Predicting the Future: Completing Models of Observed Complex Systems

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Springer, Jun 12, 2013 - Science - 238 pages
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Through the development of an exact path integral for use in transferring information from observations to a model of the observed system, the author provides a general framework for the discussion of model building and evaluation across disciplines. Through many illustrative examples drawn from models in neuroscience, geosciences, and nonlinear electrical circuits, the concepts are exemplified in detail. Practical numerical methods for approximate evaluations of the path integral are explored, and their use in designing experiments and determining a model’s consistency with observations is explored.
 

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Contents

The Challenge of Complex Systems
1
Chapter 2 Examples as a Guide to the Issues
7
Chapter 3 General Formulation of Statistical Data Assimilation
51
Chapter 4 Evaluating the Path Integral
85
Chapter 5 Twin Experiments
125
Chapter 6 Analysis of Experimental Data
198
Chapter 7 Unfinished Business
221
Bibliography
227
Index
233
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