Structural Stability And Morphogenesis


Author: Rene Thom

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429972652

Category: Mathematics

Page: 404

View: 3511

First Published in 2018. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

Handbook of Statistics

Time Series Analysis: Methods and Applications


Author: N.A

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0444538631

Category: Mathematics

Page: 776

View: 4598

The field of statistics not only affects all areas of scientific activity, but also many other matters such as public policy. It is branching rapidly into so many different subjects that a series of handbooks is the only way of comprehensively presenting the various aspects of statistical methodology, applications, and recent developments. The Handbook of Statistics is a series of self-contained reference books. Each volume is devoted to a particular topic in statistics, with Volume 30 dealing with time series. The series is addressed to the entire community of statisticians and scientists in various disciplines who use statistical methodology in their work. At the same time, special emphasis is placed on applications-oriented techniques, with the applied statistician in mind as the primary audience. Comprehensively presents the various aspects of statistical methodology Discusses a wide variety of diverse applications and recent developments Contributors are internationally renowened experts in their respective areas

Visual Thought

The Depictive Space of Perception


Author: Liliana Albertazzi

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027252033

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 380

View: 8020

Lc number: 2006049946

Never a Dull Moment

Hassler Whitney, Mathematics Pioneer


Author: Keith Kendig

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 1470448289

Category: Mathematicians

Page: 3

View: 9651

Hassler Whitney was a giant of twentieth-century mathematics. This biography paints a picture of him and includes dozens of revealing anecdotes. Mathematically, he had a rare detector that went off whenever he spotted a piece of mathematical gold, and he would then draw countless pictures, gradually forging a path from hunch to proof. This geometric path is seldom reflected in the rigor of his formal papers, but thanks to a close friendship and many conversations over decades, author Kendig was able to see how he actually worked. This book shows this through accessible accounts of his major mathematical contributions, with figures copiously supplied. Whitney is probably best known for introducing the grandfather of today's innumerable embedding theorems--his strong embedding theorem stating that any smooth manifold can be smoothly embedded in a Euclidean space of twice the manifold's dimension. This in turn led to several standard techniques used every day in algebraic topology. Whitney also established the fundamentals of graph theory, the four-color problem, matroids, extending smooth functions, and singularities of smooth functions. He almost never used complicated technical machinery, so most of his work is accessible to a general reader with a modest mathematical background. His math-music connection was intense: He played piano, violin, and viola and won ``best composition of the year'' while earning a Bachelor's degree in music at Yale. He was an accomplished mountain climber, and as a tinkerer, at age sixteen he built the large-format camera used to take this book's cover photograph. Whitney's family generously provided dozens of photographs appearing here for the very first time. This biography is a revealing portrait of a fascinating personality and a titan of twentieth-century mathematics.

Computers and computing in heat transfer science and engineering


Author: Wataru Nakayama,Kwang-tzu Yang

Publisher: Begell House


Category: Computers

Page: 473

View: 7761

Among the topics covered are natural and mixed convection problems, turbulence and high speed flows, molecular scale phenomena, radiation, combustion, multiphase flows, reacting flows, and much more.

The Seduction of Curves

The Lines of Beauty That Connect Mathematics, Art, and the Nude


Author: Allan McRobie

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691175330

Category: Art

Page: 168

View: 4434

In this large-format book, lavishly illustrated in color throughout, Allan McRobie takes the reader on an alluring exploration of the beautiful curves that shape our world--from our bodies to Salvador Dalí's paintings and the space-time fabric of the universe itself. The book focuses on seven curves--the fold, cusp, swallowtail, and butterfly, plus the hyperbolic, elliptical, and parabolic "umbilics"--and describes the surprising origins of their taxonomy in the catastrophe theory of mathematician René Thom.

Catastrophe theory

selected papers, 1972-1977


Author: E. C. Zeeman

Publisher: Advanced Book Program

ISBN: 9780201090154

Category: Mathematics

Page: 675

View: 7823

Biochemical systems analysis

a study of function and design in molecular biology


Author: Michael A. Savageau

Publisher: Addison-Wesley


Category: Science

Page: 379

View: 1712

Über Wachstum und Form


Author: D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson,Anita Albus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783821845685


Page: 477

View: 8381

Combined Membership List


Author: American Mathematical Society

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 5582

Lists for 19 include the Mathematical Association of America, and 1955- also the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

Nonlinear Phenomena in Physics and Biology


Author: Richard H. Enns

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146844106X

Category: Science

Page: 609

View: 7669

The Advanced Study Institute (ASI) on Nonlinear Phenomena-in Physics and Biology was held at the Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada, from 17 - 29 August, 1980. The Institute was made possible through funding by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (who sup plied the major portion of the financial aid), the National Research and Engineering Council of Canada, and Simon Fraser University. The availability of the Banff Centre was made possible through the co sponsorship (with NATO) of the ASI by the Canadian Association of Physicists. 12 invited lecturers and 82 other participants attended the Institute. Except for two lectures on nonlinear waves by Norman Zabusky, which were omitted because it was felt that they already had been exhaustively treated in the available literature, this volume contains the entire text of the invited lectures. In addition, short reports on some of the contributed talks have also been included. The rationale for the ASI and this resulting volume was that many of the hardest problems and most interesting phenomena being studied by scientists today ar.e nonlinear in nature. The nonlinear models involved often span several different disciplines, °a simple example being the Volterra-type model in population dynamics which has its analogue in nonlinear optics and plasma physics (the 3-wave problem), in the discussion of the social behavior of animals, and in biological competition and selection at the molecular level.

Über die Hypothesen, welche der Geometrie zu Grunde liegen


Author: Bernhard Riemann,Hermann Weyl

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662248611

Category: Mathematics

Page: 50

View: 3485

Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

Logic in Reality



Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402083750

Category: Philosophy

Page: 362

View: 5193

This book is both dif?cult and rewarding, affording a new perspective on logic and reality, basically seen in terms of change and stability, being and becoming. Most importantly it exemplifies a mode of doing philosophy of science that seems a welcome departure from the traditional focus on purely analytic arguments. The author approaches ontology, metaphysics, and logic as having offered a number of ways of constructing the description of reality, and aims at deepening their relationships in a new way. Going beyond the mere abstract and formal aspects of logical analysis, he offers a new architecture of logic that sees it as applied not only to the “reasoning processes” belonging to the first disciplinary group – ontology – but also directly concerned with en- ties, events, and phenomena studied by the second one – metaphysics. It is the task of the book to elaborate such a constructive logic, both by offering a lo- cal view of the structure of the reality in general and by proffering a wealth of models able to encompass its implications for science. In turning from the merely formal to the constructive account of logic Brenner overcomes the limitation of logic to linguistic concepts so that it can be not only a logic “of” reality but also “in” that reality which is constitutively characterized by a number of fundamental dualities (observer and observed, self and not-self, internal and external, etc.