Least-Squares Polynomial Fitting, Norm Of Optimal Residual Versus P, Least-Squares System Identification, Model Order Selection, Cross-Validation, Recursive Least-Squares, Multi-Objective Least-Squares
Lecture series examining Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. It remains a matter of controversy as to just what the central project of the Critique is, but surely one objective is to establish the character and range of objective knowledge in light of the limits of sense and reason. Lectures are intended to clarify the major claims advanced by Kant in this connection, and to test the arguments he adduces in their support.
CAPM appeared to fit the statistical evidence for a the period prior to its development, enabling its supporters to champion it and leading to it taking over the profession? But was this just a fluke, resulting from the short time period considered by the statisticians? It has since been challenged by Behavioral Finance, but it seems that this school has also misunderstood John von Neumann's work. Once objective probability is used as he i...more
Professor Shapiro transitions to the third and final section of the course, an in-depth look at democracy and its institutions. According to him, democracy is the most successful at delivering on the mature Enlightenment's twin promises to recognize individual rights as the ultimate political good and to base politics on some kind of commitment to objective knowledge. And interestingly, democracy as a tradition was not made famous by its c...more
Topics include: Advanced memory management features of C and C++; the differences between imperative and object-oriented paradigms; the functional paradigm (using LISP) and concurrent programming (using C and C++); brief survey of other modern languages such as Python, Objective C, and C#. Prerequisites: Programming and problem solving at the Programming Abstractions level. Prospective students should know a reasonable amount of C++. You ...more
Professor Kleiner explores the architecture of the western provinces of the Roman Empire, focusing on sites in what are now North Italy, France, Spain, and Croatia. Her major objective is to characterize "Romanization," the way in which the Romans provide amenities to their new colonies while, at the same time, transforming them into miniature versions of the city of Rome. Professor Kleiner discusses the urban design of two Augustan towns ...more
We sum the numbers 0..n using gauss, the formula for an arithmetic progression, and finally using a simple recursive program. Apparently summing the numbers 0..n is important in computer science. Along the way we continue our discussion of style and craftsmanship, chainsaws, floats, doubles, longs, side effects. Skating. Richard explains that this is not a C course. It is a computing course which happens to use C. C is our tool it is not ...more