Author: Wanda Szemplinska

Publisher: Springer

Keywords: systems, volume, freedom, degree, advanced, dynamical, single, mechanics, methods, vibrating, nonlinear, fundamental, concepts, behaviour, applications

Number of Pages: 284

Published: 1990-06-30

List price: $254.00

ISBN-10: 0792303687

ISBN-13: 9780792303688

Authors:Jean Bacon, Janet Van Der Linden,

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company

Keywords: systems, distributed, database, operating, approach, integrated, concurrent

Number of Pages: 752

Published: 2002-11

List price: unknow

ISBN-10: 0321117883

ISBN-13: 9780321117885

Concurrency is at the heart of many topics within computer science and is the focus of this book from Jean Bacon. The successful straightfoward approach, coupled with new material on operating system functions, synchronization, shared memory, middleware, mobile computing and transaction processing will make this book a key core text for courses on concurrent or distributed systems The coverage in this third edition is now wholly relevant to a distributed computing course It provides students with the most up-to-date knowledge of the theory behind modern distributed systems, enabling them to m

Authors:Anthony N. Michel, Ling Hou, Derong Liu,

Publisher: Birkhäuser Boston

Keywords: systems, amp, control, foundations, applications, discontinuous, dynamical, continuous, stability, discrete

Number of Pages: 508

Published: 2007-11-12

List price: $79.95

ISBN-10: 0817644865

ISBN-13: 9780817644864

In the analysis and synthesis of contemporary systems, engineers and scientists are frequently confronted with increasingly complex models that may simultaneously include components whose states evolve along continuous time and discrete instants; components whose descriptions may exhibit nonlinearities, time lags, transportation delays, hysteresis effects, and uncertainties in parameters; and components that cannot be described by various classical equations, as in the case of discrete-event systems, logic commands, and Petri nets. The qualitative analysis of such systems requires results for

Authors:Walt Truszkowski, Harold Hallock, Christopher Rouff,

Publisher: Springer

Keywords: systems, nasa, monographs, exploration, software, engineering, operations, intelligent, autonomic, applications, autonomous, spacecraft

Number of Pages: 289

Published: 2009-12-08

List price: $129.00

ISBN-10: 1846282322

ISBN-13: 9781846282324

This book provides an in-depth discussion of autonomous and autonomic systems, their interdependencies, differences and similarities. Current and pending issues in these evermore increasingly important subjects are highlighted and discussed. Concepts, ideas and experiences are explored in relation to real-life NASA systems in spacecraft control and in the exploration domain.

Authors:Chang-Hee Won, Cheryl B. Schrader, Anthony N. Michel

Publisher: Birkhäuser Boston

Keywords: systems, amp, control, michael, sain, foundations, applications, tribute, dynamic, statistical, algebraic, theory, advances, characteristics

Number of Pages: 366

Published: 2008-10-06

List price: $99.00

ISBN-10: 0817647945

ISBN-13: 9780817647940

This volume—dedicated to Michael K. Sain on the occasion of his seventieth birthday—is a collection of chapters covering recent advances in stochastic optimal control theory and algebraic systems theory. Written by experts in their respective fields, the chapters are thematically organized into four parts: * Part I focuses on statistical control theory, where the cost function is viewed as a random variable and performance is shaped through cost cumulants. In this respect, statistical control generalizes linear-quadratic-Gaussian and H-infinity control. * Part II addresses algebraic syst

Authors:Ali Minai, Ali Minai, Yaneer Bar-Yam,

Publisher: Springer

Keywords: systems, complex, book, institute, england, series, new, complexity, international, themes, proceedings, fourth, unifying, conference

Number of Pages: 390

Published: 2008-03-27

List price: $179.00

ISBN-10: 3540738487

ISBN-13: 9783540738480

In June of 2002, over 500 professors, students and researchers met in Boston, Massachusetts for the Fourth International Conference on Complex Systems. The attendees represented a remarkably diverse collection of fields: biology, ecology, physics, engineering, computer science, economics, psychology and sociology, The goal of the conference was to encourage cross-fertilization between the many disciplines represented and to deepen understanding of the properties common to all complex systems. This volume contains 43 papers selected from the more than 200 presented at the conference. Topics inc

Author: Yaneer Bar-yam

Publisher: Westview Press

Keywords: complex, systems, conference, new, england, international, institute, proceedings, themes, volume, unifying, first

Number of Pages: 694

Published: 2003-08-01

List price: $71.00

ISBN-10: 0813341221

ISBN-13: 9780813341224

The study of complex systems has attracted a broad range of researchers from many disciplines spanning both the hard and soft sciences. In the Autumn of 1997, 300 of these researchers came together for the First International Conference on Complex Systems. The proceedings of this conference is the first book in the New England Complex Systems Institute Series on Complexity and includes more than 100 presentations and papers on topics like evolution, emergence, complexity, self-organization, scaling, informatics, time series, emergence of mind, and engineering of complex systems.