Linear Models in the Mathematics of Uncertainty

Linear Models in the Mathematics of Uncertainty - Studies in Computational Intelligence

2013rd edition

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Synopsis

The purpose of this book is to present new mathematical techniques for modeling global issues. These mathematical techniques are used to determine linear equations between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables in cases where standard techniques such as linear regression are not suitable. In this book, we examine cases where the number of data points issmall (effects of nuclear warfare), where the experiment is not repeatable (the breakup of the former Soviet Union), and where the data is derived from expert opinion (how conservative is a political party). In all these cases the data is difficult to measure and an assumption of randomness and/or statistical validity is questionable. We apply our methods to real world issues in international relations such as nuclear deterrence, smart power, and cooperative threat reduction. We next apply our methods to issues in comparative politics such as successful democratization, quality of life, economic freedom, political stability, and failed states. Finally, issues involving deaf and hard of hearing children are explored.

Book information

ISBN: 9783642438806
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Imprint: Springer
Pub date:
Edition: 2013rd edition
Language: English
Number of pages: 265
Weight: 4511g
Height: 235mm
Width: 155mm