Entropy and diversity : the axiomatic approach (Record no. 32182)

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020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9781108965576
082 ## - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 512.62
Item number LEI
100 ## - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Leinster, Tom
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Title Entropy and diversity : the axiomatic approach
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC. (IMPRINT)
Name of publisher, distributor, etc Cambridge University Press,
Date of publication, distribution, etc 2021
Place of publication, distribution, etc Cambridge :
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent xiv, 442 p. ;
Other physical details ill.,
Dimensions 24 cm.
365 ## - TRADE PRICE
Price amount 36.99
Price type code GBP
Unit of pricing 109.80
504 ## - BIBLIOGRAPHY, ETC. NOTE
Bibliography, etc Includes bibliographical references and index.
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc The global biodiversity crisis is one of humanity's most urgent problems, but even quantifying biological diversity is a difficult mathematical and conceptual challenge. This book brings new mathematical rigour to the ongoing debate. It was born of research in category theory, is given strength by information theory, and is fed by the ancient field of functional equations. It applies the power of the axiomatic method to a biological problem of pressing concern, but it also presents new theorems that stand up as mathematics in their own right, independently of any application. The question 'what is diversity?' has surprising mathematical depth, and this book covers a wide breadth of mathematics, from functional equations to geometric measure theory, from probability theory to number theory. Despite this range, the mathematical prerequisites are few: the main narrative thread of this book requires no more than an undergraduate course in analysis.
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Biodiversity Measurement
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Categories
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Biodiversity Mathematical models
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          DAIICT DAIICT 2023-10-06 109.80 512.62 LEI 034368 2023-10-09 Books

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