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Commentary 6.7: Tipping Points and ‘Too Difficult Boxes’

Charles Clarke

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Faced with complex and wicked problems, even well-established governments seek delay and denial when contemplating ‘Too Difficult Boxes’. Failing to grasp the nettle of change brings society nearer ... More


A Future for Presentism

Craig Bourne

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199212804
eISBN:
9780191707094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212804.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book concerns the nature of time. It shows how presentism, the view that only the present exists, can be defended. Part I of the book shows how presentism is the only viable alternative to the ... More


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

Sylvie Benzoni-Gavage and Denis Serre

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211234
eISBN:
9780191705700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211234.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This book presents a view of the state of the art in multi-dimensional hyperbolic partial differential equations, with a particular emphasis on problems in which modern tools of analysis have proved ... More


The Diophantine Frobenius Problem

Jorge L. Ramírez Alfonsín

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198568209
eISBN:
9780191718229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568209.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Algebra, Combinatorics / Graph Theory / Discrete Mathematics

During the early part of the last century, F. G. Frobenius raised, in his lectures, the following problem (called the Diophantine Frobenius Problem FP): given relatively prime positive integers a1, . ... More


Sasakian Geometry

Charles Boyer and Krzysztof Galicki

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198564959
eISBN:
9780191713712
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564959.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

Sasakian manifolds were first introduced in 1962. This book's main focus is on the intricate relationship between Sasakian and Kähler geometries, especially when the Kähler structure is that of an ... More


The Factorization Method for Inverse Problems

Andreas Kirsch and Natalia Grinberg

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199213535
eISBN:
9780191707629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213535.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This book is devoted to problems of shape identification in the context of (inverse) scattering problems and problems of impedance tomography. In contrast to traditional methods which are based on ... More


Invitation to Fixed-Parameter Algorithms

Rolf Niedermeier

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198566076
eISBN:
9780191713910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566076.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Combinatorics / Graph Theory / Discrete Mathematics

This book provides an introduction to the concept of fixed-parameter tractability. The corresponding design and analysis of efficient fixed-parameter algorithms for optimally solving combinatorially ... More


Numerical Methods for Image Registration

Jan Modersitzki

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528418
eISBN:
9780191713583
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528418.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This text provides an introduction to the theoretical, practical, and numerical aspects of image registration, with special emphasis on medical imaging. Given a so-called reference and template ... More


Gamma-Convergence for Beginners

Andrea Braides

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198507840
eISBN:
9780191709890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507840.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This book introduces the main concepts of the theory of De Giorgi's Gamma-convergence and gives a description of its main applications to the study of asymptotic variational problems. The content is ... More


SUMMARY AND CONCLUDING REMARKS

Rolf Niedermeier

in Invitation to Fixed-Parameter Algorithms

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198566076
eISBN:
9780191713910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566076.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, Combinatorics / Graph Theory / Discrete Mathematics

This chapter ends the first, introductory part of the book by recalling some of the central observations so far.


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