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An Introduction To Transfer Entropy

Author : Terry Bossomaier
ISBN : 9783319432229
Genre : Computers
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This book considers a relatively new metric in complex systems, transfer entropy, derived from a series of measurements, usually a time series. After a qualitative introduction and a chapter that explains the key ideas from statistics required to understand the text, the authors then present information theory and transfer entropy in depth. A key feature of the approach is the authors' work to show the relationship between information flow and complexity. The later chapters demonstrate information transfer in canonical systems, and applications, for example in neuroscience and in finance. The book will be of value to advanced undergraduate and graduate students and researchers in the areas of computer science, neuroscience, physics, and engineering.
Category: Computers

The Entropy Vector

Author : Robert D. Handscombe
ISBN : 9789812565433
Genre : Computers
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How do managers and entrepreneurs evaluate risk, encourage creativityor manage change? Might a better grasp of science help? The authorsof this book suggest that there is real value in trying to connectscience to business and that science is far too important just to beleft to the scientists
Category: Computers

The Entropy Effect

Author : Vonda N. McIntyre
ISBN : 9780671724160
Genre : Fiction
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When the brilliant physicist the Enterprise is transporting to a criminal rehabilitation center murders Captain Kirk, Spock must travel back into time to change current history and prevent the onslaught of a time warp closing in on the universe
Category: Fiction

The Entropy Of Bones

Author : Ayize Jama-Everett
ISBN : 9781618731043
Genre : Fiction
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Chabi doesn’t realize her martial arts master may not be on the side of the gods. She does know he’s changed her from being an almost invisible kid to one that anyone — or at least anyone smart — should pay attention to. But attention from the wrong people can mean more trouble than even she can handle. Chabi might be emotionally stunted. She might have no physical voice. She doesn’t communicate well with words, but her body is poetry.
Category: Fiction

The Entropy Of Capitalism

Author : Robert Biel
ISBN : 9789004204300
Genre : Social Science
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Within the context of the ecological crisis of the twenty-first century, the book integrates Marxism and systems theory to reveal finance capital and the ‘war on terror’ as complementary responses of a capitalism reduced to parasitising upon symptoms of chaos.
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Author : Anthony Lawrence Gordon
ISBN : 9781434897213
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Entropy is the tendency for systems to go from a state of higher organization to a state of lowest organization - i.e., to fall apart. We watch as Nick fights to keep entropy at bay, to hold on to what he knows, even as he begins to realize he can't. Nick gradually comes to understand this process while he watches others resist it. Through Nick, we see how people cope, how people search for comfort and cohesion, and how sometimes our best selves become hidden in all the rubble.

Mother Nature S Two Laws

Author : A. D. Kirwan
ISBN : 9812384863
Genre : Science
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Every day brings a fresh barrage of bewildering claims about science and technology. How non-scientists tell the difference between the hyperbole and those developments that are important? With a modest amount of critical thinking, an understanding of how science is practiced, and a qualitative understanding of the two most sacred principles in science - the first and second laws of thermodynamics - anyone can make the distinction. Critical thinking and the practice of science are not emphasized in undergraduate science courses for non-scientists, while exposure to the first and second laws is usually reserved for physical science and engineering majors. This book introduces non-scientists to these topics and provides detailed applications to a variety of topics.
Category: Science

Plagues And Epidemics

Author : D. Ann Herring
ISBN : 9781847887559
Genre : Social Science
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Until recently, plagues were thought to belong in the ancient past. Now there are deep worries about global pandemics. This book presents views from anthropology about this much publicized and complex problem. The authors take us to places where epidemics are erupting, waning, or gone, and to other places where they have not yet arrived, but where a frightening story line is already in place. They explore public health bureaucracies and political arenas where the power lies to make decisions about what is, and is not, an epidemic. They look back into global history to uncover disease trends and look ahead to a future of expanding plagues within the context of climate change. The chapters are written from a range of perspectives, from the science of modeling epidemics to the social science of understanding them. Patterns emerge when people are engulfed by diseases labeled as epidemics but which have the hallmarks of plague. There are cycles of shame and blame, stigma, isolation of the sick, fear of contagion, and end-of-the-world scenarios. Plague, it would seem, is still among us.
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Plague Time

Author : Matthew Curry
ISBN : 9798657175295
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This collection of poems, all written in 'lockdown' between 24/4/20 and 24/6/20, comes hot on the heels of my Selected Poems, just published by Perepeteia Press. The connections between restrictions and freedoms, between form and entropy, have always been a theme in my poetry. The avalanche of poems in Plague Time are probably a bit raw, a bit rough and ready, but there is an energy in that. Perhaps it will be edited down to a finer collection at some point, but this is its first form. There's a lot of rhyme, but also free verse. The sestina, villanelle, haiku, sonnet and pantoum all take a bow. The voices are multifarious, provisional and shifting. Fast sketches, rather than grand works. I hope you enjoy reading them.

Energy Entropy

Author : Patrick Brantlinger
ISBN : UCSD:31822032894073
Genre : Social Science
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" . . . important and admirable . . . " --Victorian Studies " . . . presents a good picture of many currents of thought that flowed through the Victorian mind, particularly those of a religious nature."--History "The overall standard of these essays is very high. . . . should win a deserved place upon our students' reading lists." --ISIS An outgrowth of a special issue of Victorian Studies, this volume has been expanded to include additional essays which broaden and enrich the collection, including essays on physics, mathematics, chemistry, economics, anthropology, and biology and how they influenced thought and literature in Victorian Britain.
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ISBN : UOM:39015067523749
Genre : Books
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The Entropy Exhibition

Author : Colin Greenland
ISBN : UOM:39015008988100
Genre : English fiction
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Genetics Abstracts

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105014014281
Genre : Genetics
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Recent Advances And Issues In Environmental Science

Author : William Hunter, III
ISBN : 9781926692708
Genre : Science
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Environmental science integrates physical and biological sciences to the study of the environment, with the goal of solving today’s environmental challenges. Many of these challenges tie into a greater concept of using the earth’s resources sustainably. This collection brings together some very important advances in environmental science, including how climate change affects plant disease, how to keep birds and bats away from wind turbines, disinfecting polluted water for drinking, how climate policy impacts natural habitats, cancer risk due to ecological issues, and much more.
Category: Science


Author : Jeremy Rifkin
ISBN : WISC:89046821914
Genre : Social Science
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For the first time Entropy has been completely revised and updated to include a new subtitle which reflects the expanded focus on the greenhouse effect--the largest crisis ever to face mankind.
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Plague Of Corruption

Author : Judy Mikovits
ISBN : 9781510752252
Genre : Science
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#1 on Amazon Charts, New York Times Bestseller, USA Today Bestseller—Over 100,000 Copies in Print! “Kent Heckenlively and Judy Mikovits are the new dynamic duo fighting corruption in science.” —Ben Garrison, America’s #1 political satirist Dr. Judy Mikovits is a modern-day Rosalind Franklin, a brilliant researcher shaking up the old boys’ club of science with her groundbreaking discoveries. And like many women who have trespassed into the world of men, she uncovered decades-old secrets that many would prefer to stay buried. From her doctoral thesis, which changed the treatment of HIV-AIDS, saving the lives of millions, including basketball great Magic Johnson, to her spectacular discovery of a new family of human retroviruses, and her latest research which points to a new golden age of health, Dr. Mikovits has always been on the leading edge of science. With the brilliant wit one might expect if Erin Brockovich had a doctorate in molecular biology, Dr. Mikovits has seen the best and worst of science. When she was part of the research community that turned HIV-AIDS from a fatal disease into a manageable one, she saw science at its best. But when her investigations questioned whether the use of animal tissue in medical research were unleashing devastating plagues of chronic diseases, such as autism and chronic fatigue syndrome, she saw science at its worst. If her suspicions are correct, we are looking at a complete realignment of scientific practices, including how we study and treat human disease. Recounting her nearly four decades in science, including her collaboration of more than thirty-five years with Dr. Frank Ruscetti, one of the founders of the field of human retrovirology, this is a behind the scenes look at the issues and egos which will determine the future health of humanity.
Category: Science

The Comedy Of Entropy

Author : Patrick O'Neill
ISBN : UOM:39015018974124
Genre : Black humor
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Entropic comedy is the phrase coined by Patrick O'Neill in this study to identify a particular mode of twentieth-century narrative that is not generally recognized. He describes it as the narrative expression of forms of decentred humour, or what might more loosely be called 'black humour.' O'Neill begins his investigation by examining the rise of an essentially new form of humour over the last three hundred years or so in the context of a rapid decay of confidence in traditional authoritative value systems. O'Neill analyses the resulting reorganization of the spectrum of humour, and examines th implications of this for the ways in which we read texts and the world we live in. He then turns from intellectual history to narratology and considers the relationship, in theoretical terms, of homour, play, and narrative as systems of discourse and the role of the reader as a textualizing agent. Finally, he considers some dozen twentieth-century narratives in French, German, and English (with occasional reference to other literatures) in the context of those historical and theoretical concerns. Authors of the texts analysed include Céline, Camus, Satre, and Robbe-Grillet in French; Heller, Beckett, Pynchon, Nabokov, and Joyce in English; Grass, Kafka, and Handke in German. The analyses proceed along lines suggested by structuralist, semiotic, and post-structuraist narrative and literary theory. From his analyses of these works O'Neill concludes they illustrate in narrative terms a mode of modern writing definable as entropic comedy, and he develops a taxonomy of the mode.
Category: Black humor