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Fluctuations and Order

Fluctuations and Order Author Mark Millonas
ISBN-10 9781461239925
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 456
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The volume that you have before you is the result of a growing realization that fluctuations in nonequilibrium systems playa much more important role than was 1 first believed. It has become clear that in nonequilibrium systems noise plays an active, one might even say a creative, role in processes involving self-organization, pattern formation, and coherence, as well as in biological information processing, energy transduction, and functionality. Now is not the time for a comprehensive summary of these new ideas, and I am certainly not the person to attempt such a thing. Rather, this short introductory essay (and the book as a whole) is an attempt to describe where we are at present and how the viewpoint that has evolved in the last decade or so differs from those of past decades. Fluctuations arise either because of the coupling of a particular system to an ex ternal unknown or "unknowable" system or because the particular description we are using is only a coarse-grained description which on some level is an approxima tion. We describe the unpredictable and random deviations from our deterministic equations of motion as noise or fluctuations. A nonequilibrium system is one in which there is a net flow of energy. There are, as I see it, four basic levels of sophistication, or paradigms, con cerning fluctuations in nature. At the lowest level of sophistication, there is an implicit assumption that noise is negligible: the deterministic paradigm.



Physics of Fractal Operators

Physics of Fractal Operators Author Bruce West
ISBN-10 0387955542
Release 2003-01-14
Pages 354
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This text describes the statistcal behavior of complex systems and shows how the fractional calculus can be used to model the behavior. The discussion emphasizes physical phenomena whose evolution is best described using the fractional calculus, such as systems with long-range spatial interactions or long-time memory. The book gives general strategies for understanding wave propagation through random media, the nonlinear response of complex materials, and the fluctuations of heat transport in heterogeneous materials.



Analysis of Observed Chaotic Data

Analysis of Observed Chaotic Data Author Henry Abarbanel
ISBN-10 9781461207634
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 272
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A clear and systematic treatment of time series of data, regular and chaotic, found in nonlinear systems. The text leads readers from measurements of one or more variables through the steps of building models of the source as a dynamical system, classifying the source by its dynamical characteristics, and finally predicting and controlling the dynamical system. It examines methods for separating the signal of physical interest from contamination by unwanted noise, and for investigating the phase space of the chaotic signal and its properties. The emphasis throughout is on the use of modern mathematical tools for investigating chaotic behaviour to uncover properties of physical systems, requiring knowledge of dynamical systems at the advanced undergraduate level and some knowledge of Fourier transforms and other signal processing methods.



Digital Communications Using Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics

Digital Communications Using Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics Author Jia-Ming Liu
ISBN-10 9780387297880
Release 2006-11-22
Pages 382
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This book provides a summary of the research conducted at UCLA, Stanford University, and UCSD over the last ?ve years in the area of nonlinear dyn- ics and chaos as applied to digital communications. At ?rst blush, the term “chaotic communications” seems like an oxymoron; how could something as precise and deterministic as digital communications be chaotic? But as this book will demonstrate, the application of chaos and nonlinear dynamicstocommunicationsprovidesmanypromisingnewdirectionsinareas of coding, nonlinear optical communications, and ultra-wideband commu- cations. The eleven chapters of the book summarize many of the promising new approaches that have been developed, and point the way to new research directions in this ?eld. Digital communications techniques have been continuously developed and re?ned for the past ?fty years to the point where today they form the heart of a multi-hundred billion dollar per year industry employing hundreds of thousands of people on a worldwide basis. There is a continuing need for transmission and reception of digital signals at higher and higher data rates. There are a variety of physical limits that place an upper limit on these data rates, and so the question naturally arises: are there alternative communi- tion techniques that can overcome some of these limitations? Most digital communications today is carried out using electronic devices that are essentially “linear,” and linear system theory has been used to c- tinually re?ne their performance. In many cases, inherently nonlinear devices are linearized in order to achieve a certain level of linear system performance.



American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015079622430
Release 1996
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NIST Building Fire Research Laboratory Publications

NIST Building   Fire Research Laboratory Publications Author Building and Fire Research Laboratory (U.S.)
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924077994949
Release 1996
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Synthesis of Feedback Systems

Synthesis of Feedback Systems Author Isaac M. Horowitz
ISBN-10 9781483267708
Release 2013-10-22
Pages 740
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Synthesis of Feedback Systems presents the feedback theory which exists in various feedback problems. This book provides techniques for the analysis and solution of these problems. The text begins with an introduction to feedback theory and exposition of problems of plant identification, representation, and analysis. Subsequent chapters are devoted to the application of the feedback point of view to any system; the principal useful properties of feedback; the feedback control system synthesis techniques; and the class of two degree-of-freedom feedback configurations and synthesis procedures appropriate for such configurations. The final chapter considers how to translate specifications from their typical original formulation, to the language appropriate for detailed design. The book is intended for engineers and graduate students of engineering design.



Physical Review

Physical Review Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39076001898621
Release 1998-07
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Complex Population Dynamics

Complex Population Dynamics Author Peter Turchin
ISBN-10 9781400847280
Release 2013-02-15
Pages 472
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Why do organisms become extremely abundant one year and then seem to disappear a few years later? Why do population outbreaks in particular species happen more or less regularly in certain locations, but only irregularly (or never at all) in other locations? Complex population dynamics have fascinated biologists for decades. By bringing together mathematical models, statistical analyses, and field experiments, this book offers a comprehensive new synthesis of the theory of population oscillations. Peter Turchin first reviews the conceptual tools that ecologists use to investigate population oscillations, introducing population modeling and the statistical analysis of time series data. He then provides an in-depth discussion of several case studies--including the larch budmoth, southern pine beetle, red grouse, voles and lemmings, snowshoe hare, and ungulates--to develop a new analysis of the mechanisms that drive population oscillations in nature. Through such work, the author argues, ecologists can develop general laws of population dynamics that will help turn ecology into a truly quantitative and predictive science. Complex Population Dynamics integrates theoretical and empirical studies into a major new synthesis of current knowledge about population dynamics. It is also a pioneering work that sets the course for ecology's future as a predictive science.



Applications of Nonlinear Programming to Optimization and Control

Applications of Nonlinear Programming to Optimization and Control Author H. E. Rauch
ISBN-10 9781483148397
Release 2014-05-23
Pages 156
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Applications of Nonlinear Programming to Optimization and Control is a collection of papers presented at the Fourth International Federation of Automatic Control Workshop by the same title, held in San Francisco, California on June 20-21, 1983. This workshop aims to exchange information on the applications of optimization and nonlinear programming techniques to real-life control problems, to investigate ideas that arise from these exchanges, and to look for advances in nonlinear programming that are useful in solving control problems. This book is divided into 16 chapters. It covers a wide range of related topics, starting with computer-aided-design of practical control systems, continuing through advanced work on quasi-Newton methods and gradient restoration algorithms. Other chapters provide specific examples, which apply these methods to representative problems. The remaining chapters present examples, including trajectory optimization, optimal design of a structure for a satellite, identification of hovercraft characteristics, determination of optimal electricity generation, and optimal automatic transmission for road vehicles. This book is of value to computer scientists and mathematicians.



Birth Life and Death of Dopaminergic Neurons in the Substantia Nigra

Birth  Life and Death of Dopaminergic Neurons in the Substantia Nigra Author Giuseppe di Giovanni
ISBN-10 3211926607
Release 2009-09-02
Pages 369
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This book provides a unique and timely multidisciplinary synthesis of our current knowledge of the anatomy, pharmacology, physiology and pathology of the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNc) dopaminergic neurons. The single chapters, written by top scientists in their fields, explore the life cycle of dopaminergic neurons from their birth to death, the cause of Parkinson's disease, the second most common and disabling condition in the elderly population. Nevertheless, the intracellular cascade of events leading to dopamine cell death is still unknown and, consequently, treatment is symptomatic rather than preventive. The mechanisms by which alterations cause neuronal death, new therapeutic approaches and the latest evidence of a possible de novo neurogenesis in the SNc are reviewed and singled out in different chapters. This book bridges basic science and clinical practice and will prepare the reader for the next few years, which will surely be eventful in terms of the progress of dopamine research.



Dynamics of the Atmosphere

Dynamics of the Atmosphere Author Wilford Zdunkowski
ISBN-10 052100666X
Release 2003-04-10
Pages 719
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A graduate-level text book for students in meteorology, containing numerous exercise sets and solutions.



Encyclopedia of Interfacial Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Interfacial Chemistry Author
ISBN-10 9780128098943
Release 2018-03-29
Pages 5560
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Encyclopedia of Interfacial Chemistry: Surface Science and Electrochemistry summarizes current, fundamental knowledge of interfacial chemistry, bringing readers the latest developments. As the chemical and physical properties and processes at solid and liquid interfaces are the scientific basis of so many technologies which enhance our lives and create new opportunities, its important to highlight how these technologies enable the design and optimization of functional materials for heterogeneous and electro-catalysts in food production, pollution control, energy conversion and storage, medical applications requiring biocompatibility, drug delivery, and more. This book provides an interdisciplinary view that lies at the intersection of these three related fields. Presents fundamental knowledge of interfacial chemistry, surface science and electrochemistry and provides cutting-edge research from academics and practitioners across various fields and global regions



Books in Print

Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015054023182
Release 2002
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.



Order Out of Chaos

Order Out of Chaos Author Ilya Prigogine
ISBN-10 9781786631022
Release 2018-01-23
Pages 384
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A pioneering book that shows how the two great themes of classic science, order and chaos, are being reconciled in a new and unexpected synthesis. Order Out of Chaos is a sweeping critique of the discordant landscape of modern scientific knowledge. In this landmark book, Nobel Laureate Ilya Prigogine and acclaimed philosopher Isabelle Stengers offer an exciting and accessible account of the philosophical implications of thermodynamics. Prigogine and Stengers bring contradictory philosophies of time and chance into a novel and ambitious synthesis. Since its first publication in France in 1978, this book has sparked debate among physicists, philosophers, literary critics and historians.



Nonlinear Time Series Analysis

Nonlinear Time Series Analysis Author Holger Kantz
ISBN-10 0521529026
Release 2004
Pages 369
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New edition of a successful advanced text on nonlinear time series analysis.



Computer Vision ECCV 2010

Computer Vision    ECCV 2010 Author Kostas Daniilidis
ISBN-10 9783642155512
Release 2010-08-30
Pages 813
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The six-volume set comprising LNCS volumes 6311 until 6313 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2010, held in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, in September 2010. The 325 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 1174 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on object and scene recognition; segmentation and grouping; face, gesture, biometrics; motion and tracking; statistical models and visual learning; matching, registration, alignment; computational imaging; multi-view geometry; image features; video and event characterization; shape representation and recognition; stereo; reflectance, illumination, color; medical image analysis.