## Polynomial Rings and Affine Algebraic Geometry: PRAAG 2018, Tokyo, Japan, February 12-16 (Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics (319))

This proceedings volume gathers selected, peer-reviewed works presented at the Polynomial Rings and Affine Algebraic Geometry Conference, which was held at Tokyo Metropolitan University on February 12-16, 2018. Readers will find some of the latest research conducted by an international group of experts on affine…

## Coding Strategies in Vertebrate Acoustic Communication (Animal Signals and Communication (7))

Information is a core concept in animal communication: individuals routinely produce, acquire, process and store information, which provides the basis for their social life. This book focuses on how animal acoustic signals code information and how this coding can be shaped by various environmental and…

## Quantitative Portfolio Management: with Applications in Python (Springer Texts in Business and Economics)

This self-contained book presents the main techniques of quantitative portfolio management and associated statistical methods in a very didactic and structured way, in a minimum number of pages. The concepts of investment portfolios, self-financing portfolios and absence of arbitrage opportunities are extensively used and enable…

## Self-Regularity: A New Paradigm for Primal-Dual Interior-Point Algorithms (Princeton Series in Applied Mathematics)

Research on interior-point methods (IPMs) has dominated the field of mathematical programming for the last two decades. Two contrasting approaches in the analysis and implementation of IPMs are the so-called small-update and large-update methods, although, until now, there has been a notorious gap between the…

## Thermodynamics: Fundamentals and Engineering Applications

This concise text provides an essential treatment of thermodynamics and a discussion of the basic principles built on an intuitive description of the microscopic behavior of matter. Aimed at a range of courses in mechanical and aerospace engineering, the presentation explains the foundations valid at…

## Introduction to Statistical Mechanics

The science of statistical mechanics is concerned with defining the thermodynamic properties of a macroscopic sample in terms of the properties of the microscopic systems of which it is composed. The aim of this book is to provide a clear, logical, and self-contained treatment of…

## Beyond Hyperbolicity (London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series)

Since the notion was introduced by Gromov in the 1980s, hyperbolicity of groups and spaces has played a significant role in geometric group theory; hyperbolic groups have good geometric properties that allow us to prove strong results. However, many classes of interest in our exploration…

## The Future of Rice Demand: Quality Beyond Productivity

This book aims to provide an overview of the challenges and available technologies to improve rice and provide a response to the challenge posed by increasing world population and the resultant food shortages. Nutritional aspects of rice products and omics and the molecular technologies currently…

## Voices for Animal Liberation: Inspirational Accounts by Animal Rights Activists

Immerse yourself in the world of animal rights protests, campaigns, demonstrations, outreach, rescue, and so much more. In today’s world, voices of the marginalized are in the spotlight and people across the globe are recognizing animal rights as a social justice movement. During a time…

## The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are

A deeply reported look at the rise of home genetic testing and the seismic shock it has had on individual lives You swab your cheek or spit into a vial, then send it away to a lab somewhere. Weeks later you get a report that…

## Landform Dynamics and Evolution in Romania (Springer Geography)

New and innovative scientific theories, discussion and explanations are presented on landform dynamics and evolution in Romania along with a comprehensive understanding of the geomorphological processes shaping the large variety of Romania’s landscape. Thematically arranged the book deals with landform dynamics of specific relief types:…

## Combinatorial Functional Equations: Advanced Theory

This two-volume set presents combinatorial functional equations using an algebraic approach, and illustrates their applications in combinatorial maps, graphs, networks, etc. The second volume mainly presents several kinds of meson functional equations which are divided into three types: outer, inner and surface. It is suited…

## Random Walks and Geometry (de Gruyter Proceedings in Mathematics)

Recent developments show that probability methods have become a very powerful tool in such different areas as statistical physics, dynamical systems, Riemannian geometry, group theory, harmonic analysis, graph theory and computer science. This volume is an outcome of the special semester 2001 – Random Walks…

## Cactus And Succulent Plants: Status Survey And Conservation Action Plan

Found in a variety of forms, cacti and other succulents have elicited widespread interest and tremendous popularity worldwide. Although the subject of a certain amount of debate, about 10,000 species are recognized as belonging to the succulent group. Of these, an estimated 2,000 are threatened…

## Mathématiques L1/L2 : Algèbre/Géométrie – en 30 fiches: en 30 fiches (Express) (French Edition)

Comment aller à l’essentiel, comprendre les méthodes et les démarches avant de les mettre en application? Conçue pour faciliter aussi bien l ‘apprentissage que la révision, la collection “Express” vous propose u ne présentation simple et concise en 30 fiches pédagogiques des notion s d’algèbre…

## Plasma Diagnostics

The book contains the results of investigations of electro-physical, chemical, gas-dynamic and other processes in low-temperature plasma and their diagnostics. Both conventional spectral and optical methods of diagnostics and new and laser methods are examined, together with electrostatic probes for investigating rarefied and dense plasma,…

## Fundamentals of Ocean Climate Models

This book sets forth the physical, mathematical, and numerical foundations of computer models used to understand and predict the global ocean climate system. Aimed at students and researchers of ocean and climate science who seek to understand the physical content of ocean model equations and…

## The Problem of Race in the Twenty-first Century (The Nathan I. Huggins Lectures)

“The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line,” W. E. B. Du Bois wrote in 1903, and his words have proven sadly prophetic. As we enter the twenty-first century, the problem remains–and yet it, and the line that defines it, have…

## Interactions Between Fish and Birds: Implications for Management

The interactions between wild bird populations (many protected by law) and fish, particularly those under commercial culture or part of a fishery is subject of much controversy. Ecological, environmental and conservation pressures run alongside commercial pressures on exploited fish populations. This exciting book draws together…

## Exploratory Social Network Analysis with Pajek (Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences)

This is the first textbook on social network analysis integrating theory, applications, and professional software for performing network analysis (Pajek). Pajek software and datasets for all examples are freely available, so the reader can learn network analysis by doing it. In addition, each chapter offers…

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