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Call number:9783319477053:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Econophysics and Sociophysics: Recent Progress and Future Directions
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Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (VIII, 256 p. 85 illus., 77 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Anindya S. Chakrabarti, Topology of the international trade network: size, asymmetry and volatility -- Attilio Stella, Optimal growth in the network of global economy -- Bikas K. Chakrabarti, Inequality in Societies, Academic
Institutions & Science Journals: Gini & k-indices -- Damien Challet, Market nanostructure insight into market stylized facts -- Deepak Dhar, Dynamical networks of agents with degree preference -- Diego Garlaschelli, Network
reconstruction, systemic risk, and early-warning signals -- Dipankar Gupta, Boundaries, Transgressions and Disciplinary Dynamics -- Emanuele Pugliese, New Metrics for Economic Complexity -- Fabrizio Lillo, Complex network methods for
systemic risk assessment -- Frédéric Abergel, Imperfections of financial markets: a limit order book perspective -- Harbir Lamba, Modelling momentum traders in a financial market using Prandtl-Ishlinskii operators -- Hideaki Aoyama,
Deflation and Money -- Irena Vodenska, Bi-partite network approach to predictability of financial markets and news sentiments -- János Kertész, Kinetics of Social Contagion -- Joshin Murai, A model of order signs under multiple order
splitting and public information -- Karmeshu, Stochastic Modelling of High Frequency Intra-day Stock Returns: Emergence of Cubic Power-Law -- Kimmo Kaski, Social Physics: Studies of in vivo / in situ human sociality -- Kousik
Guhathakurta, Comparing the complexity of emerging and developed stock markets using recurrence network analysis -- M.S. Santhanam, Records statistics and financial time series -- Marco Patriarca, The microscopic origin of the Pareto
law and other power-law distributions -- Matteo Marsili, Complexity driven collapse of economic equilibria -- Michele Caraglio, Bridging intraday and interday market behavior through scaling -- Parongama Sen, Segregation dynamics with
continuously varying utility factor -- Sandeep Juneja, Nearest neighbor based and other popular methods for pricing Bermudan options -- Sitabhra Sinha, Loss of structural balance in the network of cross-correlations characterizing a
financial market signals the onset of major economic crisis -- Stanislao Gualdi, A dynamic model of input-output production networks: general equilibrium stability and emergence of scale-free structures -- Taisei Kaizoji, Why does the
power law for share price hold? -- Takaaki Ohnishi, Real estate valuation using k-nearest neighbor regression -- Takayuki Mizuno, Statistically detecting stock bubbles before they burst -- Victor Yakovenko, Economic inequality from
statistical physics point of view -- Yoshi Fujiwara, Quantifying Financial Distress in a Nation-wide Production Network -- Yoshiyuki Arata, Macroeconomic Consequences of Lumpy Investment under Uncertainty -- Youngna Choi, Tracking
Financial Instability Contagion: modeling and data calibration -- Yuichi Ikeda, Community and Controllability of Global Production Network: Focusing on the Economic Crisis of 2008
ISBN:9783319477053
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Keywords: Physics , Statistics , Physics , Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building , Statistics for Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry and Earth Scien , Applications of Graph Theory and Complex Networks
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Title:Star Ark A Living, Self-Sustaining Spaceship
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Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XXII, 492 p. 127 illus., 107 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Introduction by Rachel Armstrong -- Overview by Andrew Tziolas -- Metaphysics of Reality in Space by Rachel Armstrong -- Seeding the Universe with Life by Michael Mautner -- Space chemistry by Martin Hanczyc -- Living soils by Rachel
Armstrong -- Bacterial worlds by Simon Park -- Nature in space by Koert van Mensvoort -- The experience of space by Nelly Ben Hayoum -- Space architecture by Richard Hyams -- Extremophiles by Sarah Jane Pell.-Shrinking the human by
Arne Hendriks -- Human/mechanicals hybrids by Kevin Warwick -- Space birth by Lucy McCrae, Susan Crawford-Young, and Lynne Harper -- Establishing the ecological being by Rachel Armstrong -- Ecology of Mind by Noam Chomsky -- Humanity
in space by Steve Fuller -- Ecological politics by Jane Bennett -- Very large organizations by Jordan Geiger -- Architects building planets by Mark Morris
ISBN:9783319310428
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Keywords: Popular works , Design , Astronomy , Aerospace engineering , Astronautics , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astron , Aerospace Technology and Astronautics , Design, general
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Title:Quirky Quarks A Cartoon Guide to the Fascinating Realm of Physics
Author(s): Benjamin Bahr
Date:2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Size:1 online resource (319 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-49509-4
ISBN:9783662495094
Series:eBooks
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Keywords: Popular works , Physics , Popular Science , Popular Science in Physics , Physics, general
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Title:Mathematical Cultures The London Meetings 2012-2014
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Date:2016
Size:1 online resource (24 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-319-28582-5
Contents:Introduction -- Understanding the cultural construction of school mathematics -- Envisioning Transformations – The Practice of Topology -- Creative Discomfort: The Culture of the Gelfand Seminar at Moscow University -- Mathematical Culture and Mat hematics Education in Hungary in the XXth Century -- On the Emergence of a New Mathematical Object: an Ethnography of a Duality Transform -- What are we like… -- Mathematics as a social differentiating factor: men of letters, politicians and engineers i n Brazil through the Nineteenth Century -- “The End of Proof”? The integration of different mathematical cultures as experimental mathematics comes of age -- Diversity in Proof Appraisal -- What would the mathematics curriculum look like if instead of concepts and techniques, values were the focus? -- Mathematics and Values -- Purity as a Value in the German-speaking area -- Values in Caring for Proof -- An empirical approach to the mathematical values of problem choice and argumentation -- The
Notion of Fit as a Mathematical Value -- Mathematical Pull -- Mathematics and First Nations in Western Canada: from cultural destruction to a re-awakening of mathematical reflections -- Remunerative Combinatorics: Mathematicians and their Sponsors i n the Mid-Twentieth Century -- Calling a Spade a Spade: Mathematics in the New Pattern of Division of Labour -- Mathematics and mathematical cultures in fiction: the case of Catherine Shaw -- Morality and Mathematics -- The Great Gibberish - Mathematics i n Western Popular Culture -- Is Mathematics an issue of general education?
ISBN:9783319285825
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Keywords: Mathematics , Philosophy and science , History , Mathematics , Mathematics , History of Mathematical Sciences , Mathematics Education , Philosophy of Science
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Title:Holy Sci-Fi! [electronic resource] : Where Science Fiction and Religion Intersect
Author(s): Paul J Nahin
Date:2014
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:Can a computer have a soul? Are religion and science mutually exclusive?Is there really such a thing as free will?If you could time travel to visit Jesus, would you (and should you)?For hundreds of years, philosophers,scientists, and science fiction writers have pondered these questions and many more. In Holy Sci-Fi!, popular writer Paul Nahin explores the fertile and sometimes uneasy relationship between science fiction and religion. With a scopespanning the history of religion, philosophy, and lite rature, Nahin follows religious themes in science fiction from Feynman to Foucault, and from Asimov to Aristotle. An intriguing journey through popular and well-loved books andstories, Holy Sci-Fi! shows how sci-fi has informed humanity's attitudes toward s our faiths, our future, and ourselves
Contents:1. Introduction
Authors Note One
God and Skepticism
God, Fantasy, and Science Fiction
God and Science
Authors Note Two
2. Religious Science Fiction Before Science Fiction
The 'Start' of Modern SF
Before the 'Start' of SF
Early Theological SF
Theological Maturity
3. Time, Space, God's Omniscience, and Free Will
What is Time?
Time in SF and Theology
The Four
Dimensional World
The Block Universe
God's Omniscience in Theology and SF
4. Religious Robots
Alan Turing, Artificial Minds, and the Souls of Machines
Asimovs Robotic Laws
ISBN:9781493906185
Series:eBooks
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Series:Science and Fiction, 2197-1188
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Philosophy , Science Philosophy , Technology Philosophy , Science (General)
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Title:Exploring Science Through Science Fiction [electronic resource]
Author(s): Barry B Luokkala
Date:2014
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:How does Einsteins description of space and time compare with Dr. Who? Can James Bond really escape from an armor-plated railroad car by cutting through the floor with a laser concealed in a wristwatch? What would it take tocreate a fully-intelligent android, such as Star Treks Commander Data? How might we discover intelligent civilizations on other planets in the galaxy? Is human teleportation possible? Will our technological society ever reach thepoint at which it becomes lawful to discriminate on the basis of genetic information, as in the movie GATTACA? Exploring Science Through Science Fiction addresses these and other interesting questions, using science fiction as aspringboard for discussing fundamental science concepts and cutting-edge scienc e research. The book is designed as a primary text for a college-level course which should appeal to students in the fine arts and humanities as well as toscience and engineering students. It includes references to original research papers, landmark scien tific publications and technical documents, as well as a broad range of science literature at a more popular level. With over 180references to specific scenes in 130 sci-fi movies and TV episodes, spanning over 100 years of cinematic history, it should be an enjoyable read for anyone with an interest in science and science fiction
Contents:Preface
1 Introduction: Discerning the Real, the Possible and the Impossible
2 What is the Nature of Space and Time? (the physics of space travel and time travel)
3 What is the Universe Made of? (matter, energy and interactions)
4 Can a Machine Become Self Aware? (the sciences of computing and cognition)
5 Are We Alone in the Universe? (the search for extraterrestrial intelligence)
6 What does it Mean to be Human? (biological sciences, biotechnology and other considerations)
7 How do We Solve Our Problems? (science, technology and society)
8 What Lies Ahead? (the future
ISBN:9781461478911
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Series:Science and Fiction, 2197-1188
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Keywords: Life sciences , Astrophysics , Science (General) , Engineering , Materials
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Title:Lenigma dei raggi cosmici [electronic resource]
Author(s): Alessandro Angelis
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer Milan
Size:1 online resource
Note:Monograph
Note:Language: It
Note:Springer 2012 Physics and Astronomy eBook collection
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ISBN:9788847020467
Series:e-books
Keywords: Astrophysics and Astroparticles , Particle and Nuclear Physics , Energy, general , Popular Science in Astronomy
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Title:The Dual Nature of Life [electronic resource]
Author(s): Gennadiy Zhegunov
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Size:1 online resource
Note:Popular science
Note:Springer 2012 Physics and Astronomy eBook collection
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ISBN:9783642303937
Series:The Frontiers Collection
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Keywords: Evolutionary Biology , Popular Science, general , Cell Biology
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Title:From the Universe to the Elementary Particles [electronic resource] : A First Introduction to Cosmology and the Fundamental Interactions
Author(s): Ulrich Ellwanger
Date:2012
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Size:1 online resource
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Note:In this book, the author leads the reader, step by step and without any advanced mathematics, to a clear understanding of the foundations of modern elementary particle physics and cosmology. He also addresses current andcontroversial questions on top ics such as string theory. The book containsgentle introductions to the theories of special and general relativity, and also classical and quantum field theory. The essential aspects of these conceptsare understood with the help of simple calculations for example, the force of gravity as a consequence of the curvature of the space-time. Also treated are the Big Bang, dark matter and dark energy, as well as the presently knowninteractions of elementary particles: electrodynamics, the strong and the weak in teractions including the Higgs boson. Finally, the book sketches as yet speculative theories: Grand Unification theories, supersymmetry, string theory andthe idea of additional dimensions of space-time. Since no higher mathematical or physics expertise is required, the book is also suitable for college and university students at the beginning of their studies. Hobby astronomers andother science enthusiasts seeking a deeper insight than can be found in popular treatments will also appreciate this unique bo ok
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Contents:Overview
The Evolution of the Universe
Elements of the Theory of Relativity
The Theory of Fields
Electrodynamics
The Strong Interaction
The Weak Interaction
The Production of Elementary Particles
Symmetries
The Standard Model of Particle Physics
Quantum Corrections and the Renormalization Group Equations
Beyond the Standard Model
Appendix
ISBN:9783642243752
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Keywords: Astronomy
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Title:Particle Accelerators, Colliders, and the Story of High Energy Physics [electronic resource]
Author(s): Raghavan Jayakumar
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Size:1 online resource
Note:Undergraduate textbook
Note:Springer 2012 Physics and Astronomy eBook collection
Note:History of particle accelerators, including Fermilab
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ISBN:9783642220630
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Keywords: Particle Acceleration and Detection, Beam Physics , Electrical Engineering , Particle and Nuclear Physics , Cosmology , Popular Science, general
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Title:Deterministic Global Optimization [electronic resource] : Geometric Branch-and-bound Methods and their Applications
Author(s): Daniel Scholz
Date:2012
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:This monograph deals with a general class of solution approaches in deterministic global optimization, namely the geometric branch-and-bound methods which are popular algorithms, for instance, in Lipschitzian optimization, d.c.programming, and interv al analysis.It alsointroduces a new concept for the rate of convergence and analyzes several bounding operations reported in the literature, from the theoretical as well as from the empirical point of view.Furthermore, extensions of the prototype algorith m for multicriteria global optimization problems as well as mixed combinatorial optimization problems are considered. Numerical examples based on facility location problems support thetheory. Applications of geometric branch-and-bound methods, namely the circle detection problem in image processing, the integrated scheduling and location makespan problem, and the median line location problem in the three-dimensionalspace are also presented. The book is intended for both researchers and students in the are as of mathematics, operations research, engineering, and computer science
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Contents:Principals and basic concepts
The geometric branch
and
bound algorithm
Bounding operations
Extension for multicriteria problems
Multicriteria discarding tests
Extension for mixed combinatorial problems
The circle detection problem
Integrated scheduling and location problems
The median line problem
Summary and discussion
References
Index
ISBN:9781461419518
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Series:Springer Optimization and Its Applications, 1931-6828 : v63
Series:Mathematics and Statistics (Springer-11649)
Keywords: Mathematics , Algorithms , Computer science , Mathematical optimization
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Title:The Physics of Invisibility [electronic resource]
Author(s): Martin Beech
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer New York
Size:1 online resource
Note:Popular science
Note:Springer 2012 Physics and Astronomy eBook collection
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ISBN:9781461406150
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Keywords: Optics and Electrodynamics , Popular Science, general , Optical and Electronic Materials
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Title:The Chemical Cosmos [electronic resource]
Author(s): Steve Miller
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer New York
Size:1 online resource
Note:Popular science
Note:Springer 2012 Physics and Astronomy eBook collection
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ISBN:9781441984432
Series:Astronomers Universe
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Keywords: Physics, general , Popular Science in Astronomy , Planetology , Physical Chemistry
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Title:Observing the Messier Objects with a Small Telescope [electronic resource]
Author(s): Philip Pugh
Date:2012
Publisher:Springer New York
Size:1 online resource
Note:Popular science
Note:Springer 2012 Physics and Astronomy eBook collection
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ISBN:9780387853567
Series:Practical Astronomy
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Keywords: Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Popular Science in Astronomy , Popular Science, general , History of Science
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Title:General Relativity Without Calculus [electronic resource] : A Concise Introduction to the Geometry of Relativity
Author(s): Jose Natario
Date:2011
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Size:1 online resource
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Note:General Relativity Without Calculus offers a compact but mathematically correct introduction to the general theory of relativity, assuming only a basic knowledge of high school mathematics and physics. Targeted at firstyear undergraduates (and advanc ed high school students) who wish to learn Einsteins theory beyond popular science accounts, it covers the basics of special relativity, Minkowski space-time, non-Euclidean geometry, Newtonian gravity,the Schwarzschild solution, black holes and cosmology. The quick-paced style is balanced by over 75 exercises (including full solutions), allowing readers to test and consolidate their understanding
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Contents:1 Lorentz transformations
2 Minkowski geometry
3 Non
Euclidean geometry
4 Gravity
5 General relativity
6 The Schwarzschild solution
7 Cosmology
8 Mathematics and physics
ISBN:9783642214523
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Keywords: Mathematics
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Title:The Wondrous Universe [electronic resource] Creation without Creator?
Author(s): Gerhard Brner
Date:2011
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer
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Note:The world as it is viewed from modern physics and cosmology has many strange and unexpected features. Often these are in stark contrast with our everyday experience or our preconceptions, such as the concept of space and time asfinite and changeable. Nevertheless it is this strange world which is the fundamental basis of our existence. Therefore modern science also has a few things to say about the age-old questions: Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? The author, an experienced s cientist and teacher, presents the knowledge that we have about our worldfor non-experts. He takes us on a journey through cosmology and the quantum world of elementary particles. Andhe sketches the impact of the insights gained into philosophical assumpt ions and religious beliefs in these disciplines. In the end he asks the speculative question whether there is something beyond the limits of the natural sciences.Gerhard Brner is a Professor of Physics at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich and co nducts research on the early universe and dark matter at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching near Munich. He received hisPhD for a thesis on particle physics under the supervision of Werner Heisenberg and Hans-Peter Drr. Professor Brner is the author of the successful graduate textbook The Early Universe (published by Springer and now in its 4thedition), as well as of several popular science books on cosmology. In 2009 he received the Chinese Academy of Sciences Award for International C ooperation in Science and Technology (together with Prof. Maurice-Roger Bonnet). In 2010he received the Friendship Award, and in January 2011 the Chinese governments National Award for Cooperation in Science and Technology, the highest honor bestowed on f oreigners
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Contents:1 The Wondrous Universe
2 The World at Large
3 The Deep Underground
4 Boundaries and Transgressions
ISBN:9783642201042
Series:e-books
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Series:Astronomers' Universe, 1614-659X
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Philosophy , Science Philosophy , Astronomy , Quantum theory , Science (General)
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Title:Starlight [electronic resource] : An Introduction to Stellar Physics for Amateurs
Author(s): Keith Robinson
Date:2009
Edition:1
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
Size:1 online resource
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Note:When you look up at the sky at night and see the stars, do you understand what youre looking at? What is starlight made up of, and how does it travel to us? How are stars born, and how do they die? How do we figure out how faraway are the stars and h ow massive they are? Can we know which stars will go supernova and which will end up as white dwarfs or black holes? How long will our Sun continue to shine down on us, and how do we know its age? There are somany questions, and in this engaging and infor mative book by Keith Robinson, which serves as a companion to his very popular earlier book called Spectroscopy the Key to the Stars, you will learn the basics of stellar physics andthe answers to many of these questions, as well as how to figure out som e of those answers for yourself. We have come so far in our understanding of stellar light and heat. By reading this book, you, too, can understand many of thesecrets of the fiery Sun that rules our Solar System and the gemlike points of light in the nigh t sky
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Contents:Introduction
The River of Starlight
Starlight by Numbers
From Light to Starlight
Space
The Great Radiation Field
A Multitude of Magnitudes for the Colors of Starlight
The Photons Must Get Through
Radiative Transfer
First Look Inside a Star
The Atmosphere
Deep Inside a Star
In Space Between Stars
A Star Story
10 Billion Years in the Making
Appendix 1: The Greek Alphabet
Appendix 2: Astronomical and Physical Units and Constants
Appendix 3: The Doppler Effect
Index
ISBN:9781441907080
Series:e-books
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Series:Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series, 1431-9756
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Science (General) , Astronomy
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Title:Mathematical Biology [electronic resource] : An Introduction with Maple and Matlab
Author(s): Ronald W Shonkwiler
James Herod
Date:2009
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:This text presents mathematical biology as a field with a unity of its own, rather than only the intrusion of one science into another. It updates an earlier successful edition and greatly expands the concept of the computerbiology laboratory, giving students a general perspective of the field before proceeding to more specialized topics. The book focuses on problems of contemporary interest, such as cancer, genetics, and the rapidly growing field ofgenomics. It includes new chapters on parasites, ca ncer, and phylogenetics, along with an introduction to online resources for DNA, protein lookups, and popular pattern matching tools such as BLAST. In addition, the emerging field ofalgebraic statistics is introduced and its power illustrated in the conte xt of phylogenetics. A unique feature of the book is the integration of a computer algebra system into the flow of ideas in a supporting but unobtrusive role.Syntax for both the Maple and Matlab systems is provided in a tandem format. The use of a compute r algebra system gives the students the opportunity to examine what if scenarios, allowing them to investigate biological systems in away never before possible. For students without access to Maple or Matlab, each topic presented is complete. Graphic visu alizations are provided for all mathematical results. Mathematical Biology includes extensive exercises, problemsand examples. A year of calculus with linear algebra is required to understand the material presented. The biology presented proceeds from the study of populations down to the molecular level no previous coursework in biology isnecessary. The book is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students studying mathematics or biology and for scientists and researchers who wish to study the appli cations of mathematics and computers in the natural sciences
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Contents:Biology, Mathematics and a Mathematical Biology Laboratory
Some Mathematical Tools
Reproduction of the Drive for Survival
Interactions Between Organisms and Their Environment
Age
Dependent Population Structures
Random Movements in Space and Time
The Biological Disposition of Drugs and Inorganic Toxins
Neurophysiology
The Biochemistry of Cells
The Biological Disposition of Drugs and Inorganic Toxins
A Biomathematical Approach to HIV and AIDS
Parasites and Their Diseases
Genetics
Genomics
Phylogenetics
ISBN:9780387709840
Series:e-books
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Series:Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics, 0172-6056
Series:Mathematics and Statistics (Springer-11649)
Keywords: Mathematics , Computer science , Biology Data processing , Biology Mathematics , Distribution (Probability theory)
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Call number:SPRINGER-2008-9780387781914:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:The Statistical Analysis of Functional MRI Data [electronic resource]
Author(s): Nicole Lazar
Date:2008
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:One of the most intriguing questions facing modern science is the inner workings of the human brain. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is a powerful tool used to study the human brain in action. The data produced frommapping the active pro cesses within the brain present many challenges to statisticians, computer scientists, engineers and other data analysts, due to their complex structure and the ever-increasing sophistication of the scientificquestions being posed by researchers. This boo k represents the first in-depth discussion of statistical methodology, which it couples with an introduction to the scientific background needed to understand the data. Starting from thebasic science - where fMRI data come from, why they are so complicate d, and the role statistics can play in designing and interpreting experiments - the book gives a detailed survey of the numerous methods that have been applied in thelast fifteen years. The analysis of fMRI data features many of the major issues of concer n in modern statistics, such as high dimensionality, multiple testing, and visualization. The array of techniques examined in the book ranges fromthe simple two-sample t-test and the general linear model to hierarchical spatiotemporal models, multivariate methods such as principal components analysis, and Bayesian approaches as they have been used in fMRI. Software, includingdescriptions of the most popular freeware packages and their capabilities, is also discussed. This book offers researchers who are i nterested in the analysis of fMRI data a detailed discussion from a statistical perspective that coversthe entire process from data collection to the graphical presentation of results. The book is a valuable resource for statisticians who want to learn mo re about this growing field, and for neuroscientists who want to learn more abouthow their data can be analyzed. Nicole A. Lazar is Professor of Statistics at the University of Georgia and affiliated fa
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Contents:The science of fMRI
Design of fMRI experiments
Noise and data preprocessing
Statistical issuesin fMRI data analysis
Basic statistical analysis
Temporal, spatial, and spatiotemporal models
Multivariate approaches
Basis function approaches
Bayesian methods in fMRI
Multiple testing in fMRI: the problem of thresholding
Additional statistical issues
Case study: eye motion data
Survey of major fMRI software packages
Glossary of fMRI terms
References
Index
ISBN:9780387781914
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Keywords: Statistics , Neurosciences , Bioinformatics , Psychological tests and testing
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Title:A Modern Theory of Factorial Designs [electronic resource]
Author(s): Rahul Mukerjee
C. F. Jeff Wu
Date:2006
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:Factorial design plays a fundamental role in efficient and economic experimentation with multiple input variables and is extremely popular in various fields of application, including engineering, agriculture, medicine and lifesciences. Factorial expe riments are often used in case studies in quality management and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS). The last twenty years have witnessed a significant growth of interest in optimal factorial designs, under possiblemodel uncertainty, via the minimum aberration a nd related criteria. The present book gives, for the first time in book form, a comprehensive and up-to-date account of this modern theory. Many major classes of designs are covered in thebook. While maintaining a high level of mathematical rigor, it also provides extensive design tables for research and practical purposes. In order to equip the readers with the necessary background, some foundational concepts andresults are developed in Chapter 2. Apart from being useful to researchers and practitioners, the book can form the core of a graduate level course in experimental design. It can also be used for courses in combinatorial designs orcombinatorial mathematics. Rahul Mukerjee is a Professor of Statistics at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta . Formerly, he was a Professor at the Indian Statistical Institute. He is a co-author of four other researchmonographs including two from Springer and one from Wiley. A Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the Indian National Science Aca demy, Professor Mukerjee has served on the editorial boards of several internationaljournals. He is a recipient of the S.S. Bhatnagar Award, the most well-known scientific honor from the Government of India. C. F. Jeff Wu is Coca Cola Chair Professor in E ngineering Statistics at Georgia Institute of Technology. Priorto 2003, he taught statistics at U. of Wisconsin, U. of Waterloo and U. of Michigan. He wrote with M. Hamada the applied design text Experi
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Contents:and Overview
Fundamentals of Factorial Designs
Two
Level Fractional Factorial Designs
Fractional Factorial Designs: General Case
Designs with Maximum Estimation Capacity
Minimum Aberration Designs for Mixed Factorials
Block Designs for Symmetrical Factorials
Fractional Factorial Split
Plot Designs
Robust Parameter Design
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Keywords: Statistics , Mathematical statistics
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Title:Introduction to Partial Differential Equations [electronic resource] : A Computational Approach
Author(s): Aslak Tveito
Ragnar Winther
J.E Marsden
L Sirovich
M Golubitsky
W Jger
Date:2005
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:This is the softcover reprint of a popular book teaching the basic analytical and computational methods of partial differential equations. Standard topics such as separation of variables, Fourier analysis, maximum principles, andenergy estimates are included. Prerequisites for this text are the very basics of calculus, linear algebra and ordinary differential equations. Numerical methods are included in the book to show the significance of computations inpartial differential equations, and to illustr ate the strong interaction between mathematical theory and numerical methods. Great care has been taken throughout the book to seek a sound balance between the analytical and numericaltechniques. The authors present the material at an easy pace with exerc ises and projects ranging from the straightforward to the challenging. The text would be suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in mathematics andengineering, and it develops basic tools of computational science
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Contents:Setting the Scene
Two
Point Boundary Value Problems
The Heat Equation
Finite Difference Schemes for the Heat Equation
The Wave Equation
Maximum Principles
Poisson's Equation in Two Space Dimensions
Orthogonality and General Fourier Series
Convergence of Fourier Series
The Heat Equation Revisited
Reaction
Diffusion Equations
Applications of the Fourier Transform
References
Index
ISBN:9783540267409
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Keywords: Mathematics , Global analysis (Mathematics) , Differential equations, partial , Computer science
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Title:Nonlinear Optimization with Financial Applications [electronic resource]
Author(s): Michael Bartholomew-Biggs
Date:2005
Publisher:Boston, MA : Springer US
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Note:The book introduces the key ideas behind practical nonlinear optimization. Computational financean increasingly popular area of mathematics degree programmesis combined here with the study of an important class ofnumerical techniques. The financia l content of the book is designed to be relevant and interesting to specialists. However, this materialwhich occupies about one-third of the textis also sufficiently accessible to allow thebook to be used on optimization courses of a more general nature. The essentials of most currently popular algorithms are described and their performance is demonstrated on a range of optimization problems arising in financialmathematics. Theoretical convergence properties of methods are stated and formal proofs are p rovided in enough cases to be instructive rather than overwhelming. Practical behaviour of methods is illustrated by computationalexamples and discussions of efficiency, accuracy and computational costs. Supporting software for the examples and exercise s is available (but the text does not require the reader to use or understand these particular codes). The author has been active in optimization for over thirty years in algorithm development and application and in teaching and research supervision. Audi ence The book is aimed at lecturers and students (undergraduate and postgraduate)in mathematics, computational finance and related subjects. It is also useful for researchers and practitioners who need a good introduction to nonlinear optimization
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Contents:Portfolio Optimization
One
variable optimization
Optimal portfolios with n assets
Unconstrained optimization in n variables
The steepest descent method
The Newton method
Quasi
Newton methods
The conjugate gradient method
Optimal portfolios with restrictions
Larger
scale portfolio problems
Data
fitting and the Gauss
Newton method
Equality constrained optimization
Methods for linear equality constraints
Penalty function methods
Sequential quadratic programming
Further portfolio problems
Inequality constrained optimization
Extending equality
cons
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Keywords: Mathematics , Electronic data processing , Computer science Mathematics , Numerical analysis , Mathematical optimization , Operations research , Banks and banking
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Title:Sky Vistas Astronomy for Binoculars and Richest-Field Telescopes
Author(s): Craig Crossen
Date:2004
Size:1 online resource (48 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-7091-0626-6
Contents:1 Introduction -- I The Stars -- II Stellar Groups -- III Nebulae -- IV Galaxies -- IV.6 Galaxy Groups and Galaxy Clusters -- 2 Open Clusters -- I Summer Constellations -- II Autumn Constellations -- III Winter Constellations -- IV
Open Clusters of Spring -- 3 The Milky Way and its Bright Nebulae -- I The Star Clouds of Sagittarius and Scutum -- II The Aquila Inter-arm Gap and the Great Rift -- III The Star Clouds and Nebulae of Cygnus -- IV The Associations of
Cepheus and Lacerta -- V The Cassiopeia Window -- VI The Milky Way toward the Rim of the Galaxy -- VII The Orion Association -- 4 Galaxies and Galaxy Groups -- I The Local Group -- II Nearby Galaxy Groups -- III Galaxy Groups in Leo --
IV The Coma-Virgo Galaxy Cluster -- IV Other Galaxies of the Spring Skies -- VI Looking out of the Local Supercluster -- 5 Stars, Globulars, Planetaries -- I Stars -- II Globular Clusters -- III Planetary Nebulae -- Sources -- General
Index -- Open Clusters Index -- Bright Nebulae Index -- Stellar Associations Index -- Galaxies Index -- The Authors
ISBN:9783709106266
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Keywords: Physics , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Astronomy , Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Popular Science in Astronomy
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Title:Mind, Matter and Quantum Mechanics
Author(s): Henry P Stapp
Date:2004
Edition:Second Edition
Size:1 online resource (297 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-05369-0
Contents:1 ... and then a Miracle Occurs -- 2 A Quantum Theory of Consciousness -- 3 The Copenhagen Interpretation -- 4 Mind, Matter, and Quantum Mechanics -- 5 Quantum Propensities and the Brain-Mind Connection -- 6 A Quantum Theory of the
Mind-Brain Interface -- 7 Mind, Matter, and Pauli -- 8 Choice and Meaning in the Quantum Universe -- 9 Future Achievements to Be Gained through Science -- 10 A Quantum Conception of Man -- 11 Quantum Theory and the Place of Mind in
Nature -- 12 Neuroscience, Atomic Physics, and the Human Person -- 13 Societal Ramifications of the New Scientific Conception of Human Beings -- A Mathematical Model -- Further References
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy , Quantum physics , Popular works , Physics , Quantum Physics , Philosophy, general , Popular Science, general
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Title:Thinking in Complexity The Computational Dynamics of Matter, Mind, and Mankind
Author(s): Klaus Mainzer
Date:2004
Edition:Fourth Revised and Enlarged Edition
Size:1 online resource (456 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-05364-5
Contents:1. Introduction: From Linear to Nonlinear Thinking -- 2. Complex Systems and the Evolution of Matter -- 3. Complex Systems and the Evolution of Life -- 4. Complex Systems and the Evolution of Mind—Brain -- 5. Complex Systems and the
Evolution of Computability -- 6. Complex Systems and the Evolution of Artificial Life and Intelligence -- 7. Complex Systems and the Evolution of Human Society -- 8. Epilogue on Future, Science, and Ethics -- References -- Name Index
ISBN:9783662053645
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy , Bioinformatics , Statistical physics , Dynamical systems , Popular works , Physics , Physics, general , Philosophy, general , Bioinformatics , Statistical Physics, Dynamical Systems and Complexity , Popular Science, general
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Title:Out of this World Colliding Universes, Branes, Strings, and Other Wild Ideas of Modern Physics
Author(s): Stephen Webb
Date:2004
Size:1 online resource (308 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4757-6120-7
Contents:1: Symmetry -- 2: Twin Pillars of Physics -- 3: Building Blocks of the Universe -- 4: The Standard Model -- 5: Guts and Susy -- 6: Higher Dimensions -- 7: Superstrings -- 8: The Story of M -- 9: Of Branes and Black Holes -- 10: Our
World as a Hologram -- 11: When Worlds Collide
ISBN:9781475761207
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Keywords: Physics , Gravitation , Quantum physics , Astrophysics , Cosmology , Popular works , Physics , Applied and Technical Physics , Astrophysics and Astroparticles , Cosmology , Popular Science, general , Quantum Physics , Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory
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Title:The Evolution of Applied Harmonic Analysis Models of the Real World
Author(s): Elena Prestini
Date:2004
Size:1 online resource (351 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-0-8176-8140-1
Contents:Foreword (R. Bracewell) -- Preface -- Joseph Fourier: The Man and the Mathematician -- Introduction to Harmonic Analysis -- Telecommunications and Space Exploration -- Sound, Music and Computers -- Fourier Optics and the Synchrotron
Light -- X-ray Crystallography: Proteins and DNA Structure -- The Radon Transform and Computerized Tomography -- Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: Imaging and Spectroscopy -- Radioastronomy and Modern Cosmology -- Bibliography -- Index
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Keywords: Mathematics , Fourier analysis , Applied mathematics , Engineering mathematics , History , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Popular works , Mathematics , Fourier Analysis , Applications of Mathematics , History of Mathematical Sciences , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Popular Science, general , Signal, Image and Speech Processing
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Title:Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy Volume 4
Author(s): André Heck
Date:2003
Size:1 online resource (330 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-010-0049-9
Contents:• Editorial -- • The ESA Experience -- • The Astronomer’s Pocket Guide to Astrobiology -- • Light Pollution Control:World-Wide Effects of and Efforts to Reduce Light Pollution -- • Strategies for Protecting Radio Astronomy -- • A
Brief History of the Controversy Surrounding the Mount Graham International Observatory -- • Outreach at Kitt Peak Visitor Center:Techniques for Engaging the Public at a Major Observatory -- • Practical Popular Communication of
Astronomy -- • The Société Astronomique de France in the Astronomical Landscape: Evolution and Prospects -- • Use and Misuse of Web Downloads — A Personal View -- • The GAVRT Partnership: Bringing the Universe to K-12 Classrooms -- •
Activities in Astronomy Education of the International Astronomical Union -- • The Institute for Scientific Information and the Science Citation Index -- • The Observatory Magazine: Linking Three Centuries -- • Organizing and Managing
American Astronomical Society Meetings — From Preparation and Plans to Science Presentations -- • Organization and Goals of the European Astronomical Society -- • The Selection of Tenured Astronomers in France -- • The Changing
Landscape of Italian Astronomy -- • A Canadian Vision of International Astronomy and Astrophysics -- • Updated Bibliography of Socio-Astronomy
ISBN:9789401000499
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Series:Astrophysics and Space Science Library: 296
Keywords: Physics , Observations, Astronomical , Astronomy , Social sciences , Sociology , Physics , Astronomy, Observations and Techniques , Sociology, general , Social Sciences, general
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Title:Astronautics Summary and Prospects
Author(s): Anatoly Ivanovich Kiselev
Date:2003
Size:1 online resource (592 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-7091-0648-8
Contents:The contents -- 1. Trends in global space exploration -- 2. The Main Trends in Development of Astronautics in Russia -- 3. The Ground-Based Infrastructure -- 4. Space exploration and ecology -- Conclusion -- Abbreviations -- About the
authors
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Keywords: Popular works , Space sciences , Astronomy , Automotive engineering , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Popular Science, general , Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences , Automotive Engineering
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Title:Prestigious Discoveries at CERN 1973 Neutral Currents 1983 W & Z Bosons
Author(s):
Date:2003
Size:1 online resource (190 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-12779-7
Contents:The making of the Standard Model -- CERN’s contribution to accelerators and beams -- The discovery of neutral currents -- The discovery of the W & Z, a personal recollection -- W & Z physics at LEP -- Physics at the LHC -- Challenges
of the LHC: the accelerator challenge -- Challenges of the LHC: the detector challenge -- Challenges of the LHC: the computing challenge -- Particle detectors and society -- The future for CERN -- Panel discussion on the future of
particle physics chaired by Carlo Rubbia -- Additional contributions by Sheldon Lee Glashow, Donald H. Perkins, and Antonino Pullia -- List of authors -- List of participants
ISBN:9783662127797
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Keywords: Physics , Quantum physics , Astrophysics , Nuclear physics , Elementary particles (Physics) , Quantum field theory , Popular works , Physics , Particle and Nuclear Physics , Quantum Physics , Astrophysics and Astroparticles , Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory , Popular Science, general
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Title:Time, Quantum and Information
Author(s):
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
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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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Title:KdV & KAM
Author(s): Thomas Kappeler
Date:2003
Edition:3. Folge
Size:1 online resource (279 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-08054-2
Contents:I The Beginning -- II Classical Background -- III Birkhoff Coordinates -- IV Perturbed KdV Equations -- V The KAM Proof -- VI Kuksin’s Lemma -- VII Background Material -- VIII Psi-Functions and Frequencies -- IX Birkhoff Normal Forms
-- X Some Technicalities -- References -- Notations
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Series:Ergebnisse der Mathematik und ihrer Grenzgebiete / A Series of Modern Surveys in Mathematics: 45
Keywords: Popular works , Mathematics , Dynamics , Ergodic theory , Global analysis (Mathematics) , Manifolds (Mathematics) , Partial differential equations , Physics , Education , Popular Science , Popular Science in Education , Global Analysis and Analysis on Manifolds , Mathematics, general , Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory , Partial Differential Equations , Mathematical Methods in Physics
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Title:Matrix Riccati Equations in Control and Systems Theory
Author(s): Hisham Abou-Kandil
Date:2003
Size:1 online resource (572 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-0348-8081-7
Contents:1 Basic results for linear equations -- 1.1 Linear differential equations and linear algebraic equations -- 1.2 Exponential dichotomy and L2evolutions -- 2 Hamiltonian Matrices and Algebraic Riccati equations -- 2.1 Solutions of
algebraic Riccati equations and graph subspaces -- 2.2 Indefinite scalar products and a canonical form of Hamiltonian matrices -- 2.3 Hermitian algebraic Riccati equations -- 2.4 Positive semi-definite solutions of standard algebraic
Riccati equations -- 2.5 Hermitian discrete-time algebraic Riccati equations -- 3 Global aspects of Riccati differential and difference equations -- 3.1 Riccati differential equations and associated linear systems -- 3.2 A
representation formula -- 3.3 Flows on Graßmann manifolds: The extended Riccati differential equation -- 3.4 General representation formulae for solutions of RDE and PRDE, the time-continuous and periodic Riccati differential equation,
and dichotomy -- 3.5 A representation formula for solutions of the discrete time Riccati equation -- 3.6 Global existence results -- 4 Hermitian Riccati differential equations -- 4.1 Comparison results for HRDE -- 4.2 Monotonicity and
convexity results: A Fréchet derivative based approach -- 4.3 Convergence to the semi-stabilizing solution -- 4.4 Dependence of HRDE on a parameter -- 4.5 An existence theorem for general HRDE -- 4.6 A special property of HRDE -- 5 The
periodic Riccati equation -- 5.1 Linear periodic differential equations -- 5.2 Preliminary notation and results for linear periodic systems -- 5.3 Existence results for periodic Hermitian Riccati equations -- 5.4 Positive semi-definite
periodic equilibria of PRDE -- 6 Coupled and generalized Riccati equations -- 6.1 Some basic concepts in dynamic games -- 6.2 Non-symmetric Riccati equations in open loop Nash differential games -- 6.3 Discrete-time open loop Nash
Riccati equations -- 6.4 Non-symmetric Riccati equations in open loop Stackelberg differential games -- 6.5 Discrete-time open loop Stackelberg equations -- 6.6 Coupled Riccati equations in closed loop Nash differential games -- 6.7
Rational matrix differential equations arising in stochastic control -- 6.8 Rational matrix difference equations arising in stochastic control -- 6.9 Coupled Riccati equations in Markovian jump systems -- 7 Symmetric differential
Riccati equations: an operator based approach -- 7.1 Popov triplets: definition and equivalence -- 7.2 Associated objects -- 7.3 Associated operators -- 7.4 Existence of the stabilizing solution -- 7.5 Positivity theory and
applications -- 7.6 Differential Riccati inequalities -- 7.7 The signature condition -- 7.8 Differential Riccati theory: A Hamiltonian descriptor operator approach -- 8 Applications to Robust Control Systems -- 8.1 The Four Block
Nehari Problem -- 8.2 Disturbance Attenuation -- 9 Non-symmetric Riccati theory and applications -- 9.1 Non-symmetric Riccati theory -- 9.2 Application to open loop Nash games -- 9.3 Application to open loop Stackelberg games -- A
Appendix -- A.1 Basic facts from control theory -- A.2 The implicit function theorem -- References -- List of Figures
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Title:Concise Catalog of Deep-sky Objects Astrophysical Information for 500 Galaxies, Clusters and Nebulae
Author(s): W. H Finlay
Date:2003
Size:1 online resource (252 p.)
Note:10.1007/b97522
Contents:Introduction -- The Messier Objects -- NGC (New General Catalogue) Objects -- NGC 0-936 -- NGC 1022-1999 -- NGC 2022-2985 -- NGC 3003-3998 -- NGC 4026-4995 -- NGC 5005-5982 -- NGC 6093-6994 -- NGC 7000-7814 -- IC (Index Catalogue)
Objects -- Index
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Title:Once Upon a Universe Not-so-Grimm tales of cosmology
Author(s): Robert Gilmore
Date:2003
Size:1 online resource (225 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4757-4165-0
Contents:The First Tale: The PRINCE and p (A quest for the nature of motion) -- The Second Tale: SNOW WHITE and the particularly little PEOPLE (Into the deep basement of our world) -- The Third Tale: ALI GORI and the CAVE of NIGHT (consider
the heavens) -- The Fourth Tale: JACK and the STARSTALK (spacetime and gravity) -- The Fifth Tale: WARING beauty (the big bang and after) -- The Sixth Tale: CINDERENDA and the DEATH of STARS (the life and fate of stars) -- Epilogue --
Further Reading
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Keywords: Popular works , Science , Gravitation , Astronomy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Classical and Quantum Gravitation, Relativity Theory , Science, general
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Title:102 Combinatorial Problems From the Training of the USA IMO Team
Author(s): Titu Andreescu
Date:2003
Size:1 online resource (115 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-0-8176-8222-4
ISBN:9780817682224
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Keywords: Mathematics , Algebra , Discrete mathematics , Combinatorics , Education , Mathematics , Discrete Mathematics , Popular Science in Education , Combinatorics , Algebra , Mathematics, general
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Title:Beyond Fear Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World
Author(s): Bruce Schneier
Date:2003
Size:1 online resource (296 p.)
Note:10.1007/b97547
Contents:Sensible Security -- All Security Involves Trade-offs -- Security Trade-offs Are Subjective -- Security Trade-offs Depend on Power and Agenda -- How Security Works -- Systems and How They Fail -- Knowing the Attackers -- Attackers
Never Change Their Tunes, Just Their Instruments -- Technology Creates Security Imbalances -- Security Is a Weakest-Link Problem -- Brittleness Makes for Bad Security -- Security Revolves Around People -- Detection Works Where
Prevention Fails -- Detection Is Useless Without Response -- Identification, Authentication, and Authorization -- All Countermeasures Have Some Value, But No Countermeasure Is Perfect -- Fighting Terrorism -- The Game of Security --
Negotiating for Security -- Security Demystified
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Keywords: Physics , Data encryption (Computer science) , Coding theory , System safety , Popular works , Medicine , Health , Social work , Physics , Security Science and Technology , Social Work , Popular Science in Medicine and Health , Popular Science, general , Data Encryption , Coding and Information Theory
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Title:If the Universe is Teeming with Aliens... Where is Everybody? Fifty Solutions to the Fermi Paradox and the Problem of Extraterrestrial Life
Author(s): Stephen Webb
Date:2002
Size:1 online resource (288 p.)
Note:10.1007/b97464
Contents:Where Is Everybody? -- Of Fermi and Paradox -- They Are Here -- They Exist But Have Not Yet Communicated -- They Do Not Exist -- Conclusion -- Notes and Further Reading -- References
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Title:Quantum Theory: Concepts and Methods
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Date:2002
Size:1 online resource (450 p.)
Note:10.1007/0-306-47120-5
Contents:Gathering the Tools -- to Quantum Physics -- Quantum Tests -- Complex Vector Space -- Continuous Variables -- Cryptodeterminism and Quantum Inseparability -- Composite Systems -- Bell’s Theorem -- Contextuality -- Quantum Dynamics and
Information -- Spacetime Symmetries -- Information and Thermodynamics -- Semiclassical Methods -- Chaos and Irreversibility -- The Measuring Process
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Keywords: Physics , Philosophy and science , Quantum physics , Popular works , Physics , Quantum Physics , Philosophy of Science , Popular Science, general
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Title:The Physics of a Lifetime Reflections on the Problems and Personalities of 20th Century Physics
Author(s): Vitaly L Ginzburg
Date:2001
Size:1 online resource (514 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-04455-1
Contents:I -- What Problems of Physics and Astrophysics Seem Now to Be Especially Important and Interesting? -- What Problems of Physics and Astrophysics Seem Now to Be Especially Important and Interesting (Thirty Years Later, Already on the
Verge of the 21st Century)? -- II -- How Does Science Develop? Remarks on The Structure of Scientific Revolutions -- Who Created the Theory of Relativity and How Was It Developed? A Review with a Preamble and a Commentary -- Does
Astronomy Need ‘New Physics’? -- Physical Laws and Extraterrestrial Civilizations -- Wide Scope and Up-to-Date Information as a Precondition of Successful Research -- Physics Stays Young. A Way of Answering the Questionnaire in Nauka i
Zhizn’ Magazine -- On Popular Science and More -- Notes on the Occasion My Jubilee -- A Scientific Autobiography — an Attempt -- III -- About Igor EvgenevichTamm -- A Piece of Advice Given by Leonid Isaakovich Mandelshtam -- On the
90th Anniversary of the Birth of Nikolai Dmitrievich Papaleksi -- About Lev Davidovich Landau -- To the Memory of Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Andronov -- About Aleksandr Lvovich Mints -- In Commemoration of Sergei Ivanovich Vavilov -- A
Story of Two Directors -- To the Memory of Ilya Mikhailovich Frank -- About Grigorii Samuilovich Landsberg -- To the Memory of Evgenii Konstantinovich Zavoiskii -- About Matvei Samsonovich Rabinovich -- Mstislav Vsevoldovich Keldysh --
About Albert Einstein -- In Memory of Niels Bohr -- About Richard Feynman — a Remarkable Physicist and a Wonderful Man -- John Bardeen and the Theory of Superconductivity -- On High-Energy Astrophysics (On the 80th Birthday of Jan
Oort) -- The Sakharov Phenomenon -- Notes on A. I. Solzhenitsyn, A. D. Sakharov, and the ‘Crosswind’ -- About the Author
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Title:Understanding the Heavens Thirty Centuries of Astronomical Ideas from Ancient Thinking to Modern Cosmology
Author(s): Jean-Claude Pecker
Date:2001
Size:1 online resource (597 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-04441-4
Contents:and Perspectives -- The Theory of Scientific Revolutions -- Interactions Between Politics and Scientific Progress -- The Continuous Progress of Astronomical Techniques -- The Three Streams from Pythagoras, Plato, and Aristotle -- 1.
Before the Classical Greek Period -- 1.1 A General Overview of a Rapid Evolution -- 1.2 Elementary Naked-Eye Astronomy -- 1.3 Pre-Socratic Greek Astronomy and Cosmology -- 2. Classical Greek Astronomy -- 2.1 Plato’s World -- 2.2
Plato’s Contemporaries: Eudoxus, Callippus -- 2.3 Aristotle’s World -- 2.4 The Legacy of Plato and Aristotle -- 2.5 The Heliocentric Systems -- 2.6 Hipparchus and his Successors up to Ptolemy -- 2.7 Eccentric and Epicycle Circles: The
Ptolemaic Mechanisms -- 2.8 The Earth, Sun, Moon, and Planets: Distances and Sizes -- 2.9 The Precession of Equinoxes -- 3. Ptolemy’s Astronomy Questioned -- 3.1 The Scientific Genealogy of Ptolemy -- 3.2 The Church Fathers -- 3.3 The
Contribution of the Arabic World to Astronomical Knowledge -- 3.4 The Western World up to Copernicus -- 4. The Period of the Renaissance -- 4.1 From 1450 to 1600: An Overview -- 4.2 Copernicus and the Determination of Planetary
Distances -- 4.3 The Progress of the Observations Tycho Brahe and the Nature of the Universe -- 4.4 Kepler and the Death of Circularity -- 4.5 Galileo, Physicist and Observer -- 5. Dynamics Enters Astronomy: From Galileo to Newton --
5.1 Galilean Dynamics -- 5.2 Francis Bacon in England -- 5.3 The French School: Descartes and his Contemporaries -- 5.4 Newton and Universal Gravitation -- 5.5 The Triumph of Newton -- 5.6 Appendix Written in Collaboration with Prof.
Daniel Pecker -- 6. From Pre-Galilean Astronomy to the Hubble Space Telescope and Beyond… Written in Collaboration with Dr. Simone Dumont -- 6.1 Improvements in Techniques and Instruments -- 6.2 Important Astronomical Discoveries After
Galileo -- 6.3 Conceptual Consequences of the Broadening of Horizons from Galileo to Einstein -- 6.4 Conclusion -- 7. Towards Modern Cosmology -- 7.1 Failures and Difficulties of the Newtonian Description -- 7.2 Criticisms of Newton’s
Theory: The Mach Discussion -- 7.3 The Ether -- 7.4. Action at a Distance -- 7.5. Olbers’ Paradox -- 7.6 The “Significant” Facts of Cosmology and the Subjectivity of their Choice -- 7.7 Appendix: Modern Cosmology The Velocity of Light,
Composition and Measurement -- 8. Cosmologies of Today and Tomorrow -- 8.1 General Relativity -- 8.2 The Cosmological Solutions of General Relativity -- 8.3 New Cosmological Facts -- 8.4 The Standard “Big Bang” Cosmology -- 8.5 The
“New Big Bang” -- 8.6 Big Bang or Not Big Bang? Alternative Cosmologies -- 8.7 Conclusions: What Is the Current State of Cosmology? What Experiments Could Be Performed to Improve the Situation? -- 8.8 Appendix I: Tensors, Line Elements
-- 8.9 Appendix II: The Particles of Modern Physics -- 9. General Conclusion -- Further Reading -- Figure Acknowledgements -- Name Index
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Title:Temporal GIS Advanced Functions for Field-Based Applications
Author(s): George Christakos
Date:2001
Size:1 online resource (219 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-642-56540-3
Contents:1 A BME View to the New Realities of TGIS -- 1.1 Introducing a Temporal Geographical Information System (TGIS) -- 1.2 Field-Based TGIS -- 1.3 TGIS Functions -- 1.4 Novel Contribution to TGIS -- 1.5 Concluding Remarks -- 2
Spatiotemporal Modelling -- 2.1 Spatiotemporal Continuum -- 2.2 The Random Field Model -- 2.3 The Role of Metaphors in TGIS -- 2.4 The Importance of Physical Geometry -- 2.5 Synopsis -- 3 Knowledge Bases Integration -- 3.1 Integrating
Knowledge Bases (KB) into TGIS -- 3.2 General KB and the Associated Physical Constraints -- 3.3 Specificatory KB -- 3.4 Accommodating Knowledge Needs -- 4 Spatiotemporal Mapping -- 4.1 A Formulation of the Spatiotemporal Mapping
Problem -- 4.2 Formal BME Analysis and Mapping -- 4.3 Other Mapping Techniques -- 4.4 Concluding Remarks -- 5 Interpretive BME -- 5.1 Interpretive Issues -- 5.2 An Epistemic Analysis of the BME Approach -- 5.3 Non-Bayesian
Conditionalization -- 5.4 By Way of a Summary -- 6 The BME Toolbox In Action -- 6.1 The Fundamental KB Operators -- 6.2 Step-by-Step BME -- 6.3 Analytic and Synthetic Case-Studies -- 6.4 Quantifying the Mapping Efficiency of Soft Data
-- 6.5 Numerical Investigations of Popular Techniques -- 6.6 Merging Maps with BME -- 6.7 Synopsis -- 7 The BME Computer Library -- 7.1 Computational BME Analysis and the BMEIib -- 7.2 Getting Started -- 7.3 The iolib Directory -- 7.4
The graphlib Directory -- 7.5 The modelslib Directory -- 7.6 The statlib Directory -- 7.7 The bmeprobalib Directory -- 7.8 The bmeintlib Directory -- 7.9 The bmehrlib Directory -- 7.10 Simulations -- 7.11 The genlib Directory -- 7.12
The mvnlib Directory -- 7.13 BMEIib Tutorials, Examples, and Tests -- 8 Scientific Hypothesis Testing, Explanation, and Decision Making -- 8.1 On Scientific Methodology -- 8.2 Hypothesis Testing -- 8.3 Scientific Explanation -- 8.4
Geographotemporal Decision Making -- 8.5 Prelude -- References
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Title:Number Theory An approach through history from Hammurapi to Legendre
Author(s): André Weil
Date:2001
Size:1 online resource (377 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-0-8176-4571-7
Contents:Preface -- Table of illustrations -- Abbreviations, basic references and notations -- Protohistory -- Fermat and his Correspondents -- Euler -- An Age of Transition: Lagrange and Legendre -- Additional bibliography and references --
Index nominum -- Index rerum
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Title:Curve Ball Baseball, Statistics, and the Role of Chance in the Game
Author(s):
Date:2001
Size:1 online resource (350 p.)
Note:10.1007/b97222
Contents:Simple Models from Tabletop Baseball Games -- Exploring Baseball Data -- Introducing Probability -- Situational Effects -- Streakiness (or, The Hot Hand) -- Measuring Offensive Performance -- Average Runs per Play -- The Curvature of
Baseball -- Making Sense of Baseball Strategy -- Measuring Clutch Play -- Prediction -- Did the Best Team Win? -- Postgame Comments (A Brief Afterword)
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Keywords: Popular works , Science , Sports , Probabilities , Mathematics , Statistics , Popular Science , Popular Science in Mathematics , Sport , Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes , Popular Science, general , Science, general , Statistics, general
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Title:Astronomy on the Personal Computer
Author(s): Oliver Montenbruck
Date:2000
Edition:Fourth, Completely Revised Edition
Size:1 online resource (300 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-642-03436-7
Contents:1 Introduction -- 2 Coordinate Systems -- 3 Calculation of Rising and Setting Times -- 4 Cometary Orbits -- 5 Special Perturbations -- 6 Planetary Orbits -- 7 Physical Ephemerides of the Planets -- 8 The Orbit of the Moon -- 9 Solar
Eclipses -- 10 Stellar Occultations -- 11 Orbit Determination -- 12 Astrometry -- A.1 The Accompanying CD-ROM -- A.1.1 Contents -- A.1.2 System Requirements -- A.1.3 Executing the Programs -- A.2 Compiling and Linking the Programs --
A.2.1 General Advice on Computer-Specific Modifications -- A.2.2 Microsoft Visual C++ for Windows 98/2000/XP -- A.2.3 GNU C++ for Linux -- A.3 List of the Library Functions -- Symbols.
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Title:Rare Earth Why Complex Life is Uncommon in the Universe
Author(s): Peter D Ward
Date:2000
Size:1 online resource (338 p.)
Note:10.1007/b97646
Contents:Why Life Might Be Widespread in the Universe -- Habitable Zones of the Universe -- Building a Habitable Earth -- Life’s First Appearance on Earth -- How to Build Animals -- Snowball Earth -- The Enigma of the Cambrian Explosion --
Mass Extinctions and the Rare Earth Hypothesis -- The Surprising Importance of Plate Tectonics -- The Moon, Jupiter, and Life on Earth -- Testing the Rare Earth Hypothesis -- Assessing the Odds -- Messengers from the Stars
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Keywords: Popular works , Science , Astrobiology , Astronomy , Popular Science , Popular Science in Astronomy , Science, general , Astrobiology
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Title:Mathematical Sorcery Revealing the Secrets of Numbers
Author(s): Calvin C Clawson
Date:1999
Size:1 online resource (294 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4899-6433-5
ISBN:9781489964335
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Keywords: Mathematics , History , Popular works , Mathematics , History of Mathematical Sciences , Popular Science, general
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Title:Financial Markets and Martingales Observations on Science and Speculation
Author(s): Nicolas Bouleau
Date:1998
Size:1 online resource (151 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-0-85729-382-4
Contents:I. Martingales -- 1. Luck in the Casino -- 2. The Stock Market and Probability -- 3. Mathematical Development outside the Finance Sector -- II. Option Hedging: an Epistemological Rupture -- 4. The Unexpected Connection -- 5. A
Different Approach -- 6. Hedging Risks Thanks to the Market -- III. Science and Speculation -- 7. A Complex Dynamic -- 8. Illusions of Chance -- 9. Three Types of Speculation -- 10. Practical and Moral Values -- IV. The Stakes and the
Payoffs -- 11. Markets and Economy -- 12. The Special Role of Finance in the Production of Knowledge -- 13. Power and Innocence in Finance -- 14. Long Term Risks -- Conclusion
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Title:The Letters and Papers of Jan Hendrik Oort As Archived in the University Library, Leiden
Author(s): J. K Katgert-Merkelijn
Date:1997
Size:1 online resource (198 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-011-5764-3
Contents:1. Research and Teaching -- 1.1. Research, general -- 1.2. Specific research for special lectures -- 1.3. Book reviews, biographies etc -- 1.4. Popular lectures and articles -- 1.5. Courses of lectures at Leiden Observatory -- 1.6.
Other lectures -- 1.7. Research of colleagues and students -- 1.8. Lecture notes when a student -- 1.9. Chapter 21 of Stars and Stellar Systems V Book -- 1.10. Notes on literature -- 2. Correspondence -- 2.1. General correspondence --
2.2. Personal correspondence -- 2.3. Strange letters and wild theories -- 2.4. Correspondence with foreign visitors -- 2.5. Correspondence on travel arrangements -- 2.6. Correspondence on projects financed by ZWO -- 2.7. Letters of
recommendation -- 3. Leiden Observatory -- 3.1. Correspondence on the Observatory at Hartebeespoortdam -- 3.2. Correspondence Rockefeller Telescope -- 3.3. Leids Sterrewacht Fonds -- 3.4. Leids Kerkhoven-Bosscha Fonds (LKBF) -- 3.5.
Assistant Director -- 3.6. Director, 1945-1947 -- 3.7. Kenya Expedition -- 3.8. Bosscha Observatory at Lembang -- 3.9. Diaries day-to-day appointments -- 3.10. Jan Hendrik Oortfonds -- 4. Leiden University -- 4.1. Baccalaureate
Committee, 1957-1960 -- 4.2. Committee for the Development of Scientific Research -- 4.3. Boerhaave Museum for the History of Science -- 4.4. Academic Arts Committee -- 4.5. Curatoren -- 4.6. Senate, 1951-1955, 1963-1969 -- 4.7.
Faculty of Science -- 4.8. Bachiene Foundation -- 4.9. Civitas Academica -- 5. Astronomy in the Netherlands -- 5.1. Netherlands Foundation for Radio Astronomy -- 5.2. Benelux Cross Antenna Project, 1958-1967 -- 5.3. Space Research --
5.4. Bulletin of the Astronomical Institutes of the Netherlands -- 5.5. Eclipse Commission -- 5.6. Summer course at Nijenrode, 1960 -- 5.7. Scientific meetings -- 5.8. Dutch Telescope in Southern Europe -- 5.9. Academic Council,
section Astronomy (SSAR) -- 6. Netherlands -- 6.1. KNAW (Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences) -- 6.2. Other learned societies and organizations, both national and foreign -- 6.3. Speeches -- 6.4. Teacher’s degree examinations, 1930-1941 --
6.5. Academic Council -- 6.6. KNMI (Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute) -- 6.7. Editorial Board of Natuur en Techniek -- 6.8. Christiaan Huygens -- 7. Europe -- 7.1. European Southern Observatory -- 7.2. Astronomy and Astrophysics,
1968-1972 -- 7.3. Astronomy and Astrophysics, correspondence and referee reports -- 7.4. European Conferences -- 7.5. Foreign Programme committees, 1971-1977 -- 7.6. Astronomy in Germany, 1967 -- 7.7. Pontifical Academy -- 7.8. Jury
membership Prix Docteur A. de Leeuw -- 8. International (World) -- 8.1. International Astronomical Union (IAU) -- 8.2. Inter-Union Committee for the Allocation of Frequencies -- 8.3. International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU) --
8.4. Symposia -- 8.5. Foreign Visits, lectures, and seminars -- 8.6. Honours and prizes -- 8.7. International Computation Centre -- 8.8. Copernicus 500th Anniversary celebrations -- 8.9. Periodical publications -- 8.10 Humanitarian
Issues -- 9. Personal Archives -- 9.1 Correspondence -- 9.2 Documents and notes -- 9.3 Personal notes and diaries -- 9.4 Press cuttings -- List Of Publications -- List Of Abbreviations -- Name Index
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Title:Thinking in Complexity The Complex Dynamics of Matter, Mind, and Mankind
Author(s): Klaus Mainzer
Date:1997
Edition:Third Revised and Enlarged Edition
Size:1 online resource (363 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-13214-2
Contents:1. Introduction: From Linear to Nonlinear Thinking -- 2. Complex Systems and the Evolution of Matter -- 3. Complex Systems and the Evolution of Life -- 4. Complex Systems and the Evolution of Mind—Brain -- 5. Complex Systems and the
Evolution of Artificial Intelligence -- 6. Complex Systems and the Evolution of Human Society -- 7. Epilogue on Future, Science, and Ethics -- References -- Name Index
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Title:The Philosophy Behind Physics
Author(s): Thomas A Brody
Date:1993
Size:1 online resource (355 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-642-78978-6
Contents:I. The Philosophy of Physics -- 1. The Active Epistemology -- 2. Higher-Level Epistemic Cycles -- 3. Systems and Experiments -- 4. The Structure of Theories -- 5. Induction and the Scope of Theories -- 6. The Incommensurability of
Theories -- 7. A Minimal Ontology for Scientific Research -- 8. The Determinisms of Physics -- II. The Theory of Probability -- 9. The Nature of Probability -- 10. The Ensemble Interpretation of Probability -- 11. The Philosophy of
Ensemble Probability -- 12. On Errors and Approximations -- III. The Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics -- 13. Problems and Promises of the Ensemble Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics -- 14. Probability and the Way Out of the Great
Quantum Muddle -- 15. Are Hidden Variables Possible? -- 16. The Bell Inequality I: Joint Measurability -- 17. The Bell Inequality II: Locality -- 18. The Irrelevance of the Bell Inequality -- 19. Measurement and State Representation --
20. On Quantum Logic -- 21. Resistance to Change in the Sciences: The Case of Quantum Mechanics -- IV. General -- 22. Epistemological Implications of Artificial Intelligence -- 23. Artificial Intelligence: Possibilities and Realities,
Hopes and Dangers -- 24. Philosophy and Physicists -- 25. The Axiomatic Approach in Physics -- List of Publications of T.A. Brody -- Name Index
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Call number:SPRINGER-1991-9781489933843:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Business Research Projects for Students
Author(s): A. D Jankowicz
Date:1991
Size:1 online resource (277 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4899-3384-3
Contents:1 Introduction -- 2 The purpose and objectives of a project -- 3 Choosing a topic -- 4 Standards of assessment -- 5 Getting organized for takeoff -- 6 What is research anyway? -- 7 The role you’re in -- 8 Reviewing and using the
literature -- 9 Planning empirical work -- 10 Methods and techniques: an overview of the main issues -- 11 Semi-structured, open-ended techniques -- 12 Fully structured techniques -- 13 Further techniques
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Keywords: Mathematics , Business , Management science , Operations research , Popular works , Mathematics , Operations Research, Management Science , Business and Management, general , Popular Science, general
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Title:Tales of Physicists and Mathematicians
Author(s): Semyon Grigorevich Gindikin
Date:1988
Size:1 online resource (158 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4612-3942-0
Contents:Ars Magna (The Great Art) -- Appendix: From De Vita Propria Liber (The Book of My Life) -- Two Tales of Galileo -- I. The Discovery of the Laws of Motion -- II. The Medicean Stars -- Appendix: Olaf Römer’s Conjecture -- Christiaan
Huygens, Pendulum Clocks, and a Curve “Not At All Considered by the Ancients” -- Appendix: Part Five of Horlogium Oscillatorium -- Blaise Pascal -- Prince of Mathematicians -- I. Gauss’ Debut -- II. The Golden Theorem -- III. Royal
Days -- Appendix: Construction Problems Leading to Cubic Equations
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Title:To Infinity and Beyond A Cultural History of the Infinite
Author(s): Eli Maor
Date:1987
Size:1 online resource (284 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4612-5394-5
Contents:I. Mathematical Infinity -- 1. First Steps to Infinity -- 2. Towards Legitimation -- 3. Convergence and Limit -- 4. The Fascination of Infinite Series -- 5. The Geometric Series -- 6. More about Infinite Series -- 7. Interlude: An
Excursion into the Number Concept -- 8. The Discovery of Irrational Numbers -- 9. Cantor’s New Look at the Infinite -- 10. Beyond Infinity -- II. Geometric Infinity -- 11. Some Functions and Their Graphs -- 12. Inversion in a Circle --
13. Geographic Maps and Infinity -- 14. Tiling the Plane -- 15. A New Look at Geometry -- 16. The Vain Search for Absolute Truth -- III. Aesthetic Infinity -- 17. Rejoice the Infinite! -- 18. The Möbius Strip -- 19. The Magic World of
Mirrors -- 20. Horror Vacui, Amor Infiniti -- 21. Maurits C. Escher—Master of the Infinite -- 22. The Modern Kabbalists -- IV. Cosmological Infinity -- 23. The Ancient World -- 24. The New Cosmology -- 25. The Horizons Are Receding --
26. A Paradox and Its Aftermath -- 27. The Expanding Universe -- 28. The Modern Atomists -- 29. Which Way from Here? -- Epilogue
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Title:Complex Analysis — Fifth Romanian-Finnish Seminar Part 2 Proceedings of the Seminar held in Bucharest, June 28 – July 3, 1981
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Date:1983
Size:1 online resource (334 p.)
Note:10.1007/BFb0072065
Contents:Un théorème d'annulation pour les fibrés en droites semi-positifs sur une variété kählérienne faiblement 1-complète -- Some results on mixed manifolds -- Holomorphic reductions of homogeneous spaces -- Espaces mixtes -- Equivalence
indefiniment differentiable et equivalence analytique reelle pour les germes d'ensembles analytiques -- Formes de levi d'ordre superieur et reduction des variables dans l'equation d'une hypersurface reelle -- Produktzerlegung und
Äquivalenz von Raumkeimen I Der allgemeine Fall -- Produktzerlegung und Äquivalenz von Raumkeimen II Der komplexe Fall -- Pseudovarietes complexes -- Commutative Banach algebras and analytic functions of countable-many variables --
Potentials on locally compact non-abelian groups -- Perturbations in excessive structures -- On the riesz decomposition of bi-excessive measures on locally compact groups -- Standard H-cones and balayage spaces -- Applications of quasi
Dirichlet bounded harmonic functions -- Natural localisation of a standard H-cone -- On sub-Markov resolvents. The restriction to an open set and the Dirichlet problem -- Divergence of multipoint Pade approximation -- Dilation of two
factorizations -- Boundary value problems for systems with Cauchy-Riemannian main part -- A new tool in the calculos of variations: Gehring's theorem -- Admissible nonlinear perturbation of divergence equations -- Interpolation and
domination by positive definite kernels -- On the regularity of the boundary measures -- On stationary processes in complete correlated actions
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Title:Absolute Analysis
Author(s): F Nevanlinna
Date:1973
Size:1 online resource (272 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-00249-0
Contents:I. Linear Algebra -- § 1. The Linear Space with Real Multiplier Domain -- § 2. Finite Dimensional Linear Spaces -- § 3. Linear Mappings -- § 4. Bilinear and Quadratic Functions -- § 5. Multilinear Functions -- § 6. Metrization of
Affine Spaces -- II. Differential Calculus -- § 1. Derivatives and Differentials -- § 2. Taylor’s Formula -- § 3. Partial Differentiation -- § 4. Implicit Functions -- III. Integral Calculus -- § 1. The Affine Integral -- § 2. Theorem
of Stokes -- § 3. Applications of Stokes’s Theorem -- IV. Differential Equations -- § 1. Normal Systems -- § 2. The General Differential Equation of First Order -- § 3. The Linear Differential Equation of Order One -- V. Theory of
Curves and Surfaces -- § 1. Regular Curves and Surfaces -- § 2. Curve Theory -- § 3. Surface Theory -- § 4. Vectors and Tensors -- § 5 Integration of the Derivative Formulas -- § 6. Theorema Egregium -- § 7. Parallel Translation -- §
8. The Gauss-Bonnet Theorem -- VI. Riemannian Geometry -- § 1. Affine Differential Geometry -- § 2. Riemannian Geometry
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Series:Die Grundlehren der mathematischen Wissenschaften, in Einzeldarstellungen mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Anwendungsgebiete: 102
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Title:Lectures in Modern Analysis and Applications I
Author(s): M. F Atiyah
Date:1969
Size:1 online resource (162 p.)
Note:10.1007/BFb0099980
Contents:Bounded analytic functions in the unit disk -- Strongly pseudoconvex manifolds -- Banach algebras and uniform approximation -- Extension of results from several complex variables to general function algebras -- The Cauchy problem for differential e quations with constant coefficients -- Local Cauchy problem for linear partial differential equations with analytic coefficients -- Algebraic topology and operators in Hilbert space -- Deformations of Riemann surfaces -- Global stability questions in dyna mical systems
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Title:Probability and Information Theory Proceedings of the International Symposium at McMaster University, Canada, April, 1968
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Date:1969
Size:1 online resource (260 p.)
Note:10.1007/BFb0079113
Contents:On different characterizations of entropies -- The structure of capacity functions for compound channels -- Boolean algebraic methods in Markov chains -- Maxima of partial sums -- Series expansions for random processes -- Glivenko-Cantelli type theo rems for distance functions based on the modified empirical distribution function of M. Kac and for the empirical process with random sample size in general -- On the continuity of Markov processes -- Some mathematical problems in statistical mechanics -- Asymptotic behaviour of the average probability of error for low rates of information transmission -- On the optimum rate of transmitting information -- A necessary and sufficient condition for the validity of the local ergodic theorem -- Recent results on mixing in topological measure spaces -- Convergence in probability and allied results -- Applications of almost surely convergent constructions of weakly convergent processes -- Random processes defined through the interaction of an
infinite particle system -- The central limit theorem and ?-entropy -- Maximum probability estimators with a general loss function
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Keywords: Mathematics , Mathematical statistics , Probabilities , Popular works , Mathematics , Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes , Probability and Statistics in Computer Science , Popular Science, general
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Title:Light and Matter II / Licht und Materie II
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Date:1958
Size:1 online resource (965 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-662-35393-6
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Series:Encyclopedia of Physics / Handbuch der Physik: 5 / 26
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