As the magazine of the Texas Exes, The Alcalde has united alumni and friends of The University of Texas at Austin for nearly 100 years. The Alcalde serves as an intellectual crossroads where UT's luminaries - artists, engineers, executives, musicians, attorneys, journalists, lawmakers, and professors among them - meet bimonthly to exchange ideas. Its pages also offer a place for Texas Exes to swap stories and share memories of Austin and their alma mater. The magazine's unique name is Spanish for "mayor" or "chief magistrate"; the nickname of the governor who signed UT into existence was "The Old Alcalde."
International Series of Monographs in Pure and Applied Mathematics, Volume 59: A Course of Higher Mathematics, III/I: Linear Algebra focuses on algebraic methods. The book first ponders on the properties of determinants and solution of systems of equations. The text then gives emphasis to linear transformations and quadratic forms. Topics include coordinate transformations in three-dimensional space; covariant and contravariant affine vectors; unitary and orthogonal transformations; and basic matrix calculus. The selection also focuses on basic theory of groups and linear representations of groups. Representation of a group by linear transformations; linear representations of the unitary group in two variables; linear representations of the rotation group; and Abelian groups and representations of the first degree are discussed. Other considerations include integration over groups, Lorentz transformations, permutations, and classes and normal subgroups. The text is a vital source of information for students, mathematicians, and physicists.
Identification and System Parameter Estimation 1982 covers the proceedings of the Sixth International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Symposium. The book also serves as a tribute to Dr. Naum S. Rajbman. The text covers issues concerning identification and estimation, such as increasing interrelationships between identification/estimation and other aspects of system theory, including control theory, signal processing, experimental design, numerical mathematics, pattern recognition, and information theory. The book also provides coverage regarding the application and problems faced by several engineering and scientific fields that use identification and estimation, such as biological systems, traffic control, geophysics, aeronautics, robotics, economics, and power systems. Researchers from all scientific fields will find this book a great reference material, since it presents topics that concern various disciplines.