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Call number:9783319486437:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Longitudinally Polarised Terahertz Radiation for Relativistic Particle Acceleration
Author(s): Matthew. J Cliffe
Date:2017
Size:1 online resource (XIII, 150 p. 86 illus., 67 illus. in color p.)
Contents:Introduction -- Literature Review -- Background Theory -- Experimental Apparatus -- Radiation Propagation Simulation -- ALICE Energy Modulation Induced by Terahertz Reaction (AEMITR) -- Generation of Longitudinally Polarised Terahertz
Radiation with a Photoconductive Antenna -- Generation of Longitudinally Polarised Terahertz Radiation in Non-Linear Optical Crystals -- Conclusions and Future Work
ISBN:9783319486437
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Keywords: Physics , Particle acceleration , Physics , Particle Acceleration and Detection, Beam Physics , Applied and Technical Physics
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Call number:T11.D324::2005 Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Scientific papers and presentations
Author(s): Martha Davis
Date:2005
Edition:Rev. ed.
Publisher:Burlington, Mass. : Academic Press
Size:356 p.
Contents:The semantic environment of science -- Before you begin -- Organizing and writing a rough draft -- Searching and reviewing scientific literature -- The proposal -- The graduate thesis -- Publishing in scientific journals -- Style and accuracy in the final draft -- Reviewing and revising -- Titles and abstracts -- Presenting data -- Ethical and legal issues -- Scientific presentations -- Communication without words -- Visual aids to communication -- The oral presentation -- Poster presentations -- Group communications -- Communicating with other audiences -- To the international student
ISBN:0120884240
Series:Effective communication skills in science
Keywords: Technical writing. , Communication of technical information.
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Title:Using the engineering literature
Author(s): Bonnie A. Osif (ed.)
Date:2012
Edition:2nd ed.
Publisher:CRC Press
Size:580 p
Contents:Introduction -- General engineering resources -- Minorities in engineering -- Aeronautical and aerospace engineering -- Agricultural and food engineering -- Architectureal engineering -- Bioengineering -- Chemical engineering -- Civil engineering -- Computer engineering -- Electrical and elctronics engineering -- Engineering education -- Environmental engineering -- History of engineering -- Industrial engineering -- Materials science and and engineering -- Mechanical engineering -- Mining engineerin g -- Nuclear engineering -- Petroleum engineering and refining -- Transportation engineering
ISBN:9781439850022
Keywords: Engineering , Technical literature
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Title:Text Analysis with R for Students of Literature [electronic resource]
Author(s): Matthew L Jockers
Date:2014
Publisher:Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer
Size:1 online resource
Note:Text Analysis with R for Students of Literature is written with students and scholars of literature in mind but will be applicable to other humanists and social scientists wishing to extend their methodological tool kit toinclude quantitative and com putational approaches to the study of text. Computation provides access to information in text that we simply cannot gather using traditional qualitative methods of close reading and human synthesis. TextAnalysis with R for Students of Literature provides a practical introduction to computational text analysis using the open source programming language R. R is extremely popular throughout the sciences and because of its accessibility,R is now used increasingly in other research areas. Readers begin workin g with text right away and each chapter works through a new technique or process such that readers gain a broad exposure to core R procedures and a basicunderstanding of the possibilities of computational text analysis at both the micro and macro scale. E ach chapter builds on the previous as readers move from small scale microanalysis of single texts to large scalemacroanalysis of text corpora, and each chapter concludes with a set of practice exercises that reinforce and expand upon the chapter lessons. The books focus is on making the technical palatable and making the technicaluseful and immediately gratifying
Contents:R Basics
First Foray into Text Analysis with R
Accessing and Comparing Word Frequency Data
Token Distribution Analysis
Correlation
Measures of Lexical Variety
Hapax Richness
Do It KWIC
Do It KWIC (Better)
Text Quality, Text Variety, and Parsing XML
Clustering
Classification
Topic Modeling
Appendix A: Variable Scope Example
Appendix B: The LDA Buffet
Appendix C: Code Repository
Appendix D: R Resources
Practice Exercise Solutions
Index
ISBN:9783319031644
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Keywords: Statistics , Computational linguistics , Mathematical statistics
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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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Keywords: Life sciences , Astrophysics , Science (General) , Engineering , Materials
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Title:Complex and Adaptive Dynamical Systems [electronic resource] : A Primer
Author(s): Claudius Gros
Date:2013
Edition:3rd ed. 2013
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer
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Note:Complex system theory is rapidly developing and gaining importance, providing tools and concepts central to our modern understanding of emergent phenomena. This primer offers an introduction to this area together with detailedcoverage of the mathemat ics involved. All calculations are presented step by step and are straightforward to follow. This new third edition comes with new material, figures and exercises. Network theory, dynamical systems andinformation theory, the core of modern complex system sciences, are developed in the first three chapters, covering basic concepts and phenomena like small-world networks, bifurcation theory and information entropy. Further chaptersuse a modular approach to address the most important concepts in complex syst em sciences, with the emergence and self-organization playing a central role. Prominent examples are self-organized criticality in adaptive systems, life atthe edge of chaos, hypercycles and coevolutionary avalanches, synchronization phenomena, absorbing phase transitions and the cognitive system approach to the brain. Technical course prerequisites are the standard mathematical tools foran advanced undergraduate course in the natural sciences or engineering. Each chapter comes with exercises and suggesti ons for further reading - solutions to the exercises are provided in the last chapter. From the reviews of previouseditions: This is a very interesting introductory book written for a broad audience of graduate students in natural sciences and engineering . It can be equally well used both for teaching and self-education. Very well structured andevery topic is illustrated by simple and motivating examples. This is a true guidebook to the world of complex nonlinear phenomena. (Ilya Pavlyukevich, Zentralblat t MATH, Vol. 1146, 2008) Claudius Gros's Complex and AdaptiveDynamical Systems: A Primer is a welcome addition to the literature. . A particular strength of the book is its emphasis on analytical techn
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Graph Theory and Small
World Networks
Chaos, Bifurcations and Diffusion
Random Boolean Networks
Cellular Automata and Self
Organized Criticality
Statistical Modeling of Darwinian Evolution
Synchronization Phenomena
Elements of Cognitive System Theory
Solutions
Index
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Keywords: Engineering
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Title:Solar and Stellar Dynamos [electronic resource] : Saas-Fee Advanced Course 39 Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy
Author(s): Paul Charbonneau
Oskar Steiner
Date:2013
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer
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Note:Astrophysical dynamos are at the heart of cosmic magnetic fields of a wide range of scales, from planets and stars to entire galaxies. This book presents a thorough, step-by-step introduction to solar and stellar dynamos. Lookingfirst at the ultimate origin of cosmic seed magnetic fields, the antagonists of field amplification are next considered: resistive decay, flux expulsion, and flows ruled out by anti-dynamo theorems. Two kinematic flows that can act asdynamos are then studied: the Roberts cell and the CP-flow. Mean-field electrodynamics and derivation of the mean-field dynamo equations lead to the alpha Omega-dynamo, the flux transport dynamo, and dynamos based on theBabcock-Leighton mechanism. Alternatives to the mean-field theory are also pr esented, as are global MHD dynamo simulations. Fluctuations and grand minima in the solar cycle are discussed in terms of dynamo modulations throughstochastic forcing and nonlinear effects. The book concludes with an overview of the major challenges in un derstanding stellar magnetic fields and their evolution in terms of various dynamo models, global MHD simulations, and fossilfields. Each chapter is accompanied by an annotated bibliography, guiding the readers to the relevant technical literature, which may lead them to carry out their own research in the field of dynamo theory
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Contents:1 Magnetohydrodynamics
2 Decay and Amplification of Magnetic Fields
3 Dynamo Models of the Solar Cycle
4 Fluctuations, Intermittency and Predictivity
5 Stellar Dynamos
A Useful Identities and Theorems from Vector Calculus
B Coordinate Systems and the Fluid Equations
C Physical and Astronomical Constants
D Maxwells Equations and Physical Units
Index
ISBN:9783642320934
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Keywords: Magnetism
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Title:Lectures on Gaussian Processes [electronic resource]
Author(s): Mikhail Lifshits
Date:2012
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Size:1 online resource
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Note:Gaussian processes can be viewed as a far-reaching infinite-dimensional extension of classical normal random variables. Their theory presents a powerful range of tools for probabilistic modelling in various academic andtechnical domains such as Stati stics, Forecasting, Finance, Information Transmission, Machine Learning - to mention just a few. The objective of these Briefs is to present a quick and condensed treatment of the core theory that areader must understand in order to make his own independe nt contributions. The primary intended readership are PhD/Masters students and researchers working in pure or applied mathematics. The first chapters introduce essentials of theclassical theory of Gaussian processes and measures with the core notions of r eproducing kernel, integral representation, isoperimetric property, large deviation principle. The brevity being a priority for teaching and learningpurposes, certain technical details and proofs are omitted. The later chapters touch important recent issu es not sufficiently reflected in the literature, such assmall deviations, expansions, and quantization of processes.Inuniversity teaching, one can build a one-semester advanced course upon these Briefs
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Contents:Preface
1.Gaussian Vectors and Distributions
2.Examples of Gaussian Vectors, Processes and Distributions
3.Gaussian White Noise and Integral Representations
4.Measurable Functionals and the Kernel
5.Cameron
Martin Theorem
6.Isoperimetric Inequality
7.Measure Concavity and Other Inequalities
8.Large Deviation Principle
9.Functional Law of the Iterated Logarithm
10.Metric Entropy and Sample Path Properties
11.Small Deviations
12.Expansions of Gaussian Vectors
13.Quantization of Gaussian Vectors
14.Invitation to Further Reading
References
ISBN:9783642249396
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Keywords: Mathematics , Distribution (Probability theory)
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Title:Heat and Mass Transfer [electronic resource]
Author(s): Hans Dieter Baehr
Karl Stephan
Date:2011
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:This comprehensive textbook provides a solid foundation of knowledge on the principles of heat and mass transfer and shows how to solve problems by applying modern methods. The basic theory is developed systematically, exploringin detail the solution methods to all important problems. The thoroughly revised 3rd edition includes an introduction to the numerical solution of Finite Elements. A new section on heat and mass transfer in porous media has alsobeen added. The book will be useful not only to upper-level and graduate students, but also to practicing scientists and engineers, offering a firm understanding of the principles of heat and mass transfer, and showing how to solveproblems by applying modern methods. Many completed examples and numero us exercises with solutions facilitate learning and understanding, and an appendix includes data on key properties of important substances
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Contents:Introduction. Technical Applications
2 Heat conduction and mass diffusion
Convective heat and mass transfer. Single phase flow
Convective heat and mass transfer. Flows with phase change
Thermal radiation
Appendix
Literature
Index
ISBN:9783642200212
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Keywords: Engineering , Chemistry, Physical organic , Thermodynamics
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Title:Introduction to Insurance Mathematics [electronic resource] : Technical and Financial Features of Risk Transfers
Author(s): Annamaria Olivieri
Ermanno Pitacco
Date:2011
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:The book aims at presenting technical and financial features of life insurance, non-life insurance, pension plans. The book has been planned assuming non-actuarial readers as its natural target, namely - advancedundergraduate and graduate students in Economics, Business and Finance - professionals and technicians operating in Insurance and pension areas, whose job may regard investments, risk analysis, financial reporting, etc, and henceimplies a communication with actuarial professionals and manager s. Given the assumed target, the book focuses on technical and financial aspects of insurance, however avoiding the use of complex mathematical tools. In this sense, thebook can be placed at some midpoint of the existing literature, part of which adopts m ore formal approaches to insurance problems implying the use of non-elementary mathematics, whereas another part addresses practical questionstotally avoiding even simple mathematical tools (which, in our opinion, can conversely provide effective tools fo r presenting technical and financial features of the insurance business)
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Contents:Risks and insurance
Managing a portfolio of risks
Life insurance: modelling the lifetime
Life insurance: pricing
Life insurance: reserving
Reserves and profits in a life insurance portfolio
Finance in life insurance: linking benefits to the investment performance
Pension plans: technical and financial perspectives
Non
life insurance: pricing and reserving
ISBN:9783642160295
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Keywords: Mathematics , Economics Statistics , Banks and banking
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Title:Lecture Notes on Mean Curvature Flow [electronic resource]
Author(s): Carlo Mantegazza
Date:2011
Publisher:Basel : Springer Basel
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Note:This book is an introduction to the subject of mean curvature flow of hypersurfaces with special emphasis on the analysis of singularities. This flow occurs in the description of the evolution of numerous physical models where theenergy is given by t he area of the interfaces. These notes provide a detailed discussion of the classical parametric approach (mainly developed by R. Hamilton and G. Huisken). They are well suited for a course at PhD/PostDoc level andcan be useful for any researcher interest ed in a solid introduction to the technical issues of the field. All the proofs are carefully written, often simplified, and contain several comments. Moreover, the author revisited andorganized a large amount of material scattered around in literature in the last 25 years
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Contents:Foreword
Chapter 1. Definition and Short Time Existence
Chapter 2. Evolution of Geometric Quantities
Chapter 3. Monotonicity Formula and Type I Singularities
Chapter 4. Type II Singularities
Chapter 5. Conclusions and Research Directions
Appendix A. Quasilinear Parabolic Equations on Manifolds
Appendix B. Interior Estimates of Ecker and Huisken
Appendix C. Hamiltons Maximum Principle for Tensors
Appendix D. Hamiltons Matrix LiYauHarnack Inequality in Rn
Appendix E. Abresch and Langer Classification of Homothetically Shrinking Closed Curves
Appendix
ISBN:9783034801454
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Keywords: Mathematics , Global analysis (Mathematics)
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Title:Fundamentals of Clinical Trials [electronic resource]
Author(s): Lawrence M Friedman
Curt D Furberg
David L DeMets
Date:2010
Edition:Fourth
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:This is the fourth edition of a very successful textbook on clinical trials methodology, written by three recognized experts who have long and extensive experience in all areas of clinical trials. Most chapters have been revisedconsiderably from the third edition. A chapter on ethics has been added and topics such as noninferiority and adaptive designs now receive considerable discussion. There is much new material on adverse events, adherence, datamonitoring, and issues in analysis. This book is int ended for the clinical researcher who is interested in designing a clinical trial and developing a protocol. It is also of value to researchers and practitioners who must criticallyevaluate the literature of published clinical trials and assess the merits of each trial and the implications for the care and treatment of patients. The authors use numerous examples of published clinical trials from a variety ofmedical disciplines to illustrate the fundamentals. The text is organized sequentially from definin g the question to trial closeout. One chapter is devoted to each of the critical areas to aid the clinical trial researcher. These areasinclude pre-specifying the scientific questions to be tested and appropriate outcome measures, determining the organiza tional structure, estimating an adequate sample size, specifying the randomization procedure, implementing theintervention and visit schedules for participant evaluation, establishing an interim data and safety monitoring plan, detailing the final analysi s plan, and reporting the trial results according to the pre-specified objectives.Although a basic introductory statistics course is helpful in maximizing the benefit of this book, a researcher or practitioner with limited statistical background would sti ll find most if not all the chapters understandable andhelpful. While the technical material has been kept to a minimum, the statistician may still find the principles and fundamentals presented in this
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Contents:Introduction to clinical trials
Ethical issues
What is the question?
Study population
Basic study design
The randomization process
Blindness
Sample size
Baseline assessment
Recruitment of study participants
Data collection and quality control
Assessing and reporting adverse effects
Assessment of health
related quality of life
Participant adherence
Survival analysis
Monitoring response variables
Issues in data analysis
Closeout
Reporting and interpreting of results
Multicenter trials
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Keywords: Statistics , Oncology , Public health , Epidemiology
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Title:Compendium of Quantum Physics [electronic resource]
Author(s): Daniel Greenberger
Klaus Hentschel
Friedel Weinert
Date:2009
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:With contributions by many of today's leading quantum physicists, philosophers and historians, including three Nobel laureates, this comprehensive A to Z of quantum physics provides a lucid understanding of the key concepts ofquantum theory and exper iment. It covers technical and interpretational aspects alike, and includes both traditional topics and newer areas such as quantum information and its relatives. The central concepts that have shapedcontemporary understanding of the quantum world are cle arly defined, with illustrations where helpful, and discussed at a level suitable for undergraduate and graduate students of physics, history of science, and philosophy of physics.All articles share three main aims: (1) to provide a clear definition and u nderstanding of the term concerned (2) where possible, to trace the historical origins of the concept and (3) to provide a small but optimal selection ofreferences to the most relevant literature, including pertinent historical studies. Also discussed are the often contentious philosophical implications derived from quantum theory and its associated experimental findings. Thiscompendium will be an indispensable resource for all those seeking concise up-to-date information about the many facets of quantum physics
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Contents:Contents: Preface
Alphabetical Compendium of Terms
English
German
French Lexicon of Terms
Author Biographies
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Keywords: Chemistry , Science Philosophy , Mathematics , Quantum theory , Quantum computing , Physics History
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Title:Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods in Econometrics [electronic resource]
Author(s): Joel L Horowitz
Date:2009
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer US
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Note:Standard methods for estimating empirical models in economics and many other fields rely on strong assumptions about functional forms and the distributions of unobserved random variables. Often, it is assumed that functions ofinterest are linear or t hat unobserved random variables are normally distributed. Such assumptions simplify estimation and statistical inference but are rarely justified by economic theory or other a priori considerations. Inferencebased on convenient but incorrect assumptions a bout functional forms and distributions can be highly misleading. Nonparametric and semiparametric statistical methods provide a way to reduce the strength of the assumptions required forestimation and inference, thereby reducing the opportunities for obt aining misleading results. These methods are applicable to a wide variety of estimation problems in empirical economics and other fields, and they are being used inapplied research with increasing frequency. The literature on nonparametric and semiparamet ric estimation is large and highly technical. This book presents the main ideas underlying a variety of nonparametric and semiparametricmethods. It is accessible to graduate students and applied researchers who are familiar with econometric and statistica l theory at the level taught in graduate-level courses in leading universities. The book emphasizes ideas instead oftechnical details and provides as intuitive an exposition as possible. Empirical examples illustrate the methods that are presented. This b ook updates and greatly expands the authors previous book on semiparametric methods ineconometrics. Nearly half of the material is new. Joel L. Horowitz is the Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Market Economics at Northwestern University. He is the author of over 100 journal articles and book chapters ineconometrics and statistics, a winner of the Richard Stone prize in applied econometrics, a fellow of the Econometric Society and American
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Contents:Introduction
Single index models
Nonparametric additive models and semiparametric partially linear models
Binary response models
Statistical inverse problems
Transformation models
Appendix: Nonparametric density estimation and nonparametric regression
ISBN:9780387928708
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Keywords: Statistics , Economics Statistics
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Title:Fundamentals of Stochastic Filtering [electronic resource]
Author(s): Alan Bain
Dan Crisan
Date:2009
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer
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Note:The objective of stochastic filtering is to determine the best estimate for the state of a stochastic dynamical system from partial observations. The solution of this problem in the linear case is the well known Kalman-Bucy filterwhich has found wide spread practical application. The purpose of this book is to provide a rigorous mathematical treatment of the non-linear stochastic filtering problem using modern methods. Particular emphasis is placed on thetheoretical analysis of numerical methods for t he solution of the filtering problem via particle methods. The book should provide sufficient background to enable study of the recent literature. While no prior knowledge of stochasticfiltering is required, readers are assumed to be familiar with measure theory, probability theory and the basics of stochastic processes. Most of the technical results that are required are stated and proved in the appendices. The bookis intended as a reference for graduate students and researchers interested in the field. It is also suitable for use as a text for a graduate level course on stochastic filtering. Suitable exercises and solutions are included
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Contents:Introduction
The Stochastic Process
The Filtering Equations
Uniqueness of the Solution to the Zakai and the Kushner
Stratonovitch Equations
Other results
Finite Dimensional Filters
The Density of the Conditional Distribution of the Signal
Numerical Methods for Solving the Filtering Problem
A Continuous Time Particle Filter
Particle Filters in Discrete Time
Measure Theory
Stochastic Analysis
References
ISBN:9780387768960
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Keywords: Mathematics , Finance , Numerical analysis , Distribution (Probability theory)
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Title:Mechanical Systems, Classical Models [electronic resource] : Volume I: Particle Mechanics
Author(s): Petre P Teodorescu
Date:2007
Publisher:Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands
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Note:All phenomena in nature are characterized by motion this is an essential property of matter, having infinitely many aspects. Motion can be mechanical, physical, chemical or biological, leading to various sciences of nature,mechanics being one of them . Mechanics deals with the objective laws of mechanical motion of bodies, the simplest form of motion. In the study of a science of nature mathematics plays an important role. Mechanics is the first scienceof nature which was expressed in terms of mathema tics by considering various mathematical models, associated to phenomena of the surrounding nature. Thus, its development was influenced by the use of a strong mathematical tool on theother hand, we must observe that mechanics also influenced the introduc tion and the development of many mathematical notions. In this respect, the guideline of the present book is precisely the mathematical model of mechanics. Aspecial accent is put on the solving methodology as well as on the mathematical tools used vectors , tensors and notions of field theory. Continuous and discontinuous phenomena, various mechanical magnitudes are presented in a unitaryform by means of the theory of distributions. Some appendices give the book an autonomy with respect to other works, spe cial previous mathematical knowledge being not necessary. Some applications connected to important phenomena ofnature are presented, and this also gives one the possibility to solve problems of interest from the technical, engineering point of view. In th is form, the book becomes we dare say a unique outline of the literature in thefield the author wishes to present the most important aspects connected with the study of mechanical systems, mechanics being regarded as a science of nature, as well as its links to other sciences of nature. Implications in technicalsciences are not neglected. Audience: Librarians, and researchers interested in the fundamentals of mechanics
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Contents:Newtonian Model of Mechanics
Mechanics of the Systems of Forces
Mass Geometry. Displacements. Constraints
Statics
Kinematics
Dynamics of the Particle with Respect to an Inertial Frame of Reference
Problems of Dynamics of the Particle
Dynamics of the Particle in a Field of Elastic Forces
Newtonian Theory of Universal Attraction
Other Considerations on Particle Dynamics
ISBN:9781402054426
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Series:Mathematical and Analytical Techniques with Applications to Engineering, 1559-7458
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Mathematics , Mathematical physics , Mechanics
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Call number:SPRINGER-2006-9780817644819:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Statistics and Analysis of Shapes [electronic resource]
Author(s): Hamid Krim
Anthony Yezzi
Date:2006
Publisher:Boston, MA : Birkhuser Boston
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Note:The subject of pattern analysis and recognition pervades many aspects of our daily lives, including user authentication in banking, object retrieval from databases in the consumer sector, and the omnipresent surveillance andsecurity measures around s ensitive areas. Shape analysis, a fundamental building block in many approaches to these applications, is also used in statistics, biomedical applications (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), and many other relateddisciplines. With contributions from some of the leading experts and pioneers in the field, this self-contained, unified volume is the first comprehensive treatment of theory, methods, and algorithms, available in a single resource,without the typical quagmire of vast information scattered over a wide body of literature. Developments are discussed from a rapidly increasing number of research papers in diverse fields, including the mathematical and physicalsciences, engineering, and medicine. The initial chapters explore the statistical modeling of land marks while subsequent chapters address the probabilistic modeling of entire shapes. The latter part of the book, with the exception ofthe last two chapters, concentrates on case studies as well as implementational and practical challenges in real systems . Extensive illustrations throughout help readers overcome the sometimes terse technical details of the geometricand probabilistic formalism. Knowledge of advanced calculus and basic statistics and probability theory are the only prerequisites for the rea der. Statistics and Analysis of Shapes will be an essential learning kit for statisticalresearchers, engineers, scientists, medical researchers, and students seeking a rapid introduction to the field. It may be used as a textbook for a graduate-level spec ial topics course in statistics and signal/image analysis, or for anintensive short course on shape analysis and modeling. The state-of-the-art techniques presented will also be useful for experienced r
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Contents:Introduction
Medial Axis Computation and Evolution
Shape Variation of Medial Axis Representations via Principal Geodesic Analysis of Symmetric Spaces
2D Shape Modeling Using Skeletal Graphs in a Morse Theoretic Framework
Matching with Shape Contexts
Shape Recognition Based on A Contrario Methodology
Integral Invariants and Shape Matching
On the Representation of Shapes Using Implicit Functions
Computing with Point Cloud Data
Determining Intrinsic Dimension and Entropy of High
Dimensional Shape Spaces
Object
Image Metrics for Generalized Weak Perspective Projection
ISBN:9780817644819
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Series:Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology
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Keywords: Mathematics , Optical pattern recognition , Visualization , Global differential geometry , Statistics
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Call number:SPRINGER-2005-9783540304371:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Springer Handbook of Condensed Matter and Materials Data [electronic resource]
Author(s): Werner Martienssen
Hans Warlimont
Date:2005
Publisher:Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Note:Condensed Matter and Materials Science are two of the most active fields of applied physics, with a stream of discoveries in areas from superconductivity and magnetism to the optical, electronic and mechanical properties ofmaterials. While a huge amo unt of data has been compiled and spread over numerous reference works, no single volume compiles the most used information. Springer Handbook of Condensed Matter and Materials Data provides a concisecompilation of data and functional relationships from t he fields of solid-state physics and materials in this 1200-page volume. The data, encapsulated in over 750 tables and 1025 illustrations, have been selected and extractedprimarily from the extensive high-quality data collection Landolt-Brnstein and also from other systematic data sources and recent publications of physical and technical property data. Many chapters are authored by Landolt-Brnsteineditors, including the editors of this Springer Handbook. Key Topics Fundamental Constants The International System of Units (SI) Rudiments of Crystallography The Elements Metals, Ceramics, Polymers, Glasses Semiconductors,Superconductors, Magnetic Materials, Dielectrics and Electrooptics Ferroelectrics and Antiferroelectrics Liquid Crystals Physics of Solid Sur faces, Mesoscopic and Nanostructered Materials Features Covers basic data, materials,properties and fabrication. Contains most frequently used data and relationships. Authoritative one-volume desk reference Contains most frequently used data and relations hips in condensed-matter and materials science Incorporates thelatest CODATA values for fundamental physical constants Provides quick access to applicable, reliable, and comprehensive data tables and graphs Electronic contents fully searchable on accompan ying CD-ROM with links toLandolt-Boernsstein and other original literature Handy format, lucid two-color layout, uniformly styled figures, highly readable tables and visible tabs Contains 1000 two-c
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Contents:Part 1 General Tables: 1.1 The Fundamental Constants
1.2 The International System of Units
1.3 Rudiments of Crystallography Part 2 The Elements Part 3 Classes of Materials: 3.1 Metals
Magnesium and Magnesium Alloys
Aluminium and Aluminium Alloys
Titanium and Titanium Alloys
Zirconium and Zirconium Alloys
Iron and Steels
Cobalt and Cobalt Alloys
Nickel and Nickel Superalloys
Copper and Copper Alloys
Refractory Metals
Noble Metals
Lead and Lead Alloys
3.2 Ceramics
3.3 Polymers
3.4 Glasses Part 4 Functional Materials: 4.1 Semiconductors
4.2 Super
ISBN:9783540304371
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Keywords: Condensed matter , Optical materials , Materials , Surfaces (Physics)
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Title:Polarization Optics in Telecommunications [electronic resource]
Author(s): Jay N Damask
Date:2005
Publisher:New York, NY : Springer New York
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Note:The strong investments into optical telecommunications in the late 1990s resulted in a wealth of new research, techniques, component designs, and understanding of polarization effects in fiber. Polarization Optics inTelecommunications brings together recent advances in the field to create a standard, practical reference for component designers and optical fiber communication engineers. Beginning with a sound foundation in electromagnetism, theauthor offers a dissertation of the spin-vector formalism of polarization and the interaction of light with media. Applications discussed include optical isolators, optical circulators, fiber collimators, and a variety of appliedwaveplate and prism combinations. Also included in an extended discussion of polariz ation-mode dispersion (PMD) and polarization-dependent loss (PDL), their representation, behavior, statistical properties, and measurement. This bookdraws extensively from the technical and patent literature and is an up-to-date reference for researchers and component designers in industry and academia
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ISBN:9780387263021
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Series:Springer Series in Optical Sciences, 0342-4111 : v101
Series:Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
Keywords: Laser physics , Physical optics , Microwaves
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Title:Foundations of Classical Electrodynamics Charge, Flux, and Metric
Author(s): Friedrich W Hehl
Date:2003
Size:1 online resource (113 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4612-0051-2
Contents:Preface y -- Five plus one axioms -- Topological approach -- Electromagnetic spacetime relation as fifth axiom -- Electrodynamics in matter and the sixth axiom -- List of axioms -- A reminder: Electrodynamics in 3-dimensional
Euclidean vector calculus -- On the literature -- References -- A Mathematics: Some Exterior Calculus -- Why exterior differential forms? -- A.1 Algebra -- A.2 Exterior calculus -- A.3 Integration on a manifold -- References -- B
Axioms of Classical Electrodynamics -- B.1 Electric charge conservation -- B.2 Lorentz force density -- B.3 Magnetic flux conservation -- B.4 Basic classical electrodynamics summarized, example -- B.5 Electromagnetic energy-momentum
current and action -- References -- C More Mathematics -- C.1 Linear connection -- C.2 Metric -- References -- D The Maxwell—Lorentz Spacetime Relation -- D.1 A linear relation between H and F -- D.2 Propagation of electromagnetic
waves: Quartic wave surface -- D.3 First constraint: Electric/magnetic reciprocity -- D.4 Second constraint: Vanishing skewon field. Emergence of the light cone -- D.5 Extracting the metric by an alternative method -- D.6 Fifth axiom:
Maxwell-Lorentz spacetime relation -- References -- E Electrodynamics in Vacuum and in Matter -- E.1 Standard Maxwell-Lorentz theory in vacuum -- E.2 Electromagnetic spacetime relations beyond locality and linearity -- E.3
Electrodynamics in matter, constitutive law -- E.4 Electrodynamics of moving continua -- References -- ®Outlook -- How does gravity affect electrodynamics? -- Reissner—Nordström solution -- Rotating source: Kerr—Newman solution --
Electrodynamics outside black holes and neutron stars -- Force-free electrodynamics -- Remarks on topology and electrodynamics -- Superconductivity: Remarks on Ginzburg—Landau theory -- Classical (first quantized) Dirac field -- On the
quantum Hall effect and the composite fermion -- On quantum electrodynamics -- On electroweak unification -- References -- Author Index
ISBN:9781461200512
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Series:Progress in Mathematical Physics : 33
Keywords: Physics , Applied mathematics , Engineering mathematics , Manifolds (Mathematics) , Complex manifolds , Optics , Electrodynamics , Physics , Optics and Electrodynamics , Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics , Applied and Technical Physics , Applications of Mathematics , Manifolds and Cell Complexes (incl. Diff.Topology)
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Title:Handbook of Complex Variables
Author(s): Steven G Krantz
Date:1999
Size:1 online resource (290 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4612-1588-2
Contents:1 The Complex Plane -- 1.1 Complex Arithmetic -- 1.2 The Exponential and Applications -- 1.3 Holomorphic Functions -- 1.4 The Relationship of Holomorphic and Harmonic Functions -- 2 Complex Line Integrals -- 2.1 Real and Complex Line
Integrals -- 2.2 Complex Differentiability and Conformality -- 2.3 The Cauchy Integral Theorem and Formula -- 2.4 A Coda on the Limitations of the Cauchy Integral Formula -- 3 Applications of the Cauchy Theory -- 3.1 The Derivatives of
a Holomorphic Function -- 3.2 The Zeros of a Holomorphic Function -- 4 Isolated Singularities and Laurent Series -- 4.1 The Behavior of a Holomorphic Function near an Isolated Singularity -- 4.2 Expansion around Singular Points -- 4.3
Examples of Laurent Expansions -- 4.4 The Calculus of Residues -- 4.5 Applications to the Calculation of Definite Integrals and Sums -- 4.6 Meromorphic Functions and Singularities at Infinity -- 5 The Argument Principle -- 5.1 Counting
Zeros and Poles -- 5.2 The Local Geometry of Holomorphic Functions -- 5.3 Further Results on the Zeros of Holomorphic Functions -- 5.4 The Maximum Principle -- 5.5 The Schwarz Lemma -- 6 The Geometric Theory of Holomorphic Functions --
6.1 The Idea of a Conformal Mapping -- 6.2 Conformal Mappings of the Unit Disc -- 6.3 Linear Fractional Transformations -- 6.4 The Riemann Mapping Theorem -- 6.5 Conformal Mappings of Annuli -- 7 Harmonic Functions -- 7.1 Basic
Properties of Harmonic Functions -- 7.2 The Maximum Principle and the Mean Value Property -- 7.3 The Poisson Integral Formula -- 7.4 Regularity of Harmonic Functions -- 7.5 The Schwarz Reflection Principle -- 7.6 Harnack’s Principle --
7.7 The Dirichlet Problem and Subharmonic Functions -- 7.8 The General Solution of the Dirichlet Problem -- 8 Infinite Series and Products -- 8.1 Basic Concepts Concerning Infinite Sums and Products -- 8.2 The Weierstrass Factorization
Theorem -- 8.3 The Theorems of Weierstrass and Mittag-Leffler -- 8.4 Normal Families -- 9 Applications of Infinite Sums and Products -- 9.1 Jensen’s Formula and an Introduction to Blaschke Products -- 9.2 The Hadamard Gap Theorem --
9.3 Entire Functions of Finite Order -- 10 Analytic Continuation -- 10.1 Definition of an Analytic Function Element -- 10.2 Analytic Continuation along a Curve -- 10.3 The Monodromy Theorem -- 10.4 The Idea of a Riemann Surface -- 10.5
Picard’s Theorems -- 11 Rational Approximation Theory -- 11.1 Runge’s Theorem -- 11.2 Mergelyan’s Theorem -- 12 Special Classes of Holomorphic Functions -- 12.1 Schlicht Functions and the Bieberbach Conjecture -- 12.2 Extension to the
Boundary of Conformal Mappings -- 12.3 Hardy Spaces -- 13 Special Functions -- 13.0 Introduction -- 13.1 The Gamma and Beta Functions -- 13.2 Riemann’s Zeta Function -- 13.3 Some Counting Functions and a Few Technical Lemmas -- 14
Applications that Depend on Conformal Mapping -- 14.1 Conformal Mapping -- 14.2 Application of Conformal Mapping to the Dirichlet Problem -- 14.3 Physical Examples Solved by Means of Conformal Mapping -- 14.4 Numerical Techniques of
Conformal Mapping -- Appendix to Chapter 14: A Pictorial Catalog of Conformal Maps -- 15 Transform Theory -- 15.0 Introductory Remarks -- 15.1 Fourier Series -- 15.2 The Fourier Transform -- 15.3 The Laplace Transform -- 15.4 The
z-Transform -- 16 Computer Packages for Studying Complex Variables -- 16.0 Introductory Remarks -- 16.1 The Software Packages -- Glossary of Terms from Complex Variable Theory and Analysis -- List of Notation -- Table of Laplace
Transforms -- A Guide to the Literature -- References
ISBN:9781461215882
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Keywords: Mathematics , Functions of complex variables , Mathematics , Functions of a Complex Variable , Several Complex Variables and Analytic Spaces
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Title:Toward an Integrative Explanation of Corporate Financial Performance
Author(s): Noel Capon
Date:1996
Size:1 online resource (405 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-011-5380-5
Contents:I. What Determines Corporate Financial Performance? -- 1.1 The Mission of This Book: Integration -- 1.2 The Three Core Approaches -- 1.3 Why Do We Need Integration? -- 1.4 What Do We Mean by an Integrative or Holistic Explanation of
Performance? -- 1.5 The Plan of the Book -- II. What We Know (or Think We Know) About The Causes of Superior Financial Performance -- II.1 What People Expect: Theoretical Perspectives on Financial Performance -- II.2 Trends of
Integration among Theoretical Perspectives on Financial Performance -- II.3 What We Know Empirically about Firm Financial Performance -- II.4 Major Studies: Summary and Replication -- II.5 Summary -- III. An Epirical Examination of
Financial Performance: Distilling The Essential Causal Factors -- III.1 The Performance Function: A Framework for Integration -- III.2 Measuring Financial Performance -- III.3 What Correlates with Financial Performance? Empirical
Characteristics of “Good” Performing Firms -- III.4 Summary of the Causal Factors: From Variables to Scales -- III.5 Integrating with the Performance Function -- III.6 Using an Abbreviated Form of the Performance Function and Estimated
Scales to Predict and Track Performance of a Firm -- III.7 Profiles of Firms Based on the Causal Factors: A Performance Exploration -- III.8 Summary -- IV. Improving Financial Performance: Summary And Research Agenda -- IV.1 What We’ve
Done in Context of Research on Firm Performance -- IV.2 Our General Perspective Regarding Empirical Studies of Firm Performance: Good Performance Is a Complex Matter Requiring a Comprehensive Approach to Both Analysis and Measurement
-- IV.3 A Research Agenda for the Study of Corporate Financial Performance -- IV.4 To the Manager -- Appendices -- I. A Short Selected Background to the Building Blocks -- AI.l Environment -- AI.2 Strategy -- AI.3 Organization
Structure -- AI.4 Organizational Climate -- II. A brief description of the empirical study of 113 Major U.S. Manufacturing Firms -- AII.l Study Design -- AII.2 Data Collection -- III. An Empirical Test of in Search of Excellence --
AIII.1 Methodology -- AIII. 1.1 Strategy and Performance Measures -- AIII. 1.2 Measures of the Eight Peters and Waterman Principles -- AIII.2 Results -- AIII.2.1 Peters and Waterman Dimensions -- AIII.2.2 Strategic Dimensions -- AIII.3
Caveats -- IV. Conducting the Meta-Analysis -- AIV.l Methodology -- AIV. 1.1 Counting Methodology -- AIV. 1.2 ANCOVA Methodology -- AIV.2 The Financial Performance Literature -- AIV.2.1 Empirical Methodology in the Literature --
AIV.2.2 Levels of Analysis -- AIV.3 Results -- AIV.3.1 Counting Methodology -- AIV.3.2 ANCOVA Results -- AIV.4 Publication Bias -- V. Detailed Results of The Partial Replication of the “top 100 Plus” Studies -- VI. Survival in our
Sample of Fortune 500 Firms -- VII. Developing the Scales that Summarize Environment, Strategy and Organization -- AVII.1 Categorization of Resource Inputs into Subsystems -- AVII.1.1 Classification Procedure -- AVII. 1.2 Results of
the Classification Procedure -- AVII.2 Forming the Scales -- VIII. Detailed Statistical Results on how the Scales Relate to Financial Performance -- IX. Technical Characteristics of the Translog Performance Function -- AIX.l The
Performance Function -- AIX.2 Specific Characteristics of the Firm -- AIX.3 Specific Functional Form -- AIX.3.1 Technical Characteristics -- AIX.3.2 Choice of Form -- X. Toward Estimating Scale Values From Publicly Available Data --
AX.1 Gathering and Assessing the Data -- AX.2 Assembling the Data -- AX.2.1 Environmental Scales -- AX.2.2 Strategy Scales -- AX.2.3 Organization Structure Scales -- AX.2.4 Organizational Climate Scales -- AX.2.5 “Other
Performance”Scales -- AX.3 Using the Data -- XI Developing Firm Profiles by Cluster Analysis -- XII. Authors who have Studied the Underlying Concepts Summarized in our 34 Scales -- References -- 1. General References -- 2. References
for Hambrick’s 1980-1985 “Top 50” Strategy Studies -- 3. References for Our 1984-1993 “Top 50 Plus” Strategy Studies -- 4. References for the Meta-Analysis of Financial Performance Literature
ISBN:9789401153805
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Keywords: Mathematics , Marketing , Management , Leadership , Finance , Actuarial science , Mathematics , Actuarial Sciences , Business Strategy/Leadership , Marketing , Finance, general , Management
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Title:Applications of Interval Computations
Author(s):
Date:1996
Size:1 online resource (428 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4613-3440-8
Contents:1 Applications of Interval Computations: An Introduction -- 1 What are Interval Computations? -- 2 International Workshop on Applications of Interval Computations: How This Book Originated -- 3 General Optimization Problems -- 4
General Systems of Equations and Inequalities -- 5 Linear Interval Problems -- 6 Interval Computations Can Also Handle Possible Additional Information About the Input Data -- 7 Software and Hardware Support for Interval Computations --
References -- 2 A Review of Techniques in the Verified Solution of Constrained Global Optimization Problems -- 1 Introduction, Basic Ideas and Literature -- 2 On Constrained Optimization Problems -- 3 On Use of Interval Newton Methods
-- 4 Applications -- 5 Summary and Present Work -- References -- 3 The Shape of the Symmetric Solution Set -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Notation -- 3 Results -- 4 Examples -- References -- 4 Linear Interval Equations: Computing Enclosures
with Bounded Relative Overestimation is NP-Hard -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The Result -- 3 The Symmetric Case -- 4 Concluding Remark -- References -- 5 Quality Improvement via Optimization of Tolerance Intervals During the Design Stage --
1 Introduction -- 2 Some Basic Models, and their Origins -- 3 Model of Performance Characteristic is Known Beforehand -- 4 Model Parameters Estimated in Controlled Conditions -- 5 Controlled Conditions are Unavailable -- 6 Temperature
Controller -- 7 Conclusions -- References -- 6 Applications of Interval Computations to Regional Economic Input-Output Models -- 1 Economic Input-Output Models -- 2 Technical Coefficients are Only Known with Uncertainty -- 3
Statistical Methods are Not Directly Applicable, Hence, Interval Computations May Be Useful -- 4 Computational Algorithms -- 5 An Example -- References -- 7 Interval Arithmetic in Quantum Mechanics -- 1 Quantum Mechanics -- 2
Computer-Assisted Set-up -- 3 The Thomas-Fermi Equation -- 4 The Aperiodicity Inequality -- References -- 8 Interval Computations on the Spreadsheet -- 1 Limitations of Spreadsheet Computing -- 2 Extended IA on a Spreadsheet -- 3
Global IA on a Spreadsheet -- 4 Interval Constraint Spreadsheets -- 5 Discussion -- References -- 9 Solving Optimization Problems with Help of the UniCalc Solver -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The UniCalc Solver -- 3 The Algorithm of Sub
definite Calculations -- 4 Solving Integer Programming Problems -- 5 Real-Valued Optimization -- 6 Future Developments -- References -- 10 Automatically Verified Arithmetic on Probability Distributions and Intervals -- 1 Introduction
-- 2 Correctly Representing PDFs and Intervals with Histograms -- 3 Arithmetic Operations -- References -- 11 Nested Intervals and Sets: Concepts, Relations to Fuzzy Sets, and Applications -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Nested Intervals and
Nested Sets -- 3 Other Problems Where Nested Sets and Nested Intervals Can Be Used: Identification, Optimization, Control, and Decision Making -- 4 Applications of Nested Sets and Nested Intervals -- Appendix A Proofs -- References --
12 Fuzzy Interval Inference Utilizing the Checklist Paradigm and BK-Relational Products -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Many-Valued Logics for Interval Fuzzy Inference Based on the Checklist Paradigm -- 3 Groups of Logic Transformations of
Interval Connectives -- 4 Special Types of Compositions of Relations -- 5 An Application: The Basic Knowledge Handling Mechanisms of CLIN AID by Means of Relational Inference -- 6 Toward Successful Utilization of Interval Methods in
Soft Computing -- References -- 13 Computing Uncertainty in Interval Based Sets -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Evidence Sets as a Description of Uncertainty -- 3 Different Measures of Uncertainty, and How to Describe them Numerically -- 4
L-Fuzzy Sets, Interval Based L-Fuzzy Sets, and L-Evidence Sets -- 5 3-D Uncertainty Unit Cube -- References -- 14 Software and Hardware Techniques for Accurate, Self-Validating Arithmetic -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Software Tools -- 3
Hardware Designs -- 4 A Variable-Precision, Interval Arithmetic Coprocessor -- 5 Conclusions and Areas for Future Research -- References -- 15 Stimulating Hardware and Software Support for Interval Arithmetic -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The
Participants -- 3 Stable Equilibrium -- 4 The Interval Paradigm Shift -- 5 System Supplier Demand -- 6 End-user Demand -- 7 Action Plan -- References
ISBN:9781461334408
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Keywords: Mathematics , Artificial intelligence , Computer mathematics , Mathematical models , Calculus of variations , Mathematics , Mathematical Modeling and Industrial Mathematics , Computational Mathematics and Numerical Analysis , Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control Optimization , Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics)
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Title:Fuzzy Multiple Objective Decision Making Methods and Applications
Author(s): Young-Jou Lai
Date:1994
Size:1 online resource (482 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-642-57949-3
Contents:1 Introduction -- 1.1 Objectives of This Study -- 1.2 (Fuzzy) Multiple Objective Decision Making -- 1.3 Classification of (Fuzzy) Multiple Objective Decision Making -- 1.4 Applications of (Fuzzy) Multiple Objective Decision Making --
1.5 Literature Survey -- 1.6 Fuzzy Sets -- 2 Multiple Objective Decision Making -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Goal Programming -- 2.3 Fuzzy Programming -- 2.4 Global Criterion Approach -- 2.5 Interactive Multiple Objective Decision Making
-- 2.6 Multiple Objective Linear Fractional Programming -- 2.7 Multiple Objective Geometric Programming -- Example -- 3 Fuzzy Multiple Objective Decision Making -- 3.1 Fuzzy Goal Programming -- 3.2 Fuzzy Global Criterion -- Example --
3.3 Interactive Fuzzy Multiple Objective Decision Making -- 4 Possibilistic Multiple Objective Decision Making -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Possibilistic Multiple Objective Decision Making -- 4.3 Interactive Methods for PMODM -- 4.4
Hybrid Problems -- 4.5 Possibilistic Multiple Objective Linear Fractional Programming -- 4.6 Interactive Possibilistic Regression -- 5 Concluding Remarks -- 5.1 Future Research -- 5.2 Fuzzy Mathematical Programming -- 5.3 Multiple
Attribute Decision Making -- 5.4 Fuzzy Multiple Attribute Decision Making -- 5.5 Group Decision Making under Multiple Criteria -- Books, Monographs and Conference Proceedings -- Journal Articles, Technical Reports and Theses --
Appendix: Stochastic Programming -- A.1 Stochastic Programming with a Single Objective Function -- A.1.1 Distribution Problems -- A.1.2 Two-Stage Programming -- A.1.3 Chance-Constrained Programming -- A.2 Stochastic Programming with
Multiple Objective Functions -- A.2.1 Distribution Problem -- A.2.2 Goal Programming Problem -- A.2.3 Utility Function Problem -- A.2.4 Interactive Problem -- References
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Series:Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems: 404
Keywords: Mathematics , Operations research , Decision making , Artificial intelligence , Mathematical logic , Industrial engineering , Production engineering , Mathematics , Mathematical Logic and Foundations , Operation Research/Decision Theory , Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics) , Industrial and Production Engineering
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Title:Islands for Offshore Nuclear Power Stations
Author(s):
Date:1982
Size:1 online resource (167 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-94-009-7369-5
Contents:1. Terms of Reference -- 2. Introduction -- 3. Literature Review -- 4. Design Criteria -- Siting categories -- Design life -- Hazard -- Design parameters -- Nuclear power station -- Access -- Construction & operation personnel --
Transmission links -- 5. Island Concepts -- Types of island -- Features of island types -- Comparison of island types -- Comparison of concrete & steel -- Conclusions -- 6. Outline Designs -- Floating island -- Semisubmersible --
Gravity platform -- Caisson island -- Fill island -- Caisson retained island -- Protected floating island -- Caisson/fill island -- Caisson/piled island -- Cooling water -- Access -- 7. Construction Methods and Times -- Floating island
and semisubmersible -- Gravity platform -- Caisson island -- Fill island -- Caisson retained -- Protected floating island -- Caisson/fill and caisson/piled islands -- Power station development -- 8. Plant Construction Costs -- General
-- Floating island -- Semisubmersible -- Fixed island -- Fill island -- Caisson & composite islands -- Summary -- 9. Unit Costs For Islands -- General -- Concrete in islands -- Sandfill -- Natural gravel -- Rockfill -- Filter -- Rock
armour -- Concrete in armour units -- Sheet piled quays -- Summary -- 10. Cost Estimates -- General -- Costs of outline designs -- Auxiliary structures -- Access -- Transmission links -- Summary -- 11. Conclusions -- Design criteria --
Types of island -- Siting categories - island suitability -- Timescale -- Production/construction facilities -- Factors affecting overall costs -- Power station weight and layout Summary -- Summary -- 12. Recommendations -- Appendices
-- A Technical Annex to Contract No 623-79-12 EC1 UK -- B Draft Information Note -- C Selected Bibliography -- D Water Depths within Study Area -- E Wave Heights within Study Area -- F Wave Forces -- G Tidal Ranges within Study Area --
H Extreme Water Levels -- J Dynamic Stability of Offshore Islands -- K Cooling Water Dispersion
ISBN:9789400973695
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Keywords: Physics , Nuclear physics , Heavy ions , Hadrons , Nuclear engineering , Physics , Nuclear Physics, Heavy Ions, Hadrons , Nuclear Engineering
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Call number:SPRINGER-1975-9781468428599:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:Behavioral Toxicology
Author(s):
Date:1975
Size:1 online resource (469 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4684-2859-9
Contents:1 Carbon Monoxide and Human Functions -- Background -- Recent Work in our Laboratory -- Discussion -- Summary -- Acknowledgments -- References -- General Discussion -- 2 The Effect of Carbon Monoxide on Time Perception, Manual
Coordination, Inspection, and Arithmetic -- Experimental Method -- Results -- Discussion -- Summary -- References -- General Discussion -- 3 Preliminary Studies of the Effects of Carbon Monoxide on Vigilance in Man -- Method -- Results
-- Discussion -- Summary -- References -- General Discussion -- 4 Carbon Monoxide and Human Performance: A Methodological Exploration -- Method -- Experiment I. Simultaneous Digit-Processing and Peripheral Detection -- Experiment II.
The Rate Threshold of Blocking -- Experiment III. Simultaneous Digit-Processing and Double-Jump Detection -- Experiment IV. Effects of Carbon Monoxide on Eye Movements and Monitoring Performance -- Experiment V. Effects of Carbon
Monoxide on Self-Paced Digit Keying -- Concluding Remarks -- Summary -- Acknowledgments -- References -- General Discussion -- 5 The Comparative Effects of Hypoxic and Carbon Monoxide Hypoxia on Behavior -- Procedures -- Hypoxia --
Carbon Monoxide -- References -- General Discussion -- 6 The Application of a Computer-Controlled Time Discrimination Performance to Problems in Behavioral Toxicology -- Methods and Materials -- Time Discrimination Thresholds --
Effects of Chorpromazine on Time Discrimination -- Effects of Carbon Monoxide on Time Discrimination -- Summary -- Acknowledgments -- References -- General Discussion -- 7 Behavioral Toxicity of Anticholinesterase Agents:
Methodological, Neurochemical, and Neuropsychological Aspects -- Materials and Methods -- Acute Anticholinesterase Effects -- Subacute and Chronic Anticholinesterase Effects -- Possible Central Actions of Enzyme Reactivations --
Cholinergic Systems and Behavior -- Human Anticholinesterase Intoxication -- General Discussion and Conclusions -- Summary -- Acknowledgments -- References -- General Discussion -- 8 Behavioral Toxicologic Studies of Dieldrin, DDT, and
Ruelene in Sheep -- Method -- Results -- Discussion -- Summary -- Acknowledgments -- References -- General Discussion -- 9 Use of Behavioral Techniques in the Assessment of Environmental Contaminants -- Pertinent Literature -- Lashley
III Maze -- Fixed Interval Operant Conditioning -- DRL Operant Conditioning -- Behavioral Research Interface -- References -- General Discussion -- 10 Utilities and Limitations of Behavioral Techniques in Industrial Toxicology -- The
Determination of Behavioral Performance Decrement during Inhalation Exposure to Halogenated Solvents -- The Complementarity of Behavioral and Pathological Methodology in the Toxicology of a New Compound -- The Problems and Significance
of Individual Differences in Behavioral Toxicology -- Conclusions -- Technical Appendix -- References -- General Discussion -- 11 Effects of the Inhalation of Cigarette Smoke on Swimming Endurance and Avoidance Behavior in the Rat --
The Inhalation Technique -- The Effects on Swimming Endurance -- Effects on Avoidance Behavior Under Extinction Procedure -- Discussion -- Summary -- References -- General Discussion -- 12 Behavioral Teratology and Toxicology -- Basic
Considerations in Behavioral Teratology -- Subtle and Long-Term Consequences of Prenatal Exposure to Methylmercury -- Summary -- References -- General Discussion -- 13 Effects of Drugs on Schedule-Controlled Behavior and Cardiovascular
Function in the Squirrel Monkey -- Effects of Drugs on Schedule-Controlled Behavior -- Cardiovascular Changes Associated with Schedule-Controlled Behavior -- Measurements of Blood Pressure and Heart Rate -- Changes in Blood Pressure
and Heart Rate Under Fixed-Ratio Schedules -- Effects of Drugs on Cardiovascular Function during Behavioral Experiments -- Acknowledgment -- References -- General Discussion -- 14 Behavioral, Biochemical, and Morphological Effects of
Methamphetamine in the Rhesus Monkey -- General Methodology -- The Acute Lethal Dose of Intravenous Methamphetamine -- Acute Effects of Methamphetamine on Food- and Water-Reinforced Fixed-Ratio Behavior -- Chronic Effects of
Methamphetamine on Food-Reinforced Fixed-Ratio Behavior -- The Effects of Methamphetamine on DRL Performance -- Biochemical and Morphological Effects of Chronic Methamphetamine -- Conclusions -- References -- General Discussion -- 15
Behavioral Assessment of Ototoxicity in Nonhuman Primates -- Method -- Results -- Summary -- Acknowledgment -- References -- General Discussion -- 16 Quantitative Perspectives on the Long-Term Toxicity of Methylmercury and Similar
Poisons -- 17 An Overview of Behavioral Toxicology -- Author Index
ISBN:9781468428599
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Keywords: Environment , Air pollution , Environment , Atmospheric Protection/Air Quality Control/Air Pollution
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Call number:SPRINGER-1968-9781489963215:ONLINE Show nearby items on shelf
Title:The Laser Literature An Annotated Guide
Author(s): Kiyo Tomiyasu
Date:1968
Size:1 online resource (172 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-1-4899-6321-5
ISBN:9781489963215
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Keywords: Physics , Lasers , Photonics , Physics , Laser Technology, Photonics , Applied and Technical Physics
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Title:Electrical Instruments / Elektrische Instrumente
Author(s):
Date:1967
Size:1 online resource (535 p.)
Note:10.1007/978-3-642-46071-5
Contents:Low Noise Amplification. -- I. Introduction -- II. Noise factor, noise temperature and noise measure -- III. Measurement of low noise temperature -- IV. Grid control tube and transistor amplifiers -- V. Low-noise traveling-wave tube
amplifiers -- VI. Parametric amplifiers -- VII. Tunnel diode amplifier -- VIII. Conclusion -- Measurement Methods and Instruments for Microwave Frequencies -- List of symbols -- References -- Messung von Magnetfeldern -- 1.
Resonanzmethoden -- 2. Nichtlinearität der B-H-Kurve ferromagnetischer Materialien -- 3. Induktionsspulen -- 4. Galvanomagnetische Effekte in Halbleitern -- 5. Sonstige Methoden -- Literatur -- Recording of Measuring Data -- A.
Analogue and digital recording -- B. Means of recording -- C. Analogue recording methods -- D. Digital recording methods -- E. Standard recording equipment for a laboratory and outlook -- Literature -- Frequency and Time Measurements
-- A. Introduction -- B. Time and frequency references -- C. Frequency measuring instruments and techniques -- D. Time interval measurements -- References -- Temperaturmessung -- A. Temperaturskala und Thermometerarten -- B.
Elektrische Berührungsthermometer -- C. Verfahren und Geräte zur Thermospannungs- und Widerstandsmessung -- D. Einbau von Berührungsthermometern -- E. Zeitverhalten von Thermometern -- F. Strahlungspyrometer -- Literatur --
Temperaturregelung -- A. Begriffe und Benennungen -- B. Die Regelstrecke -- C. Der lineare Regler -- D. Der lineare Regelkreis -- E. Regelkreise mit nichtlinearen Gliedern -- F. Beispiele für Temperaturregelungen -- Symbolliste --
Literatur
ISBN:9783642460715
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Series:Encyclopedia of Physics / Handbuch der Physik: 4 / 23
Keywords: Physics , Electrical engineering , Physics , Applied and Technical Physics , Electrical Engineering
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Title:Scientific writing and communication : papers, proposals, and presentations
Author(s): Angelika H. Hofmann 1965-
Date:2010
Publisher:Oxford University Press, New York
ISBN:9780195390056
Keywords: Communication in science , Scientific literature , Technical writing
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