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Smoothing and Decay Estimates for Nonlinear Diffusion Equations: Equations of Porous Medium Type

Juan Luis Vázquez

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202973
eISBN:
9780191707919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202973.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This book is concerned with the quantitative aspects of the theory of nonlinear diffusion equations; equations which can be seen as nonlinear variations of the classical heat equation. They appear as ... More


An Introduction to Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis

J. N. Reddy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198525295
eISBN:
9780191711671
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525295.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This book presents the theory and computer implementation of the finite element method as applied to nonlinear problems of heat transfer and similar field problems, fluid mechanics (flows of ... More


Nonlinearities

Russell L. De Valois and Karen K. De Valois

in Spatial Vision

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195066579
eISBN:
9780199872220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195066579.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter discusses the nonlinear responses of the visual system. Topics covered include threshold nonlinearity, phase nonlinearity, amplitude nonlinearity, half-wave rectification, and ... More


Problems in nonlinear electromagnetism

Mauro Fabrizio and Morro Angelo

in Electromagnetism of Continuous Media: Mathematical Modelling and Applications

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198527008
eISBN:
9780191713316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527008.003.0010
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter presents some nonlinear constitutive models and develops wave propagation problems in nonlinear electromagnetism. Nonlinear models arise from nonlinear functions or functionals, which ... More


THE MIXED PROBLEM FOR QUASILINEAR SYSTEMS

Sylvie Benzoni-Gavage and Denis Serre

in Multi-dimensional hyperbolic partial differential equations: First-order systems and applications

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211234
eISBN:
9780191705700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211234.003.0011
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

The local existence result for smooth solutions follows the guidelines of Chapters 10 (because of the nonlinearity) and 9 (since there is a boundary). Compatibility conditions are needed between the ... More


The physiology and function of the normal and damaged cochlea

Brian C. J. Moore

in Perceptual Consequences of Cochlear Damage

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198523307
eISBN:
9780191712456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523307.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter describes the anatomy and physiology of the cochlea, and the changes associated with cochlear pathology. Evidence is presented supporting the idea that there is an active nonlinear ... More


Using Complexity Theory for Research and Program Evaluation

Michael Wolf-Branigin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199829460
eISBN:
9780199315895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199829460.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Complexity theory provides a promising framework for organizing and conducting social work research and evaluation. This book explores the history and roots of complexity and related concepts by ... More


Navigating the Sustainability Transition: Governing Complex and Dynamic Socio-ecological Systems

Oran R. Young

in Global Environmental Commons: Analytical and Political Challenges in Building Governance Mechanisms

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199656202
eISBN:
9780191742149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656202.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The thesis of this chapter is that reliance on management tools that assume change will be linear and gradual in the effort to manage complex and dynamic socioecological systems is a liability that ... More


Diversity of Cortical Functions Is Provided by Inhibition

Buzsáki György

in Rhythms of the Brain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195301069
eISBN:
9780199863716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301069.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic, Techniques

In addition to principal cells, the cerebral cortex contains diverse classes of interneurons that selectively and discriminately innervate various parts of principal cells and each other. The ... More


The Dielectric Tensor of Crystals in The Region of Excitonic Resonances

Vladimir M. Agranovich

in Excitations in Organic Solids

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199234417
eISBN:
9780191715426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234417.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter presents the calculation of dielectric tensor based on the application of polariton theory and the theory developed by Dzyaloshinsky and Pitaevsky, as well as the calculation of ... More


Dielectric Tensor of Superlattices

Vladimir M. Agranovich

in Excitations in Organic Solids

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199234417
eISBN:
9780191715426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234417.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter presents calculations of dielectric tensor of superlattices. In consideration of superlattices having large periods compared to lattice constants, equations of macroscopical ... More


Stories for Eyes, Ears, and Muscles: The Evolution of Embodied Simulations

Torben Grodal

in Embodied Visions: Evolution, Emotion, Culture and Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195371314
eISBN:
9780199870585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371314.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The chapter discusses how storytelling represents an innate mental capacity to synthesize an agency’s perceptual input, its emotions, and its output in terms of action. Insight into the architecture ... More


Governing Complex Systems: Social Capital for the Anthropocene

Oran R. Young

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035934
eISBN:
9780262338899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035934.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Governing for sustainability in a world of complex systems will require new social capital in the form of innovative steering mechanisms that differ in important respects from those familiar to us ... More


Human Capital and Economic Growth

Andreas Savvides and Thanasis Stengos

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755405
eISBN:
9780804769761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755405.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This book provides an in-depth investigation of the link between human capital and economic growth. The book examines the determinants of economic growth through a historical overview of the concept ... More


Introduction

J. N. REDDY

in An Introduction to Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198525295
eISBN:
9780191711671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525295.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

One of the most important thing engineers and scientists do is to model natural phenomena. They develop conceptual and mathematical models to simulate physical events, whether they are aerospace, ... More


The rotating wave van del Pol oscillator (RWVP)

Melvin Lax, Wei Cai, and Min Xu

in Random Processes in Physics and Finance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198567769
eISBN:
9780191718359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567769.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter explains why a laser line is so narrow (it can be as low as one cycle per second, even when the laser frequency is of the order of 10 per second) and shows that autonomous oscillators ... More


Concepts, models, and definitions

Timo Teräsvirta, Dag Tjøstheim, and W. J. Granger

in Modelling Nonlinear Economic Time Series

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199587148
eISBN:
9780191595387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587148.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter gives a brief overview of the basic concepts and topics used in the book. There exists a large literature on linear stationary models. The purpose of the present book is to look at ... More


Material Nonlinearities and Coupled Problems

J. N. REDDY

in An Introduction to Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198525295
eISBN:
9780191711671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525295.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Nonlinearities arise from two independent sources: nonlinearity due to changes in the geometry or position of the material particles of a continuum, which is called the geometric nonlinearity, and ... More


Phase Competition and Inhomogeneous States as a New Paradigm for Complex Materials

Elbio Dagotto, Shuai Dong, Rong Yu, Cengiz Sen, Gonzalo Alvarez, and Adriana Moreo

in Conductor-Insulator Quantum Phase Transitions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199592593
eISBN:
9780191741050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592593.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

A new paradigm in the study of complex materials is gaining considerable experimental and theoretical support. It is based on the notion that many unusual properties of these materials arise from the ... More


Carbon nanotubes: nonlinear high‐Q resonators with strong coupling to single‐electron tunneling

H. B. Meerwaldt, G. A. Steele, and H. S. J. van der Zant

in Fluctuating Nonlinear Oscillators: From Nanomechanics to Quantum Superconducting Circuits

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199691388
eISBN:
9780191742255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691388.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are nonlinear high-Q resonators with strong coupling to single-electron tunneling. This chapter begins by describing several methods to detect the flexural motion of a CNT ... More


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