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Stochastic geometry involves the study of random geometric structures, and blends geometric, probabilistic, and statistical methods to provide powerful techniques for modeling and analysis. Recent developments in computational statistical analysis, particularly Markov chain Monte Carlo, have enormously extended the range of feasible applications. Stochastic Geometry: Likelihood and Computation provides a coordinated collection of chapters on important aspects of the rapidly developing field of stochastic geometry, including:o a "crash-course" introduction to key stochastic geometry themeso considerations of geometric sampling bias issueso tesselationso shapeo random setso image analysiso spectacular advances in likelihood-based inference now available to stochastic geometry through the techniques of Markov chain Monte Carlo
Indizes bereiten Dir Angst und Schrecken? Integration in krummlinigen Koordinaten ist für Dich ein Buch mit sieben Siegeln? Und was der Satz von Stokes Dir für die Elektrodynamik sagen möchte, ist Dir ein Rätsel? Dann ist dieses Buch genau das richtige für Dein Studium!
Slay the calculus monster with this user-friendly guideCalculus For Dummies, 2nd Edition makes calculus manageable—even if you’re one of the many students who sweat at the thought of it. By breaking down differentiation and integration into digestible concepts, this guide helps you build a stronger foundation with a solid understanding of the big ideas at work. This user-friendly math book leads you step-by-step through each concept, operation, and solution, explaining the "how" and "why" in plain English instead of math-speak.
A collection of insanely funny texts between parents and kids, When Parents Text is a surprisingly affecting window into the complicated time when parents aren’t ready to let go, and kids aren’t ready to be let go. The parents are well-meaning but hopeless, silly and a little corny, and befuddled by the technology. The kids are bewildered yet patient: the perfect straight man. And the authors, two recent college graduates, Lauren Kaelin and Sophia Fraioli, have an unerring editorial instinct to select the funniest, sweetest, quirkiest, most-telling exchanges.T
This broad introduction to vector and tensor analysis is designed for the advanced undergraduate or graduate student in mathematics, physics, and engineering as well as for the practicing engineer or physicist who needs a theoretical understanding of these essential mathematical tools. In recent years, the vector approach has found its way even into writings on aspects of biology, economics, and other sciences.The many and various topics covered include: the algebra of vectors — linear dependence and independence, transformation equations, the inner product, the cross product, and the algebra of matrixes; the differentiation of vectors — geometry of space curves, kinematics, moving frames of reference, Newtonian orbits and special relativity theory; partial differentiation of vectors — geometry of space curves, kinematics, moving frames of reference, Newtonian orbits and special relativity theory; partial differentiation and associated concepts — surface representations, bases in general coordinate systems, and maxima and minima of functions of two variables; the integration of vectors — line integrals, surface integrals, surface tensors and volume integrals; tensor algebra and analysis — fundamental notions of n-space, transformations and tensors, Riemannian geometry, tensor processes of differentiation, geodesics, the curvature tensor and its algebraic properties, and general relativity theory.T
An increase of as little as two degrees Celsius in average global temperature – which is almost inevitable – would heat global politics to boiling point and trigger massive conflicts over scarce food and water. Can our technology save us, or is it too late? Where do our best hopes for damage limitation lie? Prescient and unflinching, Climate Wars will be one of the most important books of the coming years.
Reinforcing basic concepts with everyday, easy-to-grasp examples, this highly regarded volume remains the standard introduction to meteorology and the atmosphere – components, problems, and applications. The Eleventh Edition retains hallmark Tarbuck/Lutgens features: a friendly, largely non-technical narrative, timely coverage of recent atmospheric events, and carefully crafted artwork by leading science illustrator Dennis Tasa. The authors continue to provide current reports, including discussion and photos of “Super Tuesday” (the day of many 2008 presidential primaries) and the tornado outbreak in 24 states.
This book gathers contributions by respected experts on the theory of isometric immersions between Riemannian manifolds, and focuses on the geometry of CR structures on submanifolds in Hermitian manifolds. CR structures are a bundle theoretic recast of the tangential Cauchy–Riemann equations in complex analysis involving several complex variables. The book covers a wide range of topics such as Sasakian geometry, Kaehler and locally conformal Kaehler geometry, the tangential CR equations, Lorentzian geometry, holomorphic statistical manifolds, and paraquaternionic CR submanifolds.I
Linear algebra is relatively easy for students during the early stages of the course, when the material is presented in a familiar, concrete setting. But when abstract concepts are introduced, students often hit a brick wall. Instructors seem to agree that certain concepts (such as linear independence, spanning, subspace, vector space, and linear transformations), are not easily understood, and require time to assimilate. Since they are fundamental to the study of linear algebra, students’ understanding of these concepts is vital to their mastery of the subject.
This book represents the proceedings of a workshop on elliptic curves held in St. Adele, Quebec, in February 1992. Containing both expository and research articles on the theory of elliptic curves, this collection covers a range of topics, from Langlands’s theory to the algebraic geometry of elliptic curves, from Iwasawa theory to computational aspects of elliptic curves. This book is especially significant in that it covers topics comprising the main ingredients in Andrew Wiles’s recent result on Fermat’s Last Theorem.
A Guide to Real Variables is an aid and conceptual support for students taking an undergraduate course on real analysis. It focuses on concepts, results, examples and illustrative figures, rather than the details of proofs, in order to remain a concise guide which students can dip into. The core topics of a first real analysis course are covered, including sequences, series, modes of convergence, the derivative, the integral and metric spaces. The next book in this series, Folland’s A Guide to Advanced Real Analysis is designed to naturally follow on from this book, and introduce students to graduate level real analysis.
For millennia humanity has gazed in wonder at the night sky, tracked the motions of the planets and attempted to explain our place in the Universe. But only in our own time has the true scale, the astonishing variety and the remarkable strangeness of the cosmos come clearly into focus. The pace and sophistication of recent scientific discovery has been breathtaking, but breakthroughs are often difficult to understand and their impact is hard to fully appreciate. In 50 Ideas You Really Need to Know: Universe, Joanne Baker clearly and concisely explains all of the essential concepts, major discoveries and the very latest thinking in astrophysics, including: the basic principles of astronomy – from heliocentrism to Newton’s theory of optics; the constituent parts of the Universe, its creation and evolution; the key concepts of cosmology including the theory of relativity, supermassive black holes and ‘multiverses’; the very latest developments in our understanding of quasars, exoplanets and astrobiology.
Essential Microbiology and Hygiene for Food Professionals is an accessible and practical introduction, providing the basic science relating to microorganisms in food. Assuming no prior knowledge of microbiology, chapters take a fresh and modern approach in helping students appreciate the importance of microbiology and hygiene in assuring food safety and quality, and demonstrate the application of key principles relating to the presence, detection, and control of microorganisms in foods.
Written in a user-friendly style, this book is an invaluable text for all those studying microbiology and hygiene on courses in the food professions, including food science, food technology, culinary arts, catering and hospitality, nutrition, dietetics, environmental health, and public health.
Discusses the geography, history, people, culture, economy, and future of Bahrain.
Concise, yet packed with information, these user-friendly volumes are introductions to modern nations of the world.
This series investigates unusual careers in science-related fields and finds out about commonly considered ways in which science can be put to use. With full colour phtographs and illustrations.
The development of the plate tectonic theory was one of the great revolutions in the history of science. Before the plate tectonic theory, most scientists believed that Earth was a static planet that never really changed. Working like detectives, a small group of pioneering individuals slowly pieced together an entirely different picture of our Earth, showing that the planet is really a dynamic, active world.
From the reviews: . . . the book is written in the best tradition of the beautiful series in which it appears. The material it presents is hard to find in other books. For people working in the structure theory of Banach spaces it will be most valuable as a source of references and inspiration.
This book gives a detailed review on ground-based aerosol optical depth measurement with emphasis on the calibration issue. The review is written in chronological sequence to render better comprehension on the evolution of the classical Langley calibration from the past to present.
The book is written by leading experts in the field presenting an up-to-date view of the subject matter in a didactically sound manner. It presents a review of the current knowledge of the behaviour of soft tissues in the cardiovascular system under mechanical loads, and the importance of constitutive laws in understanding the underlying mechanics is highlighted.
R is a powerful tool for statistics and graphics, but getting started with this language can be frustrating. This short, concise book provides beginners with a selection of how-to recipes to solve simple problems with R. Each solution gives you just what you need to know to use R for basic statistics, graphics, and regression.
Replacing the Traditional Physical Model Approach
Computational models offer promise in improving the modeling of shallow water flows. As new techniques are considered, the process continues to change and evolve. Modeling Shallow Water Flows Using the Discontinuous Galerkin Method examines a technique that focuses on hyperbolic conservation laws and includes one-dimensional and two-dimensional shallow water flows and pollutant transports.
Combines the Advantages of Finite Volume and Finite Element Methods
This book explores the discontinuous Galerkin (DG) method, also known as the discontinuous finite element method, in depth.
Airfield Safety and Capacity Improvements: Case Studies on Successful Projects presents six case studies focused on the planning, engineering, and management of major construction projects at active airports. The construction or reconstruction of runways, aprons, ramps, or terminals while an airport is open for regular operations poses complex challenges, such as access to and from airport operating areas, logistics, staging, short-term lighting and signage, airline-airport communications, and staging and planning for short-term closures of taxiways and taxi lanes.
This new book, Sustainable Practices in Surface and Subsurface Micro Irrigation, offers a vast amount of knowledge and techniques necessary to develop and manage a drip/trickle or micro irrigation system. The information covered has worldwide applicability to irrigation management in agriculture.
Focusing on both subsurface and surface micro irrigation, chapters in the book cover a variety of new research and information on:
• Irrigation water requirements for tanier, vegetables, bananas, plantains, beans, and papaya
• Irrigating different types of soils, including sandy soils, wet soils, and mollisols
• New applications for micro irrigation using existing technology, such as meteorological instruments and MicroCAD
• Meteorological instruments for water management
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