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MODERN ERA: THE SUPERSTRUCTURE BUILDS UP

Shoutir Kishore Chatterjee

in Statistical Thought: A Perspective and History

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198525318
eISBN:
9780191711657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525318.003.0010
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

In the modern era, the methods of statistics were further abstracted from particular practical problems and the subject gained a distinct identity. In the first phase, Edgeworth and Karl Pearson ... More


Arbitrage-Free Nelson-Siegel

Francis X. Diebold and Glenn D. Rudebusch

in Yield Curve Modeling and Forecasting: The Dynamic Nelson-Siegel Approach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146805
eISBN:
9781400845415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146805.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter discusses a new class of affine arbitrage-free models that overcome the problems with empirical implementation of the canonical affine arbitrage-free model. This new class is based on ... More


Extensions

Francis X. Diebold and Glenn D. Rudebusch

in Yield Curve Modeling and Forecasting: The Dynamic Nelson-Siegel Approach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146805
eISBN:
9781400845415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146805.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter highlights aspects of the vibrant ongoing research program associated with the ideas developed in earlier chapters. It begins with a collage-style sketch of work involving Bayesian ... More


Macro-Finance

Francis X. Diebold and Glenn D. Rudebusch

in Yield Curve Modeling and Forecasting: The Dynamic Nelson-Siegel Approach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146805
eISBN:
9781400845415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146805.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter discusses a variety of arbitrage-free Nelson–Siegel (AFNS) macro-finance yield curve approaches. The AFNS factor structure provides a very useful framework for examining various ... More


Yield Curve Modeling and Forecasting: The Dynamic Nelson-Siegel Approach

Francis X. Diebold and Glenn D. Rudebusch

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146805
eISBN:
9781400845415
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146805.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Understanding the dynamic evolution of the yield curve is critical to many financial tasks, including pricing financial assets and their derivatives, managing financial risk, allocating portfolios, ... More


Facts, Factors, and Questions

Francis X. Diebold and Glenn D. Rudebusch

in Yield Curve Modeling and Forecasting: The Dynamic Nelson-Siegel Approach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146805
eISBN:
9781400845415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146805.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter introduces some important conceptual, descriptive, and theoretical considerations regarding nominal government bond yield curves. Conceptually, just what is it that are we trying to ... More


ELECTRONS

J. M. Ziman

in Electrons and Phonons: The Theory of Transport Phenomena in Solids

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507796
eISBN:
9780191709937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507796.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter begins with a discussion of the free electron model. It then discusses the effect of the periodic lattice, Brillouin zones, band structure and the Fermi surface, Coulomb interaction, the ... More


Introduction to Quantum Theory

Wai-Kee Li, Gong-Du Zhou, and Thomas Chung Wai Mak

in Advanced Structural Inorganic Chemistry

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199216949
eISBN:
9780191711992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216949.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography

This chapter covers the rudiments of quantum theory, including the dual nature of light and matter, the Uncertainty Principle and probability concept, the electronic wavefunction, and the probability ... More


Band structure

Thomas Ihn

in Semiconductor Nanostructures: Quantum states and electronic transport

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199534425
eISBN:
9780191715297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534425.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter reviews the elements of band structure calculations, and introduces Bloch's theorem and the first Brillouin zone. It discusses various techniques for performing bandstructure ... More


Executive Control and Model-Based Decision Making

Andreas Heinz

in A New Understanding of Mental Disorders: Computational Models for Dimensional Psychiatry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036894
eISBN:
9780262342841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036894.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Within instrumental behavior, more complex goal-directed decision making can be distinguished from habitual responding. This is illustrated by comparing model-based vs. model-free decision making and ... More


The Power of Pluralist Thinking

Courtney Bender

in Politics of Religious Freedom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226248479
eISBN:
9780226248646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226248646.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This essay illustrates the politics of American religious pluralism in the half-century of US history. American religious sociologists have moved from an understanding of religious pluralism as ... More


The Commodification of Streets

Peter D. Norton

in Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262141000
eISBN:
9780262280754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262141000.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the decline of the use of the public utility model for traffic with respect to the “floor space” problem. Street railways added to discontent over traffic problems. By the time ... More


Perception, Emotion, Behavior, and Change: Components of Spontaneous Inclinations

Michael Brownstein

in The Implicit Mind: Cognitive Architecture, the Self, and Ethics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190633721
eISBN:
9780190633752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633721.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter describes the four components of unplanned spontaneous inclinations. These are (1) noticing a salient Feature in the ambient environment; (2) feeling an immediate, directed, and ... More


An Alternative Approach to Lie Groups and Geometric Structures

Ercüment H. Ortaçgil

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198821656
eISBN:
9780191860959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821656.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Pure Mathematics

This book is about the foundations of geometric symmetry, namely, Lie groups and differential geometry. Although this is a classical subject about which hundreds of books have been written, this book ... More


Ionic soft matter

Masao Doi

in Soft Matter Physics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199652952
eISBN:
9780191774942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652952.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Ionic soft matter includes suspensions of charged colloidal particles, polyelectrolyte solutions, polyelectrolyte gels, ionic micelles, etc. A common special feature in these materials is that they ... More


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