In this paper, the dosage of the times in the repeated and fractionable actions is studied. The interventions in time are abstract in nature and deal also with the psychological aspect of the individual behavior, in a wider perspective of utility, or the management of procedures in output systems. Furthermore, decomposability of discount functions is explored, and time period splitting plans are considered. Such procedures are analyzed, for instance, in the treatment of drug addiction, and various applications in behavioral sciences have been found. We wonder whether it would be convenient an infinite subdivision, that is, a finest fragmentation of time period (for a medical treatment, or a financial process, or a man-machine interrelation); or, on the contrary, a possible efficient subdivision must be bounded. Specifically, we deal with the problem of finding the expression of a discount function able to distinguish between favorableness and unfavorableness of the refinements of splitting levels for general processes.
|Titolo:||Subadditive discount functions with a transition period|
|Autori interni:||VENTRE, Aldo Giuseppe Saverio|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Rivista:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|