Modeling Love Dynamics by Sergio Rinaldi

Modeling Love Dynamics

bySergio Rinaldi, Fabio Della Rossa, Fabio Dercole;Alessandra Gragnani;Pietro Landi

Kobo ebook | October 22, 2015

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This book shows, for the very first time, how love stories — a vital issue in our lives — can be tentatively described with classical mathematics. Focus is on the derivation and analysis of reliable models that allow one to formally describe the expected evolution of love affairs from the initial state of indifference to the final romantic regime. The models are in full agreement with the basic philosophical principles of love psychology. Eight chapters are theoretically oriented and discuss the romantic relationships between important classes of individuals identified by particular psychological traits. The remaining chapters are devoted to case studies described in classical poems or in worldwide famous films.

Contents:

  • Can We Model Love Stories?

  • Simple Models:

    • Linear Models and Their Properties
    • Couples Composed of Secure and Unbiased Individuals
    • Roxane and Cyrano
    • The Discovery of Hidden Components of the Appeal
    • Couples Composed of Insecure and Unbiased Individuals
    • Scarlett and Rhett
    • Romantic Cycles
    • Kathe and Jules
    • Kathe and Jim
  • Complex Models:

    • Environmental Stress and Romantic Chaos
    • Extra Emotional Dimensions
    • Laura and Francesco
    • Triangular Love Stories and Unpredictability
    • Kathe, Jules, and Jim

    Readership: Undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and academics in applied mathematics; systems analysts, theoretical psychologists and social scientists.
    Key Features:

    • First book ever on the mathematical treatment of the evolution of love affairs
    • Shows how mathematics can be used with the modeling approach to deal with artistic issues concerning love
    • Unique from the very few publications on the topic — the elegant jargon typical of social sciences as well as the hermetic formalism of mathematics are strictly avoided
Title:Modeling Love DynamicsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 22, 2015Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9814696331

ISBN - 13:9789814696333

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