سال انتشار: 2015 | 198 صفحه | حجم فایل: 19 مگابایت | زبان: انگلیسی
Hans Kaper, Christiane Rousseau
SIAM-Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
قیمت: 6000 تومان
Our planet faces many challenges. In 2013, an international partnership of more than 140 scientific societies, research institutes, and organizations focused its attention on these challenges. This project was called Mathematics of Planet Earth and featured English- and French-language blogs, accessible to nonmathematicians, as part of its outreach activities. This book is based on more than 100 of the 270 English-language blog posts and focuses on four major themes: A Planet to Discover; A Planet Supporting Life; A Planet Organized by Humans; and A Planet at Risk. Readers will learn about the challenges that confront the Earth today, and how mathematics and mathematicians contribute to a better understanding of some of these challenges. Audience: This book is accessible to a general audience with a basic scientific background. Mathematicians will learn about some planetary challenges, which provide mathematical and/or interdisciplinary research problems. Contents: Preface; Part I: A Planet to Discover; Chapter 1: Planet Earth; Chapter 2: Ocean and Atmosphere; Chapter 3: Weather and Climate; Chapter 4: Beyond Planet Earth; Part II: A Planet Supporting Life; Chapter 5: Biosphere; Chapter 6: Ecology and Evolution; Part III: A Planet Organized by Humans; Chapter 7: Communication and Representation; Chapter 8: Energy; Chapter 9: Economics and Finance; Chapter 10: Human Behavior; Part IV: A Planet at Risk; Chapter 11: Climate Change; Chapter 12: Biological Threats; Chapter 13: Predicting Catastrophies and Managing Risk; Contributor Index; Name Index; Subject Index.