Nova Publishers
My Account Nova Publishers Shopping Cart
HomeBooksSeriesJournalsReference CollectionseBooksInformationSalesImprintsFor Authors
  Top » Catalog » Books » Media and Communications » My Account  |  Cart Contents  |  Checkout   
Quick Find
Use keywords to find the product you are looking for.
Advanced Search
What's New? more
Novel Systems and Applications in Clean Energy
Shopping Cart more
0 items
Shipping & Returns
Privacy Notice
Conditions of Use
Contact Us
01.Telemedicine in the 21st Century
02.Scientific Writing for Impact Factor Journals
03.Digital Technologies in Higher Education: Sweeping Expectations and Actual Effects
04.Mobile Telephones: Networks, Applications, and Performance
05.MOSFETs: Properties, Preparations and Performance
06.Focus on Nonverbal Communication Research
07.Interactive Videoconferencing and Collaborative Distance Learning for K-12 Students and Teachers: Theory and Practice
08.New Signal Processing Research
09.5G Mobile: From Research and Innovations to Deployment Aspects
10.Innovations in City Logistics
Notifications more
NotificationsNotify me of updates to A Dynamic Theory of Communication
Tell A Friend
Tell someone you know about this product.
A Dynamic Theory of Communication
Retail Price: $110.00
10% Online Discount
You Pay:

Authors: Orlando Gomes (Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa) 
Book Description:
Communication is a dynamic and complex process. The study of human communication introduces us to a world of multiple scenarios, agents, variables and interconnections, which are important to understand. As in any scientific discipline, the compromise between abstraction and a rigorous analysis, on one hand, and the need to discuss subjects in all their complexity and deepness, on the other hand, is a difficult task, and some simplifications and shortcomings become inevitable. In the analysis of such a wide and pervasive subject as is communication, it is necessary to choose a path, to define strategies of analysis and to formulate concrete problems.
In this book, communication is worked on the basis of mathematical models that deal with relations between variables of the communicational process. Centering the attention on the notion of dynamic process, techniques of intertemporal analysis and optimal control are considered with the goal of highlighting and reinforcing some of the main ideas that the communication theory has produced and explored in the last few decades.

Table of Contents:
Introductory Note

Chapter 1 – Concepts and Relations between Variables pp. 1-19
1.1 From the Act to the Process
1.2 Communication as a Science
1.3 The Message
1.4 The Context and the Communication Media
1.5 Final Notes

Chapter 2 – A Model of Communication and Choices pp. 21-54
2.1 Structural Elements of the Model
2.2 Dynamics and Steady State
2.3 Learning Dynamics
2.4 Social Interaction
2.5 Applications

Chapter 3 – Optimization of the Communication Result pp. 55-86
3.1 A Model of Allocation of Cognitive Resources
3.2 Optimality Conditions and Dynamic Analysis
3.3 Communicational Interdependence
3.4 Communicational Efficiency
3.5 Applications

Chapter 4 – Corporate Communication pp. 87-118
4.1 The Firm’s Problem
4.2 Organizational Capital
4.3 Equilibrium and Dynamics
4.4 Physical Capital Accumulation
4.5 Applications

Chapter 5 – Communication and Economics: the Digital Goods pp. 119-147
5.1 Preferences and Non Convexity
5.2 Utility Maximization
5.3 Optimal Control
5.4 Production of Digital Goods
5.5 Applications

List of Variables and Parameters pp. 149-152

References pp. 153-158

Index pp.159-165

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: 165 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-341-7
   Status: AV
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
Special Focus Titles
01.Peter Singer’s Ethics: A Critical Appraisal
02.Sexism: Past, Present and Future Perspectives
03.Body and Politics: Elite Disability Sport in China
04.Childhood and Adolescence: Tribute to Emanuel Chigier, 1928-2017
05.Renal Replacement Therapy: Controversies and Future Trends
06.Food-Drug Interactions: Pharmacokinetics, Prevention and Potential Side Effects
07.Terrorism and Violence in Islamic History and Theological Responses to the Arguments of Terrorists
08.International Event Management: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice
09.The Sino-Indian Border War and the Foreign Policies of China and India (1950-1965)
10.Tsunamis: Detection, Risk Assessment and Crisis Management
11.Sediment Watch: Monitoring, Ecological Risk Assessment and Environmental Management
12.Self-Regulated Learners: Strategies, Performance, and Individual Differences

Nova Science Publishers
© Copyright 2004 - 2018

A Dynamic Theory of Communication