This text is designed for an intermediate-level, two-semester undergraduate course
in mathematical physics. It provides an accessible account of most of the current,
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In this book the authors reduce a wide variety of problems arising in system and control theory to a handful of convex and quasiconvex optimization problems that involve linear matrix inequalities. Th . . . . .
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The GWapproximation to the formally exact many-body perturbation
theory has been applied successfully to materials for several decades. Since the
practical calculations are extremely cumbersome, the . . . . .
Contents: 1) Introduction and a few excursions 2) The Schwarzschild solution 3) The Reissner- Nordstrom solution 4) The Kerr metric 5) Black hole uniqueness and multi-black hole solutions 6) Stati . . . . .
The Minority Game is a simple model for the collective behavior of agents in an idealized situation where they have to compete through adaptation for a finite resource. This review summarizes the stat . . . . .
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Contents: Front Matter ;
The Social Foundations of Science;
Experimental Techniques and the Treatment of Data ;
Values in Science ;
Conflicts of Interest ;
Publication and Opennes . . . . .
This course is intended as an introduction to the wide field of
phenomena encountered in nonlinear
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Contents: What is conservation biology?
The biology of human-caused extinctions;
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In this lecture we present many-body perturbation theory as a method to determine quasiparticle excitations in solids, especially electronic band structures, accurately from first principles. The main . . . . .
Contents: Introduction to Neurons and Neural Networks; Resting Potentials & Action Potentials; Ionic Mechanisms of Action Potentials; Propagation of Action Potentials; Synaptic Transmission at the . . . . .