For a large class of stationary probability measures on A/sup N/, where A is a finite alphabet, we compute the specific Renyi entropy of order /spl alpha/ and the specific guesswork moments of order /spl beta/ > -1. We show that the specific guesswork moment of order /spl beta/ equals the specific Renyi entropy of order /spl alpha/ = 1 / (1 + /spl beta/)… (More)
(this covers the basic methods along with chapters on probabilistic risk analysis, decision trees, cost accounting, and activity-based costing; it has a supplement "Electronic Spreadsheets for Engineering Economy Applications", and it has a web site for support) Others: (a very practical text with chapters on each of the evaluation methodologies; the focus… (More)
1 The Equivalence of Ensembles In statistical mechanics the problem of the equivalence of ensembles goes back to Boltz-mann and Gibbs. Here it is the problem of proving that, in the thermodynamic limit, the microcanonical measures and the grand canonical measures are equivalent; making precise the meaning of \equivalent" is part of the problem. It is… (More)
We consider a stationary source emitting letters from a nite alphabet A. The source is described by a stationary probability measure on the space := A IN of sequences of letters. Denote by n the set of words of length n and by n the probability measure induced on n by. We consider sequences f? n n : n 2 INg having special properties. Call f? n n : n 2 INg a… (More)
The association of thunderstorm occurrence in Alaska with low-level comvergence is studied. The results indicate that the main contributing factor to thunderstorm development is the low-level convergence produced by the trough or Low pressure center that persists over Alaska during much of the summer.
(ABSTRACT) In this report, a future scenario concerning the economic direction of the computing industry has been presented. This future scenario was based on past developments within the computing industry. The continued miniaturization of semiconductor components was discussed based on observed trends for transistors. The physical limitations for… (More)
Many universities are rushing to be active participants or leaders in on-line instruction. The effectiveness of materials and the time and effort for the initial development of web-based course materials are significant factors affecting the success of these efforts. Recently, a variety of software tools have emerged to meet the demand for the development… (More)