Media Theory

Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics

Authors: Eppstein, David, Falmagne, Jean-Claude, Ovchinnikov, Sergei

  • Provides an algebraic framework and fundamental results of Media Theory
  • Reference for e-games, e-learning, e-genetics
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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.

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"The book takes its readers a long way from motivational examples at the beginning to the formal definition, algebraic, combinatorial, and geometric representations, to algorithmic problems, to several intuitive ways of visualizing media, and finally to serious applications. … The mathematician will find a nicely expounded theory with many ramifications. The theorems and proofs are clear and exhaustive, well balanced between rigor and intuition." (Reinhard Suck, Journal of Mathematical Psychology, Vol. 52, 2008)

"The book introduces a new mathematical structure called ‘medium’, 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(s) by just one of those features. … The book does not require much background knowledge and therefore is easily readable. Graduate students, researchers and university media may take advantage of the ideas therein." (George Stoica, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1149, 2008)


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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-71697-6
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-71696-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-09083-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Media Theory
Book Subtitle
Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-71697-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-71697-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-71696-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09083-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 328
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