Methodological reductionism is a driving force of scientific thinking. Unlike the
more controversial, and philosophically dubious, connotations of the term, methodological
reductionism embodies a general principle of intellectual parsimony. It does
not establish debatable hierarchies among pedagogically distinct scientific areas, it
does not seek to identify equally controversial ultimate constituents of reality. Instead,
it attempts the consolidation of a collection of more or less intuitively connected
items into a more general item, of which they become refinements or specializations.
A systematic and unified presentation of the fundamentals of adaptive control theory in both continuous time and discrete time
Today, adaptive control theory has grown to be a rigorous and mature discipline. As the advantages of adaptive systems for developing advanced applications grow apparent, adaptive control is becoming more popular in many fields of engineering and science. Using a simple, balanced, and harmonious style, this book provides a convenient introduction to the subject and improves one's understanding of adaptive control theory....
The purpose of this book is to provide both an introduction and a state-of-the-art
review of the essential physics and signal processing principles of diagnostic ultrasound
in a single reference volume with a unified approach. This book draws together
many of the ideas from seminal papers, the author’s research, and other sources in a
single narrative and point of view. Unlike texts that present only the theory of acoustic
fundamentals, this book relates topics to each other in the context of ultrasound
imaging and practical application.