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1 Huysman, M.H Communities and Technologies I11587 2003 eBook  
2 Heck, Andre Information Handling in Astronomy I11565 2000 eBook  
3 Heck, Andre Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy I11560 2001 eBook  
4 Heck, Andre Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy I11554 2003 eBook  
5 Heck, Andre Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy I11547 2002 eBook  
6 Heck, Andre Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy I11464 2000 eBook  
7 Mikhailov, Alexander S From Cells to Societies I11366 2002 eBook  
8 Neyman, Abraham Stochastic Games and Applications I11310 2003 eBook  
9 Heck, Andre Astronomy Communication I11156 2003 eBook  
10 Heck, Andre Information Handling in Astronomy - Historical Vistas I10911 2003 eBook  
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TitleCommunities and Technologies
Author(s)Huysman, M.H;Wenger, Etienne;Wulf, Volker
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 2003.
DescriptionXII, 484 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThe book contains 24 research articles related to the emerging research field of Communities and Technologies (C&T). The papers treat subjects such as online communities, communities of practice, Community support systems, Digital Cities, regional communities and the internet, knowledge sharing and communities, civil communities, communities and education and social capital. As a result of a very quality-oriented review process, the work reflects the best of current research and practice in the field of C&T
ISBN,Price9789401701150
Keyword(s)1. APPLICATION SOFTWARE 2. COMPUTER SCIENCE 3. Computer Science, general 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Information Systems Applications (incl. Internet) 7. MANAGEMENT 8. Science???Social aspects 9. SOCIAL SCIENCES 10. Social Sciences, general 11. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education 12. User interfaces (Computer systems) 13. User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction
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TitleInformation Handling in Astronomy
Author(s)Heck, Andre
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 2000.
DescriptionX, 242 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThe pilot boat just moved away and'its lights are already fading towards the coast of Northeastern Queensland over which Saturn is going to set. There is still quite some time to go before dawn. The big ship has now regained her cruise speed following its roughly northwesterly route in the South Coral Sea along the chain of nearby reefs. Few people are around at this time, except a dozen early birds sharing some 'shipshaping' exercise on the top deck and taking advantage of the relative coolness of the night. On my way down to the stateroom, I cannot but stop once more in front of that elegant composition by British artist Brigid Collins (1963-) hanging in the monumental staircase between Decks 7 and 8. That piece 2 of art, a 1.8x 1.8m oil on canvas plus collage entitled Berinl in honour of the Danish explorer, gathers together many navigation-related themes of the time: Suns, Moons, planets, sky maps, astrolabes, small telescopes, as well as drawings, diagrams and charts of all kinds. It is somehow a digest of how astronomical information was then collected, made available, and used
ISBN,Price9789401143455
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. COMPUTER SCIENCE 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. EDUCATION 7. Education, general 8. MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS 9. Management of Computing and Information Systems 10. Observations, Astronomical 11. SOCIAL SCIENCES 12. Social Sciences, general 13. Statistics for Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry and Earth Sciences 14. Statistics??
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TitleOrganizations and Strategies in Astronomy : Volume II
Author(s)Heck, Andre
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 2001.
DescriptionIX, 280 p : online resource
Abstract NoteSeated in a sun-lit corner of his 17th century Dutch house, his hand touching a celestial globe, Johannes Vermeer's "Astronomer" seems to pon?? der about the mysteries of the universe. We might make the trip to Paris and ask him, in the Louvre, what precisely is on his mind. Unfortunately, there will be no answer. But we do know what his mind was not on. It was not on the approaching deadlines for the proposals he would have to write for getting funds and telescope-time, not on the meeting of the observing programs committee, not on his refereeing duty for the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, nor on his university's tightening budget for science. In the Kapteyn Institute at Groningen I stand face to face with the im?? pressive portrait of J.C. Kapteyn, painted in the year 1918. Seated at his desk he is doing his calculations with pen, pencil and tables, perhaps check?? ing the work of his skilled staff of human computers. Early in his career he had completed his magnum opus, the Cape Photographic Durchmusterung in collaboration with his close friend David Gill at Capetown, South Africa
ISBN,Price9789401006668
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Observations, Astronomical 6. SOCIAL SCIENCES 7. Social Sciences, general 8. Sociology 9. Sociology, general
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TitleOrganizations and Strategies in Astronomy : Volume 4
Author(s)Heck, Andre
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 2003.
DescriptionXII, 330 p : online resource
Abstract NoteI am most grateful to Andr?? e Heck for his invitation to write a foreword to OSA Volume 4 ??? I will use this valued opportunity to emphasise those topics in Vol. 4 which I consider important even if other topics may be of even greater importance in the universal scale of things. At the outset let me say that I commend Vol. 4 to its readers ??? it contains much of very great interest for organisations and strategies in astronomy. A topic which I consider to be of very great importance at this time is Adverse Environmental Impact on Astronomy. There are two papers on this topic in OSA 4 ??? Cohen on Strategies for Protecting Radio Ast- nomy and Schwarz on Light Pollution Control. The growth in the extent of use, the power and spectral demand for radio transmission continues to increase virtually exponentially. The impact on the ???listening??? services such as radio astronomy has been severe. Only by creativity in developing new techniques for radio noise (including legal transmissions) reduction and by participating fully in the allocation process for radio frequencies has radio astronomy developed to the powerful investigative tool it is today
ISBN,Price9789401000499
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Observations, Astronomical 6. SOCIAL SCIENCES 7. Social Sciences, general 8. Sociology 9. Sociology, general
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TitleOrganizations and Strategies in Astronomy : Volume III
Author(s)Heck, Andre
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 2002.
DescriptionIX, 238 p : online resource
Abstract NoteWe have arrived at the third volume of this useful series on Organiza?? tions and Strategies in Astronomy (OSA). It contains seventeen articles on a wide range of topics, from virtual observatories, astronomy organizations in various communities (Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, South Africa), and the role of ground stations in space observatories, to quality assurance in UK higher education. In this foreword, I shall give some views on ideas expressed in this volume, in particular from my personal experience when I was project officer for the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT). Let me first remind readers that present and future astronomy is in?? creasingly dependent on high-level management. Not everybody knows that the scheduling of the Hubble Space Telescope is performed by a neural?? network software called SPIKE, described in the stimulating workshop New Observing Modes for the Next Centuryl, partly reported in OSA Volume II by 1. Robson. New observing facilities, in space or on the ground, are so complex that they need highly qualified engineers and rigorous management procedures. Each observing hour on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) fa?? cility is worth about EUR 7,000, including the amortization of the capital expenses over 30 years. This does not leave much room for amateurism, neither in the time allocation procedures, nor in the daily telescope control
ISBN,Price9789401006064
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Observations, Astronomical 6. SOCIAL SCIENCES 7. Social Sciences, general 8. Sociology 9. Sociology, general
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TitleOrganizations and Strategies in Astronomy
Author(s)Heck, Andre
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 2000.
DescriptionX, 221 p : online resource
Abstract NoteResearch and publications in the field of Astronomy have undergone dramatic changes in the last half-century. While activities just slowed down during World War II in the US and in Latin America, they were very strongly affected by the difficult conditions prevailing among the European belligerent nations. Half a century ago, re?? search activities were mostly confined to observatories (linked or not to universities) and usually separated from the teaching of physical sciences. Hence, directors of observatories played an important role in the choice of the research fields, and "schools" of research appeared at various places, de?? veloping specific instrumentation, reduction techniques and mathematical methods to achieve their scientific goals. Reorganising the research activities after the war was no minor under?? taking, specially because communications were interrupted for over five years and isolated continental Europe from overseas activities. Scarcity of observing instruments (some of them being requisitioned by occupy?? ing armies) , enormous gaps in the available litterature led to local research activities, conducted independently of similar efforts undertaken elsewhere
ISBN,Price9789401009263
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Observations, Astronomical 6. SOCIAL SCIENCES 7. Social Sciences, general 8. Sociology 9. Sociology, general
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TitleFrom Cells to Societies : Models of Complex Coherent Action
Author(s)Mikhailov, Alexander S;Calenbuhr, Vera
PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2002.
DescriptionX, 302 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book shows how, by rather simple models, we can gain remarkable insights into the behavior of complex systems. It is devoted to the discussion of functional self-organization in large populations of interacting active elements. The possible forms of self-organization in such systems range from coherent collective motions in the physical coordinate space to the mutual synchronization of internal dynamics, the development of coherently operating groups, the rise of hierarchical structures, and the emergence of dynamical networks. Such processes play an important role in biological and social phenomena. The authors have chosen a series of models from physics, biochemistry, biology, sociology and economics, and will systematically discuss their general properties. The book addresses researchers and graduate students in a variety of disciplines, such as physics, chemistry, biology and the social sciences
ISBN,Price9783662050620
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Mathematics 2. APPLIED MATHEMATICS 3. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 4. COMPUTERS 5. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS 6. EBOOK 7. EBOOK - SPRINGER 8. ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS 9. SOCIAL SCIENCES 10. Social Sciences, general 11. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 12. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems 13. Theory of Computation
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TitleStochastic Games and Applications
Author(s)Neyman, Abraham;Sorin, S
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 2003.
DescriptionIX, 473 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThis volume is based on lectures given at the NATO Advanced Study Institute on "Stochastic Games and Applications," which took place at Stony Brook, NY, USA, July 1999. It gives the editors great pleasure to present it on the occasion of L.S. Shapley's eightieth birthday, and on the fiftieth "birthday" of his seminal paper "Stochastic Games," with which this volume opens. We wish to thank NATO for the grant that made the Institute and this volume possible, and the Center for Game Theory in Economics of the State University of New York at Stony Brook for hosting this event. We also wish to thank the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, for providing continuing financial support, without which this project would never have been completed. In particular, we are grateful to our editorial assistant Mike Borns, whose work has been indispensable. We also would like to acknowledge the support of the Ecole Poly tech?? nique, Paris, and the Israel Science Foundation. March 2003 Abraham Neyman and Sylvain Sorin ix STOCHASTIC GAMES L.S. SHAPLEY University of California at Los Angeles Los Angeles, USA 1. Introduction In a stochastic game the play proceeds by steps from position to position, according to transition probabilities controlled jointly by the two players
ISBN,Price9789401001892
Keyword(s)1. DECISION MAKING 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. GAME THEORY 5. Game Theory, Economics, Social and Behav. Sciences 6. MATHEMATICS 7. Mathematics, general 8. OPERATIONS RESEARCH 9. Operations Research/Decision Theory 10. PROBABILITIES 11. Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes 12. SOCIAL SCIENCES 13. Social Sciences, general
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TitleAstronomy Communication
Author(s)Heck, Andre;Madsen, C
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 2003.
DescriptionIX, 226 p : online resource
Abstract NoteAstronomyhasalwaysbeenoneoftheeasiestofthesciencestoconveyto the public. That is partly because it produces spectacular pictures that can be explained (at least in part) and admired, partly because understanding of astronomy usually does not depend upon a knowledge of a complex cl- si?cation system or esoteric terminology, and partly because its extremes in distances and times challenge our imagination and philosophies. Most scientists enjoy sharing with others the discoveries made by th- selves and their colleagues. The primary purpose of scienti?c research is to discover, to learn, and to understand. When we succeed, we enjoy sh- ing that understanding. Education is most pleasurable when our audience wishes to learn and we have something important to convey. A?eldthatdoesnotcommunicatee?ectivelywiththepublicsoonlooses its interest and support. Author Andr?? e Heck explains the many di?erent ways in which professional communication now occurs while Leslie Sage explains how such communication should be done. Astronomy done with spacecraft and large equipment is very expensive and the funds for those ultimately come from the public. The cost of astronomy prorated over the number of research astronomers is perhaps the highest in all the sciences. If astronomers do not share their results with the public, they will loose its support. However, for most astronomers the desire to share and educate dominates over the pragmatic need to win public support. With the advent of new communication techniques (television, videos, CDs, DVDs, animation, simulations) we have new methods to commu- cate, in addition to the conventional ones of the printed and spoken word
ISBN,Price9789401708012
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Observations, Astronomical 6. SOCIAL SCIENCES 7. Social Sciences, general
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TitleInformation Handling in Astronomy - Historical Vistas
Author(s)Heck, Andre
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 2003.
DescriptionXII, 298 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book is dedicated to the memory of Gis??le Mersch whose life ended prematurely in June 2002. Back in the 1970s, when few people were using them, Gis??le introduced me to the arcane secrets of then advanced m- tivariate statistical methodologies. I was already involved in more classical statistical studies undertaken at Paris Observatory with Jean Jung: developing and applying maxim- likelihood algorithms to stellar photometric and kinematic data in order to derive absolute luminosities, distances and velocities in the solar neighb- hood. But what could be envisaged with those methodologies was something of another dimension: for the first time, I could really see how to extract information from massive amounts of data without calling for elaborated physical or mechanical theories. Several pioneering applications were developed under Gis??le???s guidance and with her collaboration to study the delicate interface between spect- scopic and photometric data. Thus errors in spectral classifications were investigated as well as predictions of spectral classifications from pho- metric indices (see Heck 1976, Heck et al. 1977, Heck & Mersch 1980 and Mersch & Heck 1980), with very interesting results for the time. Gis??le also took part in studies of period determination algorithms (see Mersch & Heck 1981, Manfroid et al. 1983 and Heck et al. 1985)
ISBN,Price9780306480805
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. COMPUTER SCIENCE 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. EDUCATION 7. Education, general 8. MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS 9. Management of Computing and Information Systems 10. Observations, Astronomical 11. SOCIAL SCIENCES 12. Social Sciences, general 13. Statistics for Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry and Earth Sciences 14. Statistics??
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