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Chaos And Catastrophe Theories

Author : Courtney Brown
ISBN : 0803958471
Genre : Medical
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What is chaos? How can it be measured? How are the models estimated? What is catastrophe? How is it modelled? How are the models estimated? These questions are the focus of this volume. Beginning with an explanation of the differences between deterministic and probabilistic models, Brown then introduces the reader to chaotic dynamics. Other topics covered are finding settings in which chaos can be measured, estimating chaos using nonlinear least squares and specifying catastrophe models. Finally a nonlinear system of equations that models catastrophe using real survey data is estimated.

Chaos Theory In The Social Sciences

Author : L. Douglas Kiel
ISBN : 0472106384
Genre : Social Science
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Complexity Theory And The Social Sciences

Author : David Byrne
ISBN : 9781134714742
Genre : Social Science
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Chaos and complexity are the new buzz words in both science and contemporary society. The ideas they represent have enormous implications for the way we understand and engage with the world. Complexity Theory and the Social Sciences introduces students to the central ideas which surround the chaos/complexity theories. It discusses key concepts before using them as a way of investigating the nature of social research. By applying them to such familiar topics as urban studies, education and health, David Byrne allows readers new to the subject to appreciate the contribution which complexity theory can make to social research and to illuminating the crucial social issues of our day.

Chaos And Complexity Theory For Management Nonlinear Dynamics

Author : Banerjee, Santo
ISBN : 9781466625105
Genre : Business & Economics
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Although chaos theory refers to the existence between seemingly random events, it has been gaining the attention of science, technology and managements fields. The shift from traditional procedures to the dynamics of chaos and complexity theory has resulted in a new element of complexity thinking, allowing for a greater capability for analyzing and understanding key business processes. Chaos and Complexity Theory for Management: Nonlinear Dynamics explores chaos and complexity theory and its relationship with the understanding of natural chaos in the business environment. Utilizing these theories aids in comprehending the development of businesses as a complex adaptive system.

Differential Equations

Author : Courtney Brown
ISBN : 1412941083
Genre : Mathematics
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Differential Equations: A Modeling Approach introduces differential equations and differential equation modeling to students and researchers in the social sciences. Key Features: - The text is accessibly written, so that students with minimal mathematical training can understand all of the basic concepts and techniques presented. - The author uses social sciences examples to illustrate the relevance of differential equation modeling to readers. - Readers can use graphical methods to produce penetrating analysis of differential equation systems. - Linear and nonlinear model specifications are explained from a social science perspective. Most interesting differential equation models are nonlinear, and readers need to know how to specify and work with such models in the social sciences.

Dynamic Modeling

Author : R. Robert Huckfeldt
ISBN : 0803909462
Genre : Social Science
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This short monograph lays out the theory behind, and techniques for, using dynamic modelling, taking the reader through a series of increasingly complex models. At each step, examples are used to explain the process, and also to clarify specific applications of difference equation models in the social sciences. 'It is a good example of classical mathematical model building and I may well use it as a text for the course on that subject in our MSc on Quantitative Methods in the Behavioural Sciences...in general it is to be recommended.' -- Bethlem and Maudsley Gazette, Vol 31 No 2, 1983

Chaos Theory Higher Education

Author : Marc Cutright
ISBN : 082045110X
Genre : Education
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The challenges of leadership, policy formation, and strategic planning in higher education are difficult under the best of circumstances. Our rapid pace of change and shifting societal expectations of higher education sharpen these challenges. The authors of this anthology - institutional leaders and academics from the United States, Canada, and Great Britain - consider metaphors of chaos theory that may have not only descriptive utility, but prescriptive power, in the enhancement of these duties and opportunities.

Fuzzy Set Theory

Author : Michael Smithson
ISBN : 076192986X
Genre : Mathematics
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Fuzzy set theory deals with sets or categories whose boundaries are blurry or, in other words, "fuzzy." This book presents an accessible introduction to fuzzy set theory, focusing on its applicability to the social sciences. Unlike most books on this topic, Fuzzy Set Theory: Applications in the Social Sciences provides a systematic, yet practical guide for researchers wishing to combine fuzzy set theory with standard statistical techniques and model-testing.

Jmr Journal Of Marketing Research

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ISBN : UCSD:31822025409897
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Fractal Analysis

Author : Clifford Brown
ISBN : 9781412971652
Genre : Mathematics
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As one of the only texts introducing fractal analysis and the social processes involved to social science readers, this is a must-have book for those looking to gain an understanding of this area of analysis.

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