Bayesian Networks and Influence Diagrams A Guide to Construction and Analysis

Author: Uffe B. Kjærulff
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461451044
Release Date: 2012-11-30
Genre: Computers

Bayesian Networks and Influence Diagrams: A Guide to Construction and Analysis, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive guide for practitioners who wish to understand, construct, and analyze intelligent systems for decision support based on probabilistic networks. This new edition contains six new sections, in addition to fully-updated examples, tables, figures, and a revised appendix. Intended primarily for practitioners, this book does not require sophisticated mathematical skills or deep understanding of the underlying theory and methods nor does it discuss alternative technologies for reasoning under uncertainty. The theory and methods presented are illustrated through more than 140 examples, and exercises are included for the reader to check his or her level of understanding. The techniques and methods presented for knowledge elicitation, model construction and verification, modeling techniques and tricks, learning models from data, and analyses of models have all been developed and refined on the basis of numerous courses that the authors have held for practitioners worldwide.

Progress in Turbulence

Author: Joachim Peinke
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540232168
Release Date: 2005-02-10
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Besides turbulence, there is hardly any other scientific topic which has been considered a prominent scientific challenge for such a long time. The special interest in turbulence is not only based on it being a difficult scientific problem but also on its meaning in the technical world and our daily life. This carefully edited book comprises recent basic research as well as research related to the applications of turbulence. Therefore, both leading engineers and physicists working in the field of turbulence were invited to the iTi Conference on Turbulence held in Bad Zwischenahn, Gemany 21st - 24th of September 2003. Topics discussed include, for example, scaling laws and intermittency, thermal convection, boundary layers at large Reynolds numbers, isotropic turbulence, stochastic processes, passive and active scalars, coherent structures, numerical simulations, and related subjects.

Logic Language Information and Computation

Author: Wilfrid Hodges
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540699361
Release Date: 2008-06-19
Genre: Philosophy

Edited in collaboration with FoLLI, the Association of Logic, Language and Information, this book constitutes the 4th volume of the FoLLI LNAI subline; containing the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation, WoLLIC 2008, held in Edinburgh, UK, in July 2008. The 21 revised full papers presented together with the abstracts of 7 tutorials and invited lectures were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers cover all pertinent subjects in computer science with particular interest in cross-disciplinary topics. Typical areas of interest are: foundations of computing and programming; novel computation models and paradigms; broad notions of proof and belief; formal methods in software and hardware development; logical approach to natural language and reasoning; logics of programs, actions and resources; foundational aspects of information organization, search, flow, sharing, and protection.

Report AM R

Author: Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (Amsterdam, Netherlands) Department of Applied Mathematics
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015040414545
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Mathematics


Schr dinger operators with applications to quantum mechanics and global geometry

Author: Hans Ludwig Cycon
Publisher:
ISBN: 3540167595
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Global differential geometry

A complete understanding of SchrAdinger operators is a necessary prerequisite for unveiling the physics of nonrelativistic quanturn mechanics. Furthermore recent research shows that it also helps to deepen our insight into global differential geometry. This monograph written for both graduate students and researchers summarizes and synthesizes the theory of SchrAdinger operators emphasizing the progress made in the last decade by Lieb, Enss, Witten and others. Besides general properties, the book covers, in particular, multiparticle quantum mechanics including bound states of Coulomb systems and scattering theory, quantum mechanics in constant electric and magnetic fields, SchrAdinger operators with random and almost periodic potentials and, finally, SchrAdinger operator methods in differential geometry to prove the Morse inequalities and the index theorem.