Modeling Life

Art Models Speak about Nudity, Sexuality, and the Creative Process

Author: Sarah R. Phillips

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 079148100X

Category: Art

Page: 157

View: 9235

A fascinating consideration of the work of life models and the models’ own perspectives on their craft.

Modeling Life

The Mathematics of Biological Systems

Author: Alan Garfinkel,Jane Shevtsov,Yina Guo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319597310

Category: Mathematics

Page: 445

View: 7094

This book develops the mathematical tools essential for students in the life sciences to describe interacting systems and predict their behavior. From predator-prey populations in an ecosystem, to hormone regulation within the body, the natural world abounds in dynamical systems that affect us profoundly. Complex feedback relations and counter-intuitive responses are common in nature; this book develops the quantitative skills needed to explore these interactions. Differential equations are the natural mathematical tool for quantifying change, and are the driving force throughout this book. The use of Euler’s method makes nonlinear examples tractable and accessible to a broad spectrum of early-stage undergraduates, thus providing a practical alternative to the procedural approach of a traditional Calculus curriculum. Tools are developed within numerous, relevant examples, with an emphasis on the construction, evaluation, and interpretation of mathematical models throughout. Encountering these concepts in context, students learn not only quantitative techniques, but how to bridge between biological and mathematical ways of thinking. Examples range broadly, exploring the dynamics of neurons and the immune system, through to population dynamics and the Google PageRank algorithm. Each scenario relies only on an interest in the natural world; no biological expertise is assumed of student or instructor. Building on a single prerequisite of Precalculus, the book suits a two-quarter sequence for first or second year undergraduates, and meets the mathematical requirements of medical school entry. The later material provides opportunities for more advanced students in both mathematics and life sciences to revisit theoretical knowledge in a rich, real-world framework. In all cases, the focus is clear: how does the math help us understand the science?

Modeling Life

The Dynamic Relationship Between Elder Modelers and Their Proteges

Author: Eleanor Krassen-Maxwell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Age and intelligence

Page: 482

View: 4792

The Modeling Life

The One (and Only) Book that Gives You the Inside Story of what the Business is Like and how You Can Make it

Author: Donna Rubinstein,Jennifer Kingson Bloom

Publisher: Perigee

ISBN: 9780399524097

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 314

View: 7768

A guide for aspiring models discusses how the industry works, finding an agent, and maintaining a balanced life

Model Life

The Journey of a Pint-Size Fashion Warrior

Author: Isobella Jade

Publisher: Soft Skull Press

ISBN: 1593762550

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 112

View: 6756

In a graphic-novel format, a model relates her glamorous and not-so-glamorous experiences in New York City, from her dangerous forays into shady apartment "studios" via Craigslist to her being fed up with sleazy fake photographers and her ultimate triumph in getting an agent and appearances in national ad campaigns.

Dimensional Modeling: In a Business Intelligence Environment

Author: Chuck Ballard,Daniel M. Farrell,Amit Gupta,Carlos Mazuela,Stanislav Vohnik,IBM Redbooks

Publisher: IBM Redbooks

ISBN: 0738496448

Category: Computers

Page: 664

View: 6085

In this IBM Redbooks publication we describe and demonstrate dimensional data modeling techniques and technology, specifically focused on business intelligence and data warehousing. It is to help the reader understand how to design, maintain, and use a dimensional model for data warehousing that can provide the data access and performance required for business intelligence. Business intelligence is comprised of a data warehousing infrastructure, and a query, analysis, and reporting environment. Here we focus on the data warehousing infrastructure. But only a specific element of it, the data model - which we consider the base building block of the data warehouse. Or, more precisely, the topic of data modeling and its impact on the business and business applications. The objective is not to provide a treatise on dimensional modeling techniques, but to focus at a more practical level. There is technical content for designing and maintaining such an environment, but also business content. For example, we use case studies to demonstrate how dimensional modeling can impact the business intelligence requirements for your business initiatives. In addition, we provide a detailed discussion on the query aspects of BI and data modeling. For example, we discuss query optimization and how you can determine performance of the data model prior to implementation. You need a solid base for your data warehousing infrastructure . . . . a solid data model.

Visualization and Optimization

Author: Christopher V. Jones

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792396727

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 434

View: 1296

This book examines ongoing research and practice in using visualization to represent optimization models, explore optimum solutions, and summarize the results of the optimization effort. As research in optimization develops more powerful algorithms capable of analyzing ever more complicated problems, an increasing number of excellent books have been written to explain how to construct optimization models and how to build algorithms to analyze these models. However, solving problems using optimization techniques involves more than just developing newer, faster algorithms. Building, debugging, validating and understanding models and algorithms requires appropriate representations. This book describes how scientific visualization can enhance the representations needed for optimization. Although books on visualization exist, none of them have specifically addressed how visualization can contribute to optimization practice and research. In this book, relevant techniques of computer graphics, virtual reality, sonification, among others, are examined and specifically targeted to optimization. Moreover, applications of optimization to visualization are also explored.

Scale Model Life 10

Building Car and Truck Models

Author: Bruce Kimball

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976590238


Page: 48

View: 7682

Scale Model Life Magazine features model cars and trucks, along with modeling tips and ideas to help build better models. This issue features Revell's 1957 Ford, a Revell Chevy Nova big block, a Monogram full size Ford Bronco, Revell's new 1970s Ford Bronco, a Roach Koach Food Truck, a Monogram Pontiac GTO show car, and a Monogram Ford F150 4x4 Ranger Pickup truck.

The Handbook of Financial Modeling

A Practical Approach to Creating and Implementing Valuation Projection Models

Author: Jack Avon

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430262060

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

View: 4338

The ability to create and understand financial models that assess the valuation of a company, the projects it undertakes, and its future earnings/profit projections is one of the most valued skills in corporate finance. However, while many business professionals are familiar with financial statements and accounting reports, few are truly proficient at building an accurate and effective financial model from the ground up. That's why, in The Financial Modeling Handbook, Jack Avon equips financial professionals with all the tools they need to precisely and effectively monitor a company's assets and project its future performance. Based on the author's extensive experience building models in business and finance—and teaching others to do the same—The Handbook of Financial Modeling takes readers step by step through the financial modeling process, starting with a general overview of the history and evolution of financial modeling. It then moves on to more technical topics, such as the principles of financial modeling and the proper way to approach a financial modeling assignment, before covering key application areas for modeling in Microsoft Excel. Designed for intermediate and advanced modelers who wish to expand and enhance their knowledge, The Handbook of Financial Modeling also covers: The accounting and finance concepts that underpin working financial models; How to approach financial issues and solutions from a modeler's perspective; The importance of thinking about end users when developing a financial model; How to plan, design, and build a fully functional financial model; And more. A nuts-to-bolts guide to solving common financial problems with spreadsheets, The Handbook of Financial Modeling is a one-stop resource for anyone who needs to build or analyze financial models.

Modeling and Simulation Based Life-Cycle Engineering

Author: Ken Chong,Harold S. Morgan,Sunil Saigal,Stefan Thynell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780415266444

Category: Architecture

Page: 360

View: 359

Advances in computational power have facilitated the development of simulations unprecedented in their computational size, scope of technical issues, spatial and temporal resolution, complexity and comprehensiveness. As a result, complex structures from airplanes to bridges can be almost completely based on model-based simulations. This book gives a state-of-the-art account of modeling and simulation of the life cycle of engineered systems, covering topics of design, fabrication, maintenance and disposal. Providing comprehensive coverage of this rapidly emerging field, Modeling and Simulation-Based Life Cycle Engineering is essential reading for civil, mechanical and manufacturing engineers. It will also appeal to students and academics in this area.

Artificial Life Models in Software

Author: Maciej Komosinski,Andrew Adamatzky

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1848822855

Category: Computers

Page: 441

View: 9007

The advent of powerful processing technologies and the advances in software development tools have drastically changed the approach and implementation of computational research in fundamental properties of living systems through simulating and synthesizing biological entities and processes in artificial media. Nowadays realistic physical and physiological simulation of natural and would-be creatures, worlds and societies becomes a low-cost task for ordinary home computers. The progress in technology has dramatically reshaped the structure of the software, the execution of a code, and visualization fundamentals. This has led to the emergence of novel breeds of artificial life software models, including three-dimensional programmable simulation environment, distributed discrete events platforms and multi-agent systems. This second edition reflects the technological and research advancements, and presents the best examples of artificial life software models developed in the World and available for users.

Stochastische Modelle in der Lebensversicherung

Author: Michael Koller

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 366210069X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 190

View: 9422

Im vorliegenden Buch werden neue Erkenntnisse der Lebensversicherungsmathematik aus dem Gebiet der Markovmodelle und der stochastischen Zinsen behandelt. Besonderes Gewicht wird auf die Anwendbarkeit der Modelle in der Praxis gelegt, so daß die Aussagen direkt angewendet werden können. Die dargestellten Modelle sind in besonderer Weise geeignet, eine schnelle Tarifierung neuer Lebensversicherungsprodukte zu ermöglichen. Gleichzeitig geben diese Modelle einen tieferen Einblick in das Wesen der Lebensversicherungsmathematik. Der besondere Nutzen dieses Buches liegt einerseits in der parallelen Behandlung der Theorie in stetiger und in diskreter Zeit. Zusätzlich wird das für die Behandlung der Theorie nötige Vorwissen im Buch dargestellt. Durch die vielen Beispiele können die entsprechenden Aussagen direkt in die Praxis umgesetzt werden.

Dermatological Diseases and Cumulative Life Course Impairment

Author: A.B. Kimball,M.D. Linder

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 331802404X

Category: Psychology

Page: 170

View: 3841

This publication presents currently available evidence about the extent to which dermatological diseases may, through their own nature as well as a multitude of comorbidities and their important interactions with social life, impair the life course of patients. Divided into four parts, the book starts with a brilliant introduction that highlights the importance of a life course approach in medicine from a medical as well as from a psychosocial point of view. The second part provides a basic presentation of the theoretical aspects of life course research and, more specifically, to the concepts of allostatic load and cumulative life course impairment (CLCI). The third part examines concepts related to CLCI, such as the ‘quality of life in dermatology’ or the ‘major life changing decisions’ influenced by dermatological diseases. The book concludes with an in-depth investigation of specific diseases where the concept of CLCI strikes as particularly relevant. The new and innovative evidence presented in this publication makes it essential reading to anyone who has to take social implications of skin diseases into account in their decision making: dermatologists, allergologists, pediatricians and general practitioners as well as researchers in medical sociology or opinion leaders in public health.

Models of My Life

Author: Herbert A. Simon

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026269185X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 415

View: 6213

In this candid and witty autobiography, Nobel laureate Herbert A. Simon looks at his distinguished and varied career, continually asking himself whether (and how) what he learned as a scientist helps to explain other aspects of his life.A brilliant polymath in an age of increasing specialization, Simon is one of those rare scholars whose work defines fields of inquiry. Crossing disciplinary lines in half a dozen fields, Simon's story encompasses an explosion in the information sciences, the transformation of psychology by the information-processing paradigm, and the use of computer simulation for modeling the behavior of highly complex systems.Simon's theory of bounded rationality led to a Nobel Prize in economics, and his work on building machines that think -- based on the notion that human intelligence is the rule-governed manipulation of symbols -- laid conceptual foundations for the new cognitive science. Subsequently, contrasting metaphors of the maze (Simon's view) and of the mind (neural nets) have dominated the artificial intelligence debate.There is also a warm account of his successful marriage and of an unconsummated love affair, letters to his children, columns, a short story, and political and personal intrigue in academe.

Molecular Models of Life

Philosophical Papers on Molecular Biology

Author: Sarkar

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262264730

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

View: 530

Despite the transformation in biological practice and theory brought about by discoveries in molecular biology, until recently philosophy of biology continued to focus on evolutionary biology. When the Human Genome Project got underway in the late 1980s and early 1990s, philosophers of biology -- unlike historians and social scientists -- had little to add to the debate. In this landmark collection of essays, Sahotra Sarkar broadens the scope of current discussions of the philosophy of biology, viewing molecular biology as a unifying perspective on life that complements that of evolutionary biology. His focus is on molecular biology, but the overriding question behind these papers is what molecular biology contributes to all traditional areas of biological research.Molecular biology -- described with some foresight in a 1938 Rockefeller Foundation report as a branch of science in which "delicate modern techniques are being used to investigate ever more minute details" -- and its modeling strategies apparently argue in favor of physical reductionism. Sarkar's first three chapters explore reductionism -- defending it, but cautioning that reduction to molecular interactions is not necessarily a reduction to genetics (and does not support the claims of either heriditarianism or environmentalism). The next sections of the book discuss function, exploring how functional explanations pose a problem for reductionism; the informational interpretation of biology and how it interacts with reductionism; and the tension between the unifying framework of molecular biology and the received framework of evolutionary theory. The concluding chapter is an essay in the emerging field of developmental evolution, exploring what molecular biology may contribute to the transformation of evolutionary theory as evolutionary theory takes into account morphogenetic development.

Scale Model Life

Model Cars and Trucks

Author: Bruce Kimball

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542703314


Page: 40

View: 7120

Scale Model Life Magazine Volume 8 features some show cars and police cars, and a few others in this issue. Including Tom Daniel's 1/12 Big Red Baron show car kit, and AMT's Depth Charger Aqua Rod. The George Barris custom Bathtub Buggy is here too. For Police car models, there's the popular Lindberg Dodge Charger, and MPCs Dodge Monaco from the TV Series TJ Hooker. For an unusual kit build, we take a look at the Hasbro Stargate Terrain Cruiser. As always, there's plenty of tips, mods, and information to help with your modeling projects. A few of these cars were in an older model book, but they've been introduced with more text , as well as new and better images, in the Scale Model Life format.

Reference Modeling

Efficient Information Systems Design Through Reuse of Information Models

Author: Jörg Becker,Patrick Delfmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3790819662

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 147

View: 394

This book examines reference modeling from different perspectives. It discusses reference modeling languages that provide special modeling language concepts for the development and application of reference models. The book also covers reference modeling methodologies, which additionally provide procedure models for the construction and application of reference models, as well as particular reference models.

Life System Modeling and Simulation

International Conference on Life System Modeling, and Simulation, LSMS 2007, Shanghai, China, September 14-17, 2007. Proceedings

Author: Kang Li,George W. Irwin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540747702

Category: Computers

Page: 561

View: 9452

This book is part of a two-volume work that constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Life System Modeling and Simulation, LSMS 2007, held in Shanghai, China, September 2007. Coverage includes advanced neural network theory, advanced evolutionary computing theory, ant colonies and particle swarm optimization, intelligent modeling, monitoring, and control of complex nonlinear systems, as well as biomedical signal processing, imaging and visualization.

Household Demography and Household Modeling

Author: Evert van Imhoff,Anton Kuijsten,Pieter Hooimeijer,Leo J.G. van Wissen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475754248

Category: Social Science

Page: 369

View: 547

In 1992, a summer course 'Demographic Perspectives on Living Arrangements' as well as a one-day workshop 'Recent Issues in Household Modelling' were held in Wassenaar, The Netherlands. This volume is based on the lectures delivered during the summer course, as well as on the presentations made in the workshop. As such, the present volume combines the two elements of transfer of knowledge, on the one hand, and updating the state-of-the-art in the field of household demography, especially in household modelling, on the other hand. In organizing the contents and structure of this volume, we have aimed at creating a book that covers the field of household demography and household modelling in a certain logical and comprehensive way. The purpose of this book is to offer a comprehensive treatment of recent developments in various aspects of the growing field of household demography. Since these recent developments have particularly occurred in household analysis and modelling, these topics will receive special emphasis. The book was written for demographers, social scientists, and planners who are involved in the study and projection of popUlation in general, and of households in particular.