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Contexts: Meaning, Truth, and the Use of Language

Stefano Predelli

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199281732
eISBN:
9780191603204
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281734.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book discusses the views of meaning and truth implicit in the traditionalapproach to natural-language semantics. Its main thesis is that the philosophical presuppositions entailed by that ... More


PROBABILISTIC INGREDIENTS

Mathew Penrose

in Random Geometric Graphs

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198506263
eISBN:
9780191707858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198506263.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter derives some probabilistic results for later use. A dependency graph for a family of random variables is a deterministic graph with vertex-set identified with the random variables and ... More


APPROXIMATION OF FREE-DISCONTINUITY PROBLEMS

Andrea Braides

in Gamma-Convergence for Beginners

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507840
eISBN:
9780191709890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507840.003.0009
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

Various types of approximations of free-discontinuity energies, in particular the Mumford-Shah functional, are given: the Ambrosio-Tortorelli approximation via elliptic functionals with an additional ... More


Phase Transitions and Renormalization Group

Jean Zinn-Justin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199227198
eISBN:
9780191711107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227198.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book provides an elementary introduction to the notions of continuum limit and universality in statistical systems with a large number of degrees of freedom. The existence of a continuum limit ... More


Theory of Nonequilibrium Superconductivity

Nikolai Kopnin

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198507888
eISBN:
9780191709722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507888.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book presents modern theory of nonstationary and nonequilibrium superconductivity. It deals with superconductors in external fields varying in time and studies transport phenomena in ... More


Inference for Non-linear Population Parameters

Raymond L. Chambers and Robert G. Clark

in An Introduction to Model-Based Survey Sampling with Applications

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780198566625
eISBN:
9780191738449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566625.003.0011
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

Inference for non-linear population parameters develops model-based prediction theory for target parameters that are not population totals or means. The development initially is for the case where ... More


LATTICE DYNAMICS

A.M. Stoneham

in Theory of Defects in Solids: Electronic Structure of Defects in Insulators and Semiconductors

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507802
eISBN:
9780191709920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507802.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter examines the key approximations in crystal lattice dynamics in a way that is particularly helpful for defect studies. It discusses the Born-Oppenheimer approximation, the adiabatic ... More


Transport equations for the one-body density

Helmut Hofmann

in The Physics of Warm Nuclei: with Analogies to Mesoscopic Systems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198504016
eISBN:
9780191708480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198504016.003.0021
Subject:
Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

This chapter begins by calculating the Wigner transform for the von Neumann equation for the one-body density operator. It shows how the Liouville equation follows in leading order in an expansion to ... More


Stochastic Population Processes: Analysis, Approximations, Simulations

Eric Renshaw

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199575312
eISBN:
9780191728778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575312.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Biology

The vast majority of random processes in the real world have no memory — the next step in their development depends purely on their current state. Stochastic realizations are therefore defined purely ... More


Superconducting Alloys

Nikolai B. Kopnin

in Theory of Nonequilibrium Superconductivity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198507888
eISBN:
9780191709722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507888.003.04
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter explains how to incorporate scattering by random impurity atoms into the general Green function formalism of the theory of superconductivity. The cross-diagram technique based on the ... More


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