Scale-Free Networks: Complex Webs in Nature and Technology by Guido Caldarelli

By Guido Caldarelli

A number of assorted social, usual and technological structures will be defined by way of an analogous mathematical framework. This holds from net to the meals Webs and to the connections among diverse corporation forums given via universal administrators. In these kind of occasions a graph of the weather and their connections screens a common characteristic of a few few components with many connections and plenty of with few. This e-book experiences the experimental facts of those ``Scale-free networks'' and offers to scholars and researchers a corpus of theoretical effects and algorithms to examine and comprehend those beneficial properties. The contents of this e-book and their exposition makes it a transparent textbook for the rookies and a reference e-book for the specialists.

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Constrained Optimal Control of Linear and Hybrid Systems by Francesco Borrelli

By Francesco Borrelli

Many useful keep an eye on difficulties are ruled by way of features corresponding to nation, enter and operational constraints, alternations among diverse working regimes, and the interplay of continuous-time and discrete occasion platforms. at the moment no method is out there to layout controllers in a scientific demeanour for such platforms. This ebook introduces a brand new layout conception for controllers for such limited and switching dynamical structures and ends up in algorithms that systematically resolve keep an eye on synthesis difficulties. the 1st half is a self-contained advent to multiparametric programming, that's the most procedure used to check and compute kingdom suggestions optimum regulate legislation. The book's major goal is to derive homes of the nation suggestions resolution, in addition to to procure algorithms to compute it successfully. the point of interest is on limited linear structures and limited linear hybrid structures. The applicability of the idea is tested via experimental case experiences: a mechanical laboratory method and a traction regulate approach constructed together with the Ford Motor corporation in Michigan.

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A Crude Look at the Whole: The Science of Complex Systems in by John H. Miller

By John H. Miller

Imagine attempting to comprehend a stained glass window by way of breaking it into items and interpreting it one shard at a time. once you might most likely examine much approximately every piece, you are going to do not know approximately what the complete photograph seems like. this can be reductionism—the concept that to appreciate the area we basically have to examine its pieces—and it really is how such a lot social scientists process their work.

In A Crude examine the Whole, social scientist and economist John H. Miller exhibits why we have to commence entire photographs. For something, no matter if we're speaking approximately inventory markets, machine networks, or organic organisms, person elements merely make experience after we keep in mind that they're a part of higher wholes. and maybe extra importantly, these wholes can tackle behaviors which are strikingly diversified from that in their pieces.
Miller, a number one professional within the computational examine of advanced adaptive platforms, unearths fantastic international styles linking the association of differently substantially diverse buildings: it could possibly look crude, yet a beehive’s temperature regulate method may also help are expecting marketplace fluctuations and a mammal’s heartbeat might help us comprehend the “heartbeat” of a urban and adapt city making plans for that reason. From enduring racial segregation to unexpected inventory marketplace mess ups, after we begin drawing hyperlinks among complicated structures, we will begin fixing what in a different way should be absolutely intractable problems.

Thanks to this innovative standpoint, we will ultimately go beyond the boundaries of reductionism and notice an important new principles. Scientifically based and fantastically written, A Crude examine the Whole is a robust exploration of the demanding situations that we are facing as a society. because it finds, taking the crude glance will be the one technique to really see.

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Intelligent Control and Automation: International Conference by De-Shuang Huang, George William Irwin

By De-Shuang Huang, George William Irwin

Result of the foreign convention on clever Computing, ICIC 2006: Lecture Notes in machine technology (LNCS), Lecture Notes in synthetic Intelligence (LNAI), Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics (LNBI), Lecture Notes up to the mark and data Sciences (LNCIS). 142 revised complete papers are geared up in topical sections: Blind resource Separation; clever Sensor Networks; clever regulate and Automation; and information Fusion, wisdom Discovery, and information Mining. incorporates a exact consultation on clever and clever domestic know-how.

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Discrete, Continuous, and Hybrid Petri Nets by René David

By René David

This monograph provides a good written and obviously geared up advent within the commonplace equipment of discrete, non-stop and hybrid Petri Nets. ranging from the fundamentals of Petri nets the publication imparts a correct knowing of continuing and hybrid Petri Nets. holding the consistency of simple techniques through the textual content it introduces a unified framework for all of the types provided. The ebook is a systematic monograph in addition to a didactic instructional that's effortless to appreciate because of many workouts with suggestions, precise figures and a number of other case reviews. It demonstrates that Petri nets are a deep, functional and alive box very important for researchers, engineers and graduate scholars in engineering and laptop science.

Improvements and additions during this moment variation have largely benefited from instructing, scholar questions, and diverse discussions with colleagues or occupied with the topic.

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Analysis of Computer Networks by Fayez Gebali (auth.)

By Fayez Gebali (auth.)

This textbook offers the mathematical thought and methods useful for studying and modeling high-performance international networks, reminiscent of the net. the 3 major development blocks of high-performance networks are hyperlinks, switching apparatus connecting the hyperlinks jointly and software program hired on the finish nodes and intermediate switches. This ebook offers the fundamental options for modeling and examining those final elements. subject matters lined comprise, yet aren't constrained to: Markov chains and queuing research, site visitors modeling, interconnection networks and turn architectures and buffering strategies.

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Truncated Predictor Feedback for Time-Delay Systems by Bin Zhou

By Bin Zhou

This e-book offers a scientific method of the layout of predictor dependent controllers for (time-varying) linear structures with both (time-varying) enter or nation delays. otherwise from these conventional predictor dependent controllers, that are infinite-dimensional static suggestions legislation and should reason problems of their functional implementation, this publication develops a truncated predictor suggestions (TPF) which includes basically finite dimensional static nation feedback.

Features and topics:

  • A novel procedure known as truncated predictor suggestions for the stabilization of (time-varying) time-delay structures in either the continuous-time environment and the discrete-time environment is equipped systematically
  • Semi-global and international stabilization difficulties of linear time-delay structures topic to both value saturation or strength constraints are solved in a scientific manner
  • Both stabilization of a unmarried procedure and consensus of a gaggle of platforms (multi-agent structures) are taken care of in a unified demeanour through making use of the truncated predictor suggestions and predictor feedback
  • The houses of the strategies to a category of parametric (differential and distinction) Lyapunov matrix equations are provided in detail
  • Detailed numerical examples and functions to the spacecraft rendezvous and formation flying difficulties are supplied to illustrate the usefulness of the provided theoretical results

This ebook could be a resource for the researchers, engineers, and graduate scholars within the fields of regulate, utilized arithmetic, mechanical engineering, electric engineering, and aerospace engineering.

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Chaos Theory in Politics by Santo Banerjee, Şefika Şule Erçetin, Ali Tekin

By Santo Banerjee, Şefika Şule Erçetin, Ali Tekin

The current paintings investigates worldwide politics and political implications of social technology and administration by means of the newest complexity and chaos theories. earlier, deterministic chaos and nonlinear research haven't been a focus during this quarter of analysis. This ebook treatments this deficiency by using those equipment within the research of the subject material. The authors give you the reader a close research on politics and its linked functions with assistance from chaos concept, in one edited volume.

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Robust Control of Linear Descriptor Systems by Yu Feng, Mohamed Yagoubi

By Yu Feng, Mohamed Yagoubi

This publication develops unique effects relating to singular dynamic structures following diverse paths. the 1st contains generalizing effects from classical state-space circumstances to linear descriptor structures, corresponding to dilated linear matrix inequality (LMI) characterizations for descriptor structures and function regulate less than legislation constraints. the second one is a brand new course, which considers descriptor structures as a robust software for conceiving new keep an eye on legislation, figuring out and interpreting a few controller’s structure or even homogenizing different—existing—ways of acquiring a few new and/or recognized effects for state-space structures. The ebook additionally highlights the great keep watch over challenge for descriptor structures for instance of utilizing the descriptor framework with a purpose to rework a non-standard keep an eye on challenge right into a vintage stabilization keep an eye on challenge. In one other part, a correct resolution is derived for the sensitivity restricted linear optimum keep an eye on additionally utilizing the descriptor framework. The ebook is meant for graduate and postgraduate scholars, in addition to researchers within the box of platforms and keep watch over conception.

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Nature's patterns: Flow by Philip Ball

By Philip Ball

From the swirl of a wisp of smoke to eddies in rivers, and the massive chronic typhoon method that's the great place on Jupiter, we see related varieties and styles anyplace there's stream - no matter if the stream of wind, water, sand, or flocks of birds. it's the advanced dynamics of move that constructions our surroundings, land, and oceans. a part of a trilogy of books exploring the technological know-how of styles in nature by means of acclaimed technological know-how author Philip Ball, this quantity explores the elusive principles that govern circulation - the technology of chaotic habit.

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