Decision Theory and Multi-Agent Planning

CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences

Book 482
Springer Science & Business Media
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The work presents a modern, unified view on decision support and planning by considering its basics like preferences, belief, possibility and probability as well as utilities. These features together are immanent for software agents to believe the user that the agents are "intelligent".
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DeBois, Department of Automatics, ONERA-CERT, Toulouse, France.

Kruse-Univ. of Magdeburg, Germany

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Publisher
Springer Science & Business Media
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Published on
May 3, 2007
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Pages
198
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ISBN
9783211381670
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English
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Genres
Computers / Computer Science
Computers / Mathematical & Statistical Software
Computers / Online Services
Mathematics / Discrete Mathematics
Mathematics / History & Philosophy
Mathematics / Logic
Mathematics / Probability & Statistics / General
Mathematics / Probability & Statistics / Stochastic Processes
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Although nonlinear waves occur in nearly all branches of physics and engi neering, there is an amazing degree of agreement about the fundamental con cepts and the basic paradigms. The underlying unity of the theory for linearized waves is already well-established, with the importance of such universal concepts as group velocity and wave superposition. For nonlinear waves the last few decades have seen the emergence of analogous unifying comcepts. The pervasiveness of the soliton concept is amply demonstrated by the ubiquity of such models as the Korteweg-de Vries equation and the nonlinear Schrodinger equation. Similarly, there is a universality in the study of wave-wave interactions, whether determin istic or statistical, and in the recent developments in the theory of wave-mean flow interactions. The aim of this text is to present the basic paradigms of weakly nonlinear waves in fluids. This book is the outcome of a CISM Summer School held at Udine from September 20-24, 2004. . Like the lectures given there the text covers asymptotic methods for the derivation of canonical evolution equations, such as the Kortew- de Vries and nonlinear Schrodinger equations, descriptions of the basic solution sets of these evolution equations, and the most relevant and compelling applica tions. These themes are interlocked, and this will be demonstrated throughout the text . The topics address any fluid flow application, but there is a bias towards geophysical fluid dynamics, reflecting for the most part the areas where many applications have been found.
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