Media Theory: Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics

David Eppstein, Jean-Claude Falmagne, Sergei Ovchinnikov

  • 出版商: Springer
  • 出版日期: 2007-12-06
  • 售價: $5,471
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$5,197
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 328
  • 裝訂: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 3540716963
  • ISBN-13: 9783540716969

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The focus of this book is a mathematical structure modeling a physical or biological system that can be in any of a number of `states.' Each state is characterized by a set of binary features, and differs from some other neighbor state or states by just one of those feature. A simple example of a `state is a partial solution of a jigsaw puzzle, which can be transformed into another partial solution or into the final solution just by adding or removing a single adjoining piece. The evolution of such a system over time is considered. Such a structure is analyzed from algebraic and probabilistic (stochastic) standpoints.