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Maths for computer scientists

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Computer Oriented Numerical Methods

Computer Oriented Numerical Methods

Author: V. Rajaraman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2019

This book is a concise and lucid introduction to computer oriented numerical methods with well-chosen graphical illustrations that give an insight into the mechanism of various methods. The book develops computational algorithms for solving non-linear algebraic equation, sets of linear equations, curve-fitting, integration, differentiation, and solving ordinary differential equations. OUTSTANDING FEATURES: Elementary presentation of numerical methods using computers for solving a variety of problems for students who have only basic level knowledge of mathematics. Geometrical illustrations used to explain how numerical algorithms are evolved. Emphasis on implementation of numerical algorithm on computers. Detailed discussion of IEEE standard for representing floating point numbers. Algorithms derived and presented using a simple English based structured language. Truncation and rounding errors in numerical calculations explained. Each chapter starts with learning goals and all methods illustrated with numerical examples. Appendix gives pointers to open source libraries for numerical computation.

A User-Friendly Introduction to Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science

A User-Friendly Introduction to Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science

Author: W.A. Labuschagne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2019

What mathematical skills do you need to understand computers and the problems they can solve? This book introduces the basic ideas of set theory, logic and combinatorics. Intended for those who work alone and whose experiences of mathematics have in the past perhaps been somewhat intimidating, the book adopts an informal tone and chats to the reader as a well-informed friend might. In addition to its treatment of mathematical topics, it draws the attention of the reader to general patterns of thought, some of which constitute useful problem-solving skills that may be used in other domains.

Probability and Statistics for Computer Science

Probability and Statistics for Computer Science

Author: David Forsyth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2019

This textbook is aimed at computer science undergraduates late in sophomore or early in junior year, supplying a comprehensive background in qualitative and quantitative data analysis, probability, random variables, and statistical methods, including machine learning. With careful treatment of topics that fill the curricular needs for the course, Probability and Statistics for Computer Science features: * A treatment of random variables and expectations dealing primarily with the discrete case. * A practical treatment of simulation, showing how many interesting probabilities and expectations can be extracted, with particular emphasis on Markov chains. * A clear but crisp account of simple point inference strategies (maximum likelihood; Bayesian inference) in simple contexts. This is extended to cover some confidence intervals, samples and populations for random sampling with replacement, and the simplest hypothesis testing. * A chapter dealing with classification, explaining why it's useful; how to train SVM classifiers with stochastic gradient descent; and how to use implementations of more advanced methods such as random forests and nearest neighbors. * A chapter dealing with regression, explaining how to set up, use and understand linear regression and nearest neighbors regression in practical problems. * A chapter dealing with principal components analysis, developing intuition carefully, and including numerous practical examples. There is a brief description of multivariate scaling via principal coordinate analysis. * A chapter dealing with clustering via agglomerative methods and k-means, showing how to build vector quantized features for complex signals. Illustrated throughout, each main chapter includes many worked examples and other pedagogical elements such as boxed Procedures, Definitions, Useful Facts, and Remember This (short tips). Problems and Programming Exercises are at the end of each chapter, with a summary of what the reader should know. Instructor resources include a full set of model solutions for all problems, and an Instructor's Manual with accompanying presentation slides.

Elliptic Integrals, Elliptic Functions and Modular Forms in Quantum Field Theory

Elliptic Integrals, Elliptic Functions and Modular Forms in Quantum Field Theory

Author: Johannes Blumlein Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2019

This book includes review articles in the field of elliptic integrals, elliptic functions and modular forms intending to foster the discussion between theoretical physicists working on higher loop calculations and mathematicians working in the field of modular forms and functions and analytic solutions of higher order differential and difference equations.

Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing International Conference on Advances in Mathematical Sciences, Vellore, India, December 2017 - Volume II

Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computing International Conference on Advances in Mathematical Sciences, Vellore, India, December 2017 - Volume II

Author: B. Rushi Kumar Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/02/2019

This volume is the first of two containing selected papers from the International Conference on Advances in Mathematical Sciences (ICAMS), held at the Vellore Institute of Technology in December 2017. This meeting brought together researchers from around the world to share their work, with the aim of promoting collaboration as a means of solving various problems in modern science and engineering. The authors of each chapter present a research problem, techniques suitable for solving it, and a discussion of the results obtained. These volumes will be of interest to both theoretical- and application-oriented individuals in academia and industry. Papers in Volume I are dedicated to active and open areas of research in algebra, analysis, operations research, and statistics, and those of Volume II consider differential equations, fluid mechanics, and graph theory.

Optimization and Applications 9th International Conference, OPTIMA 2018, Petrovac, Montenegro, October 1-5, 2018, Revised Selected Papers

Optimization and Applications 9th International Conference, OPTIMA 2018, Petrovac, Montenegro, October 1-5, 2018, Revised Selected Papers

Author: Yury Evtushenko Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2019

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Optimization and Applications, OPTIMA 2018, held in Petrovac, Montenegro, in October 2018.The 35 revised full papers and the one short paper presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 103 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on mathematical programming; combinatorial and discrete optimization; optimal control; optimization in economy, finance and social sciences; applications.

Doubly Classified Model with R

Doubly Classified Model with R

Author: Teck Kiang Tan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/12/2018

This book provides practical applications of doubly classified models by using R syntax to generate the models. It also presents these models in symbolic tables so as to cater to those who are not mathematically inclined, while numerous examples throughout the book illustrate the concepts and their applications. For those who are not aware of this modeling approach, it serves as a good starting point to acquire a basic understanding of doubly classified models. It is also a valuable resource for academics, postgraduate students, undergraduates, data analysts and researchers who are interested in examining square contingency tables.

Analysis for Computer Scientists Foundations, Methods, and Algorithms

Analysis for Computer Scientists Foundations, Methods, and Algorithms

Author: Michael Oberguggenberger, Alexander Ostermann Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2018

This easy-to-follow textbook/reference presents a concise introduction to mathematical analysis from an algorithmic point of view, with a particular focus on applications of analysis and aspects of mathematical modelling. The text describes the mathematical theory alongside the basic concepts and methods of numerical analysis, enriched by computer experiments using MATLAB, Python, Maple, and Java applets. This fully updated and expanded new edition also features an even greater number of programming exercises. Topics and features: describes the fundamental concepts in analysis, covering real and complex numbers, trigonometry, sequences and series, functions, derivatives, integrals, and curves; discusses important applications and advanced topics, such as fractals and L-systems, numerical integration, linear regression, and differential equations; presents tools from vector and matrix algebra in the appendices, together with further information on continuity; includes added material on hyperbolic functions, curves and surfaces in space, second-order differential equations, and the pendulum equation (NEW); contains experiments, exercises, definitions, and propositions throughout the text; supplies programming examples in Python, in addition to MATLAB (NEW); provides supplementary resources at an associated website, including Java applets, code source files, and links to interactive online learning material. Addressing the core needs of computer science students and researchers, this clearly written textbook is an essential resource for undergraduate-level courses on numerical analysis, and an ideal self-study tool for professionals seeking to enhance their analysis skills.

Scientific Computing A Historical Perspective

Scientific Computing A Historical Perspective

Author: Bertil Gustafsson Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/10/2018

This book explores the most significant computational methods and the history of their development. It begins with the earliest mathematical / numerical achievements made by the Babylonians and the Greeks, followed by the period beginning in the 16th century. For several centuries the main scientific challenge concerned the mechanics of planetary dynamics, and the book describes the basic numerical methods of that time. In turn, at the end of the Second World War scientific computing took a giant step forward with the advent of electronic computers, which greatly accelerated the development of numerical methods. As a result, scientific computing became established as a third scientific method in addition to the two traditional branches: theory and experimentation. The book traces numerical methods' journey back to their origins and to the people who invented them, while also briefly examining the development of electronic computers over the years. Featuring 163 references and more than 100 figures, many of them portraits or photos of key historical figures, the book provides a unique historical perspective on the general field of scientific computing - making it a valuable resource for all students and professionals interested in the history of numerical analysis and computing, and for a broader readership alike.

Time Series Analysis and Forecasting Selected Contributions from ITISE 2017

Time Series Analysis and Forecasting Selected Contributions from ITISE 2017

Author: Ignacio Rojas Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

This book presents selected peer-reviewed contributions from the International Work-Conference on Time Series, ITISE 2017, held in Granada, Spain, September 18-20, 2017. It discusses topics in time series analysis and forecasting, including advanced mathematical methodology, computational intelligence methods for time series, dimensionality reduction and similarity measures, econometric models, energy time series forecasting, forecasting in real problems, online learning in time series as well as high-dimensional and complex/big data time series. The series of ITISE conferences provides a forum for scientists, engineers, educators and students to discuss the latest ideas and implementations in the foundations, theory, models and applications in the field of time series analysis and forecasting. It focuses on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research encompassing computer science, mathematics, statistics and econometrics.

Graph-Theoretic Concepts in Computer Science 44th International Workshop, WG 2018, Cottbus, Germany, June 27-29, 2018, Proceedings

Graph-Theoretic Concepts in Computer Science 44th International Workshop, WG 2018, Cottbus, Germany, June 27-29, 2018, Proceedings

Author: Andreas Brandstadt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2018

This book constitutes the revised selected papers of the 44th International Workshop on Graph-Theoretic Concepts in Computer Science, WG 2018, held in Cottbus, Germany, in June 2018. The 30 full papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 66 submissions. They cover a wide range of areas, aiming at connecting theory and applications by demonstrating how graph-theoretic concepts can be applied in various areas of computer science. Another focus is on presenting recent results and on identifying and exploring promising directions of future research.

Multiscale Forecasting Models

Multiscale Forecasting Models

Author: Lida Mercedes Barba Maggi Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/2018

This book presents two new decomposition methods to decompose a time series in intrinsic components of low and high frequencies. The methods are based on Singular Value Decomposition (SVD) of a Hankel matrix (HSVD). The proposed decomposition is used to improve the accuracy of linear and nonlinear auto-regressive models. Linear Auto-regressive models (AR, ARMA and ARIMA) and Auto-regressive Neural Networks (ANNs) have been found insufficient because of the highly complicated nature of some time series. Hybrid models are a recent solution to deal with non-stationary processes which combine pre-processing techniques with conventional forecasters, some pre-processing techniques broadly implemented are Singular Spectrum Analysis (SSA) and Stationary Wavelet Transform (SWT). Although the flexibility of SSA and SWT allows their usage in a wide range of forecast problems, there is a lack of standard methods to select their parameters. The proposed decomposition HSVD and Multilevel SVD are described in detail through time series coming from the transport and fishery sectors. Further, for comparison purposes, it is evaluated the forecast accuracy reached by SSA and SWT, both jointly with AR-based models and ANNs.