Theory and Application

Author: Douglas Payne Adams

Publisher: Shoe String PressInc


Category: Nomography (Mathematics)

Page: 198

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Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association




Category: Academic libraries


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Word Toys

Poetry and Technics

Author: Brian Kim Stefans

Publisher: University of Alabama Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 364

View: 966

Word Toys: Poetry and Technics is an engaging and thought provoking volume that speculates on a range of textual works—poetic, novelistic, and programmed—as technical objects. With the ascent of digital culture, new forms of literature and literary production are thriving that include multimedia, networked, conceptual, and other as-yet-unnamed genres while traditional genres and media—the lyric, the novel, the book—have been transformed. Word Toys: Poetry and Technics is an engaging and thought-provoking volume that speculates on a range of poetic, novelistic, and programmed works that lie beyond the language of the literary and which views them instead as technical objects. Brian Kim Stefans considers the problems that arise when discussing these progressive texts in relation to more traditional print-based poetic texts. He questions the influence of game theory and digital humanities rhetoric on poetic production, and how non-digital works, such as contemporary works of lyric poetry, are influenced by the recent ubiquity of social media, the power of search engines, and the public perceptions of language in a time of nearly universal surveillance. Word Toys offers new readings of canonical avant-garde writers such as Ezra Pound and Charles Olson, major successors such as Charles Bernstein, Alice Notley, and Wanda Coleman, mixed-genre artists including Caroline Bergvall, Tan Lin, and William Poundstone, and lyric poets such as Harryette Mullen and Ben Lerner. Writers that trouble the poetry/science divide such as Christian Bök, and novelists who have embraced digital technology such as Mark Z. Danielewski and the elusive Toadex Hobogrammathon, anchor reflections on the nature of creativity in a world where authors collaborate, even if unwittingly, with machines and networks. In addition, Stefans names provocative new genres—among them the nearly formless “undigest” and the transpacific “miscegenated script”—arguing by example that interdisciplinary discourse is crucial to the development of scholarship about experimental work.

The History and Development of Nomography

Author: Harold Ainsley Evesham

Publisher: Docent Press


Category: Mathematics

Page: 267

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Reprint. Originally published as the author's thesis (Ph. D.): University of London, 1982.

Best Approximation by Linear Superpositions (approximate Nomography)

Author: S. I͡A. Khavinson

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.


Category: Mathematics

Page: 175

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This book deals with problems of approximation of continuous or bounded functions of several variables by linear superposition of functions that are from the same class and have fewer variables. The main topic is the space of linear superpositions D considered as a sub-space of the space of continous functions C(X) on a compact space X. Such properties as density of D in C(X), its closedness, proximality, etc. are studied in great detail. The approach to these and other problems based on duality and the Hahn-Banach theorem is emphasized. Also, considerable attention is given to the discussion of the Diliberto-Straus algorithm for finding the best approximation of a given function by linear superpositions.

Reversibility in Dynamics and Group Theory

Author: Anthony G. O'Farrell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Mathematics

Page: 292

View: 532

An accessible yet systematic account of reversibility that demonstrates its impact throughout many diverse areas of mathematics.