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Turing's Legacy

Turing's Legacy

By: Rod Downey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Alan Turing was an inspirational figure who is now recognised as a genius of modern mathematics. In addition to leading the Allied forces' code-breaking effort at Bletchley Park in World War II, he proposed the theoretical foundations of modern computing and anticipated developments in areas from information theory to computer chess. His ideas have been extraordinarily influential in modern mathematics and this book traces such developments by bringing together essays by leading experts in logic, artificial intelligence, computability theory and related areas. Together, they give insight...

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Numerical Analysis for Engineers and Scientists

Numerical Analysis for Engineers and Scientists

By: G. Miller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Striking a balance between theory and practice, this graduate-level text is perfect for students in the applied sciences. The author provides a clear introduction to the classical methods, how they work and why they sometimes fail. Crucially, he also demonstrates how these simple and classical techniques can be combined to address difficult problems. Many worked examples and sample programs are provided to help the reader make practical use of the subject material. Further mathematical background, if required, is summarized in an appendix. Topics covered include classical methods for...

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Group Cohomology and Algebraic Cycles

Group Cohomology and Algebraic Cycles

By: Burt Totaro

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Group cohomology reveals a deep relationship between algebra and topology, and its recent applications have provided important insights into the Hodge conjecture and algebraic geometry more broadly. This book presents a coherent suite of computational tools for the study of group cohomology and algebraic cycles. Early chapters synthesize background material from topology, algebraic geometry, and commutative algebra so readers do not have to form connections between the literatures on their own. Later chapters demonstrate Peter Symonds's influential proof of David Benson's regularity...

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Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics of Macromolecular Systems

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics of Macromolecular Systems

By: Michael Bachmann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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The structural mechanics of proteins that fold into functional shapes, polymers that aggregate and form clusters, and organic macromolecules that bind to inorganic matter can only be understood through statistical physics and thermodynamics. This book reviews the statistical mechanics concepts and tools necessary for the study of structure formation processes in macromolecular systems that are essentially influenced by finite-size and surface effects. Readers are introduced to molecular modeling approaches, advanced Monte Carlo simulation techniques, and systematic statistical analyses of...

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Introduction to the Network Approximation Method for Materials Modeling

Introduction to the Network Approximation Method for Materials Modeling

By: Leonid Berlyand; Alexander G. Kolpakov; Alexei Novikov

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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In recent years the traditional subject of continuum mechanics has grown rapidly and many new techniques have emerged. This text provides a rigorous, yet accessible introduction to the basic concepts of the network approximation method and provides a unified approach for solving a wide variety of applied problems. As a unifying theme, the authors discuss in detail the transport problem in a system of bodies. They solve the problem of closely placed bodies using the new method of network approximation for PDE with discontinuous coefficients, developed in the 2000s by applied mathematicians...

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Classical and Multilinear Harmonic Analysis

Classical and Multilinear Harmonic Analysis

By: Camil Muscalu; Wilhelm Schlag

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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This two-volume text in harmonic analysis introduces a wealth of analytical results and techniques. It is largely self-contained and useful to graduates and researchers in pure and applied analysis. Numerous exercises and problems make the text suitable for self-study and the classroom alike. The first volume starts with classical one-dimensional topics: Fourier series; harmonic functions; Hilbert transform. Then the higher-dimensional Calderón-Zygmund and Littlewood-Paley theories are developed. Probabilistic methods and their applications are discussed, as are applications of harmonic...

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Programming with Mathematica-: An Introduction

Programming with Mathematica-: An Introduction

By: Paul Wellin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Starting from first principles, this book covers all of the foundational material needed to develop a clear understanding of the Mathematica language, with a practical emphasis on solving problems. Concrete examples strewn throughout the text demonstrate how the language can be used to solve problems in science, engineering, economics/finance, computational linguistics, geoscience, bioinformatics and a range of other fields. The book will appeal to students, researchers and programmers wishing to further their understanding of Mathematica. Designed to suit users of any ability, it assumes...

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Fragmentation Processes

Fragmentation Processes

By: Colm T. Whelan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Revolutionary advances in experimental techniques and spectacular increases in computer power over recent years have enabled researchers to develop a much more profound understanding of the atomic few-body problem. One area of intense focus has been the study of fragmentation processes. Covering the latest research in the field, this edited text is the first to provide a focussed and systematic treatment of fragmentation processes, bringing together contributions from a range of leading experts. As well as tackling the more established electron-impact ionization processes, (e,2e), this...

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Classical and Multilinear Harmonic Analysis

Classical and Multilinear Harmonic Analysis

By: Camil Muscalu; Wilhelm Schlag

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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This two-volume text in harmonic analysis introduces a wealth of analytical results and techniques. It is largely self-contained and will be useful to graduate students and researchers in both pure and applied analysis. Numerous exercises and problems make the text suitable for self-study and the classroom alike. This first volume starts with classical one-dimensional topics: Fourier series; harmonic functions; Hilbert transform. Then the higher-dimensional Calderón–Zygmund and Littlewood–Paley theories are developed. Probabilistic methods and their applications are discussed, as are...

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Gauge/String Duality, Hot QCD and Heavy Ion Collisions

Gauge/String Duality, Hot QCD and Heavy Ion Collisions

By: Jorge Casalderrey-Solana; Hong Liu; David Mateos; Krishna Rajagopal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Heavy ion collision experiments recreating the quark-gluon plasma that filled the microseconds-old universe have established that it is a nearly perfect liquid that flows with such minimal dissipation that it cannot be seen as made of particles. String theory provides a powerful toolbox for studying matter with such properties. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to gauge/string duality and its applications to the study of the thermal and transport properties of quark-gluon plasma, the dynamics of how it forms, the hydrodynamics of how it flows, and its response to probes...

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Data Mining and Analysis

Data Mining and Analysis

By: Mohammed J. Zaki; Wagner Meira Jr

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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The fundamental algorithms in data mining and analysis form the basis for the emerging field of data science, which includes automated methods to analyze patterns and models for all kinds of data, with applications ranging from scientific discovery to business intelligence and analytics. This textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate data mining courses provides a broad yet in-depth overview of data mining, integrating related concepts from machine learning and statistics. The main parts of the book include exploratory data analysis, pattern mining, clustering, and classification. The...

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Uniform Central Limit Theorems, Second Edition

Uniform Central Limit Theorems, Second Edition

By: R. M. Dudley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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This classic work on empirical processes has been considerably expanded and revised from the original edition. When samples become large, the probability laws of large numbers and central limit theorems are guaranteed to hold uniformly over wide domains. The author, an acknowledged expert, gives a thorough treatment of the subject, including the Fernique-Talagrand majorizing measure theorem for Gaussian processes, an extended treatment of Vapnik-Chervonenkis combinatorics, the Ossiander L2 bracketing central limit theorem, the Giné-Zinn bootstrap central limit theorem in probability, the...

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A Course in Mathematical Analysis

A Course in Mathematical Analysis

By: D. J. H. Garling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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The three volumes of A Course in Mathematical Analysis provide a full and detailed account of all those elements of real and complex analysis that an undergraduate mathematics student can expect to encounter in the first two or three years of study. Containing hundreds of exercises, examples and applications, these books will become an invaluable resource for both students and instructors. Volume 1 focuses on the analysis of real-valued functions of a real variable. Volume 2 goes on to consider metric and topological spaces. This third volume develops the classical theory of functions of a...

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Brownian Models of Performance and Control

Brownian Models of Performance and Control

By: J. Michael Harrison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Direct and to the point, this book from one of the field's leaders covers Brownian motion and stochastic calculus at the graduate level, and illustrates the use of that theory in various application domains, emphasizing business and economics. The mathematical development is narrowly focused and briskly paced, with many concrete calculations and a minimum of abstract notation. The applications discussed include: the role of reflected Brownian motion as a storage model, queueing model, or inventory model; optimal stopping problems for Brownian motion, including the influential...

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Modeling Drying Processes

Modeling Drying Processes

By: Xiao Dong Chen; Aditya Putranto

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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This comprehensive summary of the state-of-the-art and the ideas behind the reaction engineering approach (REA) to drying processes is an ideal resource for researchers, academics and industry practitioners. Starting with the formulation, modelling and applications of the lumped-REA, it goes on to detail the use of the REA to describe local evaporation and condensation, and its coupling with equations of conservation of heat and mass transfer, called the spatial-REA, to model non-equilibrium multiphase drying. Finally, it summarises other established drying models, discussing their...

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Dictionary of Untranslatables

Dictionary of Untranslatables

By: Barbara Cassin; Emily Apter; Jacques Lezra; Michael Wood

Publisher: Princeton University Press

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Characters in some languages, particularly Hebrew and Arabic, may not display properly due to device limitations. Transliterations of terms appear before the representations in foreign characters. This is an encyclopedic dictionary of close to 400 important philosophical, literary, and political terms and concepts that defy easy--or any--translation from one language and culture to another. Drawn from more than a dozen languages, terms such as Dasein (German), pravda (Russian), saudade (Portuguese), and stato (Italian) are thoroughly examined in all their cross-linguistic and...

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Clinical Technologies

Clinical Technologies

By: Information Resources Management Association

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAY-2011

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Modern technological advances in medicine are not restricted to treatments, but rather have revolutionized the entire application of healthcare from finding a doctor to executing a treatment. Clinical Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications provides an exhaustive chronicling of these changes through the compiled research of hundreds of scholars. This multi-volume book delves into the many applications of information technology ranging from digitizing patient records to high-performance computing, to medical imaging and diagnostic technologies. Technological advancements...

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Biologically-Inspired Techniques for Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

Biologically-Inspired Techniques for Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining

By: Shafiq Alam; Gillian Dobbie; Yun Koh; Saeed ur Rehman

Publisher: IGI Global

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Biologically-inspired data mining has a wide variety of applications in areas such as data clustering, classification, sequential pattern mining, and information extraction in healthcare and bioinformatics. Over the past decade, research materials in this area have dramatically increased, providing clear evidence of the popularity of these techniques. Biologically-Inspired Techniques for Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining exemplifies prestigious research and shares the practices that have allowed these areas to grow and flourish. This essential reference publication highlights contemporary...

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Risk-Based Monitoring and Fraud Detection in Clinical Trials Using JMP and SAS

Risk-Based Monitoring and Fraud Detection in Clinical Trials Using JMP and SAS

By: Richard C. Zink

Publisher: SAS Institute

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Improve efficiency while reducing costs in clinical trials with centralized monitoring techniques using JMP and SAS. International guidelines recommend that clinical trial data should be actively reviewed or monitored; the well-being of trial participants and the validity and integrity of the final analysis results are at stake. Traditional interpretation of this guidance for pharmaceutical trials has led to extensive on-site monitoring, including 100% source data verification. On-site review is time consuming, expensive (estimated at up to a third of the cost of a clinical trial), prone...

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Cloud Computing Applications for Quality Health Care Delivery

Cloud Computing Applications for Quality Health Care Delivery

By: Anastasius Moumtzoglou; Anastasia Kastania

Publisher: IGI Global

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Software applications once held on local computers and servers are beginning to shift to the public Internet sphere, and private health information is no exception. The likelihood of placing once restricted and private health records “in the cloud” is increasing. Cloud Computing Applications for Quality Health Care Delivery focuses on cloud technologies that could affect quality in the healthcare field. Leading experts in this area offer their knowledge and contribute to the demystification of healthcare in the Cloud. This publication will prove to be a useful tool for undergraduate and...