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Mathematics; History; 20th century

  • Code Biologyby Marcello Barbieri

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 159.00

    Code Biology is the study of all codes of life with the standard methods of science. The genetic code and the codes of culture have been known for a long time and represent the historical foundation of Code Biology. What is really new in this field is the study of all codes that came after the genetic code and before the codes of culture. The... more...

  • Some Vistas of Modern Mathematicsby Richard Bellman

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Rapid advances in the physical and biological sciences and in related technologies have brought about equally farreaching changes in mathematical research. Focusing on control theory, invariant imbedding, dynamic programming, and quasilinearization, Mr. Bellman explores with ease and clarity the mathematical research problems arising from scientific... more...

  • Construction and Analysis of Cryptographic Functionsby Lilya Budaghyan

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 0.00

    This book covers novel research on construction and analysis of optimal cryptographic functions such as almost perfect nonlinear (APN), almost bent (AB), planar and bent functions. These functions have optimal resistance to linear and/or differential attacks, which are the two most powerful attacks on symmetric cryptosystems. Besides cryptographic... more...

  • Forward Error Correction Based On Algebraic-Geometric Theoryby Jafar Alzubi; Omar Alzubi; Thomas M. Chen

    Springer 2014; US$ 54.99

    This book covers the design, construction, and implementation of algebraic-geometric codes from Hermitian curves. Matlab simulations of algebraic-geometric codes and Reed-Solomon codes compare their bit error rate using different modulation schemes over additive white Gaussian noise channel model. Simulation results of Algebraic-geometric codes bit... more...

  • Channel Estimation for Physical Layer Network Coding Systemsby Feifei Gao; Chengwen Xing; Gongpu Wang

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 0.00

    This SpringerBrief presents channel estimation strategies for the physical later network coding (PLNC) systems. Along with a review of PLNC architectures, this brief examines new challenges brought by the special structure of bi-directional two-hop transmissions that are different from the traditional point-to-point systems and unidirectional relay... more...

  • Handbook of Game Theoryby Petyon Young; Shmuel Zamir

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 149.95

    The ability to understand and predict behavior in strategic situations, in which an individual?s success in making choices depends on the choices of others, has been the domain of game theory since the 1950s. Developing the theories at the heart of game theory has resulted in 8 Nobel Prizes and insights that researchers in many fields continue to... more...

  • Causality: Philosophical Theory meets Scientific Practiceby Phyllis Illari; Federica Russo

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 48.99

    Head hits cause brain damage - but not always. Should we ban sport to protect athletes? Exposure to electromagnetic fields is strongly associated with cancer development - does that mean exposure causes cancer? Should we encourage old fashioned communication instead of mobile phones to reduce cancer rates? According to popular wisdom, the Mediterranean... more...

  • Formal Languages, Automata and Numeration Systems, Volume 2by Michel Rigo

    Wiley 2014; US$ 115.00

    The interplay between words, computability, algebra andarithmetic has now proved its relevance and fruitfulness. Indeed,the cross-fertilization between formal logic and finite automata(such as that initiated by J.R. Büchi) or betweencombinatorics on words and number theory has paved the way torecent dramatic developments, for example, the transcendenceresults... more...

  • Johan van Benthem on Logic and Information Dynamicsby Alexandru Baltag; Sonja Smets

    Springer 2014; US$ 299.00

    This book illustrates the program of Logical-Informational Dynamics. Rational agents exploit the information available in the world in delicate ways, adopt a wide range of epistemic attitudes, and in that process, constantly change the world itself. Logical-Informational Dynamics is about logical systems putting such activities at center stage, focusing... more...

  • Constructivity and Computability in Historical and Philosophical Perspectiveby Jacques Dubucs; Michel Bourdeau

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    Ranging from Alan Turing?s seminal 1936 paper to the latest work on Kolmogorov complexity and linear logic, this comprehensive new work clarifies the relationship between computability on the one hand and constructivity on the other. The authors argue that even though constructivists have largely shed Brouwer?s solipsistic attitude to logic, there... more...