Singularity Theory I

Author: V.I. Arnold
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540637110
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This is a compact guide to the principles and main applications of Singularity Theory by one of the world’s top research groups. It includes a number of new results as well as a carefully prepared and extensive bibliography that makes it easy to find the necessary details. It’s ideal for any mathematician or physicist interested in modern mathematical analysis.

The Technological Singularity

Author: Victor Callaghan
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3662540339
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This volume contains a selection of authoritative essays exploring the central questions raised by the conjectured technological singularity. In informed yet jargon-free contributions written by active research scientists, philosophers and sociologists, it goes beyond philosophical discussion to provide a detailed account of the risks that the singularity poses to human society and, perhaps most usefully, the possible actions that society and technologists can take to manage the journey to any singularity in a way that ensures a positive rather than a negative impact on society. The discussions provide perspectives that cover technological, political and business issues. The aim is to bring clarity and rigor to the debate in a way that will inform and stimulate both experts and interested general readers.

The Singularity

Author: Uziel Awret
Editor: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1845409175
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This volume represents the combination of two special issues of the Journal of Consciousness Studies on the topic of the technological singularity. Could artificial intelligence really out-think us, and what would be the likely repercussions if it could? Leading authors contribute to the debate, which takes the form of a target chapter by philosopher David Chalmers, plus commentaries from the likes of Daniel Dennett, Nick Bostrom, Ray Kurzweil, Ben Goertzel, Frank Tipler, among many others. Chalmers then responds to the commentators to round off the discussion.

Singularity Theory

Author: Charles Terence Clegg Wall
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521658881
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An up-to-date survey of research in singularity theory.

Boundary Integral And Singularity Methods For Linearized Viscous Flow

Author: C. Pozrikidis
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521406932
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The aim of this book is to bring together classical and recent developments in the particular field of Newtonian flow at low Reynolds numbers. The methods are developed from first principles, alternative formulations are compared, a variety of configurations are addressed, the proper mathematical framework is discussed in the context of functional analysis and integral-equation-theory, and procedures of numerical solution in the context of the boundary element method are introduced. The text contains a fair amount of original material pertaining, in particular, to the properties and explicit form of the Green's functions, and the theory of the integral equations that arise from boundary integral representations.

Sensibility And Singularity

Author: John E. Drabinski
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791490874
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Establishes the importance of Husserl's phenomenology for Levinas's ethics.

Singularity Sky

Author: Charles Stross
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 074810917X
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In the twenty-first century man created the Eschaton, a . It pushed Earth through the greatest technological evolution ever known, while warning that time travel is forbidden, and transgressors will be eliminated. Distant descendants of this ultra high-tech Earth live in parochial simplicity on the far-flung worlds of the New Republic. Their way of life is threatened by the arrival of an alien information plague known as the Festival. As forbidden technologies are literally dropped from the sky, suppressed political factions descend into revolutionary turmoil. A battle fleet is sent from Earth to destroy the Festival, but Spaceship engineer Martin Springfield and U.N. diplomat Rachel Mansour have been assigned rather different tasks. Their orders are to diffuse the crisis or to sabotage the New Republic's war-fleet, whatever the cost, before the Eschaton takes hostile action on a galactic scale.

The Singularity Is Near

Author: Ray Kurzweil
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101218884
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“Startling in scope and bravado.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times “Artfully envisions a breathtakingly better world.” —Los Angeles Times “Elaborate, smart and persuasive.” —The Boston Globe “A pleasure to read.” —The Wall Street Journal One of CBS News’s Best Fall Books of 2005 • Among St Louis Post-Dispatch’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2005 • One of Amazon.com’s Best Science Books of 2005 A radical and optimistic view of the future course of human development from the bestselling author of How to Create a Mind and The Age of Spiritual Machines who Bill Gates calls “the best person I know at predicting the future of artificial intelligence” For over three decades, Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future. In his classic The Age of Spiritual Machines, he argued that computers would soon rival the full range of human intelligence at its best. Now he examines the next step in this inexorable evolutionary process: the union of human and machine, in which the knowledge and skills embedded in our brains will be combined with the vastly greater capacity, speed, and knowledge-sharing ability of our creations. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Topics In Singularity Theory

Author: A. G. Khovanskiĭ
Editor: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 9780821808078
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Leading mathematician and expert teacher, V.I. Arnold, turned 60 in June 1997. This volume contains a selection of original papers prepared for the occasion of this 60th anniversary by former students and other participants in Arnold's famous Moscow seminar. The papers in this volume reflect Arnold's wide range of interests and his scientific contributions, including singularity theory, symplectic and contact geometry, mathematical physics, and dynamical systems.

Singularity Theory And Gravitational Lensing

Author: Arlie O. Petters
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780817636685
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This monograph is the first to develop a mathematical theory of gravitational lensing. The theory applies to any finite number of deflector planes and highlights the distinctions between single and multiple plane lensing. Introductory material in Parts I and II present historical highlights and the astrophysical aspects of the subject. Part III employs the ideas and results of singularity theory to put gravitational lensing on a rigorous mathematical foundation.