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Measuring and Reasoning

Measuring and Reasoning

By: Fred L. Bookstein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2014

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In Measuring and Reasoning, Fred L. Bookstein examines the way ordinary arithmetic and numerical patterns are translated into scientific understanding, showing how the process relies on two carefully managed forms of argument: • Abduction: the generation of new hypotheses to accord with findings that were surprising on previous hypotheses, and • Consilience: the confirmation of numerical pattern claims by analogous findings at other levels of measurement. These profound principles include an understanding of the role of arithmetic and, more importantly, of how numerical patterns found in...

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Judgment Aggregation

Judgment Aggregation

By: Davide Grossi; Gabriella Pigozzi

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-MAR-2014

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Judgment aggregation is a mathematical theory of collective decision-making. It concerns the methods whereby individual opinions about logically interconnected issues of interest can, or cannot, be aggregated into one collective stance. Aggregation problems have traditionally been of interest for disciplines like economics and the political sciences, as well as philosophy, where judgment aggregation itself originates from, but have recently captured the attention of disciplines like computer science, artificial intelligence and multi-agent systems. Judgment aggregation has emerged in the last...

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Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology

By: Information Resources Management Association

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2014

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Over the past few decades, devices and technologies have been significantly miniaturized from one generation to the next, providing far more potential in a much smaller package. The smallest of these recently developed tools are miniscule enough to be invisible to the naked eye. Nanotechnology: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications describes some of the latest advances in microscopic technologies in fields as diverse as biochemistry, materials science, medicine, and electronics. Through its investigation of theories, applications, and new developments in the nanotechnology field,...

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Theoretical and Computational Models of Word Learning

Theoretical and Computational Models of Word Learning

By: Lakshmi Gogate; George Hollich

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2013

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The process of learning words and languages may seem like an instinctual trait, inherent to nearly all humans from a young age. However, a vast range of complex research and information exists in detailing the complexities of the process of word learning. Theoretical and Computational Models of Word Learning: Trends in Psychology and Artificial Intelligence strives to combine cross-disciplinary research into one comprehensive volume to help readers gain a fuller understanding of the developmental processes and influences that makeup the progression of word learning. Blending together...

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Rough Cuts
Bioinformatics Data Skills

Bioinformatics Data Skills

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Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Publication Date: 15-SEP-2014

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Though many biologists begin bioinformatics training by learning Perl and R, but there’s a huge gap between solving small problems with messy scripts and analyzing large amounts of biological data. This practical book teaches the data skills you need to turn large sequencing datasets into reproducible and robust biological findings....

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Surface Engineering and Technology for Biomedical Implants

Surface Engineering and Technology for Biomedical Implants

By: Yoshiki Oshida

Publisher: Momentum Press

Publication Date: 15-APR-2014

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This new book synthesizes a wide range of interdisciplinary literature to provide the state-of-the art of biomedical implants. It discusses materials and explains the three basic requirements for implant success from a surface engineering perspective: biological compatibility, biomechanical compatibility, morphological compatibility. Biomedical, mechanical, and materials engineers will find this book indispensable for understanding proper treatment of implant surfaces in order to achieve clinical success. Highlights include: • Coverage of surface engineering of polymer, metallic, ceramic and...

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An Easy Path to Convex Analysis and Applications

An Easy Path to Convex Analysis and Applications

By: Boris S. Mordukhovich; Nguyen Mau Nam

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-DEC-2013

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Convex optimization has an increasing impact on many areas of mathematics, applied sciences, and practical applications. It is now being taught at many universities and being used by researchers of different fields. As convex analysis is the mathematical foundation for convex optimization, having deep knowledge of convex analysis helps students and researchers apply its tools more effectively. The main goal of this book is to provide an easy access to the most fundamental parts of convex analysis and its applications to optimization. Modern techniques of variational analysis are employed to...

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Handbook of Research on Patient Safety and Quality Care through Health Informatics

Handbook of Research on Patient Safety and Quality Care through Health Informatics

By: Vaughan Michell; Deborah Rosenorn-Lanng; Stephen Gulliver; Wendy Currie

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-SEP-2013

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Medical and health activities can greatly benefit from the effective use of health informatics. By capturing, processing, and disseminating information to the correct systems and processes, decision-making can be more successful and quality care and patient safety would see significant improvements. The Handbook of Research on Patient Safety and Quality Care through Health Informatics highlights current research and trends from both professionals and researchers on health informatics as applied to the needs of patient safety and quality care. Bringing together theory and practical approaches...

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Algorithmic and Artificial Intelligence Methods for Protein Bioinformatics

Algorithmic and Artificial Intelligence Methods for Protein Bioinformatics

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Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

Publication Date: 04-NOV-2013

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An in-depth look at the latest research, methods, and applications in the field of protein bioinformatics This book presents the latest developments in protein bioinformatics, introducing for the first time cutting-edge research results alongside novel algorithmic and AI methods for the analysis of protein data. In one complete, self-contained volume, Algorithmic and Artificial Intelligence Methods for Protein Bioinformatics addresses key challenges facing both computer scientists and biologists, arming readers with tools and techniques for analyzing and interpreting protein data and...

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An Introduction to Numerical Methods and Analysis, 2nd Edition

An Introduction to Numerical Methods and Analysis, 2nd Edition

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 14-OCT-2013

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Praise for the First Edition ". . . outstandingly appealing with regard to its style, contents, considerations of requirements of practice, choice of examples, and exercises."—Zentralblatt MATH ". . . carefully structured with many detailed worked examples."—The Mathematical Gazette The Second Edition of the highly regarded An Introduction to Numerical Methods and Analysis provides a fully revised guide to numerical approximation. The book continues to be accessible and expertly guides readers through the many available techniques of numerical methods and analysis. An Introduction...

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Handbook of Probability

Handbook of Probability

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 04-NOV-2013

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THE COMPLETE COLLECTION NECESSARY FOR A CONCRETE UNDERSTANDING OF PROBABILITY Written in a clear, accessible, and comprehensive manner, the Handbook of Probability presents the fundamentals of probability with an emphasis on the balance of theory, application, and methodology. Utilizing basic examples throughout, the handbook expertly transitions between concepts and practice to allow readers an inclusive introduction to the field of probability. The book provides a useful format with self-contained chapters, allowing the reader easy and quick reference. Each chapter includes an...

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Nonparametric Statistical Methods, 3rd Edition

Nonparametric Statistical Methods, 3rd Edition

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 25-NOV-2013

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Praise for the Second Edition "This book should be an essential part of the personal library of every practicing statistician."—Technometrics Thoroughly revised and updated, the new edition of Nonparametric Statistical Methods includes additional modern topics and procedures, more practical data sets, and new problems from real-life situations. The book continues to emphasize the importance of nonparametric methods as a significant branch of modern statistics and equips readers with the conceptual and technical skills necessary to select and apply the appropriate procedures for any...

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Explorations of Mathematical Models in Biology with MATLAB

Explorations of Mathematical Models in Biology with MATLAB

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 28-JAN-2014

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Explore and analyze the solutions of mathematical models from diverse disciplines As biology increasingly depends on data, algorithms, and models, it has become necessary to use a computing language, such as the user-friendly MATLAB, to focus more on building and analyzing models as opposed to configuring tedious calculations. Explorations of Mathematical Models in Biology with MATLAB provides an introduction to model creation using MATLAB, followed by the translation, analysis, interpretation, and observation of the models. With an integrated and interdisciplinary approach that embeds...

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The Brain Sell

The Brain Sell

By: David Lewis

Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing

Publication Date: 26-SEP-2013

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Science has made the leap from the lab to come to a store near you and the effects on us are phenomenal. Corporations in hyper-competition are now using the new mind sciences to analyze how and when we shop, and the hidden triggers that persuade us to consume. From bargains in the Big Apple to the bustling bazaars of Istanbul, from in-store to interactive and online to mobile, neuromarketing pioneer Dr. David Lewis goes behind the scenes of the persuasion industry to reveal the powerful tools and techniques, technologies and psychologies seeking to stimulate us all to buy more often...

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Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement

Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 07-OCT-2013

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Improve patient outcomes, lower costs, reduce fraud—all with healthcare analytics Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement walks your healthcare organization from relying on generic reports and dashboards to developing powerful analytic applications that drive effective decision-making throughout your organization. Renowned healthcare analytics leader Trevor Strome reveals in this groundbreaking volume the true potential of analytics to harness the vast amounts of data being generated in order to improve the decision-making ability of healthcare managers and...

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Computational Aspects of Cooperative Game Theory

Computational Aspects of Cooperative Game Theory

By: Georgios Chalkiadakis; Edith Elkind; Michael Wooldridge

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-OCT-2011

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Cooperative game theory is a branch of (micro-)economics that studies the behavior of self-interested agents in strategic settings where binding agreements among agents are possible. Our aim in this book is to present a survey of work on the computational aspects of cooperative game theory. We begin by formally defining transferable utility games in characteristic function form, and introducing key solution concepts such as the core and the Shapley value. We then discuss two major issues that arise when considering such games from a computational perspective: identifying compact...

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Plan, Activity, and Intent Recognition

Plan, Activity, and Intent Recognition

By: Gita Sukthankar; Christopher Geib; Hung Hai Bui; David Pynadath; Robert P. Goldman

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

Publication Date: 03-MAR-2014

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Plan recognition, activity recognition, and intent recognition together combine and unify techniques from user modeling, machine vision, intelligent user interfaces, human/computer interaction, autonomous and multi-agent systems, natural language understanding, and machine learning. Plan, Activity, and Intent Recognition explains the crucial role of these techniques in a wide variety of applications including: • personal agent assistants • computer and network security • opponent modeling in games and simulation systems • coordination in robots and software agents • web...

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Differential Forms, 2nd Edition

Differential Forms, 2nd Edition

By: Steven H. Weintraub

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 19-FEB-2014

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Differential forms are utilized as a mathematical technique to help students, researchers, and engineers analyze and interpret problems where abstract spaces and structures are concerned, and when questions of shape, size, and relative positions are involved. Differential Forms has gained high recognition in the mathematical and scientific community as a powerful computational tool in solving research problems and simplifying very abstract problems through mathematical analysis on a computer. Differential Forms, 2 nd Edition, is a solid resource for students and professionals...

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Introduction to Stochastic Models

Introduction to Stochastic Models

By: Marius Iosifescu; Nikolaos Limnios; Gheorghe Oprisan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 19-APR-2010

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This book provides a pedagogical examination of the way in which stochastic models are encountered in applied sciences and techniques such as physics, engineering, biology and genetics, economics and social sciences. It covers Markov and semi-Markov models, as well as their particular cases: Poisson, renewal processes, branching processes, Ehrenfest models, genetic models, optimal stopping, reliability, reservoir theory, storage models, and queuing systems. Given this comprehensive treatment of the subject, students and researchers in applied sciences, as well as anyone looking for an...

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Introduction to Stochastic Analysis: Integrals and Differential Equations

Introduction to Stochastic Analysis: Integrals and Differential Equations

By: Vigirdas Mackevičius

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 15-AUG-2011

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This is an introduction to stochastic integration and stochastic differential equations written in an understandable way for a wide audience, from students of mathematics to practitioners in biology, chemistry, physics, and finances. The presentation is based on the naïve stochastic integration, rather than on abstract theories of measure and stochastic processes. The proofs are rather simple for practitioners and, at the same time, rather rigorous for mathematicians. Detailed application examples in natural sciences and finance are presented. Much attention is paid to simulation diffusion...