By Lin Y., OuYang S.
Even though scientists have successfully hired the thoughts of chance to deal with the advanced challenge of prediction, glossy 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 desire for stronger tools of predicting natural mess ups. Drawing on their titanic sensible adventure and theoretical reviews, Dr. Yi Lin and Professor Shoucheng OuYang examine some of the problems that exist within the modern system of technological know-how to provide the figuring out required to improve our ability to forecast and get ready for such events. proposing a chain of recent understandings, theories, and a brand new method of method, Irregularities and Prediction of significant mess ups simplifies the world-class challenge of prediction right into a sequence of initiatives that may be discovered, mastered, and utilized within the research and prediction of imminent adjustments in fabrics or fluids. those across the world revered authors introduce their novel approach to digitization for facing abnormal info, confirmed potent for predicting transitional alterations in occasions. additionally they: Unveil a brand new method for forecasting zero-probability usual mess ups spotlight the explanations for universal forecasting disasters suggest a style for resolving the secret of nonlinearity contain a variety of real-life case reports that illustrate tips to correctly digitize on hand details Supply proven tools for forecasting small-probability usual mess ups This authoritative source offers a scientific dialogue of the non-evolutionality of the trendy procedure of science—analyzing its features and boundaries. through referring to the necessity for switch in a few of the basics in simple medical theories and appropriate methodologies, this ebook presents the medical neighborhood with the knowledge and technique required to forecast zero-probability significant failures with significantly enhanced accuracy.
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To this end, the Book of Changes (Wilhalm and Baynes, 1967) has been the classic of evolution theory and becomes the standard of knowing and understanding, leading to strange feelings about placing the quantities of the kinds of physical quantities independently outside materials. It is because the first reaction Chinese people have would be how materials mutually constrain each other, leading to the established epistemological theory of mutual existence and constraints of the five elements of yin yang, and the system of quantification — the yin and yang lines (- - and —).
That is why even in the Book of Changes, the ancient Chinese people had started to explore the physical world by analyzing materials. That might be the cultural reason why modern science could not have appeared originally in China. When knowing the world through analyzing materials, one has to face changes in materials. That is why the scientific system of knowing the world through analyzing materials started with noninertial systems with variable materials. So, the difference between the Eastern and Western sciences can be traced to their very beginnings.
These and many other problems we ever questioned in our student years surely created great difficulties for our teachers and professors. That is, the quantitative form of the system of separate materials and values of the physical quantities have made the physical quantities escape materials and constitute problems of formality. So, the resultant theories have to suffer from the problems of not agreeing with the realisticity of the states, attributes, and functions of materials and events. Second, the problem of rotation, that is, the numerical invariance of speed, has to become a variable due to the ever-changing directions in the rotational movements.