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Don DeLillo’s Academia: Revisiting the New Class in White Noise

Stephen Schryer

in Fantasies of the New Class: Ideologies of Professionalism in Post-World War II American Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157575
eISBN:
9780231527477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157575.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses Don DeLillo's novel, White Noise, focusing on the protagonist's remark that in contemporary America “there is a teacher for every person. Everyone I know is either a teacher or ... More


STOCHASTIC PROCESSES

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/9780199556441.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter extends the ideas of Chapter 2 by introducing the notion of stochastic process or random process and its distribution functions. The idea of a Markov process is defined. The ... More


Randomness

Peter Coles

in From Cosmos to Chaos: The Science of Unpredictability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198567622
eISBN:
9780191718250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567622.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter examines randomness and how it applies (or does not) in both abstract mathematics and in physical systems. There are many different ways in which a sequence of events could be said to be ... More


Continuous Markov process theory

Daniel T. Gillespie and Effrosyni Seitaridou

in Simple Brownian Diffusion: An Introduction to the Standard Theoretical Models

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199664504
eISBN:
9780191748516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664504.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

Three years after Einstein published his groundbreaking 1905 paper on diffusion, a different analysis was published by Paul Langevin. Although it was not clearly appreciated at the time, Langevin's ... More


Introduction to Linear Time Series Models

Jeffrey S. Racine

in Reproducible Econometrics Using R

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190900663
eISBN:
9780190933647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190900663.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter introduces time series data and outlines how it differs from cross sectional data. It also highlights how the object of interest when modelling time series data is the forecast, which ... More


Langevin's theory of diffusion

Daniel T. Gillespie and Effrosyni Seitaridou

in Simple Brownian Diffusion: An Introduction to the Standard Theoretical Models

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199664504
eISBN:
9780191748516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664504.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

Although Einstein's theory of diffusion is adequate for many purposes, the previous chapters have shown that it is physically incorrect on small timescales. A theory of diffusion that has a firmer ... More


Detecting Patterns of Trait Evolution

Marc W. Cadotte and T. Jonathan Davies

in Phylogenies in Ecology: A Guide to Concepts and Methods

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691157689
eISBN:
9781400881192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157689.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines a variety of methods for detecting the patterns of evolution of a certain trait. It first considers common metrics for evaluating phylogenetic signal and compares fit of ... More


Introduction: Fiction in the God Gap

Christopher Douglas

in If God Meant to Interfere: American Literature and the Rise of the Christian Right

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702112
eISBN:
9781501703539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702112.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This introductory chapter presents the end of Don DeLillo's White Noise. The protagonist, Jack Gladney seeks assurance from an elderly nun about the faith of others while being treated in a Catholic ... More


Post-Modern Wild Children, Falling Towers, and the Counter-Linguistic Turn

James Berger

in The Disarticulate: Language, Disability, and the Narratives of Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708460
eISBN:
9780814708330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708460.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter expands the discussion on the problematics of the critique of a totalizing modern social-symbolic order by turning to the novels of Paul Auster, Jerzi Kosinski, and Don DeLillo. Their ... More


Multivariate AR Processes

Ilya Polyak

in Computational Statistics in Climatology

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195099997
eISBN:
9780197560938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195099997.003.0007
Subject:
Computer Science, Mathematical Theory of Computation

This chapter is devoted to different computational aspects of multivariate modeling. An algorithm for fitting such models with sequential increasing of the order is given. Several examples of ... More


Forecasting

Richard McCleary, David McDowall, and Bradley J. Bartos

in Design and Analysis of Time Series Experiments

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190661557
eISBN:
9780190661595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190661557.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Methodology and Statistics

Chapter 4 downplays forecasting’s role in the design and analysis of time series experiments and emphasizes its potential abuses. While the “best” ARIMA model will outperform other forecasting models ... More


History and Construction of the Nohkan

Mariko Anno

in Piercing the Structure of Tradition: Flute Performance, Continuity, and Freedom in the Music of Noh Drama

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781939161079
eISBN:
9781942242970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781939161079.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the development and construction techniques of the nohkan and includes interviews with the nohkan makers. It explains nohkan, also known as fue (flute), as a transverse flute ... More


Combinatorics of Genotype-Phenotype Maps: An RNA Case Study

Christian M. Reidys

in Computational Complexity and Statistical Physics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195177374
eISBN:
9780197562260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195177374.003.0021
Subject:
Computer Science, Mathematical Theory of Computation

The fundamental mechanisms of biological evolution have fascinated generations of researchers and remain popular to this day. The formulation of such a ... More


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