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By Lin Y., OuYang S.

Even if scientists have successfully hired the innovations of likelihood to handle the complicated challenge of prediction, sleek technological know-how nonetheless falls brief in developing precise predictions with significant lead occasions of zero-probability significant mess ups. the new earthquakes in Haiti, Chile, and China are tragic reminders of the serious want for more desirable equipment of predicting natural failures. Drawing on their huge useful adventure and theoretical experiences, Dr. Yi Lin and Professor Shoucheng OuYang examine some of the problems that exist within the modern system of technology to provide the knowing required to improve our ability to forecast and get ready for such events. proposing a chain of latest understandings, theories, and a brand new method of technique, Irregularities and Prediction of significant failures simplifies the world-class challenge of prediction right into a sequence of initiatives that may be realized, mastered, and utilized within the research and prediction of imminent adjustments in fabrics or fluids. those the world over revered authors introduce their novel approach to digitization for facing abnormal info, confirmed powerful for predicting transitional alterations in occasions. additionally they: Unveil a brand new technique for forecasting zero-probability ordinary failures spotlight the explanations for universal forecasting disasters suggest a style for resolving the secret of nonlinearity comprise a variety of real-life case experiences that illustrate the right way to appropriately digitize to be had details Supply proven tools for forecasting small-probability usual mess ups This authoritative source presents a scientific dialogue of the non-evolutionality of the trendy process of science—analyzing its functions and barriers. by way of relating the necessity for swap in a few of the basics in easy clinical theories and correct methodologies, this ebook presents the clinical neighborhood with the certainty and method required to forecast zero-probability significant failures with tremendously better accuracy.

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This end helped us to uncover a passage to connect modern technology with ancient science and methodology. Consequently, we are able to propose the epistemological foundation of evolution science on which the world will be known through analyzing materials. Evidently, to know the world through analyzing materials means that one has to focus on the investigation of evolutionary problems of change in materials’ attributes and states. Combined with the historical fact of creating prosperity through agriculture, where planting is done in the spring and harvest in the autumn, the changes in seasons led to the early development of Chinese medicine and chemistry (the art of making immortality pills).

And the probability for the desired generality © 2010 by Taylor and Francis Group, LLC Introduction ◾ 17 to appear is smaller than that of any small-probability event. The so-called generality, just as averages, does not really exist in reality. In short, we cannot simply ignore irregular information just because quantities cannot handle it. The fact that quantities cannot deal with irregular events reveals the infancy of the system of modern science. The essence of the debate between determinacy and indeterminacy is that both schools try to sell their own systems of quantitative analysis as the correct system for science.

In short, we cannot simply ignore irregular information just because quantities cannot handle it. The fact that quantities cannot deal with irregular events reveals the infancy of the system of modern science. The essence of the debate between determinacy and indeterminacy is that both schools try to sell their own systems of quantitative analysis as the correct system for science. However, in terms of the use value, neither of them can deal with irregular events, which makes the nearly 100-year-old old debate between determinacy and indeterminacy hinder the needed comprehension of events in order to resolve the problem of prediction.

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