This is the tenth volume in the series "Mathematics in Industrial Prob lems. " The motivation for these volumes is to foster interaction between Industry and Mathematics at the "grass roots level;" that is, at the level of specific problems. These problems come from Industry: they arise from models developed by the industrial scientists in ventures directed at the manufacture of new or improved products. At the same time, these prob lems have the potential for mathematical challenge and novelty. To identify such problems, I have visited industries and had discussions with their scientists. Some of the scientists have subsequently presented their problems in the IMA Seminar on Industrial Problems. The book is based on the seminar presentations and on questions raised in subse quent discussions. Each chapter is devoted to one of the talks and is self contained. The chapters usually provide references to the mathematical literature and a list of open problems which are of interest to the industrial scientists. For some problems a partial solution is indicated briefly. The last chapter of the book contains a short description of solutions to some of the problems raised in the previous volume, as well as references to papers in which such solutions have been published. The speakers in the Seminar on Industrial Problems have given us at the IMA hours of delight and discovery.
The design of more and more powerful computers, robots, flexible machine systems, etc. has increased the role of mathematicians in the field of high technology. To explore this role an International Workshop on the Mathematical Methods for Industrial Problems was held in Bari, Italy, 3--5 September 1988. The scope of the workshop was to exchange ideas and discuss problems encountered in the formulation, analysis and computer simulation of mathematical models of industrial processes. Problems of validation of models vs experimental data were also considered. This Proceedings volume contains the invited talks by lectures from universities and research centers involved in university--industry collaboration in the mathematical sciences. Also included are papers from experts from industries on mathematical problems arising in industry and the methods employed to solve them.
This book explores mathematics in a wide variety of applications, ranging from problems in electronics, energy and the environment, to mechanics and mechatronics. The book gathers 81 contributions submitted to the 20th European Conference on Mathematics for Industry, ECMI 2018, which was held in Budapest, Hungary in June 2018. The application areas include: Applied Physics, Biology and Medicine, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Economics, Finance and Insurance, Energy, Production Systems, Social Challenges, and Vehicles and Transportation. In turn, the mathematical technologies discussed include: Combinatorial Optimization, Cooperative Games, Delay Differential Equations, Finite Elements, Hamilton-Jacobi Equations, Impulsive Control, Information Theory and Statistics, Inverse Problems, Machine Learning, Point Processes, Reaction-Diffusion Equations, Risk Processes, Scheduling Theory, Semidefinite Programming, Stochastic Approximation, Spatial Processes, System Identification, and Wavelets. The goal of the European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry (ECMI) conference series is to promote interaction between academia and industry, leading to innovations in both fields. These events have attracted leading experts from business, science and academia, and have promoted the application of novel mathematical technologies to industry. They have also encouraged industrial sectors to share challenging problems where mathematicians can provide fresh insights and perspectives. Lastly, the ECMI conferences are one of the main forums in which significant advances in industrial mathematics are presented, bringing together prominent figures from business, science and academia to promote the use of innovative mathematics in industry.
This book is devoted to some analytical and numerical methods for analyzing industrial problems related to emerging technologies such as digital image processing, material sciences and financial derivatives affecting banking and financial institutions. Case studies are based on industrial projects given by reputable industrial organizations of Europe to the Institute of Industrial and Business Mathematics, Kaiserslautern, Germany. Mathematical methods presented in the book which are most reliable for understanding current industrial problems include Iterative Optimization Algorithms, Galerkin's Method, Finite Element Method, Boundary Element Method, Quasi-Monte Carlo Method, Wavelet Analysis, and Fractal Analysis. The Black-Scholes model of Option Pricing, which was awarded the 1997 Nobel Prize in Economics, is presented in the book. In addition, basic concepts related to modeling are incorporated in the book. Audience: The book is appropriate for a course in Industrial Mathematics for upper-level undergraduate or beginning graduate-level students of mathematics or any branch of engineering.
These lecture notes by very authoritative scientists survey recent advances of mathematics driven by industrial application showing not only how mathematics is applied to industry but also how mathematics has drawn benefit from interaction with real-word problems. The famous David Report underlines that innovative high technology depends crucially for its development on innovation in mathematics. The speakers include three recent presidents of ECMI, one of ECCOMAS (in Europe) and the president of SIAM.
Industrial optimization lies on the crossroads between mathematics, computer science, engineering and management. This book presents these fields in interdependence as a conversation between theoretical aspects of mathematics and computer science and the mathematical field of optimization theory at a practical level. The 19 case studies that were conducted by the author in real enterprises in cooperation and co-authorship with some of the leading industrial enterprises, including RWE, Vattenfall, EDF, PetroChina, Vestolit, Sasol, and Hella, illustrate the results that may be reasonably expected from an optimization project in a commercial enterprise. The book is aimed at persons working in industrial facilities as managers or engineers; it is also suitable for university students and their professors as an illustration of how the academic material may be used in real life. It will not make its reader a mathematician but it will help its reader in improving his plant.
Industrial mathematics is a fast growing field within the mathematical sciences. It is characterized by the origin of the problems which it engages; they all come from industry: research and development, finances, and communications. The common feature running through this enterprise is the goal of gaining a better understanding of industrial models and processes through mathematical ideas and computations. The authors of this book have undertaken the approach of presenting real industrial problems and their mathematical modeling as a motivation for developing mathematical methods that are needed for solving the problems. With each chapter presenting one important problem that arises in today's industry, and then studying the problem by mathematical analysis and computation, this book introduces the reader to many new ideas and methods from ordinary and partial differential equations, and from integral equations and control theory. It brings the excitement of real industrial problems into the undergraduate mathematical curriculum. The problems selected are accessible to students who have already taken what in many colleges and universities constitutes the first two-year basic Calculus sequence. A working knowledge of Fortran, Pascal, or C language is required.
This book offers an insider's view of how industrial problems are translated into mathematics and how solving the mathematics leads to convincing industrial solutions as well. In 6 technical chapters, a wide range of industrial problems is modeled, simulated, and optimized; 4 others describe the modeling, computing, optimization, and data analysis concepts shaping the work of the Fraunhofer ITWM. Each technical chapter illustrates how the relevant mathematics has been adapted or extended for the specific application and details the underlying practical problem and resulting software. The final chapter shows how the use of mathematical modeling in the classroom can change the image of this subject, making it exciting and fun.
This book addresses mathematics in a wide variety of applications, ranging from problems in electronics, energy and the environment, to mechanics and mechatronics. Using the classification system defined in the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation H2020, several of the topics covered belong to the challenge climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials; and some to health, demographic change and wellbeing; while others belong to Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective societies. The 19th European Conference on Mathematics for Industry, ECMI2016, was held in Santiago de Compostela, Spain in June 2016. The proceedings of this conference include the plenary lectures, ECMI awards and special lectures, mini-symposia (including the description of each mini-symposium) and contributed talks. The ECMI conferences are organized by the European Consortium for Mathematics in Industry with the aim of promoting interaction between academy and industry, leading to innovation in both fields and providing unique opportunities to discuss the latest ideas, problems and methodologies, and contributing to the advancement of science and technology. They also encourage industrial sectors to propose challenging problems where mathematicians can provide insights and fresh perspectives. Lastly, the ECMI conferences are one of the main forums in which significant advances in industrial mathematics are presented, bringing together prominent figures from business, science and academia to promote the use of innovative mathematics in industry.
This book contains the proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Mathematics for Industry, ECMI2012, held in Lund, Sweden, July 2012, at which ECMI celebrated its 25th anniversary. It covers mathematics in a wide range of applications and methods, from circuit and electromagnetic devices, environment, fibers, flow, medicine, robotics and automotive industry, further applications to methods and education. The book includes contributions from leading figures in business, science and academia that promote the application of mathematics to industry and emphasize industrial sectors that offer the most exciting opportunities. The contributions reinforce the role of mathematics as being a catalyst for innovation as well as an overarching resource for industry and business. The book features an accessible presentation of real-world problems in industry and finance, provides insight and tools for engineers and scientists who will help them to solve similar problems and offers modeling and simulation techniques that will provide mathematicians with a source of fresh ideas and inspiration.
This book covers a variety of topics in mathematics as they relate to industrial technologies including manufacturing, electricity/electronics, graphics, communication, transportation, industrial management, materials and related science principles. Organized by topics, the main objective is to develop strong, logical problem-solving skills. ..A brief description of each math principle is presented with step-by-step examples. The explanations are designed to emphasize the correct use and application of math principles. Graphs, drawings and charts relating to the applications reinforce the use of the skills developed. ALSO AVAILABLE INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDER Instructor's Guide, ISBN: 0-8273-6975-1
This text shows advanced undergraduate and graduate students how to solve the problems they'll encounter in their professional lives. A concise single-volume treatment, it employs MATLAB and other strategies to explore typical industrial problems. Students learn how to write reports and convey mathematical data in a variety of situations. 2000 edition.
According to the UK's Health and Safety Executive, there were over 148,000 reported accidents at work in 2010/2011, of which over 26,000 were major injuries. APIL Guide to Accidents at Work is designed specifically to meet the needs of claimant personal injury lawyers acting on behalf of workers who have suffered work-place injuries in the UK. The book is a practical and authoritative text which sets out the law and practice required to conduct such claims effectively. APIL Guide to Accidents at Work enables practitioners to make individual, principled assessments of employer's liability cases by focusing on the main UK common law principles and key statutory provisions, together with procedural guidance and practical advice on running a case. This second edition has been extensively revised and updated, and it includes a new chapter on risk assessment, a new section containing draft model pleadings, and all major case law.
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This book is a comprehensive survey of the mathematical concepts and principles of industrial mathematics. Its purpose is to provide students and professionals with an understanding of the fundamental mathematical principles used in Industrial Mathematics/OR in modeling problems and application solutions. All the concepts presented in each chapter have undergone the learning scrutiny of the author and his students. The illustrative material throughout the book was refined for student comprehension as the manuscript developed through its iterations, and the chapter exercises are refined from the previous year's exercises.