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Nyamun Shambu: An Ontology of Brotherhood

Andrew Moutu

in Names are Thicker than Blood: Kinship and Ownership amongst the Iatmul

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197264454
eISBN:
9780191760501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264454.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the Iatmul notion of nyamun shambu — the elder brother and younger brother — to articulate an Iatmul version of the ‘fractal person’. Situating this idea of personhood in an ... More


A Phenomenology of Repetition: The Self-Replicating Community

Tony K. Stewart

in The Final Word: The Caitanya Caritamrita and the Grammar of Religious Tradition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195392722
eISBN:
9780199777327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392722.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

A professional book copyist and already well-traveled among Vaiṣṇavas before studying with the Gosvāmīs in Vraja, Śrīnivāsa was ideally suited to distribute the Caitanya caritāmṛta and Gosvāmī ... More


Forever FOB?: Resisting and Reproducing the Other in High School ESL

Steven Talmy

in Beyond Yellow English: Toward a Linguistic Anthropology of Asian Pacific America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195327359
eISBN:
9780199870639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327359.003.0021
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Employing a conceptual framework informed by theories of cultural production, identity markedness, and linguistic discrimination, this chapter examines how an ESL subject position is locally produced ... More


Dynamical Insight into Structure in Connectionist Models

Whitney Tabor

in Toward a Unified Theory of Development Connectionism and Dynamic System Theory Re-Consider

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195300598
eISBN:
9780199867165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300598.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter focuses on a connectionist model called the fractal learning neural network (FLNN). The FLNN model's account is appealing because it (a) uses a simple learning mechanism and thus ... More


The Fractal Forms of Urban Land Use Patterns

Roger White, Guy Engelen, and Inge Uljee

in Modeling Cities and Regions As Complex Systems: From Theory to Planning Applications

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029568
eISBN:
9780262331371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029568.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The complex order that characterizes cities is typically a fractal order in various respects. The edge of the urbanized area, the density of development, the route pattern of the transport system, ... More


Multiscale Nature Inspired Chemical Engineering

Marc-Olivier Coppens

in Multiscale Methods: Bridging the Scales in Science and Engineering

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199233854
eISBN:
9780191715532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233854.003.0016
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

Symmetry is key in solving many scientific and engineering problems. Drawing on examples from chemical engineering, this chapter illustrates how recognizing fractal scaling and other invariant ... More


Formulations of Mechanics Problems for Materials with Self-Similar Multiscale Microstructure

R.C. Picu and M.A. Soare

in Multiscale Methods: Bridging the Scales in Science and Engineering

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199233854
eISBN:
9780191715532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233854.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

A broad range of natural and man-made materials, such as the trabecular bone, aerogels have hierarchical microstructure. Performing efficient design of structures made from such materials requires ... More


Small and large worlds

Sergey N. Dorogovtsev

in Lectures on Complex Networks

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199548927
eISBN:
9780191720574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548927.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter discusses and compares the geometries of small worlds, lattices and fractals. The first measurements of the diameter of the World Wide Web are described. The Watts–Strogatz model of a ... More


Physical Aspects and Applications of Hyperbolic Thermoelasticity

Józef Ignaczak and Martin Ostoja‐Starzewski

in Thermoelasticity with Finite Wave Speeds

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199541645
eISBN:
9780191716164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541645.003.0012
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Physics

This chapter first provides a brief review of several other theories, all classified as generalized thermoelasticity and due to Green and Naghdi. Next follows a justification of the presence of a ... More


From Cantor to Mandelbrot: Self-similarity and fractals

Iwo Białynicki-Birula and Iwona Białynicka-Birula

in Modeling Reality: How Computers Mirror Life

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198531005
eISBN:
9780191713033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198531005.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Objects that look similar after magnification are said to have fractal structure. Perfect fractals can exist only in mathematics but in the real world we have plenty of approximate fractals, from ... More


GRANULAR METALS

V.F. Gantmakher

in Electrons and Disorder in Solids

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567561
eISBN:
9780191718267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567561.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter demonstrates approaches to the treatment of macroscopically inhomogeneous materials. The conception and criteria of granularity are introduced and experimental examples of ... More


The Fractal Self: Science, Philosophy, and the Evolution of Human Cooperation

John L. Culliney and David Jones

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824866617
eISBN:
9780824875763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866617.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

“The Fractal Self” traces fresh insights on the evolution of the universe from the Big Bang to sociobiology and human culture. The book posits that on every scale, complex structure and function and ... More


Random systems

Hidetoshi Nishimori and Gerardo Ortiz

in Elements of Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199577224
eISBN:
9780191722943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577224.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Real materials always contain randomness or disorder that cannot be expressed by idealized simple model systems. The present chapter studies the effects of randomness on phase transitions and ... More


Theory and Consequences

Roger White, Guy Engelen, and Inge Uljee

in Modeling Cities and Regions As Complex Systems: From Theory to Planning Applications

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029568
eISBN:
9780262331371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029568.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Cities are systems maintained far from thermodynamic equilibrium by a constant inflow of energy and an outflow of entropy in the form of waste and pollution. Such systems exhibit complex, not ... More


Many Dimensions and Multifractals

Robert C. Hilborn

in Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198507239
eISBN:
9780191709340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507239.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter explores generalizations of fractal dimensions and correlation dimensions (generalized dimensions) that allow us to characterize more complex dynamics. These concepts are somewhat more ... More


Pattern Formation and Spatiotemporal Chaos

Robert C. Hilborn

in Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198507239
eISBN:
9780191709340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507239.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

When a dynamical system has significant spatial extent, its nonlinear dynamics can lead to the spontaneous formation of spatial patterns. Such systems provide models for how nature might have ... More


Quantifying Chaos

Robert C. Hilborn

in Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198507239
eISBN:
9780191709340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507239.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter explores various means of quantifying the degree of chaotic behaviour of both numerically generated time series and time series from real experiments. These methods include Lyapunov ... More


DYNAMICS, FRACTALS, AND CHAOS

Robert M. Mazo

in Brownian Motion: Fluctuations, Dynamics, and Applications

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199556441
eISBN:
9780191705625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556441.003.0018
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter covers three special topics dealing with individual Brownian trajectories. The first is Brownian dynamics, a version of molecular dynamics that integrates the Langevin equation instead ... More


A neural systems model of decision making in adolescents

Monique Ernst

in Decision Making, Affect, and Learning: Attention and Performance XXIII

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199600434
eISBN:
9780191725623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600434.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter focuses on a heuristic neural systems model of motivated behaviour. This model provides hypotheses for mechanisms underlying changes in behaviour across development and psychopathology. ... More


Topologies of the Classical World in Children's Fiction: Palimpsests, Maps, and Fractals

Claudia Nelson and Anne Morey

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198846031
eISBN:
9780191881268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846031.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book draws upon cognitive poetics and uses an assortment of works written in Britain and the US for preteen and adolescent readers from 1906 to 2018 to argue that authors typically employ a ... More


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