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Causality: A Future Direction for Mathematics of Uncertainty
(Creighton University, 2011-01-05)
In this paper, we present techniques involving mathematics of uncertainty that can be applied to several new research areas. Two of the areas are children with special needs and nuclear stability. Among the techniques given ...
Making Sense of Nuclear Deterrence in the Post-Cold War Era: A Formal Approach
(Creighton University, 2011-01-04)
The dramatic shift in the global security environment that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War has been attended by an explosion of terms in the vocabulary of nuclear deterrence. During ...
A Fuzzy Mathematical Model for United States Economic Growth
(Creighton University, 2011-01-08)
Economic growth in the United States has fluctuated greatly since the 17th century when the colonies were first established. Over this time the United States has risen to become the largest economy in the world. Despite ...
Characteristics of Strategy-Proof Fuzzy Choice
(Creighton University, 2011-01-06)
This paper considers the strategic manipulation of fuzzy choice functions where both individuals and groups can choose alternatives to various degrees. Past efforts to model fuzzy choice and strategic manipulation have ...
Mathematical Immortality: Pythagoras' Philosophy of Mathematics and its Persistence through Ancient and Modern Times
(Creighton University, 2011-01-07)
Immortality may be a silly word, but probably a mathematician has the best chance of whatever it may mean (Hardy 81). G.H. Hardy is one of the great mathematical minds of the 20th century, and he delivered this line in his ...
The Semiotics of Self-Identity and the Danger of Mirror Stage Simulation
(Creighton University, 2011-01-09)
From observing a child's fascination with his or her reflection, one would never guess the danger imposed by a simple sheet of silvered-glass. But when we consider the reflected image with regards to Ferdinand de Saussure's ...
2011 Complete Issue
(Creighton University, 2011-01-01)
(Creighton University, 2011-01-11)
We present methods for measuring the desirability and availability to send remittances from the United States to other nations of the Western Hemisphere. We develop the metrics by employing six approaches: the analytic ...
A Fuzzy Mathematical Model of College Freshman Weight Gain
(Creighton University, 2011-01-02)
We use fuzzy mathematics to develop a system for measuring how well a United States college or university is helping to prevent weight gain and increase awareness of health among its incoming freshman. The methodology ...
A New Notion of Maximality for Fuzzy Preference Spatial Models
(Creighton University, 2011-01-10)
This paper explores a new method of applying fuzzy mathematics to spatial models of social choice theory. Given a set of alternatives, the assumption that an individual has a single-peaked profile means that he has a "unique ...