Interval Analysis

Author: Günter Mayer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110499469
Release Date: 2017-04-10
Genre: Mathematics

This self-contained text is a step-by-step introduction and a complete overview of interval computation and result verification, a subject whose importance has steadily increased over the past many years. The author, an expert in the field, gently presents the theory of interval analysis through many examples and exercises, and guides the reader from the basics of the theory to current research topics in the mathematics of computation. Contents Preliminaries Real intervals Interval vectors, interval matrices Expressions, P-contraction, ε-inflation Linear systems of equations Nonlinear systems of equations Eigenvalue problems Automatic differentiation Complex intervals

The Elements of Mathematical Semantics

Author: Maurice V. Aldridge
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110871432
Release Date: 1992-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and outstanding dissertations as well as edited volumes, which provide the opportunity to address controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical viewpoints. High quality standards are ensured through anonymous reviewing.

The Andes

Author: Axel Borsdorf
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319035307
Release Date: 2015-03-12
Genre: Science

The Andes are attracting global interest again: they hold valuable mineral resources, tourists appreciate their great natural beauty and the diversity of indigenous cultures, climbers scale rock and ice faces, while many others are intrigued by regional political developments, such as the Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela or the almost unfettered hegemony of the neoliberal economic model in Chile. This volume is the first attempt for decades to present a complete overview of the longest mountain chain on the planet – a region of remarkable climatic, floristic and geologic diversity, where advanced civilization developed well before the arrival of the Spanish. Today the Andes continue to be characterized by their ethnic, demographic, cultural and economic diversity, as well as by the disparity of local socioeconomic groups. The Andean countries pursue a wide range of approaches to tackle the challenges of making the best use of their natural and cultural potential without damaging their ecological basis, as well as to overcome economic disparity and foster social cohesion. This book provides insights into this unique region and its most pressing issues, complemented by a wealth of pictures and comprehensive diagrams, which, in sum, help to better understand these fascinating mountains.

A Course in Point Set Topology

Author: John B. Conway
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783319023687
Release Date: 2013-11-04
Genre: Mathematics

This textbook in point set topology is aimed at an upper-undergraduate audience. Its gentle pace will be useful to students who are still learning to write proofs. Prerequisites include calculus and at least one semester of analysis, where the student has been properly exposed to the ideas of basic set theory such as subsets, unions, intersections, and functions, as well as convergence and other topological notions in the real line. Appendices are included to bridge the gap between this new material and material found in an analysis course. Metric spaces are one of the more prevalent topological spaces used in other areas and are therefore introduced in the first chapter and emphasized throughout the text. This also conforms to the approach of the book to start with the particular and work toward the more general. Chapter 2 defines and develops abstract topological spaces, with metric spaces as the source of inspiration, and with a focus on Hausdorff spaces. The final chapter concentrates on continuous real-valued functions, culminating in a development of paracompact spaces.

Clinical Psychiatry Recent Advances and Future Directions An Issue of Psychiatric Clinics of North America

Author: David Baron
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323395823
Release Date: 2015-09-07
Genre: Medical

Recent advances in clinical psychiatry are presented by David Baron and Lawrence Gross in this issue of Psychiatric Clinics. Psychiatrists will find here disorders they deal with daily in patients and topics include Advances in: Addictive disorders; Geriatric and healthy aging; Trauma and violence; PTSD; Schizophrenia; Intellectual disabilities; Neuropsychiatry, Psychopharmacology; Integrated care - psychiatry and primary care; Global and cultural psychiatry; Mood disorders. Also presented are the Future role of psychotherapy in psychiatry; Public mental health in the Affordable Care Act era; Genetics; and Diagnostic classification (DSM criteria) how they are transitioning in future - DSM V and beyond.

SQL Clearly Explained

Author: Jan L. Harrington
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080517582
Release Date: 2003-05-28
Genre: Computers

This is the second edition of the popular practitioner's guide to SQL, the industry-standard database query language. Like most computer languages, SQL can be overwhelming when you first see it, but for years readers have relied on this book to clear the confusion and explain how SQL works and how to use it effectively. Packed with tips, tricks, and good information, SQL Clearly Explained, Second Edition teaches database users and programmers everything they need to know to get their job done including · formulating SQL queries, · understanding how queries are processed by the DBMS, · maximizing performance, · using SQL to enter, modify, or delete data, · creating and maintaining database structural elements, and · embedding SQL in applications. Features · Updated and expanded to include changes in the SQL standard (SQL:1999) as well as recently implemented aspects of SQL-92. · Includes CD with examples from the book as well as MySQL, a popular open-source DBMS, on which the examples are based. · Web enhanced with extra features available online at * Second edition of classic SQL handbook * Updated to cover changes in the SQL language standard (SQL:1999) * Includes CD with MySQL software

Photoshop Lightroom 2 For Dummies

Author: Rob Sylvan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118052617
Release Date: 2011-04-27
Genre: Computers

Take your digital photography to the next level by learning how to use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 with Photoshop Lightroom 2 for Dummies! From how to install Lightroom and navigate the Lightroom interface to playing with advanced options like creating slideshows and sharing photos with friends and family, this easy-to-understand guide will walk you through every step. You’ll find out all about the Lightroom modules and their functions while understanding the role of the Lightroom catalog, how to care for it, and work with its functions. You will learn everything about working with digital photographs, from distinguishing among various file formats to managing and importing photos. You’ll find out how to view, find, organize and develop photos in the library and utilize the digital darkroom. You’ll even find out how to work with external editors. After reading this book, you will know how to: Install and get started with Lightroom Recognize the role and function of the Lightroom catalog Manage and save files View, find, organize, and develop photos in the library Unleash your creativity with photo editing options Share and export files to share them with friends and family Create copies, slideshows, and web galleries Complete with lists of ten resources, ten common problems and solutions, and ten favorite tips and tricks, Photoshop Lightroom 2 For Dummies is your one-stop guide to setting up, working with, and making the most of Photoshop Lightroom for all your digital photography needs.

Sex Before the Sexual Revolution

Author: Simon Szreter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139492898
Release Date: 2010-10-14
Genre: History

What did sex mean for ordinary people before the sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s, who were often pitied by later generations as repressed, unfulfilled and full of moral anxiety? This book provides the first rounded, first-hand account of sexuality in marriage in the early and mid-twentieth century. These award-winning authors look beyond conventions of silence among the respectable majority to challenge stereotypes of ignorance and inhibition. Based on vivid, compelling and frank testimonies from a socially and geographically diverse range of individuals, the book explores a spectrum of sexual experiences, from learning about sex and sexual practices in courtship, to attitudes to the body, marital ideals and birth control. It demonstrates that while the era's emphasis on silence and strict moral codes could for some be a source of inhibition and dissatisfaction, for many the culture of privacy and innocence was central to fulfilling and pleasurable intimate lives.

Guidelines for Sensory Analysis in Food Product Development and Quality Control

Author: David H. Lyon
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461519997
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Sensory analysis is not new to the food industry, but its application as a basic tool in food product development and quality control has not been given the recognition and acceptance it deserves. This, we believe, is largely due to the lack of understanding about what sensory analysis can offer in product research, development and marketing, and a fear that the discipline is 'too scientific' to be practical. To some extent, sensory scientists have perpetuated this fear with a failure to recognize the constraints of industry in implementing sensory testing procedures. These guidelines are an attempt to redress the balance. Of course, product 'tasting' is carried out in every food company: it may be the morning tasting session by the managing director, competitor comparisons by the marketeers, tasting by a product 'expert' giving a quality opinion, comparison of new recipes from the product development kitchen, or on-line checking during pro duction. Most relevant, though, is that the people respon sible for the tasting session should know why the work is being done, and fully realize that if it is not done well, then the results and conclusions drawn, and their implications, are likely to be misleading. If, through the production of these guidelines, we have influenced some people suffi ciently for them to re-evaluate what they are doing, and why, we believe our efforts have been worthwhile.

Numerical Methods for Solving Inverse Problems of Mathematical Physics

Author: A. A. Samarskii
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110205794
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Mathematics

The main classes of inverse problems for equations of mathematical physics and their numerical solution methods are considered in this book which is intended for graduate students and experts in applied mathematics, computational mathematics, and mathematical modelling.

Mathematical Methods in Economics and Social Choice

Author: norman schofield
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540211381
Release Date: 2004-03-15
Genre: Business & Economics

In recent years, the usual optimisation techniques have been extended to incorporate more powerful topological and differential methods, and these methods have led to new results on the qualitative behaviour of general economic and political systems. The progression of ideas presented in this book will familiarize the student with the geometric concepts underlying these topological methods, and, as a result, make mathematical economics, general equilibrium theory, and social choice theory more accessible.

Multivariable Calculus and Differential Geometry

Author: Gerard Walschap
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110369540
Release Date: 2015-07-01
Genre: Mathematics

This text is a modern in-depth study of the subject that includes all the material needed from linear algebra. It then goes on to investigate topics in differential geometry, such as manifolds in Euclidean space, curvature, and the generalization of the fundamental theorem of calculus known as Stokes' theorem.