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Computing in Science & Engineering

Issue 3 • Date May-June 2006

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

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  • Evolution: It's not Just for Biology

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 2
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  • Not just for the birds: archiving massive data sets

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 3 - 7
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  • Noise and Signal Interaction

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 8 - 9
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  • Kink stochastics

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 10 - 15
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    Kinks are examples of coherent structures: clearly identifiable localized features in a noisy, spatially extended system that can be followed as they move about under the influence of fluctuations. Numerical convergence of thermodynamic properties lets us explore kinks' stochastic dynamics View full abstract»

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  • Seismic denoising with nonuniformly sampled curvelets

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 16 - 25
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    The authors present an extension of the fast discrete curvelet transform (FDCT) to nonuniformly sampled data. This extension not only restores curvelet compression rates for nonuniformly sampled data but also removes noise and maps the data to a regular grid View full abstract»

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  • The effect of sea irregularities on ship rolling

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 26 - 34
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    Modern ships' large-amplitude roll motions represent a considerable threat to goods and life in today's ocean navigation. The authors investigate an indirectly excited nonlinear oscillator that describes the ship's roll motion and discuss suitable models for wave excitation processes View full abstract»

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  • Multiple-scales approximation of a coherence resonance route to chatter

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 35 - 43
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    This article considers the effect of random variation in the material parameters of a model of machine tool vibrations - specifically, it examines a model of regenerative chatter View full abstract»

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  • Seeing into the Quantum World

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 44 - 45
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  • We're listening to you! [technology review survey results]

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 46 - 53
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    We completed a readership survey that was tied to technology review articles published in the May/June and July/August 2005 issues of Computing in Science Engineering. This paper is part of our effort to engage readers in the iterative process of improving the usefulness of this magazine's technology reviews. We understand that utility is related not only to the content's relevance but also to its... View full abstract»

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  • Computer memory and arithmetic: a look under the hood

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 54 - 59
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    Computers have a hierarchy of storage units. Memory management systems try to store information that you will soon need in a unit that gives fast access. This means that large vectors and arrays are broken up and moved piece by piece as needed. You can write a correct computer program without ever knowing about memory management, but attention to memory management allows you to consistently write ... View full abstract»

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  • Recent developments in computer simulations of language competition

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 60 - 67
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    A common property of many physicist-led simulations conducted during the past 50 years is that they deal with individuals (atoms, humans, and so on). This paper summarizes a trend in physics triggered by Daniel Abrams and Steven Strogatz (2003) computer simulations of language competition. The world has thousands of living languages, as well as several dying languages that have just one surviving ... View full abstract»

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  • Using geometric algebra for 3D linear transformations

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 68 - 75
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    Different methods exist for deriving a 3D linear transformation, including vector algebra, geometric algebra, and matrix algebra (Artin, 1991; Hestenes, 1986, Foley et al., 2002). In this paper, we introduce Ron Goldman's unified derivation method in vector algebra (Goldman, 2003) combined with our developments in geometric algebra (Hestenes, 1986; Dorst and Mann, 2002; Mann and Dorst, 2002). Our ... View full abstract»

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  • A computational technology approach to education

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 76 - 81
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    As technology is increasingly used in most facets of the workplace, it is imperative that primary and secondary schools and colleges help create a workforce capable of turning technological advancements into societal benefits. Such a workforce should possess strong backgrounds in math, science, and technology, and its numbers should be sustainable. Educators should use technology as the catalyst t... View full abstract»

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  • Something wonderful this way comes [bootable cluster CD]

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 82 - 87
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    Clusters dedicated exclusively for educational purposes are rare, yet most educational institutions have an abundance of PC and Macintosh laboratories. The suggestive name bootable cluster CD (BCCD) offers hope. Indeed, at the BCCD's core is a bootable image that runs completely off dedicated media, which lets us use the BCCD to convert, within minutes, practically any room of Intel- or PowerPC-ba... View full abstract»

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  • Turn on Your Computer and Simulate the Future!

    Publication Year: 2006 , Page(s): 88
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  • [Back inside cover]

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  • [Back cover]

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Computing in Science & Engineering presents scientific and computational contributions in a clear and accessible format.

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Loyola University