EACM is a comprehensive reference work covering the vast field of applied and computational mathematics. Applied mathematics itself accounts for at least 60 per cent of mathematics, and the emphasis on computation reflects the current and constantly growing importance of computational methods in all areas of applications. EACM emphasizes the strong links of applied mathematics with major areas of science, such as physics, chemistry, biology, and computer science, as well as specific fields like atmospheric ocean science. In addition, the mathematical input to modern engineering and technology form another core component of EACM.
Distance metrics and distances have become an essential tool in many areas of pure and applied Mathematics, and this encyclopedia is the first one to treat the subject in full. The book appears just as research intensifies into metric spaces and especially, distance design for applications. These distances are particularly crucial, for example, in computational biology, image analysis, speech recognition, and information retrieval. Here, an assessment of the practical questions arising during selection of a "good'' distance function has been left aside in favor of a comprehensive listing of the main available distances, a useful tool for the distance design community. This reader-friendly reference offers both independent introductions and definitions, while at the same time making cross-referencing easy through hyperlink-like boldfaced references to original definitions. This high-quality publication is a mix of reference resource and coffee-table book.
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The groundbreaking Encyclopedia of Ecology provides an authoritative and comprehensive coverage of the complete field of ecology, from general to applied. It includes over 500 detailed entries, structured to provide the user with complete coverage of the core knowledge, accessed as intuitively as possible, and heavily cross-referenced. Written by an international team of leading experts, this revolutionary encyclopedia will serve as a one-stop-shop to concise, stand-alone articles to be used as a point of entry for undergraduate students, or as a tool for active researchers looking for the latest information in the field. Entries cover a range of topics, including: Behavioral Ecology Ecological Processes Ecological Modeling Ecological Engineering Ecological Indicators Ecological Informatics Ecosystems Ecotoxicology Evolutionary Ecology General Ecology Global Ecology Human Ecology System Ecology The first reference work to cover all aspects of ecology, from basic to applied Over 500 concise, stand-alone articles are written by prominent leaders in the field Article text is supported by full-color photos, drawings, tables, and other visual material Fully indexed and cross referenced with detailed references for further study Writing level is suited to both the expert and non-expert Available electronically on ScienceDirect shortly upon publication
This third edition of a bestseller is now presented as a three-volume set, making it much more accessible and easier to use when searching for information. Maintaining the format that made its predecessors so popular, this edition has been extensively expanded, revised, and updated. It now contains nearly 12,000 entries. Each article provides definitions, formulas, illustrations, web links, bibliographic information, and facts from mathematics, the sciences, and engineering. Written by a single author, the encyclopedia is written in an informal style, making it accessible to anyone who has an interest in mathematics. The three-volume set is beautifully bound with much improved typesetting and format. Dramatically Expanded to Be the Most Comprehensive Library Reference on Mathematics Available Today Provides a versatile resource for students, faculty, and professionals working in mathematics, the sciences, and engineering 4300 pages with 4500 figures Over 1000 pages of entirely new material Nearly 12,000 entries now in 3 volumes Updated for use with Mathematica® 6 and 7 Entries contain definitions, formulas, illustrations, web links, bibliographic information, and useful facts Content drawn from the widely respected and continuously updated http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ Improvements to the Third Edition include: Now more than 11,900 individual entries--4300 of them new (60% more than the previous edition) Entries extensively revised, extended, and updated Written in clear, precise, readable language that is accessible to students, scientists, engineers, and laypeople, while still retaining the rigor demanded by the mathematics professional Extensive additions and updates in graph theory, discrete mathematics, number theory, plane geometry, special function theory, integer sequences, and the theory of mathematical constants Updated with new research, computational, and theoretical results 3 handsomely bound volumes containing a total of 4300 pages--a full 1000 pages of content more than the previous edition Printed on high-quality paper for durability and ease of reading Completely new typesetting done by the author including higher quality formatting and tighter pagination High-quality table layout and formatting Now more than 1100 tables enumerating properties--three times as many tables as before High-resolution line and grayscale figures and diagrams Extensively illustrated with more than 4500 figures--nearly 3 times as many as before Many figures updated and refined Many new literature and internet citations Updated with nearly 37,000 citations, many of them to recent literature--nearly 3 times as the previous edition Nearly 5000 internet citations--10 times as many as before Thousands of additional cross-references Content updated for Mathematica 6 and 7 Mathematica notebooks available for download on http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ for nearly 5000 of the entries Eric W. Weisstein began compiling scientific encyclopedias as a high school student more than 20 years ago. He studied physics and astronomy at Cornell University and California Institute of Technology and received his Ph.D. from Cal Tech in 1996. An expert Mathematica user since the 1990s, Weisstein continues to work closely with the main development teams at Wolfram Research, providing input and advice for future features of Mathematica. He is a sought-after speaker on mathematics communication, scientific computing, and knowledge management on the internet. He has participated in a number of important standards initiatives and led Wolfram Research’s contribution on a National Science Digital Library project. Weisstein is also a primary math and science consultant for the CBS television drama NUMB3RS.