A case study in complexity science
The task of modelling the evolution of cities – the dynamics - is one of the major challenges of the social sciences. This book presents mathematical and computer models of urban and regional dynamics and shows how advances in computer visualisation provide new insights. Models of nonlinear systems...
To Be Published April 9th 2015 by Routledge
Contemporary Approaches to Modelling
Series: Routledge Revivals
This edited collection, first published in 1987, provides a comparative analysis of different approaches to urban modelling, and lays the foundations for the possibility of integration and a more unified field. The first part contextualises the development of the field of urban systems modelling,...
Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge
This book presents the views of accounting educators, accounting education policy-makers, and accounting practitioners from across the world on the challenging topic of liberalising the accounting curriculum within university education. Accounting is a relatively new subject within universities and...
Published March 26th 2013 by Routledge
First published in 1970, this groundbreaking investigation into Entropy in Urban and Regional Modelling provides an extensive and detailed insight into the entropy maximising method in the development of a whole class of urban and regional models. The book has its origins in work being carried out...
Published November 19th 2012 by Routledge
Applications to Urban and Regional Systems
Mathematical models have long been used by geographers and regional scientists to explore the working of urban and regional systems, via a system where the equilibrium point changes slowly and smoothly as the parameters change slowly and smoothly. However, this all changed with the advent of...
Published October 22nd 2012 by Routledge
The study of cities is one of the grand challenges of twenty-first-century science, and mathematical modelling—in this case, urban modelling—provides a crucial contribution to scholarly and practical projects fully to comprehend their workings, evolution, and associated planning problems. There...
Published September 8th 2012 by Routledge
Methods, Systems, Applications and Science of Work Measurement in Organizations
Series: Applied Psychology Series
This new handbook, with contributions from experts around the world, is the most comprehensive treatise on work design and job analysis practice and research in over 20 years. The handbook, dedicated to Sidney Gael, is the next generation of Gael’s successful Job Analysis Handbook for Business...
Published April 12th 2012 by Routledge
Ideal for first year undergraduate students taking law modules on construction, surveying, planning and engineering courses, Galbraith’s Building and Land Management Law for Students is an excellent overview of the key legal issues in the construction industry. Clearly written and with wide...
Published November 15th 2010 by Routledge
Interdisciplinary Education for a Complex World
Success in the twenty-first century demands knowledge power – for individuals, organisations, cities, regions and countries. This book offers a map showing the structure of the knowledge space in a contemporary context. The routes beyond traditional disciplines are charted, in part based on the...
Published February 10th 2010 by Routledge
Where do we go from here?
Nonlinear dynamics has been successful in explaining complicated phenomena in well-defined low-dimensional systems. Now it is time to focus on real-life problems that are high-dimensional or ill-defined, for example, due to delay, spatial extent, stochasticity, or the limited nature of available...
Published August 1st 2002 by CRC Press