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Partial Order in Environmental Sciences and Chemistry / Edition 1

Partial Order in Environmental Sciences and Chemistry / Edition 1

by Rainer Brïggemann, Lars Carlsen


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This book explains the theory and practice of order relations in such a way that no specific mathematical skill is needed to understand the advantages of this algebraization. It acts as a primer in a mathematical technique which is useful in many expanding disciplines, like genomics, techniques of decision support, and sustainability. This book is recommended to those who are interested in the interface between sciences and management.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783540339687
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 08/29/2006
Edition description: 2006
Pages: 406
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

About the Author

Rainer Brüggemann studied chemistry at the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich. He received his PhD in 1977. He joined a research group in 1980 at the Technical University of Berlin. 1984 saw him move to the GSF - National Research Center for Environment and Health in Neuherberg near Munich. Since 1996 he is senior scientist at the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin.

Lars Carlsen studied chemistry at the University in Copenhagen. He received his PhD in 1977 and his DSc in 1989. In 1991 he joined the National Environmental Research Institute in Denmark as Director of the Department of Environmental Chemistry. Since 1999 he has been an assigned professor in environmental chemistry at the Roskilde University, Denmark, and in 2000 he founded his own consultancy, "Awareness Center".

Table of Contents

Chemistry and Partial Order.- Partial Ordering of Properties: The Young Diagram Lattice and Related Chemical Systems.- Hasse Diagrams and their Relation to Molecular Periodicity.- Directed Reaction Graphs as Posets.- Environmental Chemistry and Systems.- to partial order theory exemplified by the Evaluation of Sampling Sites.- Comparative Evaluation and Analysis of Water Sediment Data.- Prioritizing PBT Substances.- Quantitative Structure Activity Relationships.- Interpolation Schemes in QSAR.- New QSAR Modelling Approach Based on Ranking Models by Genetic Algorithms - Variable Subset Selection (GA-VSS).- Decision support.- Aspects of Decision Support in Water Management: Data based evaluation compared with expectations.- A Comparison of Partial Order Technique with Three Methods of Multi-Criteria Analysis for Ranking of Chemical Substance.- Field, Monitoring and Information.- Developing decision support based on field data and partial order theory.- Evaluation of Biomonitoring Data.- Exploring Patterns of Habitat Diversity Across Landscapes Using Partial Ordering.- Information Systems and Databases.- Rules and Complexity.- Contexts, Concepts, Implications and Hypotheses.- Partial Orders and Complexity: The Young Diagram Lattice.- Historical remarks.- Hasse Diagrams and Software Development.- Introductory References.- Introductory References.

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