Stars and Stellar Neutrinos -- Comets:
Fascinating Cosmic Objects -- The Spectrum of Turbulence -- From Dust Disks to Planetary Systems -- III The Unity of Nature and the Nature of Time -- Science and Its Relation to Nature in C.F. von Weizsäcker’s Natural Philosophy --
C.F. von Weizsäcker’s Philosophy of Science and the Nature of Time -- What Is Missing? — The Fundamental Role of Time in C.F. von Weizsäcker’s Conception of Physics and Some Insights from Modern Neuroscience -- Irreversibility via
Semichaos -- Remarks on Fractional Time -- The Dynamics of Modelling -- IV The Structure of Quantum Theory and Its Interpretation -- An Introduction to Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker’s Program for a Reconstruction of Quantum Theory --
Interpreting Quantum Mechanics — in the Light of Quantum Logic -- On the Interpretation of Quantum Theory — from Copenhagen to the Present Day -- Epistemic and Ontic Quantum Realities -- Information and Fundamental Elements of the
Structure of Quantum Theory -- Multiple Quantization in Fock Space -- V The Ur-Hypothesis and Its Implications for Particle Physics and Cosmology -- The Ur-Hypothesis -- The Momentum Eigenstates and the Lorentz-Invariant State -- C.F.
von Weizsäcker’s Reconstruction of Physics: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow -- The Operational Structure of Spacetime -- Ur Theory and Space-Time Structure -- Weizsäcker’s Ur Theory — A Cosmological Point of View -- Ur Theory and
Cosmological Phase Transition -- Phase Transitions in an Expanding Universe: Paul Roman’s Models and Some Remarks on Entropy -- C. F. von Weizsäcker: Biographical Data and Selected Bibliography in Physics -- The Authors
ISBN:9783662105573
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Keywords: Physics , Political science , Philosophy , Quantum physics , Astronomy , Astrophysics , Cosmology , Popular works , Physics , Quantum Physics , Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology , Philosophy, general , Popular Science, general , Political Science
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Call number:SPRINGER-2001-9783034882897:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Rockefeller and the Internationalization of Mathematics Between the Two World Wars Document and Studies for the Social History of Mathematics in the 20th Century
Author(s): Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze
Date:2001
Size:1 online resource (341 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-0348-8289-7
Contents:I Introduction: The “Internationalization” of Mathematics and the Interests Therein of Scientists and Philanthropists -- II The Political and Economic Conditions for International Scientific Collaboration After World War I and the
Situation in Mathematics -- III General Ideological and Political Positions Underlying the IEB’s Activities -- IV The Practice of the Fellowship Programs of IEB (1923-1928) and RF (After 1928), and the Particular Situation of
Mathematics -- V The Institute Projects in Europe 1926-1928: Göttingen, Paris, a Project Turned Down in Djursholm, and an Excursus on the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton -- VI The Emergency Program of the RF After 1933 and
Changing Attitudes of the RF Vis-À-Vis Mathematics Before the War: Mathematics Caught Between New Scientific Orientations and Catastrophic Political Developments -- VII Epilogue -- Notes -- Appendices -- 1. Proposal by the Physicists
of Göttingen for Support From the IEB 1924 -- 2. A Memo by English Mathematician G.H.Hardy Asking for Support for a New Journal 1924 -- 3. Nikolaj Lusin’s Application for a IEB Fellowship, March 27, 1926 -- 4. Paul Montel (1944) on the
Origin of Plans for the Institut Henri Poincare in May 1926 -- 5. A Memorandum by Augustus Trowbridge (lEB) on a Meeting With ?mile Borel Concerning Plans for the Foundation of an Institute for Mathematics and Mathematical Physics in
Paris (May 1926) -- 6. Report by A. Trowbridge on His trip to Göttingen July 2 Through July 4, 1926 -- 7. G.D. Birkhoffs Report to the IEB of September 1926 Concerning His Trip to Europe -- 8. Richard Courant’s Assessment of American
Mathematics as of 1927 -- 9. IEB-Fellow Heinz Hopf 1928 on the Exemplary Sports Facilities at American Universities
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Series:Science Networks. Historical Studies : 25
Keywords: Mathematics , History , Philosophy and science , Mathematics , History of Mathematical Sciences , History of Science , Philosophy of Science
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Title:Otto Hahn Achievement and Responsibility
Author(s): Klaus Hoffmann
Date:2001
Size:1 online resource (276 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4613-0101-1
Contents:1 Atom Bomb and Nobel Prize -- 1.1 Hidden Microphones -- 1.2 Death Clouds over Hiroshima -- 1.3 Hot Tempered Discussions -- 1.4 Rumours about Professor Hahn -- 1.5 Criminal Investigation for a Nobel Prize Winner -- 2 Boyhood, Studies,
and the First Probationary Years -- 2.1 The ‘Good Year’ 1879 -- 2.2 University Studies in Marburg and Munich -- 2.3 Soap Bubbles and Exploding Chlorine Gas: Dr. Hahn as an Assistant Lecturer -- 2.4 “You Will Work on Radioactivity” -- 3
The Awakening of the Natural Sciences -- 3.1 Puzzling Radiation -- 3.2 Pioneering Ideas -- 3.3 ‘Atomic Energy’ -- 3.4 Radium-The Great Revolutionary -- 4 The First Scientific Discovery -- 4.1 In London with William Ramsay -- 4.2
Radiothorium-The First New Element -- 4.3 An Uncertain Future -- 4.4 The Finest Year of His Life: In Montreal with Rutherford -- 5 Research at the University of Berlin -- 5.1 The Joy of a Discoverer in a Workshop -- 5.2 It’s
Unbelievable What Qualifies as a University Lecturer Nowadays -- 5.3 An Element Is Not an Element -- 5.4 Lise Meitner -- 5.5 Isotopy-The Puzzle’s Solution -- 5.6 International Meetings -- 5.7 The Nucleus of the Atom -- 5.8 An Absent
Minded Professor -- 6 The Kaiser Wilhelm Society -- 6.1 A ‘Call to the Nation’ -- 6.2 The Kaiser Comes! -- 6.3 Radiation Protection—At That Time a Foreign Word -- 6.4 Research Work at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute -- 7 The First World
War -- 7.1 The Defence Forces and Science -- 7.2 Poison Gas Warfare -- 7.3 A Scientist at the Cross Roads -- 7.4 If Only Atoms Would Fly Into Pieces -- 8 New Success for the Atomic Researchers -- 8.1 The Old Dream of th e Alchemists --
8.2 The Father of the Race , Protoactinium -- 8.3 No Luck Without Service -- 8.4 Applied Radiochemistry -- 8.5 The Remarkable Year 1932 -- 9 National Socialism-Night Falls on German Science -- 9.1 As Visiting Professor in America --
9.2 Hahn Practises Solidarity -- 9.3 Commemoration for Fritz Haber -- 9.4 Germ an Physics-Excels in the World -- 10 Dispute Over the 93rd Element -- 10.1 Experiment in a Goldfish Pond -- 10.2 In Honour of Mendeleev -- 10.3 An Absurd
Theory -- 10.4 Elements 93,94,95,96 . . . ad Infinitum? -- 10.5 Lise Meitner in Exile -- 11 The Splitting of the Uranium Atom -- 11.1 The Error Was Tackled with Heaven’s Fire -- 11.2 A St aggering Discovery -- 11.3 200 Million Electron
Volts -- 11.4 “Real American Exaggeration” -- 11.5 Indispensable Chain Reaction -- 11.6 60th Birthday Celebratory Volume -- 11.7 The False Thans-uranics -- 11.8 Fantastic Energy -- 12 The Threat of Hitler’s Atom Bomb -- 12.1 A
Memorable Conversation -- 12.2 Orders to Report for the Atomic Researchers -- 12.3 Heavy Water -- 12.4 An Outsider -- 12.5 The Bomb Will Not Explode -- 12.6 Nuclear Physics as a Weapon -- 13 The American Super-Explosive U235 -- 13.1
Press Censorship -- 13.2 An Historic Letter -- 13.3 The Devil’s Business is Done -- 13.4 The Worries of General Groves -- 13.5 Otto Hahn’s Activities During the War -- 13.6 The Last German War Secret -- 14 The Hunt for the Atomic
Scientists -- 14.1 The Alsos Mission Is on Target -- 14.2 ‘No Fraternisation!’ -- 14.3 ‘The Day of the Uranium Bomb’ , 6 August 1945 -- 14.4 A Difficult Decision -- 15 A World Full of Prejudice -- 15.1 A Protest in Despair -- 15.2
Uranium Is Like a Curse -- 15.3 Nobel Prize Winner for Chemistry -- 15.4 President of the Max Planck Gesellschaft -- 16 Atom Bomb Diplomacy -- 16.1 A Piece of Good News -- 16.2 Big Stick Politics -- 16.3 No More Hiroshimas -- 17 In
Conflict with Conscience and Politics -- 17.1 Atomic Energy Literature Instead of Crime Novels -- 17.2 Cobalt 60 -- 17.3 Declaration on Mainau Island -- 17.4 International Atomic Energy Conference -- 18 The Call of the Göttingen
Eighteen -- 18.1 Reduced to Silence, Yet not Convinced -- 18.2 A NATO Officer Blabs out of School -- 18.3 The Gottingen Statement -- 18.4 ‘Unsuspecting Fools‘ -- 18.5 Ten Against Five -- 18.6 An Incorrect Communique -- 19 Against
Nuclear Weapon Experiments and Nuclear Balance -- 19.1 Political Creeds -- 19.2 Honours and Prizes -- 19.3 A Departing President -- 19.4 Last Journeys -- 19.5 Atom Bombs Stop -- 19.6 The Sun on t he Earth: The Resp onsibility of
Science -- 20 Timetable -- 21 Sources and Pointers -- Translator’s Notes on the Text
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Title:Decision Making: Recent Developments and Worldwide Applications
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Date:2000
Size:1 online resource (494 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4757-4919-9
Contents:1. Management Information Systems -- Empirical assessment of information technology chargeback systems decisions -- Lessons learnt from the successful adoption of an ERP: The central role of trust -- Simultaneous analysis of
heterogenous databases on the web: The ADDSIA project -- 2. Education Innovations & Distance Learning -- Decision support for the management of admissions to academic programs -- The use of tacit knowledge in selection decisions in
universities -- 3. International Business -- Role of political violence in foreign direct investment decisions -- On the stability of countries’ national technological systems -- 4. Marketing -- Marketing of differentiated fresh
produce -- A decision support system for the seller’s return problem in the product line design -- 5. Finance and Banking -- Portfolio performance measures: A brief survey and hypothesis testing -- A system dynamics model of stock
price movements -- Information effects on the accuracy of neural network financial forecasting -- Is the Taiwan stock market efficient? -- The dynamics of implied volatility surfaces -- Application of nonstationary Markovian models to
risk management in automobile leasing -- 6. Optimization & Decision Making -- Decision making Under Various Types of Uncertainty -- Decision aid in the optimization of the interval objective function -- A fuzzy extension of a mixed
integer MOLP model for solving the power generation expansion problem -- Management science for marine petroleum logistics -- 7. Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, Aid & Practice -- Dealing with missing data in rough set analysis of
multi-attribute and multi-criteria decision problems -- Cardinal value measurement with MACBETH -- Inferring a multicriteria preference model for rural development projects evaluation -- An adaptable framework for educational software
evaluation -- Assessing country risk using a multi—group discrimination method: A comparative analysis -- 8. Decision Support Systems and Information Technology -- RODOS: Decision support for nuclear emergencies -- DSS for the
evaluation of national IT infrastructure investments: A study of cable television in Greece -- Global IT outsourcing decisions: Contract structure, negotiations, and global deal teams -- Using Internet multimedia database information
systems for decision support in conservation planning -- An interactive workload and risk balancing model and decision support system for probationer assignment -- 9. Health Care Planning & Hospital Operations -- A goal programming
scheme to determine the budget assignment among the hospitals of a sanitary system -- A simulation model to evaluate the interaction between acute, rehabilitation, long stay care and the community -- Author Index
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Title:From Complexity to Creativity Explorations in Evolutionary, Autopoietic, and Cognitive Dynamics
Author(s): Ben Goertzel
Date:1997
Size:1 online resource (376 p.)
Note:10.1007/b102389
Contents:The Complex Mind-Brain -- Dynamics, Evolution, Autopoiesis -- The Psynet Model -- A Theory of Cortical Dynamics -- Perception and Mindspace Curvature -- Formal Tools for Exploring Complexity -- Dynamics and Pattern -- Evolution and
Dynamics -- Magician Systems and Abstract Algebras -- Mathematical Structures in the Mind -- The Structure of Consciousness -- Fractals and Sentence Production -- Dream Dynamics -- Artificial Selfhood -- The World Wide Brain -- The
Dynamics of Self and Creativity -- Subself Dynamics -- Aspects of Human Personality Dynamics -- On the Dynamics of Creativity
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Keywords: Business , Management science , Political science , Mathematics , Complexity, Computational , Business and Management , Business and Management, general , Political Science , Mathematics, general , Complexity
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Title:Elements of Survey Sampling
Author(s): Ravindra Singh
Date:1996
Size:1 online resource (390 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-017-1404-4
Contents:1. Collection of Survey Data -- 2. Elementary Concepts -- 3. Simple Random Sampling -- 4. Sampling with Varying Probabilities -- 5. Stratified Sampling -- 6. Systematic Sampling -- 7. Ratio and Product Methods of Estimation -- 8.
Regression Method of Estimation -- 9. Two-Phase Sampling -- 10. Cluster Sampling -- 11. Multistage Sampling -- 12. Sampling from Mobile Populations -- 13. Nonresponse Errors -- Appendixes -- A. Standard normal probability distribution
-- B. Random numbers -- C. Number of tractors, tube wells, and net irrigated area (in hectares) for 69 villages of Doraha development block of Punjab, India -- D. Fifty WOR simple random samples -- E. Explanation of certain local terms
used -- References -- Author Index
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Series:Kluwer Texts in the Mathematical Sciences, A Graduate-Level Book Series: 15
Keywords: Statistics , Business , Management science , Political science , Economics , Sociology , Statistics , Statistics, general , Economics, general , Business and Management, general , Sociology, general , Political Science
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Title:Multicriteria Methodology for Decision Aiding
Author(s): Bernard Roy
Date:1996
Size:1 online resource (293 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4757-2500-1
Contents:Introductory Chapters: How to Aid Whom with What Types of Decisions -- 1: Decision Problems and Processes -- 2: Decision Aiding: Major Actors and the Role of Models -- 3: Reference Examples -- 4: Phases and Options of an Approach to
Decision Aiding (General Ideas of the Methodology) -- Level I: How to Determine What is Possible and in What Terms to Formulate a Problem -- 5: Actions and Decision Aiding -- 6: Problematics as Guides in Decision Aiding -- Level II:
How to Determine Preferences and on What Bases -- 7: Preference, Indifference, Incomparability: Binary Relations and Basic Structures -- 8: Comparing Actions and Modeling Consequences -- 9: Comparing Actions and Developing Criteria --
Levels III and IV: How to Proceed from Multiple Criteria to Comprehensive Preferences and Develop Recommendations -- 10: Coherent Criterion Family and Decision Aiding in the Description Problematic -- 11: Modeling Comprehensive
Preferences: Three Operational Approaches for Progressing beyond the Description Problematic -- 12: Specific Difficulties in Choice, Sorting, and Ranking Problematics
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Keywords: Business , Operations research , Decision making , Political science , Mathematical models , Business and Management , Operation Research/Decision Theory , Political Science , Mathematical Modeling and Industrial Mathematics
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Title:History of the IAU The Birth and First Half-Century of the International Astronomical Union
Author(s): Adriaan Blaauw
Date:1994
Size:1 online resource (296 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-011-0978-9
Contents:1 Birth and Consolidation 1919–1922 -- 2 Earlier 20th Century Developments World War I -- 3 The IRC and the “Neutral” States Suspicion and Resentment -- 4 1922–1928: First General Assemblies IAU Becomes Fully International -- 5 The
Years 1928–1938 -- 6 The IAU and Political Persecutions in the 1930’s -- 7 1938–1948 World War II: Interruption and Recovery -- 8 1948–1958 Flourishing Science and Disturbing Politics -- 9 The China Conflict -- 10 1958–1964 Reforms,
Berkeley 1961, and Hamburg 1964 -- 11 1964–1969 Reforms Continued, the Astronomer’s Handbook, Prague 1967, and the 50th Anniversary -- 12 Financing in the Union A Review Over 75 Years -- References -- The IAU Historical Archives --
Name Index
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Keywords: Physics , History , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Social sciences , Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Social Sciences, general , History, general
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Title:Facets of Systems Science
Author(s): George J Klir
Date:1991
Size:1 online resource (664 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4899-0718-9
Contents:I SYSTEMS SCIENCE: A Guided Tour -- 1. What Is Systems Science? -- 2. More about Systems -- 3. Systems Movement -- 4. Conceptual Frameworks -- 5. Systems Methodology -- 6. Systems Metamethodology -- 7. Systems Knowledge -- 8.
Complexity -- 9. Simplification Strategies -- 10. Goal-Oriented Systems -- 11. Systems Science in Retrospect and Prospect -- II Classical Systems Literature -- Author Index
ISBN:9781489907189
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Series:International Federation for Systems Research International Series on Systems Science and Engineering: 7
Keywords: Business , Management science , Political science , Complexity, Computational , Social sciences , Business and Management , Business and Management, general , Political Science , Social Sciences, general , Complexity
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Title:The Collected Economics Articles of Harold Hotelling
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Date:1990
Size:1 online resource (178 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4613-8905-7
Contents:The Life and Economic Thought of Harold Hotelling -- Bibliography of Harold Hotelling -- Reprints of the Published Economics Papers by Harold Hotelling -- 1925 A general mathematical theory of depreciation. Journal of the American
Statistical Association, 20, 340–53. -- 1929 Stability in competition. Economic Journal, 39, 41–57. -- 1931 The economics of exhaustible resources. Journal of Political Economy, 39, 137–75. -- 1932 Edgeworth’s taxation paradox and the
nature of demand and supply functions. Journal of Political Economy, 40, 577–616. -- 1933 Note on Edgeworth’s taxation phenomenon and Professor Garver’s additional condition on demand functions. Econometrica, 1, 408–9. -- 1935 Demand
functions with limited budgets. Econometrica, 3, 66–78. -- 1936 Curtailing production is anti-social. Columbia Alumni News, 28(4), 3 and 16. -- 1938 The general welfare in relation to problems of taxation and of railway and utility
rates. Econometrica, 6, 242–69. -- 1939 The relation of prices to marginal costs in an optimum system. Econometrica, 7, 151–6. -- 1939 A final note. Econometrica, 7, 158–60. -- 1943 Income-tax revision as proposed by Irving Fisher.
Econometrica, 11, 83–7
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Keywords: Mathematics , Information technology , Business , Application software , Regional economics , Spatial economics , Mathematics , Mathematics, general , Regional/Spatial Science , Computer Applications , IT in Business
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Title:Power, Autonomy, Utopia New Approaches Toward Complex Systems
Author(s):
Date:1986
Size:1 online resource (176 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4613-2225-2
Contents:One -- Recursions of Power -- Not Quite Human: Science and Utopia -- The Physics of Complexity -- Knowing Natural Systems Enables Better Design of Man-Made Systems: The Linkage Proposition Model -- Guidelines for Influencing Social
Policy through Strategic Computer Simulation Models -- Reducing International Tension and Improving Mutual Understanding through Artificial Intelligence: 3 Potential Approaches -- Two -- Steps in the Construction of “Others” and
“Reality”: A Study of Self-Regulation -- Steps to a Cybernetics of Autonomy -- Second Order Cybernetics in the Soviet Union and the West -- Methods for Making Social Organizations Adaptive -- Discussion: Guiding Questions and
Conceptual Structures in Cybernetics and General Systems Theory: Comparative Studies -- Biographies of Contributors -- Name Index
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Keywords: Mathematics , Business , Management science , Political science , Computer science , System theory , Sociophysics , Econophysics , Mathematics , Systems Theory, Control , Business and Management, general , Socio- and Econophysics, Population and Evolutionary Models , Political Science , Computer Science, general
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Title:Reorienting Health Services Application of a Systems Approach
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Date:1984
Size:1 online resource (374 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4613-2685-4
Contents:Special addresses -- Opening address of the NATO ARI-HSS Conference -- Adress from the Systems Science Panel -- Health Services Systems in the Western World: An International Perspective on Problems and Prospects -- Section I
Re-orienting Health Services-Application of a Systems Approach -- A Systems view of Health Services and Their Reorientation: Summary of the Conference Proceedings and Background Papers -- Analysis of Health Services Systems-A General
Approach -- “A Systems Approach” and “Health Service Systems”: Time to Re-think? -- Section II Tools for doing it -- Some Aspects of Alternative Approaches to Planning -- Manpower Planning and Health Services Systems -- Financing and
Health Services Systems -- Cost-effectiveness and Health Services Systems — A Systems Approach to the Assessment of Health Care -- Health Services Systems and Information Services -- Research and Development and the Health Systems
Approach -- Section III National Experiences -- The French Health Services System -- The Dutch Health Services System: Problems and Measures of Interdependencies and Control -- The Italian Health Services System -- Health Services in
the United States: Groping Toward a “System”? -- The Health Services Systems in Belgium -- The Health Services System in Turkey -- The Health Services of Norway: on the Road to a Political System -- The Canadian Health Services System
-- The Health Services System of the United Kingdom -- The Changing Health Services System in Greece -- Participants
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Keywords: Physics , Physics , Physics, general
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Title:Concepts and Models of a Quantitative Sociology The Dynamics of Interacting Populations
Author(s): Wolfgang Weidlich
Date:1983
Size:1 online resource (220 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-642-81789-2
Contents:1. Introduction and Outline -- 1.1 Synergetic Concepts in the Natural Sciences -- 1.2 Synergetic Concepts in Sociology -- 1.3 Significance and Limitations of Quantitative Sociology -- 2. Opinion Formation — an Elementary Example of
Semi-Quantitative Sociology -- 2.1 The Model -- 2.2 The Equations of Motion -- 2.3 Solutions of the Equations of Motion -- 2.4 Choice of Transition Probabilities and the Explicit Form of the Model -- 2.5 The Sociological Interpretation
of the Model -- 3. Fundamental Concepts of Quantitative Sociology -- 3.1 Attitude Space, Socio-Configuration and Situation Space -- 3.2 Equations of Motion for the Socio-Configuration -- 3.3 The Dynamics of Trend Parameters and of the
Situation Vector -- 3.4 Mean Value Equations for Grossvariables of the Socio-Configuration -- 4. Migration and/or Birth-Death Processes in Populations -- 4.1 The General Model -- 4.2 Migration of Two Interacting Populations Between Two
Parts of a City -- 4.3 Birth-Death Processes Within a Single Population -- 4.4 Migration and Predator-Prey Interaction Between Two Species -- 5. Non-Equilibrium Theory of Investment: “The Schumpeter Clock” -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2
Macro- and Micro-Economic Variables of the Model and Their Interdependence -- 5.3 Design of the Investors’ Interaction Model -- 5.4 Structural Analysis of the System of Equations -- 5.5 Numerical Analysis Based on the Model -- 6. The
Interaction of Competitive Macrosocieties -- 6.1 Reconsideration of the Problem of Model Construction -- 6.2 The “Minimal Model” -- 6.3 Solutions of the Model Equations -- 6.4 Political Implications -- References
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Title:Political and Related Models
Author(s):
Date:1983
Size:1 online resource (396 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4612-5430-0
Contents:1. The Process of Applied Mathematics -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Applied Mathematics as a Process -- 3. The Construction and Use of Mathematical Models -- 4. Planetary Motion: The Evolution of a Model -- 5. An Example from Psychology --
6. Concluding Remarks -- References -- 2. Proportional Representation -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Cumulative Voting -- 3. Single Transferable Vote -- 4. Cumulative Voting with Transfer of Surplus -- 5. Cumulative Voting with Transfer of
Surplus and Elimination of Low-Ranking Candidates -- 6. An Illustration of the Use of Cumulative Voting -- 7. STV versus CTV -- References -- Notes for the Instructor -- 3. Comparison Voting -- 1. Preview: Do the Rules of the Game Make
a Difference? -- 2. Introduction -- 3. Negative Voting in Two-Candidate Contests -- 4. Negative Voting in Three-Candidate Contests without a Runoff -- 5. Negative Voting in Three-Candidate Contests with a Runoff -- 6. Advantages of
Approval Voting -- 7. General Results for Approval Voting -- 8. The Possible Confounding Effects of a Poll -- 9. Approval Voting and Presidential Elections -- 10. Summary and Conclusions -- Solutions to Selected Exercises -- References
-- Notes for the Instructor -- 4. Modeling Coalitional Values -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Basic Concepts -- 3. Some Experiments -- 4. Some Pollution Models -- 5. Equitable User’s Fees -- 6. Economic Markets -- 7. Business Games --
References -- Notes for the Instructor -- 5. Urban Wastewater Management Planning -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Description of the Study Area and the Scenario -- 3. Environmental Engineering Design -- 4. Economic Analysis -- 5. Financial
Analysis -- 6. Environmental Impact Statement—Ecology -- 7. Public Participation -- 8. Political Science -- 9. Epilogue -- Notes for the Instructor -- 6. An Everyday Approach to Matrix Operations -- 1. Introduction to Vectors and
Matrices -- 2. Vector Addition, Subtraction, and Multiplication by Scalars -- 3. Vector Inner Product -- 4. Multiplication of a Matrix and a Vector -- 5. Matrix Addition, Subtraction, and Multiplication -- 6. Properties of Matrix
Operations and Special Matrices -- 7. Matrices and Profits -- Exercises -- Reference -- Notes for the Instructor -- 7. Sources of Applications of Mathematics in Ecological and Environmental Subject Areas, Suitable for Classroom Use --
1. Introduction -- 2. Probability Theory -- 3. Matrix and Linear Algebra -- 4. Calculus -- 5. Differential Equations -- 6. Game Theory -- 7. Graph Theory -- 8. Optimal Control Theory -- 9. Miscellaneous -- References -- 8. How To Ask
Sensitive Questions without Getting Punched in the Nose -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Definitions -- 3. The Randomized Response Method -- 4. Unrelated Question Model -- 5. Using the Randomized Response Method and the Unrelated Question
Model -- 6. Classroom Suggestions -- 7. Complements and Problems -- Appendix: Randomized Response Survey -- References -- Notes for the Instructor -- 9. Measuring Power in Weighted Voting Systems -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Simple
Examples -- 3. Measures in Voting Power -- 4. Additional Examples -- 5. Mini-Projects -- 6. Computational Aids -- 7. The Electoral College -- 8. Additional Voting Problems -- 9. Limits of the Mathematical Models -- References -- Notes
for the Instructor -- 10. To the (Minimal Winning) Victors Go the (Equally Divided) Spoils: A New Power Index for Simple n-Person Games -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Power Index Definition and Examples -- 3. Characterization Axioms -- 4.
Applications and Limitations -- 5. Concluding Remarks -- Exercises -- References -- Notes for the Instructor -- 11. Power Indices in Politics -- 1. Voting Games and Power Indices -- 2. Using the Power Indices -- 3. Characterizing the
Power Indices -- Solutions to Selected Exercises -- References -- Notes for the Instructor -- 12. Committee Decision Making -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Committee Decision-Making Experiment -- 3. Geometric Representation of the Situation
-- 4. Utility -- 5. Remarks on Models in Political Science -- 6. The Barycenter Model -- 7. The Pareto Model -- 8. The Core Model -- 9. General Discussion -- 10. The Arrow Theorem -- Appendix I: An Example of an Experiment -- Appendix
II: Mathematical Notes -- Notes for the Instructor -- 13. Stochastic Difference Equations with Sociological Applications -- 1. Difference Equation Models -- 2. Review of Probability and Statistics -- 3. Stochastic Difference Equations
-- Notes for the Instructor -- 14. The Apportionment Problem -- 1. The Basic Problem -- 2. Some Traditional Methods -- 3. Local Measures of Inequity -- 4. The Axiomatic Approach -- 5. The General Apportionment Problem -- 6. Conclusions
-- References
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Title:The File Case Study in Correction (1977–1979)
Author(s): Serge Lang
Date:1981
Size:1 online resource (712 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4613-8145-7
Contents:Introductory Letter to the Reader -- Why bother? (Your point of view). Why bother? (My point of view). Editorial responsibility -- The letters. Introductory and other comments. Objectivity -- The Story: Summary -- A Reply to Lang --
The Ladd—Lipset Surveys—A Brief Review. The Methodology of the 1977 Survey. Survey Research on Public Opinion and Social Values. Sampling. Nonresponse. Question Design and Questionnaire Development. Envoi. -- The File -- “The 1977
Survey of the American Professoriate” -- VERITAS AT HARVARD, by Sigmund Diamond from the New York Review of Books, 28 April 1977 -- The First Year -- One: The Opening Exchange -- Two: From Koblitz’s Letter to Lang’s Fifteen Pages of
Comments -- Three: From Lang’s Comments to the Science Article -- Four: From Science to New York Review of Books -- Five: The Garfinkel Letter (“McCarthyism”?) -- Six: The New York Review of Books Article -- The Second Year -- Seven:
Trying to Settle Loose Ends -- Eight: The Chronicle Causes a Rebound -- Nine: From Mac Lane’s Letter to the Editors (Notices, AMS) to Lang’s Letter to the Editor (Bulletin, AAUP) -- Ten: The Stakes Are Raised -- Eleven: The “Ratings”
Get Publicity -- Twelve: The AAUP—Chronicle Relation -- Thirteen: End of the Second Year -- Into a Third Year -- Fourteen: “McCarthyism”? (Again) -- Fifteen: “Intemperate and Libelous”? -- Sixteen: Ladd—Lipset, Survey Research,
Sociology. Can We Generalize? How? -- Seventeen: The Story Goes On -- Eighteen: Closing the File -- Appendices -- Appendix II. Documents on the Carnegie—ACE 1969 Survey -- Lang Letter to Clark Kerr on the 1969 Survey -- Appendix III.
“Representative Sampling, I: Non-scientific Literature,” by William Kruskal and Frederic Mosteller -- Appendix IV. Veritas at Harvard -- Some Themes and Issues -- S. Lang -- Correction. “The 1977 Survey of the American Professoriate”:
quality use of the questionnaire academic effect administrative effect and public effect. Survey research. Sociology. Social Sciences. VERITAS AT HARVARD. Scholarship: academic only? active? political? Journalistic power the cc list
letters to the editor. Financial power. Subservience to authority and power: intellectual authority statutory authority and power. The competence of the surveyors. The personal aspect of the file. The methodology of the file.
Collegiality. Responsibility: institutional journalistic scientific personal. Conclusion -- Publication of the File -- Comments and Letters -- “Selective Memory and Scholarly Controversy,” -- Seymour Martin Lipset
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Title:Applied General Systems Research Recent Developments and Trends
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Date:1978
Size:1 online resource (1001 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4757-0555-3
Contents:Conceptual and Methodological Foundations of General Systems Research -- Progress in General Systems Research -- Linkage Propositions between Fifty Principal Systems Concepts -- A Problem-Solving Basis for General Systems Research --
Systems Theoretic Description: A Vehicle for Reconciling Diverse Modelling Concepts -- On Being Autonomous: The Lessons of Natural History for Systems Theory -- The Complexity Race -- General System Identification — Fundamentals and
Results -- Constraint Analysis in Structure Modelling: A Probabilistic Approach -- Structure Modelling: A Constraint (Information) Analytic Approach -- On Structure Identification of Discrete Time Systems -- Metasystem Identification:
A Procedure for Detection and Structural Composition in Time Dependent Systems -- Exploring, Modelling, and Controlling Discrete Sequential Environments -- Managing Complex Systems: An Application of Ensemble Methods in System Theory
-- The Evolution of Organization -- A Mathematical Foundation for System Synthesis -- On the Decomposition of General Systems: Simulation by Coupling Quotients -- Some Esomathematical Uses of Category Theory -- A Categorical Approach
to General Systems -- Systems as Bimodules -- Lattices of Controllable and Observable Spaces -- Results of Empirical Studies in Fuzzy Set Theory -- Building Fuzzy Systems Models -- Basic Cyclic Relators as a Description of
Multi-Levelled Systems -- Mobile Systems: Survey -- System Dynamics Versus Econometrics—An Approach for Synthesis -- Absolute Stability of General Systems -- Asymptoticity in General Systems -- Normed Networks: Their Mathematical
Theory and Applicability -- The Role of the Observer in Uniform Systems -- The Nature of Fundamentals, Applied to the Fundamentals of Nature -- The Whole and the Simultaneous -- Ego Development Through Induced Programming --
Structurally Invariant Linear Models of Structurally Varying Linear Systems -- Stability and Eigenvalue Monotonicity of Linear Systems -- New Approaches to Reduction of Computational Complexity in Signal Processing Systems -- Synthesis
of Complex Control Objects as an Integrated System -- Advances of General Systems Research in Biological Sciences -- Biology and Systems Research: An Overview -- Biological Systems Theory: Descriptive and Constructive Complementarity
-- Some Analogies of Hierarchical Order in Biology and Linguistics -- Functional Hierarchies in the Brain -- Controlled Markov Chain Models for Biological Hierarchies -- Succinct Representation in Neural Nets and General Systems -- A
Matrix Algebra for Neural Nets -- Stability of General Systems in Biological, Physical and Social Sciences -- The Structural-Functional Analysis of Interbehavioral Systems -- Some Aspects of Analysis Cancer Problems by Means of Control
Theory -- The Inverse Problem: Computational Algorithms and Their Efficiency with Applications to a Model of the Calvin Photosynthesis Cycle -- Could a Model for the Regulation of ago-Antagonistic Couples Be Related to Various Types of
Concrete Systems? -- Optimal Ventilation of Critically Ill Patients -- Impact of General Systems Research On the Social Sciences -- Systems Research and Social Sciences -- Social System Evolution and Sociobiology -- General Systems
Methodology and Political Science -- Systems-Methodology in Management: An Adaptive Procedure for Organic Problem-Solving -- A Managerial Problem Solving Methodology (MPSM) -- A Dynamic Model for Society -- Understanding
Supra-Institutional Problems: Systems Lessons Drawn from an Application of the Checkland Methodology -- Multi-Organisational Strategies: An Analytical Framework and Case -- An Open-System Model of the Corporation -- A Production
Planning System Dynamics -- Analysis of Investment in Technology Development and Systems with Variable Structure -- General Systems: A Tool for the Evaluation of the Firm’s Potential as a Result of Changes in its P-M Posture -- Dynamic
Control of Hierarchical Public Systems -- The Meaning of Failure as Applied to Human Systems: Characteristics for a Fourth Generation of Systems Methodologies -- A Model of the Environment of Organizations: Theory and Evidence of
Regulating “Jumpy” F-Sets -- System Modeling in Space -- Social Networks and Inter-Systemic Decision-Making -- Two Separate Realities: Dyadic Communication Problems Resulting from Interpersonal Differences in Internal Complexity --
Evolution Strategy and Social Sciences -- A Systems Framework for Library Analysis -- Toward a Siggs Characterization of Epistemic Properties of Educational Design -- A Curriculum for General Systems Education -- Adverse Views to
General Systems Research -- Adverse Notes on Systems Theory -- On the Limitations of General Systems Theory in Systems Engineering -- The Limitations of Applied Systems Research
ISBN:9781475705553
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Series:NATO Conference Series : 5
Keywords: Science , Science, general , Science, general
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Title:Annals of Systems Research Publikatie van de Systeemgroep Nederland Publication of the Netherlands Society for Systems Research
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Date:1973
Size:1 online resource (148 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4615-6448-5
Contents:A social planning model for a less developed economy -- Network graphs and bond graphs in engineering modeling -- Analytical methods in information systems -- Political science and general systems theory: sketch of a confrontation --
Systems theory and the sociology of organizations: general theoretical issues illustrated with the example of studies in leadership -- Psychiatry and criminal law as conflicting systems: the challenge of a stalemate -- A general
systems model concept -- The application of systems theory in biology, an introduction
ISBN:9781461564485
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Series:Annals of Systems Research : 2
Keywords: Mathematics , Business , Management science , System theory , Mathematics , Systems Theory, Control , Business and Management, general
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