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              Food for the Future: Agriculture for a Global Age

              Food for the Future: Agriculture for a Global Age (Hardback)

              By Bove, Jose; Dufour, Francois

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              It's not easy to eat well. To choose food wisely, you need to know where it comes from and how it's produced. As consumers, most of us don't know what we're getting and eating in our supermarkets and restaurants. When rumours and food scares circulate in the media, we panic.

              ISBN 9780745632049
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2005
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              PDMP in Reliability
               

              PDMP in Reliability (Hardback)

              By Dufour, Francois

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              • Pub Date
                17 Aug 20

              From a mathematical point of view, the notion of a PDMP is very intuitive and simple to describe. Starting from a point of the state space, the process follows a deterministic trajectory, namely a flow indexed by the mode, until the first jump time, which occurs either spontaneou...sly in a random manner or when the trajectory hits the boundary of the state space. Between two jumps, the mode is assumed to be constant. In both cases, a new point and a new regime are selected by a random operator and the process restarts from this new point under this new mode. There exist two types of jump. The first one is deterministic. From the mathematical point of view, it is given by the trajectory hitting the boundary of the state space. From the physical point of view, it can be seen as a modification of the mode of operation when a physical parameter reaches a prescribed level, for example when the pressure of a tank reaches the critical value. The second one is stochastic. It models the random nature of failures or inputs that modify the mode of operation of the system. This chapter is dedicated to the definition of PDMPs and statement of the main properties that we will use throughout the book. It is organized as follows. Section 1.2 gathers general notation. In Section 1.3, we give the formal definition of a PDMP. In Section 1.4 we state and comment the main assumptions that will be required in this book. In Section 1.5 we define a time-augmented PDMP and establish that the properties of the original PDMP transfer to the time-augmented one. In Section 1.6 we define and study a discrete-time Markov chain naturally embedded in a PDMP. This chain is at the heart of our numerical approximations. Section 1.7 provides some technical properties of the stopping times of a PDMP. Finally, we give in Section 1.8 some simple examples of PDMPs that will serve to illustrate our results throughout the book.
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              ISBN 9781848218871
              Released NZ 17 Aug 2020
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Numerical Methods for Simulation and Optimization of Piecewise Deterministic Markov Processes: Application to Reliability

              Numerical Methods for Simulation and Optimization of Piecewise Deterministic Markov Processes: Application to Reliability (Hardback)

              By Dufour, Francois; Zhang, Huilong; De Saporta, Benoite; De Saporta, Beno Te; Dufour, Fran Ois

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              Mark H.A. Davis introduced the Piecewise-Deterministic Markov Process (PDMP) class of stochastic hybrid models in an article in 1984. Today it is used to model a variety of complex systems in the fields of engineering, economics, management sciences, biology, Internet traffic, ne...tworks and many more. Yet, despite this, there is very little in the way of literature devoted to the development of numerical methods for PDMDs to solve problems of practical importance, or the computational control of PDMPs. This book therefore presents a collection of mathematical tools that have been recently developed to tackle such problems. It begins by doing so through examples in several application domains such as reliability. The second part is devoted to the study and simulation of expectations of functionals of PDMPs. Finally, the third part introduces the development of numerical techniques for optimal control problems such as stopping and impulse control problems.
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              ISBN 9781848218390
              Released NZ 20 Jan 2016
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              The World is Not for Sale: Farmers Against Junk Food
               

              The World is Not for Sale: Farmers Against Junk Food (Hardback)

              By Bove, Jose; Dufour, Francois; Casparis, Anna De

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              Jose Bove, a French farmer, has become a leading figure in the global anti-capitalist protests. This book tells his story and examines the issues behind the WTO protests in Seattle, November 2000: the industrialization of agriculture in a global economy and the environmental dama...ge this is causing.
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              ISBN 9781859846148
              Released NZ 17 Aug 2001
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              Food for the Future: Agriculture for a Global Age

              Food for the Future: Agriculture for a Global Age (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bove, Jose; Dufour, Francois

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              It's not easy to eat well. To choose food wisely, you need to know where it comes from and how it's produced. As consumers, most of us don't know what we're getting and eating in our supermarkets and restaurants. When rumours and food scares circulate in the media, we panic.

              ISBN 9780745632056
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2005
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              The World is Not for Sale: Farmers against Junkfood
                

              The World is Not for Sale: Farmers against Junkfood (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Bove, Jose; Dufour, Francois; Translated by Casparis, Anna De

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              Jose Bove, a French farmer, has become a leading figure in the global anti-capitalist protests. This book tells his story and examines the issues behind the WTO protests in Seattle, November 2000: the industrialization of agriculture in a global economy and the environmental dama...ge this is causing.
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              ISBN 9781859844052
              Released NZ 17 Oct 2002
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              Dsk May 16, 2011 from the Perp Walk to Rikers Island
               

              Dsk May 16, 2011 from the Perp Walk to Rikers Island (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dufour, Francois

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              The astonishing fall of the, at that time, possible next President of France, on May 16, in New York.

              ISBN 9780985181406
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2012
              Publisher Katoumalou
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              Continuous Average Control of Piecewise Deterministic Markov Processes
                

              Continuous Average Control of Piecewise Deterministic Markov Processes (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2013 ed.)

              By Costa, O. L. V.; Dufour, Francois

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              The intent of this book is to present recent results in the control theory for the long run average continuous control problem of piecewise deterministic Markov processes (PDMPs).

              ISBN 9781461469827
              Released NZ 12 Apr 2013
              Publisher Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Springerbriefs in Mathematics
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