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The book addresses the topic of on-line implementation of structural and mechanical design criteria as an explicit part of optimal control schemes. The intention of the present research monograph is to reflect recent developments within this area. Examples of application of relevant control algorithms are included to illustrate their practical implementation. These examples are mainly taken from the area of marine technology with the multi-component external loading being represented as both varying in time and with magnitudes that are represented as statistical quantities.
Since the discovery of neutrino oscillations neutrino physics has become an interesting field of research in physics. They imply that neutrino must have a small mass and that the neutrinos, coupled to the charged leptons, are mixtures of the mass eigenstates, analogous to the flavor mixing of the quarks. The mixing angles for the quarks are small, but for the leptons two of the mixing angles are large. The masses of the three neutrinos must be very small, less than 1 eV, but from the oscillation experiments we only know the mass differences – the absolute masses are still unknown.
Vast holdings and assessment of consumer data by large companies are not new phenomena. Firms’ ability to leverage the data to reach customers in targeted campaigns and gain market share is, and on an unprecedented scale. Major companies have moved from serving as data or inventory storehouses, suppliers, and exchange mechanisms to monetizing their data and expanding the products they offer. Such changes have implications for both firms and consumers in the coming years.
In Success with Big Data, Russell Walker investigates the use of internal Big Data to stimulate innovations for operational effectiveness, and the ways in which external Big Data is developed for gauging, or even prompting, customer buying decisions.
Risk control, capital allocation, and realistic derivative pricing and hedging are critical concerns for major financial institutions and individual traders alike. Events from the collapse of Lehman Brothers to the Greek sovereign debt crisis demonstrate the urgent and abiding need for statistical tools adequate to measure and anticipate the amplitude of potential swings in the financial markets—from ordinary stock price and interest rate moves, to defaults, to those increasingly frequent “rare events” fashionably called black swan events.
Students See How Far a Little Math Can Take Them in Their Daily LivesMathematics for the Liberal Arts teaches everyday mathematics topics to non-math majors at the undergraduate level. Through numerous examples and more than 600 exercises, students learn how to use math seamlessly in a variety of practical areas, from conversion factors, statistics, visualization, money, and risk to games, art, music, and humor.The text develops a logical, real-world approach to data and reasoning, showing students how to:• Think both analytically and visually about data• Use graphics to make a point • Make sound monetary and nonmonetary decisions• Evaluate risk taking • Strategize to win at games • Appreciate more fully art, music, and humor Going beyond mere numerics and calculations, this textbook helps students become life-long learners exceeding the confines of a course.
Missing data affect nearly every discipline by complicating the statistical analysis of collected data. But since the 1990s, there have been important developments in the statistical methodology for handling missing data. Written by renowned statisticians in this area, Handbook of Missing Data Methodology presents many methodological advances and the latest applications of missing data methods in empirical research.Divided into six parts, the handbook begins by establishing notation and terminology.
Through several case study problems from industrial and scientific research laboratory applications, Mathematical and Experimental Modeling of Physical and Biological Processes provides students with a fundamental understanding of how mathematics is applied to problems in science and engineering. For each case study problem, the authors discuss why a model is needed and what goals can be achieved with the model.Exploring what mathematics can reveal about applications, the book focuses on the design of appropriate experiments to validate the development of mathematical models.
A unique textbook for an undergraduate course on mathematical modeling, Differential Equations with MATLAB: Exploration, Applications, and Theory provides students with an understanding of the practical and theoretical aspects of mathematical models involving ordinary and partial differential equations (ODEs and PDEs). The text presents a unifying picture inherent to the study and analysis of more than 20 distinct models spanning disciplines such as physics, engineering, and finance.The first part of the book presents systems of linear ODEs.
This book provides a guide to businesses on how to use analytics to help drive from ideas to execution. Analytics used in this way provides “full lifecycle support” for business and helps during all stages of management decision-making and execution.
The framework presented in the book enables the effective interplay of business, analytics, and information technology (business intelligence) both to leverage analytics for competitive advantage and to embed the use of business analytics into the business culture.
This textbook aims to fill the gap between those that offer a theoretical treatment without many applications and those that present and apply formulas without appropriately deriving them. The balance achieved will give readers a fundamental understanding of key financial ideas and tools that form the basis for building realistic models, including those that may become proprietary. Numerous carefully chosen examples and exercises reinforce the student’s conceptual understanding and facility with applications.
Defining a new development life-cycle methodology, together with a set of associated techniques and tools to develop highly critical systems using formal techniques, this book adopts a rigorous safety assessment approach explored via several layers (from requirements analysis to automatic source code generation).
This is assessed and evaluated via a standard case study: the cardiac pacemaker. Additionally a formalisation of an Electrocardiogram (ECG) is used to identify anomalies in order to improve existing medical protocols.
With the rise of Six Sigma, the use of statistics to analyze and improve processes has once again regained a prominent place in businesses around the world. An increasing number of employees and managers, bestowed with the titles Green Belt, Black Belt, or even Master Black Belts, are asked to apply statistical techniques to analyze and resolve industrial and non-industrial (also known as transactional) problems. These individuals are continuously faced with the daunting task of sorting out the vast array of sophisticated techniques placed at their disposal by an equally impressive array of statistical computer software packages.
Authors: Hackbusch, WolfgangNew edition provides emphasis on the algebraic structure of linear iteration, not usually included in most literatureCompletely renewed referencesContent grew out of a series of lectures given by authorExtensive and useful appendices includedIn the second edition of this classic monograph, complete with four new chapters and updated references, readers will now have access to content describing and analysing classical and modern methods with emphasis on the algebraic structure of linear iteration, which is usually ignored in other literature.T
Authors: Celona, JohnNumerous step-by-step tutorials help the reader to learn quicklyProblems included at the end of each chapterIncludes complete examples of how to structure most common legal questionsThis book is the first in-depth guide to applying the philosophy, theory, and methods of decision analysis to creating and executing winning legal strategies. With explanations that progress from introductory to advanced and practice problems at the end of each chapter, this is a book the reader will want to use and refer to for years to come.
Authors: Castillo, Rene Erlin, Rafeiro, HumbertoIntroduces reader to recent topics in spaces of measurable functionsIncludes section of problems at the end of each chapter Content allows for use with mixed-level classesIncludes non-standard function spaces, viz. variable exponent Lebesgue spaces and grand Lebesgue spacesThis book is devoted exclusively to Lebesgue spaces and their direct derived spaces. Unique in its sole dedication, this book explores Lebesgue spaces, distribution functions and nonincreasing rearrangement.
Authors: Fomenko, Anatoly, Fuchs, DmitryUpdates a popular textbook from the golden era of the Moscow school of I. M. GelfandPresents material concisely but rigorouslyIlluminates the subject matter with a range of technical and artistic illustrations, along with a wealth of examples and computations meant to provide a treatment of the topic that is both deep and broadContains an entirely new chapter on K-theory and the Riemann-Roch theoremThis textbook on algebraic topology updates a popular textbook from the golden era of the Moscow school of I.
Data-Based Controller Design presents a comprehensive analysis of data-based control design. It brings together the different data-based design methods that have been presented in the literature since the late 1990’s. To the best knowledge of the author, these data-based design methods have never been collected in a single text, analyzed in depth or compared to each other, and this severely limits their widespread application. In this book these methods will be presented under a common theoretical framework, which fits also a large family of adaptive control methods: the MRAC (Model Reference Adaptive Control) methods.
Authors: Chun, YoungsubComprehensive survey on the recent developments of the queueing problemClosely related to the problem of allocating indivisible goodsInteresting applications of various approaches to the queueing problemThis monograph provides a detailed analysis on fair queueing rules from a normative, a strategic, and a non-cooperative viewpoint. The queueing problem is concerned with the following situation: There is a group of agents who must be served in a facility. The facility can handle only one agent at a time and agents incur waiting costs.
These selected mathematical writings cover the years when the foundations were laid for the theory of numbers, analytic geometry, and the calculus.
Many colleges and universities require students to take at least one math course, and Calculus I is often the chosen option. Calculus Essentials For Dummies provides explanations of key concepts for students who may have taken calculus in high school and want to review the most important concepts as they gear up for a faster–paced college course. Free of review and ramp–up material, Calculus Essentials For Dummies sticks to the point with content focused on key topics only. It provides discrete explanations of critical concepts taught in a typical two–semester high school calculus class or a college level Calculus I course, from limits and differentiation to integration and infinite series.
How to make simple sense of complex statistics–from the author of Numbers Rule Your World
We live in a world of Big Data–and it’s getting biggerevery day. Virtually every choice we make hinges on how someone generates data . . . and how someone else interprets it–whether we realize it or not.
Where do you send your child for the best education?Big Data. Which airline should you choose to ensure a timely arrival? Big Data. Who will you vote for in the next election? Big Data.
The problem is, the more data we have, the more difficult it is to interpret it.
Authors: Shivakumar, P.N., Sivakumar, K C, Zhang, YangFocuses on the general theory of infinite matrices, detailing progress achieved in the theory and applications of infinite matrices since the seminal work of CookeCovers theoretical and computational aspects concerning infinite linear algebraic equations, differential systems and infinite linear programmingPresents an in-depth review of recent developments in infinite matrices, together with some of their modern applicationsThis monograph covers the theory of finite and infinite matrices over the fields of real numbers, complex numbers and over quaternions.
Designed for a one-semester course at the junior undergraduate level, Transformational Plane Geometry takes a hands-on, interactive approach to teaching plane geometry. The book is self-contained, defining basic concepts from linear and abstract algebra gradually as needed.
The text adheres to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Principles and Standards for School Mathematics and the Common Core State Standards Initiative Standards for Mathematical Practice. Future teachers will acquire the skills needed to effectively apply these standards in their classrooms.
Following Felix Klein’s Erlangen Program, the book provides students in pure mathematics and students in teacher training programs with a concrete visual alternative to Euclid’s purely axiomatic approach to plane geometry. After reviewing the essential principles of classical Euclidean geometry, the book covers general transformations of the plane with particular attention to translations, rotations, reflections, stretches, and their compositions. The authors apply these transformations to study congruence, similarity, and symmetry of plane figures and to classify the isometries and similarities of the plane.
Regression Models for Categorical Dependent Variables Using Stata, Third Edition shows how to use Stata to fit and interpret regression models for categorical data. The third edition is a complete rewrite of the book. Factor variables and the margins command changed how the effects of variables can be estimated and interpreted. In addition, the authors’ views on interpretation have evolved. The changes to Stata and to the authors’ views inspired the authors to completely rewrite their popular SPost commands to take advantage of the power of the margins command and the flexibility of factor-variable notation.
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