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Concluding Remarks

Guo Shenyang

in Survival Analysis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195337518
eISBN:
9780199864256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337518.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. It comments on criticisms of studies using survival analysis, and on directions for future development. It calls for the continuous ... More


Elements of Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena

Hidetoshi Nishimori and Gerardo Ortiz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199577224
eISBN:
9780191722943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577224.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Phase transitions and critical phenomena have consistently been among the principal subjects of active studies in statistical physics. The simple act of transforming one state of matter or phase into ... More


Statistical Analysis of Epidemiologic Data

Steve Selvin

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195172805
eISBN:
9780199865697
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172805.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Analytic procedures suitable for the study of human disease are scattered throughout the statistical and epidemiologic literature. Explanations of their properties are frequently presented in ... More


Celebrating Statistics: Papers in honour of Sir David Cox on his 80th birthday

A. C. Davison, Yadolah Dodge, and N. Wermuth (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198566540
eISBN:
9780191718038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566540.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

Sir David Cox is among the most important statisticians of the past half-century, making pioneering and highly influential contributions to a wide range of topics in statistics and applied ... More


Elements of reaction theory

Helmut Hofmann

in The Physics of Warm Nuclei: with Analogies to Mesoscopic Systems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198504016
eISBN:
9780191708480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198504016.003.0018
Subject:
Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

This chapter derives formulas for gross sections of potential scattering, and shows their generalizations to nuclear reactions. A projection technique is introduced, which allows one to separate in ... More


Prediction Error Minimization, Mental and Developmental Disorder, and Statistical Theories of Consciousness

Jakob Hohwy

in Disturbed Consciousness: New Essays on Psychopathology and Theories of Consciousness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029346
eISBN:
9780262330213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029346.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Jakob Hohwy seeks to recover an approach to consciousness from a general theory of brain function, namely the prediction error minimization theory. The way this theory applies to mental and ... More


Propagation of X-rays in highly deformed crystals

ANDRÉ AUTHIER

in Dynamical Theory of X-Ray Diffraction

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198528920
eISBN:
9780191713125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528920.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter concerns highly deformed crystals where the Eikonal approximation is no longer valid. An expression is given for the limit of validity of this approximation. Takagi's equations are ... More


Conclusions

A. Townsend Peterson, Jorge Soberón, Richard G. Pearson, Robert P. Anderson, Enrique Martínez-Meyer, Miguel Nakamura, and Miguel Bastos Araújo

in Ecological Niches and Geographic Distributions (MPB-49)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136868
eISBN:
9781400840670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136868.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book has described a comprehensive framework for thinking about the geography and ecology of species distributions, arguing that such a framework is critical to further progress in the field of ... More


Unimolecular reactions

Niels E. Henriksen and Flemming Y. Hansen

in Theories of Molecular Reaction Dynamics: The Microscopic Foundation of Chemical Kinetics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199203864
eISBN:
9780191708251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203864.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter considers unimolecular reactions; photo-induced reactions, i.e. true unimolecular reactions; and reactions initiated by collisional activation, i.e. apparent unimolecular reactions where ... More


Stochastic Limit Theory: An Introduction for Econometricians

James Davidson

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198774037
eISBN:
9780191596117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198774036.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This book aims to introduce modern asymptotic theory to students and practitioners of econometrics. It falls broadly into two parts. The first half provides a handbook and reference for the ... More


The signal-detection model

Thomas D. Wickens

in Elementary Signal Detection Theory

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195092509
eISBN:
9780199893812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092509.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter introduces the basic detection task: an observer receives a stimulus (in any sensory domain) that may or may not contain a weak signal and must decide whether the signal is present or ... More


Renormalization group: General formulation

Jean Zinn-Justin

in Phase Transitions and Renormalization Group

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199227198
eISBN:
9780191711107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227198.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter introduces the general concept of renormalization group in the spirit of the work. It studies the role of fixed points and their stability properties. It exhibits a particular fixed ... More


Deductive Development of the Theory

John von Neumann

Nicholas A. Wheeler (ed.)

in Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: New Edition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780691178561
eISBN:
9781400889921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178561.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter provides the fundamental basis of the statistical theory, building on the formula introduced in the previous chapter, before elaborating proofs of the statistical formulas. From these, ... More


Basic Concepts

M. E. LINES and A. M. GLASS

in Principles and Applications of Ferroelectrics and Related Materials

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198507789
eISBN:
9780191709944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507789.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This book looks at some concepts leading to a basic understanding of ferroelectricity. Depending on their geometry, crystals are commonly classified into seven systems: triclinic (the least ... More


The O(N) symmetric (ϕ2)2 field theory in the large N limit

Jean Zinn-Justin

in Phase Transitions and Renormalization Group

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199227198
eISBN:
9780191711107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227198.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter studies a statistical field theory with an O(N) orthogonal symmetry and a (f2)2 interaction (denoted here by f = (f1, . . . , fN) the N-component field rather than s, in contrast with ... More


Measures Of Risk: Rates And Probabilities

Steve Selvin

in Statistical Analysis of Epidemiologic Data

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195172805
eISBN:
9780199865697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172805.003.01
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses rates and probabilities in epidemiological analysis. A rate is defined as an instantaneous measure of change per unit time. A rate calculated from epidemiologic data reflects ... More


Statistical field theory

Tom Lancaster and Stephen J. Blundell

in Quantum Field Theory for the Gifted Amateur

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199699322
eISBN:
9780191779435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699322.003.0026
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

There is a rather subtle connection between quantum field theory and statistical physics, and this is explored here, where the concepts of imaginary time and the Wick rotation are introduced.


Introduction and Background

Jacob K. Goeree, Charles A. Holt, and Thomas R. Palfrey

in Quantal Response Equilibrium: A Stochastic Theory of Games

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691124230
eISBN:
9781400880928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691124230.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book focuses on a class of general models, quantal response equilibrium (QRE) models, and its applications to economics, ... More


History and Present Status of Quantum Theory in Vision

M. A. Bouman

in Sensory Communication

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262518420
eISBN:
9780262314213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262518420.003.0021
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter presents a review of the development of quantum-statistical theories for visual functions such as absolute thresholds for steady and moving targets, contrast thresholds, visual acuity, ... More


The Statistical Beginnings of Historical Thought: Joseph de Maistre against Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1794–96

Carolina Armenteros

in The French Idea of History: Joseph de Maistre and His Heirs, 1794-1854

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449437
eISBN:
9780801462597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449437.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes the genesis of Maistrian historical thought in De l'état de nature and De la souveraineté du people (1794–96), two essays that refute Jean-Jacques Rousseau and contain most of ... More


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