Authors: Stephen Boyd, Laurent El Ghaoui, Eric Feron, Venk
Publisher: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematic
Keywords: studies, applied, numerical, mathematics, theory, control, matrix, inequalities, system, linear
Number of Pages: 193
Published: 1997-06-26
ISBN-10: 0898714850
ISBN-13: 9780898714852

In this book the authors reduce a wide variety of problems arising in system and control theory to a handful of convex and quasiconvex optimization problems that involve linear matrix inequalities. These optimization problems can be solved using recently developed numerical algorithms that not only are polynomial-time but also work very well in practice; the reduction therefore can be considered a solution to the original problems. This book opens up an important new research area in which convex optimization is combined with system and control theory, resulting in the solution of a large numb
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Authors: Stephen Boyd, Lieven Vandenberghe,
Publisher: Cambridge University Pre
Keywords: optimization, convex
Number of Pages: 727
Published: 2004-03-08
ISBN-10: 0521833787
ISBN-13: 9780521833783

Convex optimization problems arise frequently in many different fields. A comprehensive introduction to the subject, this book shows in detail how such problems can be solved numerically with great efficiency. The focus is on recognizing convex optimization problems and then finding the most appropriate technique for solving them. The text contains many worked examples and homework exercises and will appeal to students, researchers and practitioners in fields such as engineering, computer science, mathematics, statistics, finance, and economics. Contents Preface xi 1 Introduction 1 1.1 M
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Authors: E. T. Jaynes,  G. Larry Bretthorst,
Publisher: Cambridge University Pre
Keywords: science, logic, theory, probability
Number of Pages: 758
Published: 2003-06-09
ISBN-10: 0521592712
ISBN-13: 9780521592710

Going beyond the conventional mathematics of probability theory, this study views the subject in a wider context. It discusses new results, along with applications of probability theory to a variety of problems. The book contains many exercises and is suitable for use as a textbook on graduate-level courses involving data analysis. Aimed at readers already familiar with applied mathematics at an advanced undergraduate level or higher, it is of interest to scientists concerned with inference from incomplete information. Contents VOLUME I  Chapter 1 Plausible Reasoning 1 Deductive and
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Author: Robert H Stewart
Publisher: Orange Grove Texts Plu
Keywords: oceanography, physical, introduction
Number of Pages: 353
Published: 2009-09-24
ISBN-10: 1616100451
ISBN-13: 9781616100452

This book is written for upper-division undergraduates and new graduate students in meteorology, ocean engineering, and oceanography. Because these students have a diverse background, I have emphasized ideas and concepts more than mathematical derivations. Unlike most books, I am distributing this book for free in digital format via the world-wide web. I am doing this for two reasons: 1. Textbooks are usually out of date by the time they are published, usually a year or two after the author finishes writing the book. Randol Larson, writing in Syllabus, states: “In my opinion, technology
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Author: Christoph Schiller
Publisher: Lulu
Keywords: heat, flow, vol, physics, adventure
Number of Pages: 519
Published: 2013-02-02
ISBN-10: 1447545540
ISBN-13: 9781447545545

  This book is written for anybody who is curious about nature and motion. Curiosity about how people, animals, things, images and space move leads to many adventures. This volume presents the best of them in the domain of everyday life. Carefully observing everyday motion allows us to deduce six essential statements: everyday motion is continuous, conserved, relative, reversible, mirror-invariant – and lazy. Yes, nature is indeed lazy: in every motion, it minimizes change. This text explores how these six results are deduced and how they fit with all those observations that seem
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Authors: S.T. Buckland, D.R. Anderson, K.P. Burnham, J.L.
Publisher: Springer
Keywords: biological, populations, abundance, estimating, sampling, distance
Number of Pages: 458
Published: 2012-10-29
ISBN-10: 9401046867
ISBN-13: 9789401046862

Distance Sampling was first published in 1993 by Chapman and Hall, and was subsequently reprinted in 1999 by the authors.  It has now been superseded by a new book, Introduction to Distance Sampling, which is available from Oxford University Press. As a service for those not able to purchase copies of the new book, we have archived an electronic copy of the 1993 book at this web site.  However, we recommend use of the new book whenever possible.   To facilitate downloading, the book has been divided up into several files, approximately one for each chapter. Because the files
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Author: Robert A Beezer
Publisher: Congruent Pre
Keywords: algebra, linear, course, first
Number of Pages: 542
Published: 2012-12-05
ISBN-10: 0984417559
ISBN-13: 9780984417551

A First Course in Linear Algebra is an introduction to the basic concepts of linear algebra, along with an introduction to the techniques of formal mathematics. It begins with systems of equations and matrix algebra before moving into the theory of abstract vector spaces, eigenvalues, linear transformations and matrix representations. It has numerous worked examples and exercises, along with precise statements of definitions and complete proofs of every theorem, making it ideal for independent study. Contents Table of Contents vi Contributors vii De nitions viii Theorems ix Notation x
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