Taylor s Power Law

Book Taylor s Power Law Cover

Read or download book entitled Taylor s Power Law written by R.A.J. Taylor and published by Academic Press in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Click Get This Book button to download or read online books. Join over 650.000 happy Readers and READ as many books as you like. We cannot guarantee that Taylor s Power Law book is available in the library.

  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 20 June 2019
  • ISBN : 9780128109885
  • Page : 657 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

Download Taylor s Power Law in PDF, Epub and Kindle

Taylor's Power Law: Order and Pattern in Nature is a broad synthesis of this ubiquitous property of natural and man-made phenomena. This stimulating and approachable work surveys the biological and non-biological empirical data, describes the statistical uses of Taylor’s power law (TPL) and its relationship to statistical distributions, exposes the mathematical connections to other power laws, covers the competing explanatory models; and develops an argument for TPL's genesis. Taylor’s power law relates the variability of a process or population to its average value. It was first described in relation to insect populations and then more broadly to other animal and plant populations. Subsequently it has been recognized in microbiology, genetics, economics, astronomy, physics, and computer science, and it is thought to be one of the few general laws in ecology where it is routinely used to describe the spatial and temporal distributions of populations. Biologists who know the law as Taylor's power law and physical scientists who know it as fluctuation scaling will be interested in the bigger picture on this fascinating subject. As the relationship between variance and mean is found in so wide a range of disciplines, it seems possible it is a deep property of number, not just a phenomenon in ecology as was thought originally. Although theories abound that purport to explain or predict TPL, none is entirely satisfactory either because it fails to be very predictive, or it does not account for all the available empirical data. To uncover such a property requires a synthesis across disciplines, an acute need that is approached by this exciting work. Provides a single reference describing the properties, scope, and limitations of Taylor’s power law Reports the empirical, analytical, and theoretical work without opinion and ends with a critique of the work in order to develop a synthesis Collects together thoughts and suggestions of the hundreds who have written and speculated about Taylor’s power law in order to review examples (and counter-examples), as well as examine the various models developed to account for it

GET THIS BOOK

Taylor's Power Law

Taylor's Power Law
  • Author : R.A.J. Taylor
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-20
  • ISBN : 9780128109885
GET THIS BOOKTaylor's Power Law

Taylor's Power Law: Order and Pattern in Nature is a broad synthesis of this ubiquitous property of natural and man-made phenomena. This stimulating and approachable work surveys the biological and non-biological empirical data, describes the statistical uses of Taylor’s power law (TPL) and its relationship to statistical distributions, exposes the mathematical connections to other power laws, covers the competing explanatory models; and develops an argument for TPL's genesis. Taylor’s power law relates the variability of a process or

Individual-Based Models and Approaches In Ecology

Individual-Based Models and Approaches In Ecology
  • Author : D. L. DeAngelis
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-18
  • ISBN : 9781351090360
GET THIS BOOKIndividual-Based Models and Approaches In Ecology

Until fairly recently, populations were handled as homogenized averages, which made modeling feasible but which ignored the essential fact that in any population there is a great variety of individuals of different ages, sizes, and degrees of fitness. Recently, because of the increased availability of affordable computer power, approaches have been developed which are able to recognize individual differences. Individual-based models are of great use in the areas of aquatic ecology, terrestrial ecology, landscape or physiological ecology, terrestrial ecology, landscape

Giorgio Agamben

Giorgio Agamben
  • Author : Thanos Zartaloudis
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-02-25
  • ISBN : 9781135166762
GET THIS BOOKGiorgio Agamben

Giorgio Agamben: Power, Law and the Uses of Criticism is a thorough engagement with the thought of the influential Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben. It explores Agamben’s work on language, ontology, power, law and criticism from the 1970s to his most recent publications. Introducing Agamben's work to a readership in legal theory, as well as in the humanities and social sciences more generally, Thanos Zartaloudis argues that an adequate understanding of Agamben's Homo Sacer project requires an attention to his

Foucault's Politics of Philosophy

Foucault's Politics of Philosophy
  • Author : Sandro Chignola
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2018-07-04
  • ISBN : 9781351724142
GET THIS BOOKFoucault's Politics of Philosophy

Oriented around the theme of a ‘politics of philosophy’, this book tracks the phases in which Foucault’s genealogy of power, law, and subjectivity was reorganized during the 14 years of his teaching at the College de France, as his focus shifted from sovereignty to governance. This theme, Sandro Chignola argues here, is the key to understanding four features of Foucault’s work over this period. First, it foregrounds its immediate political character. Second, it demonstrates that Foucault’s "Greek trip"

Power and Law in International Society

Power and Law in International Society
  • Author : Mark Klamberg
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-04-24
  • ISBN : 9781317617112
GET THIS BOOKPower and Law in International Society

When studying international law there is often a risk of focusing entirely on the content of international rules (i.e. regimes), and ignoring why these regimes exist and to what extent the rules affect state behavior. Similarly, international relations studies can focus so much on theories based on the distribution of power among states that it overlooks the existence and relevance of the rules of international law. Both approaches hold their dangers. The overlooking of international relations risk assuming that

Feminism and the Power of Law

Feminism and the Power of Law
  • Author : Carol Smart
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-01-08
  • ISBN : 9781134972838
GET THIS BOOKFeminism and the Power of Law

In this now established text the author presents her analysis of the power of law and argues for a feminist post-structuralist approach. She comments on pornography, as well as discussing recent research on rape trials and abortion legislation.

International Law and Revolution

International Law and Revolution
  • Author : Owen Taylor
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-05-23
  • ISBN : 9780429664168
GET THIS BOOKInternational Law and Revolution

This book explores the historical inter-relations between international law and revolution, with a focus on how international anti-capitalist struggle plays out through law. The book approaches the topic by analysing the meaning of revolution and what revolutionary activity might look like, before comparing this with legal activity, to assess the basic compatibility between the two. It then moves on to examine two prominent examples of revolutionary movements engaging with international law from the twentieth century; the early Soviet Union and

Law, Violence and Constituent Power

Law, Violence and Constituent Power
  • Author : Héctor López Bofill
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-05-31
  • ISBN : 9781000393842
GET THIS BOOKLaw, Violence and Constituent Power

This book challenges traditional theories of constitution-making to advance an alternative view of constitutions as being founded on power which rests on violence. The work argues that rather than the idea of a constitution being the result of political participation and deliberation, all power instead is based on violence. Hence the creation of a constitution is actually an act of coercion, where, through violence, one social group is able to impose itself over others. The book advocates that the presence

System Reliability Management

System Reliability Management
  • Author : Adarsh Anand,Mangey Ram
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-21
  • ISBN : 9781351117654
GET THIS BOOKSystem Reliability Management

This book provides the latest research advances in the field of system reliability assurance and engineering. It contains reference material for applications of reliability in system engineering, offering a theoretical sound background with adequate numerical illustrations. Included are concepts pertaining to reliability analysis, assurance techniques and methodologies, tools, and practical applications of system reliability modeling and allocation. The collection discusses various soft computing techniques like artificial intelligence and particle swarm optimization approach for reliability assessment. Importance of differentiating between the

Statistical Power Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences

Statistical Power Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences
  • Author : Jacob Cohen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-05-13
  • ISBN : 9781134742776
GET THIS BOOKStatistical Power Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences

Statistical Power Analysis is a nontechnical guide to power analysis in research planning that provides users of applied statistics with the tools they need for more effective analysis. The Second Edition includes: * a chapter covering power analysis in set correlation and multivariate methods; * a chapter considering effect size, psychometric reliability, and the efficacy of "qualifying" dependent variables and; * expanded power and sample size tables for multiple regression/correlation.

Computational Power

Computational Power
  • Author : Massimo Durante
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-03-11
  • ISBN : 9781000345346
GET THIS BOOKComputational Power

We delegate more and more decisions and tasks to artificial agents, machine-learning mechanisms, and algorithmic procedures or, in other words, to computational systems. Not that we are driven by powerful ambitions of colonizing the Moon, replacing humans with legions of androids, creating sci-fi scenarios à la Matrix or masterminding some sort of Person of Interest-like Machine. No, the current digital revolution based on computational power is chiefly an everyday revolution. It is therefore that much more profound, unnoticed and widespread, for

International Energy Law

International Energy Law
  • Author : Rex J. Zedalis
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-03-02
  • ISBN : 9781351926898
GET THIS BOOKInternational Energy Law

The international legal rules affecting renewable alternative energy resources are amongst the most important legal and environmental concerns of the near future. As traditional energy sources are depleted, new technologies are being developed to harness the potentials of wave, current and tidal energy, coastal wind power, offshore geothermal, polar energy resources and space-based solar collection. This book is the first comprehensive analysis of the legal rules governing the alternative energy resource potential of all international common areas - the high

Routledge Handbook of Energy Law

Routledge Handbook of Energy Law
  • Author : Tina Hunter,Ignacio Herrera,Penelope Crossley,Gloria Alvarez
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-04-27
  • ISBN : 9780429835063
GET THIS BOOKRoutledge Handbook of Energy Law

The Routledge Handbook of Energy Law provides a definitive global survey of the discipline of Energy Law, capturing the essential and relevant issues in Energy today. Each chapter is written by a leading expert, and provides a contemporary overview of a significant area within the field. The book is divided into six geographical regions based on continents, with a separate section on Russia, an energy powerhouse that straddles both Europe and Asia. Each section contains highly topical chapters from authors

The Umayyad World

The Umayyad World
  • Author : Andrew Marsham
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-11-23
  • ISBN : 9781317430049
GET THIS BOOKThe Umayyad World

The Umayyad World encompasses the archaeology, history, art, and architecture of the Umayyad era (644–750 CE). This era was formative both for world history and for the history of Islam. Subjects covered in detail in this collection include regions conquered in Umayyad times, ethnic and religious identity among the conquerors, political thought and culture, administration and the law, art and architecture, the history of religion, pilgrimage and the Qur’an, and violence and rebellion. Close attention is paid to new methods

Quantum Success

Quantum Success
  • Author : Sandra Anne Taylor
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Release Date : 2006-06-01
  • ISBN : 1401919219
GET THIS BOOKQuantum Success

What would you do if you could really achieve all that you desire? This revealing look at the science of success will show you how to do just that! This formula for abundant living is actually based in the principles of quantum physics, and you can actually tap in to these powerful forces to make your dreams come true. Sandra Anne Taylor, international speaker, counselor, and corporate consultant, has been teaching these principles and techniques around the world with amazing