## 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 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

## 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

## 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