Ripples in Mathematics

Author: A. Jensen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642567025
Release Date: 2011-06-28
Genre: Mathematics

This introduction to the discrete wavelet transform and its applications is based on a novel approach to discrete wavelets called lifting. After an elementary introduction, connections of filter theory are presented, and wavelet packet transforms are defined. The time-frequency plane is used for interpretation of signals, problems with finite length signals are detailed, and MATLAB is used for examples and implementation of transforms.

Mechanics of Wind blown Sand Movements

Author: Xiaojing Zheng
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540882541
Release Date: 2009-04-16
Genre: Science

Mechanics plays a fundamental role in aeolian processes and other environmental studies. This proposed book systematically presents the new progress in the research of aeolian processes, especially in the research on mechanism, theoretical modelling and computational simulation of aeolian processes from the viewpoint of mechanics. Nowadays, environmental and aeolian process related problems are attracting more and more attention. We hope this proposed book will provide scientists and graduate students in aeolian research and other environmental research some mechanical methods and principles and introduce aeolian related problems of environment to mathematical and mechanical scientists.

Issues in General and Specialized Mathematics Research 2012 Edition

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
ISBN: 9781481646567
Release Date: 2013-01-10
Genre: Mathematics

Issues in General and Specialized Mathematics Research: 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about General Mathematics. The editors have built Issues in General and Specialized Mathematics Research: 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about General Mathematics in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in General and Specialized Mathematics Research: 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at


Author: Geoffrey Watkins
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781469750200
Release Date: 2002-05-10
Genre: Nature

Ripples is a collection of the most thought provoking and surprising essays from the long running newspaper column, "Have You Ever Wondered?" Written for busy adults who have never lost their childhood interest in the natural world, each essay looks at some aspect of the familiar, yet largely unconsidered world around us, from the Earth to the stars and all points between, but does it in a sprightly conversational and concise way. Sound like fun? It is. Welcome! Come on in, join us, and lets go exploring!

The Joy of x

Author: Steven Strogatz
Publisher: Kein & Aber AG
ISBN: 9783036992693
Release Date: 2014-04-23
Genre: Mathematics

Mathematik durchdringt den ganzen Kosmos. Das weiß jeder, doch nur die wenigsten verstehen die Zusammenhänge wirklich. Steven Strogatz nimmt uns bei der Hand und spaziert mit uns durch diese Welt der Weisheit, Klarheit und Eleganz. Als Reiseleiter geht er neue, erfrischende Wege, deutet auf Besonderheiten, schildert Hintergründe und erklärt die unsichtbaren Mechanismen. Wir erfahren unter anderem von dem Wunder des Zählens, der genialen Einfachheit der Algebra, dem ewigen Erbe Newtons, dem Tango mit Quadraten, der Zweisamkeit von Primzahlen und der Macht des Unendlichen. Mit all seiner Begeisterung, seinem Scharfblick und seinem leichtem Ton hat Steven Strogatz ein herrliches Buch für alle geschrieben, die ihr Verständnis von Mathematik auf eine neue Art vertiefen möchten.

Advanced Engineering Mathematics with MATLAB Second Edition

Author: Dean G. Duffy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781584883494
Release Date: 2003-03-28
Genre: Mathematics

Resoundingly popular in its first edition, Dean Duffy's Advanced Engineering Mathematics has been updated, expanded, and now more than ever provides the solid mathematics background required throughout the engineering disciplines. Melding the author's expertise as a practitioner and his years of teaching engineering mathematics, this text stands clearly apart from the many others available. Relevant, insightful examples follow nearly every concept introduced and demonstrate its practical application. This edition includes two new chapters on differential equations, another on Hilbert transforms, and many new examples, problems, and projects that help build problem-solving skills. Most importantly, the book now incorporates the use of MATLAB throughout the presentation to reinforce the concepts presented. MATLAB code is included so readers can take an analytic result, fully explore it graphically, and gain valuable experience with this industry-standard software.

A Bridge to Advanced Mathematics

Author: Dennis Sentilles
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486277585
Release Date: 2013-05-20
Genre: Mathematics

This helpful "bridge" book offers students the foundations they need to understand advanced mathematics. The two-part treatment provides basic tools and covers sets, relations, functions, mathematical proofs and reasoning, more. 1975 edition.

Sedimentation and Sediment Transport

Author: A. Gyr
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401703475
Release Date: 2013-06-29
Genre: Science

It is evident, that for a number of ecological and technical problems in rivers and lakes a better knowledge of sediment transport and sedimentation is needed together with the ability to predict and simulate sediment behaviour. On the other hand, a stagnation of research in these topics could be observed in the last decades. At the Symposium an attempt was made to present new results in mathematics and natural sciences relevant for the sediment problem. New strategies were discussed to tackle the complexity of the problem. Basic theoretical research and laboratory experiments alone are incomplete without a feedback from field observations and measurements. For that reason well-known researchers from both basic and engineering sciences were invited. Turbulence, non-local phenomena, stability, interaction, feedback systems, self-organization, two-phase flow and chaotic processes, numerical simulations as well as measurement techniques and field results were the keywords of the Symposium. This proceedings are a good source for those interested in the state of the art.

Rechnender Raum

Author: Konrad Zuse
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783663027232
Release Date: 2013-03-13
Genre: Mathematics

Es ist uns heute selbstverständlich, daß numerische Rechenverfahren erfolgreich ein gesetzt werden können, um physikalische Zusammenhänge zu durchleuchten. Dabei haben wir entsprechend Bild 1 eine mehr oder weniger enge Verflechtung zwischen Mathematikern, Physikern und den Fachleuten der Informationsverarbeitung. Die mathematischen Lehrgebäude dienen dem Aufbau physikalischer Modelle, deren numerische Durchrechnung heute mit elektronischen Datenverarbeitungsanlagen er folgt. Die Aufgabe der Fachleute der Informationsverarbeitung besteht im wesentlichen darin, für die von den Mathematikern und Physikern entwickelten Modelle möglichst brauchbare numerische Lösungen zu finden. Ein rückwirkender'Einfluß der Daten verarbeitung auf die Modelle und die physikalische Theorie selbst besteht lediglich indirekt in der bevorzugten Anwendung solcher Methoden, die der numerischen Lö sung besonders leicht zugänglich sind. Das enge Zusammenspiel zwischen Mathematikern und Physikern hat sich sehr günstig in bezug auf die Entwicklung der Modelle theoretischer Physik ausgewirkt. Das mo derne Gebäude der Quantentheorie ist weitgehend reine bzw. angewandte Mathematik. Es scheint daher die Frage berechtigt, ob die Informationsverarbeitung bei diesem Zusammenspiel nur eine ausführende Rolle spielen kann, oder ob auch von dort be fruchtende Ideen gegeben werden können, welche die physikalischen Theorien selbst rückwirkend beeinflussen. Diese Frage ist umso berechtigter, als sich in enger Zusam menarbeit mit der Informationsverarbeitung ein neuer Zweig der Wissenschaft ent wickelt hat, nämlich die Automatentheorie. Im folgenden werden einige Ideen in dieser Richtung entwickelt. Dabei kann keinerlei Anspruch auf Vollständigkeit in der Behandlung des Themas erhoben werden.

DNA of Mathematics

Author: Dr. Mehran Basti
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 9781460239568
Release Date: 2014-11-20
Genre: Religion

For Dr. Basti, the explanation is straightforward though not simple: "Just as cells have dna, so mathematics has DNA in its structure." After years of research, he decided that his work had to contain a strong philosophical justification in order to stand the test of time. Part memoir and part manifesto, DNA of Mathematics introduces Mehran Basti's readers to both the research he has dedicated his career to and his personal background and beliefs which significantly impact his scientific work.

Mathematics as a Constructive Activity

Author: Anne Watson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135630027
Release Date: 2006-04-21
Genre: Education

This book explains and demonstrates the teaching strategy of asking learners to construct their own examples of mathematical objects. The authors show that the creation of examples can involve transforming and reorganizing knowledge and that, although this is usually done by authors and teachers, if the responsibility for making examples is transferred to learners, their knowledge structures can be developed and extended. A multitude of examples to illustrate this is provided, spanning primary, secondary, and college levels. Readers are invited to learn from their own past experience augmented by tasks provided in the book, and are given direct experience of constructing examples through a collection of many tasks at many levels. Classroom stories show the practicalities of introducing such shifts in mathematics education. The authors examine how their approach relates to improving the learning of mathematics and raise future research questions. *Based on the authors' and others' theoretical and practical experience, the book includes a combination of exercises for the reader, practical applications for teaching, and solid scholarly grounding. *The ideas presented are generic in nature and thus applicable across every phase of mathematics teaching and learning. *Although the teaching methods offered are ones that engage learners imaginatively, these are also applied to traditional approaches to mathematics education; all tasks offered in the book are within conventional mathematics curriculum content. Mathematics as a Constructive Activity: Learners Generating Examples is intended for mathematics teacher educators, mathematics teachers, curriculum developers, task and test designers, and classroom researchers, and for use as a text in graduate-level mathematics education courses.