Bifurcations in Piecewise-smooth Continuous Systems

Author: David John Warwick Simpson

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814293857

Category: Mathematics

Page: 238

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Real-world systems that involve some non-smooth change are often well-modeled by piecewise-smooth systems. However there still remain many gaps in the mathematical theory of such systems. This doctoral thesis presents new results regarding bifurcations of piecewise-smooth, continuous, autonomous systems of ordinary differential equations and maps. Various codimension-two, discontinuity induced bifurcations are unfolded in a rigorous manner. Several of these unfoldings are applied to a mathematical model of the growth of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (a common yeast). The nature of resonance near border-collision bifurcations is described; in particular, the curious geometry of resonance tongues in piecewise-smooth continuous maps is explained in detail. Neimark-Sacker-like border-collision bifurcations are both numerically and theoretically investigated. A comprehensive background section is conveniently provided for those with little or no experience in piecewise-smooth systems.
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Physarum Machines

Computers from Slime Mould

Author: Andrew Adamatzky

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814327581

Category: Computers

Page: 266

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A Physarum machine is a programmable amorphous biological computer experimentally implemented in the vegetative state of true slime mould Physarum polycephalum. It comprises an amorphous yellowish mass with networks of protoplasmic veins, programmed by spatial configurations of attracting and repelling gradients. This book demonstrates how to create experimental Physarum machines for computational geometry and optimization, distributed manipulation and transportation, and general-purpose computation. Being very cheap to make and easy to maintain, the machine also functions on a wide range of substrates and in a broad scope of environmental conditions. As such a Physarum machine is a 'green' and environmentally friendly unconventional computer. The book is readily accessible to a nonprofessional reader, and is a priceless source of experimental tips and inventive theoretical ideas for anyone who is inspired by novel and emerging non-silicon computers and robots. An account on Physarum Machines can be viewed at http: //www.youtube.com/user/PhysarumMachines.
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A Nonlinear Dynamics Perspective of Wolfram's New Kind of Science

Author: Leon O. Chua

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 340

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Volume III continues the author's quest for developing a pedagogical, self-contained, yet rigorous analytical theory of 1-D cellular automata via a nonlinear dynamics perspective. Using carefully conceived and illuminating color graphics, the global dynamical behaviors of the 50 (out of 256) local rules that have not yet been covered in Volumes I and II are exposed via their stunningly revealing basin tree diagrams. The Bernoulli ??-shift dynamics discovered in Volume II is generalized to hold for all 50 (or 18 globally equivalent) local rules via complex and hyper Bernoulli wave dynamics. Explicit global state transition formulas derived for rules 60, 90, 105, and 150 reveal a new scale-free phenomenon. The most surprising new result unveiled in this volume is the “Isle of Eden” found hidden in most (almost 90%) of the 256 local rules. Readers are challenged to hunt for long-period, isolated Isles of Eden. These are rare gems waiting to be discovered.
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AMSTAT News

Author: American Statistical Association

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Statistics

Page: N.A

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World Congress of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2006

August 27 - Septmber 1, 20006 COEX Seoul, Korea

Author: Sun I. Kim,Tae S. Suh

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540368418

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 586

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These proceedings of the World Congress 2006, the fourteenth conference in this series, offer a strong scientific program covering a wide range of issues and challenges which are currently present in Medical physics and Biomedical Engineering. About 2,500 peer reviewed contributions are presented in a six volume book, comprising 25 tracks, joint conferences and symposia, and including invited contributions from well known researchers in this field.
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Materials Science and Information Technology

Author: Cai Suo Zhang

Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd

ISBN: 3038137731

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 8350

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These are the fully refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Materials Science and Information Technology (MSIT 2011), held during the 16-18 September 2011 in Singapore. The main goal of the event was to provide an international scientific forum for the exchange of new ideas in a number of fields by permitting in-depth interaction via discussions with peers from around the world. Core areas of materials science and information technology, plus multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary aspects are covered. Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
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Issues in General Science and Scientific Theory and Method: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464963479

Category: Science

Page: 3278

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Issues in General Science and Scientific Theory and Method: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about General Science and Scientific Theory and Method. The editors have built Issues in General Science and Scientific Theory and Method: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about General Science and Scientific Theory and Method 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 Science and Scientific Theory and Method: 2011 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 http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
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Issues in Chemistry and General Chemical Research: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464963290

Category: Science

Page: 6580

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Issues in Chemistry and General Chemical Research: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Chemistry and General Chemical Research. The editors have built Issues in Chemistry and General Chemical Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Chemistry and General Chemical Research 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 Chemistry and General Chemical Research: 2011 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 http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
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Vehicle, Mechatronics and Information Technologies

Author: X.D. Yu

Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd

ISBN: 3038262013

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 5174

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Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2013 International Conference on Vehicle & Mechanical Engineering and Information Technology (VMEIT 2013), August 17-18, 2013, Zhengzhou, Henan, China. The 1094 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Design and Researches in Area of Vehicle and General Mechanical Engineering; Chapter 2: Mechatronics, Automation and Control; Chapter 3: Measurement and Instrumentation, Monitoring and Detection Technologies, Fault Diagnosis; Chapter 4: Computation Methods and Algorithms for Modeling, Simulation and Optimization, Data Mining and Data Processing; Chapter 5: Information Technologies, WEB and Networks Engineering, Information Security, Software Application and Development; Chapter 6: Power and Electric Systems, Electronics and Microelectronics, Embedded and Integrated Systems; Chapter 7: Communication, Signal and Image Processing, Data Acquisition, Identification and Recognition Technologies; Chapter 8: Information Technologies in Urban and Civil Engineering, Medicine and Biotechnology; Chapter 9: Material Science and Manufacturing Technology; Chapter 10: Information Technology in Management Engineering, Logistics, Economics, Finance, Assessment; Chapter 11: Related Themes.
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