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The nature of mathematical modeling

Author: Neil Gershenfeld
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 1998 book is about the nature of mathematical modeling, and about the kinds of techniques that are useful for modeling. This essential text will be of great value to anyone working in any  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Gershenfeld
ISBN: 9780521210508 052121050X 0521570956 9780521570954
OCLC Number: 746289115
Description: XII, 344 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme
Contents: Preface; 1. Introduction; Part I. Analytical Models: 2. Ordinary differential and difference equations; 3. Partial differential equations; 4. Variational principles; 5. Random systems; Part II. Numerical Models: 6. Finite differences: ordinary difference equations; 7. Finite differences: partial differential equations; 8. Finite elements; 9. Cellular automata and lattice gases; Part III. Observational Models: 10. Function fitting; 11. Transforms; 12. Architectures; 13. Optimization and search; 14. Clustering and density estimation; 15. Filtering and state estimation; 16. Linear and nonlinear time series; Appendix 1. Graphical and mathematical software; Appendix 2. Network programming; Appendix 3. Benchmarking; Appendix 4. Problem solutions; Bibliography.
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