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Numerical Methods for Roots of Polynomials - Part II

Numerical Methods for Roots of Polynomials - Part II

By: J.M. McNamee

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Publication Date: 19-JUL-2013

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Numerical Methods for Roots of Polynomials - Part II along with Part I (9780444527295) covers most of the traditional methods for polynomial root-finding such as interpolation and methods due to Graeffe, Laguerre, and Jenkins and Traub. It includes many other methods and topics as well and has a chapter devoted to certain modern virtually optimal methods. Additionally, there are pointers to robust and efficient programs. This book is invaluable to anyone doing research in polynomial roots, or teaching a graduate course on that topic. First comprehensive treatment of Root-Finding in...

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Mathematical Formulas for Industrial and Mechanical Engineering

Mathematical Formulas for Industrial and Mechanical Engineering

By: Seifedine Kadry

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication Date: 01-NOV-2013

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Mathematical Formulas For Industrial and Mechanical Engineering serves the needs of students and teachers as well as professional workers in engineering who use mathematics. The contents and size make it especially convenient and portable. The widespread availability and low price of scientific calculators have greatly reduced the need for many numerical tables that make most handbooks bulky. However, most calculators do not give integrals, derivatives, series and other mathematical formulas and figures that are often needed. Accordingly, this book contains that information in an easy...

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Exterior Analysis

Exterior Analysis

By: Erdogan Suhubi

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 13-SEP-2013

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Exterior analysis uses differential forms (a mathematical technique) to analyze curves, surfaces, and structures. Exterior Analysis is a first-of-its-kind resource that uses applications of differential forms, offering a mathematical approach to solve problems in defining a precise measurement to ensure structural integrity. The book provides methods to study different types of equations and offers detailed explanations of fundamental theories and techniques to obtain concrete solutions to determine symmetry. It is a useful tool for structural, mechanical and electrical engineers, as...

264. 

Mathematical Concepts and Methods in Modern Biology

Mathematical Concepts and Methods in Modern Biology

By: Raina Robeva; Terrell Hodge

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 26-FEB-2013

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Mathematical Concepts and Methods in Modern Biology offers a quantitative framework for analyzing, predicting, and modulating the behavior of complex biological systems. The book presents important mathematical concepts, methods and tools in the context of essential questions raised in modern biology. Designed around the principles of project-based learning and problem-solving, the book considers biological topics such as neuronal networks, plant population growth, metabolic pathways, and phylogenetic tree reconstruction. The mathematical modeling tools brought to bear on these...

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Calculus of Thought

Calculus of Thought

By: Daniel M Rice

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 22-DEC-2013

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Calculus of Thought: Neuromorphic Logistic Regression in Cognitive Machines is a must-read for all scientists about a very simple computation method designed to simulate big-data neural processing. This book is inspired by the Calculus Ratiocinator idea of Gottfried Leibniz, which is that machine computation should be developed to simulate human cognitive processes, thus avoiding problematic subjective bias in analytic solutions to practical and scientific problems. The reduced error logistic regression (RELR) method is proposed as such a "Calculus of Thought." This book reviews how...

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Applications of Random Process Excursion Analysis

Applications of Random Process Excursion Analysis

By: Irina S. Brainina

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication Date: 11-JUL-2013

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This book addresses one of the key problems in signal processing, the problem of identifying statistical properties of excursions in a random process in order to simplify the theoretical analysis and make it suitable for engineering applications. Precise and approximate formulas are explained, which are relatively simple and can be used for engineering applications such as the design of devices which can overcome the high initial uncertainty of the self-training period. The information presented in the monograph can be used to implement adaptive signal processing devices capable of...

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Markov Processes for Stochastic Modeling, 2nd Edition

Markov Processes for Stochastic Modeling, 2nd Edition

By: Oliver Ibe

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication Date: 22-MAY-2013

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Markov processes are processes that have limited memory. In particular, their dependence on the past is only through the previous state. They are used to model the behavior of many systems including communications systems, transportation networks, image segmentation and analysis, biological systems and DNA sequence analysis, random atomic motion and diffusion in physics, social mobility, population studies, epidemiology, animal and insect migration, queueing systems, resource management, dams, financial engineering, actuarial science, and decision systems. Covering a wide range...

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READy: Renewable Energy Action on Deployment

READy: Renewable Energy Action on Deployment

By: IEA-RETD; Rolf de Vos; Janet Sawin

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication Date: 31-DEC-2012

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Are you developing strategies for a future sustainable energy supply? Are you designing policies to deploy renewable energy technologies in your country? Are you looking for new tools and measures to make your policies more effective? Are you planning to make decisions on renewable energy investments in certain countries and are you checking their policy robustness? Let the IEA guide you into successful, efficient and effective policies and decisions for accelerating deployment of renewable energy. Learn about the six policy actions that are essential ingredients for your policy...

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Swarm Intelligence and Bio-Inspired Computation

Swarm Intelligence and Bio-Inspired Computation

By: Xin-She Yang; Zhihua Cui; Renbin Xiao; Amir Hossein Gandomi; Mehmet Karamanoglu

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication Date: 16-MAY-2013

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Swarm Intelligence and bio-inspired computation have become increasing popular in the last two decades. Bio-inspired algorithms such as ant colony algorithms, bat algorithms, bee algorithms, firefly algorithms, cuckoo search and particle swarm optimization have been applied in almost every area of science and engineering with a dramatic increase of number of relevant publications. This book reviews the latest developments in swarm intelligence and bio-inspired computation from both the theory and application side, providing a complete resource that analyzes and discusses the latest and...

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Mathematical Models for Society and Biology, 2nd Edition

Mathematical Models for Society and Biology, 2nd Edition

By: Edward Beltrami

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 19-JUN-2013

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Mathematical Models for Society and Biology , 2e, is a useful resource for researchers, graduate students, and post-docs in the applied mathematics and life science fields. Mathematical modeling is one of the major subfields of mathematical biology. A mathematical model may be used to help explain a system, to study the effects of different components, and to make predictions about behavior. Mathematical Models for Society and Biology , 2e, draws on current issues to engagingly relate how to use mathematics to gain insight into problems in biology and contemporary society. For this...

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The Mereon Matrix

The Mereon Matrix

By: Lynnclaire Dennis; Jytte Brender McNair; Louis H. Kauffman

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication Date: 21-MAY-2013

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Mereon is an approach to the unification of knowledge that relies on whole systems modelling. It is a scientific framework that charts the sequential, emergent growth process of systems. A dynamic structure, Mereon provides insight and a new approach to General Systems Theory and non-linear science. Mereon evolved through a new approach to polyhedral geometry and topology that is related to the dynamics of the polyhedra. It is related to a large number of systems, physical, mathematical, and philosophical. In linking these systems, Mereon provides access to new relationships among them...

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Analysis and Probability

Analysis and Probability

By: Aurel Spataru

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication Date: 12-JAN-2013

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Probability theory is a rapidly expanding field and is used in many areas of science and technology. Beginning from a basis of abstract analysis, this mathematics book develops the knowledge needed for advanced students to develop a complex understanding of probability. The first part of the book systematically presents concepts and results from analysis before embarking on the study of probability theory. The initial section will also be useful for those interested in topology, measure theory, real analysis and functional analysis. The second part of the book presents the concepts,...

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Evolution of Global Electricity Markets

Evolution of Global Electricity Markets

By: Fereidoon P. Sioshansi

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 10-JUN-2013

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Get the latest on rapidly evolving global electricity markets direct from the scholars and thought leaders who are shaping reform. In this volume, dozens of world-class experts from diverse regions provide a comprehensive assessment of the relevant issues in today’s electricity markets. Amid a seething backdrop of rising energy prices, concerns about environmental degradation, and the introduction of distributed sources and smart grids, increasingly stringent demands are being placed on the electric power sector to provide a more reliable, efficient delivery infrastructure, and more...

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Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency

By: Fereidoon P. Sioshansi

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 14-FEB-2013

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Energy Efficiency: Towards the End of Demand Growth is a detailed guide to new energy efficiency technologies and policy frameworks affecting the profitability of efficiency projects. The contributions drawn together by F.P. Sioshansi feature insights from recognized thought leaders, detailed examinations of evolving technologies, and practical case studies yielding best practices for project planners, implementers and financiers. This volume challenges the "more is better" paradigm in energy production, examining efficiency technologies and measurement across the supply chain. ...

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MULTIPOINT METHODS FOR SOLVING NONLINEAR EQUATIONS

MULTIPOINT METHODS FOR SOLVING NONLINEAR EQUATIONS

By: Miodrag Petkovic; Beny Neta; Ljiljana Petkovic; Jovana Dzunic

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 31-DEC-2012

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This book is the first on the topic and explains the most cutting-edge methods needed for precise calculations and explores the development of powerful algorithms to solve research problems. Multipoint methods have an extensive range of practical applications significant in research areas such as signal processing, analysis of convergence rate, fluid mechanics, solid state physics, and many others. The book takes an introductory approach in making qualitative comparisons of different multipoint methods from various viewpoints to help the reader understand applications of more complex...

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MATLAB for Neuroscientists, 2nd Edition

MATLAB for Neuroscientists, 2nd Edition

By: Pascal Wallisch; Michael E. Lusignan; Marc D. Benayoun; Tanya I. Baker; Adam Seth Dickey; Nicholas G. Hatsopoulos

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 30-DEC-2013

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MATLAB for Neuroscientists serves as the only complete study manual and teaching resource for MATLAB, the globally accepted standard for scientific computing, in the neurosciences and psychology. This unique introduction can be used to learn the entire empirical and experimental process (including stimulus generation, experimental control, data collection, data analysis, modeling, and more), and the 2nd Edition continues to ensure that many computational problems can be addressed in a single programming environment. This updated edition features additional material on the creation of...

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Learning Game Physics with Bullet Physics and OpenGL

Learning Game Physics with Bullet Physics and OpenGL

By: Chris Dickinson

Publisher: Packt Publishing

Publication Date: 25-OCT-2013

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Practical 3D physics simulation experience with modern feature-rich graphics and physics APIs Create your own physics simulations and understand the various design concepts of modern games Build a real-time complete game application, implementing 3D graphics and physics entirely from scratch Learn the fundamental and advanced concepts of game programming using step-by-step instructions and examples In Detail Physics simulation is an integral part of almost all game development projects as it is essential to the rules and feel of the game (gameplay) regardless of the...

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Learning from Leonardo

Learning from Leonardo

By: Fritjof Capra

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Publication Date: 04-NOV-2013

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Leonardo da Vinci was a brilliant artist, scientist, engineer, mathematician, architect, inventor, writer, and even musician—the archetypal Renaissance man. But he was also, Fritjof Capra argues, a profoundly modern man. Not only did Leonardo invent the empirical scientific method over a century before Galileo and Francis Bacon, but Capra’s decade-long study of Leonardo’s fabled notebooks reveal him as a systems thinker centuries before the term was coined. He believed the key to truly understanding the world was in perceiving the connections between phenomena and the larger patterns formed...

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Learning Physics Modeling with PhysX

Learning Physics Modeling with PhysX

By: Krishna Kumar

Publisher: Packt Publishing

Publication Date: 25-OCT-2013

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Master the PhysX 3 Physics Engine and learn how to program your very own physics simulation Learn everything you need to know about PhysX programming from scratch Master the most advanced features of the PhysX Physics Engine Code examples are included in each chapter to help you learn quickly and efficiently In Detail In this day and age, physics engines play a very critical role in the success of a sophisticated game. PhysX is a state-of-the-art cross-platform physics engine widely used by top game studios and developers. It contains all the physics-related...

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Scattering of Acoustic and Electromagnetic Waves by Small Impedance Bodies of Arbitrary Shapes

Scattering of Acoustic and Electromagnetic Waves by Small Impedance Bodies of Arbitrary Shapes

By: Alexander G. Ramm

Publisher: Momentum Press

Publication Date: 04-NOV-2013

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The behavior of acoustic or electromagnetic waves reflecting off, and scattering from, intercepted bodies of any size and kind can make determinations about the materials of those bodies and help in better understanding how to manipulate such materials for desired characteristics. This book offers analytical formulas which allow you to calculate acoustic and electromagnetic waves, scattered by one and many small bodies of an arbitrary shape under various boundary conditions. Equations for the effective (self-consistent) field in media consisting of many small bodies are derived. These...