Measurement Theory Volume 7

Author: Fred S. Roberts
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521302277
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This book provides an introduction to measurement theory for non-specialists and puts measurement in the social and behavioural sciences on a firm mathematical foundation. Results are applied to such topics as measurement of utility, psychophysical scaling and decision-making about pollution, energy, transportation and health. The results and questions presented should be of interest to both students and practising mathematicians since the author sets forth an area of mathematics unfamiliar to most mathematicians, but which has many potentially significant applications.

On Meaningful Scientific Laws

Author: Jean-Claude Falmagne
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 366246098X
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The authors describe systematic methods for uncovering scientific laws a priori, on the basis of intuition, or “Gedanken Experiments”. Mathematical expressions of scientific laws are, by convention, constrained by the rule that their form must be invariant with changes of the units of their variables. This constraint makes it possible to narrow down the possible forms of the laws. It is closely related to, but different from, dimensional analysis. It is a mathematical book, largely based on solving functional equations. In fact, one chapter is an introduction to the theory of functional equations.

Operations Research Proceedings 1994

Author: Ulrich Derigs
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642794599
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An insight into the latest results from the world of operations research - a wide-ranging field, as is shown by the book's 24 sections, corresponding to the conference program itself. Although problems of a primarily methodological nature are discussed, the emphasis is placed firmly on practical subjects, such as reports from the fields of healthcare, environmental protection, logistics and traffic engineering. This selection also clearly illustrates the extent to which OR is spreading into and already interwoven in other scientific disciplines.

Productive Objects

Author: Robert J. Muller
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 9781558604377
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Introduces, in simple text and photographs, the characteristics of some of the animals and plants that can be found in the forest. Includes a chipmunk, box turtle, fern, bull moose, moth, ermine, and white birch.

Beliefs Interactions And Preferences

Author: Mark J. Machina
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792385998
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"It also addresses the difficult question to incorporate several of these recent advances simultaneously into one single decision model. And it offers perspectives about the future trends of modeling such complex decision questions."--BOOK JACKET.