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TitleModeling and Simulation: Theory and Practice [electronic resource] : A Memorial Volume for Professor Walter J. Karplus (1927-2001) / edited by George A. Bekey, Boris Y. Kogan
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 2003
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-0235-7
Descript XIII, 292 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Modeling and Simulation: Theory and Practice provides a comprehensive review of both methodologies and applications of simulation and modeling. The methodology section includes such topics as the philosophy of simulation, inverse problems in simulation, simulation model compilers, treatment of ill-defined systems, and a survey of simulation languages. The application section covers a wide range of topics, including applications to environmental management, biology and medicine, neural networks, collaborative visualization and intelligent interfaces. The book consists of 13 invited chapters written by former colleagues and students of Professor Karplus. Also included are several short 'reminiscences' describing Professor Karplus' impact on the professional careers of former colleagues and students who worked closely with him over the years


CONTENT

I W.J. Karplus, Scientist, Educator and Friend -- Doctorial Students of W.J. Karplus -- Publications of W.J. Karplus -- 1 The Technical and Scientific Contributions of Professor Walter J. Karplus -- Reminiscences -- 2 W. Karplus my Friend and Colleague -- 3 A Conversation with Walter J. Karplus -- 4 Some Memories of Walter Karplus -- 5 Walter Karplus โ{128}{148} Friend -- II Methodology -- 6 The Spectrum of Mathematical Modeling and Systems Simulation -- 7 Models and Reality: Some Reflections on the Art and Science of Simulation -- 8 Structure Characterization of Ill-Defined Systems -- 9 Inverse Problems -- 10 Model Interoperability in the Discrete Event Paradigm: Representation of Continuous Models -- 11 A Simulation-Model Compiler for All Seasons -- 12 Simulation Languages and Applications -- III Applications of Simulation -- 13 Parallel Simulation for Environmental Management -- 14 Role of Intracellular Ca2+ Dynamics in Supporting Spiral Wave Propagation -- 15 Simulation of Brain Hemodynamics: The Virtual Aneurysm -- 16 Evolving Neural Networks: Selected Medical Applications and the Effects of Variation Operators -- 17 Road Map and Issues in Collaborative Visualization -- 18 Intelligent Interfaces for Mission-critical Systems


Mathematics System theory Calculus of variations Control engineering Robotics Mechatronics Biomedical engineering Mathematics Systems Theory Control Control Robotics Mechatronics Biomedical Engineering Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control; Optimization



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