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Nonlinear Computational Solid Mechanics

Jamshid Ghaboussi, David A. Pecknold, Xiping Steven Wu
July 12, 2017

This book presents the fundamentals of nonlinear mechanics within a modern computational approach based mainly on finite element methods. Both material and geometric nonlinearities are treated. The topics build up from the mechanics of finite deformation of solid bodies through to nonlinear...

Introduction to Statistical Methods for Financial Models

Thomas A Severini
July 12, 2017

This book provides an introduction to the use of statistical concepts and methods to model and analyze financial data. The ten chapters of the book fall naturally into three sections. Chapters 1 to 3 cover some basic concepts of finance, focusing on the properties of returns on an asset. Chapters 4...

Why Are We Conscious?: A Scientist’s Take on Consciousness and Extrasensory Perception

David E.H. Jones
July 11, 2017

There are two huge gaps in scientific theory. One, the contradiction between classical and quantum mechanics, is discussed in many publications. The other, the total failure to explain why anything made of atoms (such as ourselves) can be conscious, has little acknowledgement. The main thesis of...

An Introduction to Physical Oncology: How Mechanistic Mathematical Modeling Can Improve Cancer Therapy Outcomes

Vittorio Cristini, Eugene Koay, Zhihui Wang
July 06, 2017

Physical oncology has the potential to revolutionize cancer research and treatment. The fundamental rationale behind this approach is that physical processes, such as transport mechanisms for drug molecules within tissue and forces exchanged by cancer cells with tissue, may play an equally...

Monomial Algebras, Second Edition

Rafael Villarreal
July 01, 2017

Monomial Algebras, Second Edition presents algebraic, combinatorial, and computational methods for studying monomial algebras and their ideals, including Stanley–Reisner rings, monomial subrings, Ehrhart rings, and blowup algebras. It emphasizes square-free monomials and the corresponding graphs,...

Difference Equations: Theory, Applications and Advanced Topics, Third Edition

Ronald E. Mickens
July 01, 2017

Difference Equations: Theory, Applications and Advanced Topics, Third Edition provides a broad introduction to the mathematics of difference equations and some of their applications. Many worked examples illustrate how to calculate both exact and approximate solutions to special classes of...

Introduction to Theory of Control in Organizations

Vladimir N. Burkov, Mikhail Goubko, Nikolay Korgin, Dmitry Novikov
July 01, 2017

Introduction to Theory of Control in Organizations explains how methodologies from systems analysis and control theory, including game and graph theory, can be applied to improve organizational management. The theory presented extends the traditional approach to management science by introducing...

Green’s Functions with Applications, Second Edition

Dean G. Duffy
July 01, 2017

Since publication of the first edition over a decade ago, Green’s Functions with Applications has provided applied scientists and engineers with a systematic approach to the various methods available for deriving a Green’s function. This fully revised Second Edition retains the same purpose, but...

Stochastic Dominance and Applications to Finance, Risk and Economics

Songsak Sriboonchita, Wing-Keung Wong, Sompong Dhompongsa, Hung T. Nguyen
June 28, 2017

Drawing from many sources in the literature, Stochastic Dominance and Applications to Finance, Risk and Economics illustrates how stochastic dominance (SD) can be used as a method for risk assessment in decision making. It provides basic background on SD for various areas of applications. Useful...

Handbook of Linear Algebra, Second Edition

Leslie Hogben
June 28, 2017

With a substantial amount of new material, the Handbook of Linear Algebra, Second Edition provides comprehensive coverage of linear algebra concepts, applications, and computational software packages in an easy-to-use format. It guides you from the very elementary aspects of the subject to the...

Mathematical Objects in C++: Computational Tools in A Unified Object-Oriented Approach

Yair Shapira
June 28, 2017

Emphasizing the connection between mathematical objects and their practical C++ implementation, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to both the theory behind the objects and the C and C++ programming. Object-oriented implementation of three-dimensional meshes facilitates understanding...

Applications of Lie Groups to Difference Equations

Vladimir Dorodnitsyn
June 16, 2017

Intended for researchers, numerical analysts, and graduate students in various fields of applied mathematics, physics, mechanics, and engineering sciences, Applications of Lie Groups to Difference Equations is the first book to provide a systematic construction of invariant difference schemes for...

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