Contributing Authors.- Preface.- Acknowledgments.- 1. Getting Started, Carol Mansfield and Subhrendu Pattanayak.- 2. Survey Methodologies for Stated-Choice Studies, Patricia A. Champ and Michael P. Welsh.- 3. Supporting Questions in Stated-Choice Studies, Alan Krupnick and W. Vic Adamowicz.- 4. Making Choice Studies Incentive Compatible, Glenn Harrison.- 5. How and How Much? The Role of Information in Stated-Choice Questionnaires, Kristy E. Mathews, Miranda L. Freeman and William H. Desvousges.- 6. Attribute Processing in Choice Experiments and Implications on Willingness to Pay, David A. Hensher.- 7. Experimental Design for Stated-Choice Studies, F. Reed Johnson, Barbara Kanninen and Matthew Bingham.- 8. Basic Statistical Models for Stated-Choice Studies, Anna Alberini, Alberto Longo and Marcella Veronesi.- 9. Advanced Choice Models, Joffre Swait.- 10. Computer Software to Estimate Choice Models, Daniel Hellerstein.- 11. Judging Quality, V. Kerry Smith.- Index.
The study of quantum disorder has generated considerable research activity in mathematics and physics over past 40 years. While single-particle models have been extensively studied at a rigorous mathematical level, little was known about systems of several interacting particles, let alone systems with positive spatial particle density. Creating a consistent theory of disorder in multi-particle quantum systems is an important and challenging problem that largely remains open. Multi-scale Analysis for Random Quantum Systems with Interaction presents the progress that had been recently achieved in this area.
The main focus of the book is on a rigorous derivation of the multi-particle localization in a strong random external potential field. To make the presentation accessible to a wider audience, the authors restrict attention to a relatively simple tight-binding Anderson model on a cubic lattice Zd.
This book includes the following cutting-edge features:
an introduction to the state-of-the-art single-particle localization theory
an extensive discussion of relevant technical aspects of the localization theory
a thorough comparison of the multi-particle model with its single-particle counterpart
a self-contained rigorous derivation of both spectral and dynamical localization in the multi-particle tight-binding Anderson model.
Required mathematical background for the book includes a knowledge of functional calculus, spectral theory (essentially reduced to the case of finite matrices) and basic probability theory. This is an excellent text for a year-long graduate course or seminar in mathematical physics. It also can serve as a standard reference for specialists.
The use of plastics in agriculture - to increase crop output, improve food quality and improve sustainability - has grown substantially in both quantity and the range of applications. Many of the early researchers that conducted field research in the use of plastics in agriculture have either retired or are deceased. These early pioneers in plasticulture research, the basis of plant production using plastics, were very creative and persistent in discovering uses of plastics in agricultural applications. A Guide to the Manufacture, Performance, and Potential of Plastics in Agriculture contains both references not only to their accomplishments but also their publications. The book discusses plasticulture-the basis of plant production using plastics - including topics such as plastic mulch, row covers, drip irrigation, and high/low tunnels. It covers the process of producing polyethylene and polypropylene plastics that are used in plant and animal production agriculture, and the many uses of plastics in all aspects of agriculture, including plastic greenhouses, rigid mold plastics, disposal of plastics, and plastics in animal production. This book introduces a range of academics and industrial practitioners to the impact of plastics in agriculture, both historically and in a range of current applications. It also provides new perspectives on future developments to enable further research and application. It is an invaluable reference on the use of polyethylene, polypropylene films, and such products in all aspects of agricultural production.
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