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Is the Church-Turing thesis true?  

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The Church-Turing thesis makes a bold claim about the theoretical limits to computation. It is based upon independent analyses of the general notion of an effective procedure proposed by Alan Turing and Alonzo Church in the 1930's. As originally construed, the thesis applied only to the number theoretic functions; it amounted to the claim that there were no number theoretic

Carol E. Cleland

1993-01-01

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A case for weakening the Church-Turing Thesis  

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We conclude from Goedel's Theorem VII of his seminal 1931 paper that every recursive function f(x_{1}, x_{2}) is representable in the first-order Peano Arithmetic PA by a formula [F(x_{1}, x_{2}, x_{3})] which is algorithmically verifiable, but not algorithmically computable, if we assume that the negation of a universally quantified formula of the first-order predicate calculus is always indicative of the existence of a counter-example under the standard interpretation of PA. We conclude that the standard postulation of the Church-Turing Thesis does not hold if we define a number-theoretic formula as effectively computable if, and only if, it is algorithmically verifiable; and needs to be replaced by a weaker postulation of the Thesis as an equivalence.

Bhupinder Singh Anand

2011-08-20

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Computable Functions, the Church-Turing Thesis and the Quantum Measurement Problem  

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It is possible in principle to construct quantum mechanical observables and unitary operators which, if implemented in physical systems as measurements and dynamical evolution, would contradict the Church-Turing thesis, which lies at the foundation of computer science. Elsewhere we have argued that the quantum measurement problem implies a finite, computational model of the measurement and evolution of quantum states. If correct, this approach helps to identify the key feature that can reconcile quantum mechanics with the Church-Turing thesis: finitude of the degree of fine-graining of Hilbert space. This suggests that the Church-Turing thesis constrains the physical universe and thereby highlights a surprising connection between purely logical and algorithmic considerations on the one hand and physical reality on the other.

R. Srikanth

2004-02-18

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The Church-Turing thesis as a guiding principle for physics  

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Two aspects of the physical side of the Church-Turing thesis are discussed. The first issue is a variant of the Eleatic argument against motion, dealing with Zeno squeezed time cycles of computers. The second argument reviews the issue of one-to-one computation, that is, the bijective (unique and reversible) evolution of computations and its relation to the measurement process.

Karl Svozil

1997-01-01

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An experimental uncertainty implied by failure of the physical Church-Turing thesis  

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In this paper we prove that given a black box assumed to generate bits of a given non-recursive real $\\Omega$ there is no computable decision procedure generating sequences of decisions such that if the output is indeed $\\Omega$ the process eventually accepts the hypothesis while if the output is different than $\\Omega$ than the procedure will eventually reject the hypothesis from a certain point on. Our decision concept does not require full certainty regarding the correctness of the decision at any point, thus better represents the validation process of physical theories. The theorem has strong implications on the falsifiability of physical theories entailing the failure of the physical Church Turing thesis. Finally we show that our decision process enables to decide whether the mean of an i.i.d. sequence of reals belongs to a specific $\\Delta_2$ set of integers. This significantly strengthens the effective version of the Cover-Koplowitz theorem, beyond computable sequences of reals.

Amir Leshem

2006-04-07

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Will boson-sampling ever disprove the Extended Church-Turing thesis?  

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Boson-sampling is a highly simplified, but non-universal, approach to implementing optical quantum computation. It was shown by Aaronson and Arkhipov that this protocol cannot be efficiently classically simulated unless the polynomial hierarchy collapses, which would be a shocking result in computational complexity theory. Based on this, numerous authors have made the claim that experimental boson-sampling would provide evidence against, or disprove, the Extended Church-Turing thesis -- that any physically realisable system can be efficiently simulated on a Turing machine. We argue against this claim on the basis that, under a general, physically realistic independent error model, boson-sampling does not implement a provably hard computational problem in the asymptotic limit of large systems.

Peter P. Rohde; Keith R. Motes; Paul A. Knott; William J. Munro

2014-01-09

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Conditions for an experimental Boson-sampling computer to disprove the Extended Church-Turing thesis  

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We give a set of sufficient conditions on the experimental Boson-Sampling computer to satisfy Theorem 1.3 of Aaronson & Arkhipov (Theory of Computing \\textbf{9}, 143 (2013)) stating a computational problem whose simulation on a classical computer would collapse the polynomial hierarchy of the computational complexity to the third level. This implies that such an experimental device is in conflict with the Extended Church-Turing thesis. In practical terms, we give a set of sufficient conditions for the scalability of the experimental Boson-Sampling computer beyond the power of the classical computers. The derived conditions can be also used for devising efficient verification tests of the Boson-Sampling computer.

V. S. Shchesnovich

2014-03-18

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Computing Beyond the Church-Turing Limit  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Dershowitz and Gurevich claim to have proven the Church-Turing theorem starting from a set of 4 reasonable postulates. (Bulletin of Symbolic Logic, vol. 14, num. 3, Sept. 2008, pg. 299) But their postulate II assumes fixed vocabulary. Humans, however, change their vocabulary words (and concepts) over time. My Asa H artificial intelligence also changes its vocabulary. (Trans. of the Kansas Acad. of Sci., vol. 109, no. 3/4, pg 159, 2006, www.bioone.org/archive/0022- 8443/109/3/pdf/i0022-8443-109-3-159.pdf) Their postulate I excludes nondeterministic transitions between states. I don't know how often humans flip a coin but my Asa H does employ random transitions under certain circumstances. Perhaps humans and Asa H go beyond the Church-Turing limit. (Trans. Kansas Acad. of Sci., 108, 3/4, pg. 169, 2005)

Jones, Robert

2009-05-01

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The Complexity of Proving Chaoticity and the Church-Turing Thesis  

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Proving the chaoticity of some dynamical systems is equivalent to solving the hardest problems in mathematics. Conversely, one argues that it is not unconceivable that classical physical systems may "compute the hard or even the incomputable" by measuring observables which correspond to computationally hard or even incomputable problems.

Cristian S. Calude; Elena Calude; Karl Svozil

2010-06-15

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The complexity of proving chaoticity and the Church-Turing thesis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Proving the chaoticity of some dynamical systems is equivalent to solving the hardest problems in mathematics. Conversely, classical physical systems may "compute the hard or even the incomputable" by measuring observables which correspond to computationally hard or even incomputable problems.

Calude, Cristian S.; Calude, Elena; Svozil, Karl

2010-09-01

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Turing vs. Super-Turing: a Defence of the Church-Turing Thesis The following section comes from the second chapter of L. Floridi, Philosophy and Computing  

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recorder/player consisting of 1. a control unit that can be in only one of two internal states s, usually intelligence. In chapter five, we shall analyse Turing's work on the latter topic in detail. In what follows, I

Floridi, Luciano

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Trace element contents of selected antarctic meteorites, 1. Ph.D. Thesis  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Data are reported for volatile/mobile Ag, As, Au, Bi, Cd, Co, Cs, Cu, Ga, In, Rb, Sb, Se, Te, T1 and Zn in exterior and/or interior samples of four Antarctic meteorites: 77005 (unique achondrite); 77257 (unreilite); 77278 (L3); 77299 (H3). Exterior samples reflect contamination and/or leaching by weathering but trace element (ppm-ppt) contents in interior samples seem reasonable for representatives of these rare meteoritic types. The 77005 achondrite seems related to shergottites; other samples extend compositional ranges previously known for their types. With suitable precautions, Antarctic meteorite finds yield trace element data as reliable as those obtained from previously known falls.

Biswas, S.; Ngo, H. T.; Lipschutz, M. E.

1979-01-01

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CONTENT KNOWLEDGE (Declarative Knowledge, Research Skills, Technical Skills): Through the writing of an honors thesis, students will demonstrate a  

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: it is lucid, well-organized, and stylistically elegant. The thesis engages in sophisticated critical thinking and rigorously considers alternate resolutions of a problem in an exemplary fashion or otherwise shows

Fernandez, Eduardo

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THESIS SUMMARY  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this thesis a brief literature review recalls the importance of aw concerning the transport phenomena and physico-chemical transformations in food products during a heat treatment, and shows the absence of reliable methods to measure the aw above 100°C. We present a new method to determine the sorption curves at h¯igh temperatures. This method is manomctric and dynamic. It has

Ali BASSAL

1994-01-01

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Quantum theory, the Church-Turing principle and the universal quantum computer  

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During the last few decades, an extensive development of the theory of computing machines has occurred. On an intuitive basis, a computing machine is considered to be any physical system whose dynamical evolution takes it from one of a set of 'input' states to one of a set of 'output' states. For a classical deterministic system the measured output label

DAVID DEUTSCH

1985-01-01

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September 15, 2011 Honors Thesis Guidelines  

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credible methodology, be thorough in its approach, and rigorous in its analysis. The thesis itself shouldSeptember 15, 2011 Honors Thesis Guidelines Introduction Foremost among the requirements content, thesis projects help students focus their technical interests and advance their scholarly

Olsen Jr., Dan R.

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Thesis office Internship office  

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Thesis office Internship office Servicedesk Smartstudie Look at the thesis project flowchart when (education). Submit your thesis application form to: ThesisOffice-TNW@tudelft.nl. At the internship office you can find information about internships, other student experiences and tips. Contact: Internship

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Teaching the Thesis  

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Writing a good thesis provides a successful foundation for composing an essay. Teaching how to do that, however, is quite another matter. Teachers often say to students, "Find a thesis," or "Get a thesis," or "Bring in a thesis statement tomorrow," as if students could order one like a pizza, command it like a pet pooch, or grasp one out of thin…

Carroll, Joyce Armstrong

2012-01-01

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Thesis Guide Thesis Guide and Examples  

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viewable. Students interested in commercializing ideas in their theses may wish to consult Jennifer been so much better if I had been able to make some suggestions a couple of weeks ago.") April 1 Thesis

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Master of Arts in Thesis Project Preparation Guide  

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Guide #12;Wittenberg University Master of Arts in Education Thesis Preparation Guide Table of Contents Procedures 4 Suggested Timeline for Thesis Completion 5 Coauthored Theses 5 Thesis Proposal 5 Content other requirements for graduation. Introduction This guide provides information for the preparation

Bogaerts, Steven

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A study of reduced chromium content in a nickel-base superalloy via element substitution and rapid solidification processing. Ph.D. ThesisFinal Report  

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A study of reduced chromium content in a nickel base superalloy via element substitution and rapid solidification processing was performed. The two elements used as partial substitutes for chromium were Si and Zr. The microstructure of conventionally solidified materials was characterized using microscopy techniques. These alloys were rapidly solidified using the chill block melt spinning technique and the rapidly solidified microstructures were characterized using electron microscopy. The spinning technique and the rapidly solidified microstructures was assessed following heat treatments at 1033 and 1272 K. Rapidly solidified material of three alloys was reduced to particulate form and consolidated using hot isostatic pressing (HIP). The consolidated materials were also characterized using microscopy techniques. In order to evaluate the relative strengths of the consolidated alloys, compression tests were performed at room temperature and 1033 K on samples of as-HIPed and HIPed plus solution treated material. Yield strength, porosity, and oxidation resistance characteristics are given and compared.

Powers, William O.

1987-01-01

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Thesis Statement Research Question  

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Topic Background research Brainstorm Thesis Statement Research Question Summative Description an effective research paper is gathering sources that comprehensively address an appropriately focused topic Search library catalogue and databases Detailed Notes Plan Draft Revise Supplementary Research WRITING

Boonstra, Rudy

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Degree Program Thesis/Non-thesis Total Required  

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Non-thesis 30 credit hours 45 credit hours MS Accounting-Tax Non-thesis 30 credit hours 45 credit hours MA Arts Admin. Non-thesis 36 credit hours 54 credit hours MS Biological Sci. Thesis 30 credit hours 45 credit hours MBA Business Admin. Non-thesis 33 credit hours 50 credit hours MBA Business Admin

Li, X. Rong

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Completing an Honors Thesis in Electrical and Computer Engineering Introduction  

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in its approach, and rigorous in its analysis. The thesis itself should be of publishable quality. HardCompleting an Honors Thesis in Electrical and Computer Engineering Introduction Foremost among undergraduate course content, thesis projects help students focus their technical interests and advance

Olsen Jr., Dan R.

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The Las Vegas Thesis  

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Following "reflexive ethnography" and utilizing an approach of "performative narrative" and "layered text", this article explores how Bachelor of Arts students in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language program at a public university in Mexico successfully manage the writing of an inductive-oriented thesis in English by resisting…

Sughrua, William

2010-01-01

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Masters thesis Thermodynamics  

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I Masters thesis Thermodynamics of Solutes in Cementite Using First-Principles Calculations JangFirst-PrinciplesCalculations Jang,JaeHoon #12;III cementite Thermodynamics of Solutes in Cementite Using First-Principles Calculations #12;IV Thermodynamics of Solutes in Cementite Using First-Principles Calculations By Jang, Jae

Cambridge, University of

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DIPLOMA THESIS SYMMETRIES AND  

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found by Lie group analysis a conservation law can be found. #12;The mass of mathematical truthDIPLOMA THESIS SYMMETRIES AND CONSERVATION LAWS OBTAINED BY LIE GROUP ANALYSIS FOR CERTAIN PHYSICAL made in terms of differential equations. Conservation laws can be found for any system of linear or non

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The Sequential ASM Thesis  

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statemachines (ASMs) used to be called evolving algebras. The sequential ASM thesisand its extensions [Gurevich 1995] inspired diverse applications of ASMs. Theearly applications were driven, at least partially, by the desire to test the thesis.Di#erent programming languages were the obvious challenges: Modula-2 [Gurevichand Morris 1987], Prolog [Borger 1990a, 1990b, 1992], C [Gurevich and Huggins1992], etc. (A programming language L can

Yuri Gurevich

2001-01-01

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Bachelor Thesis Sibel Toprak  

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Expressions January 17, 2014 supervised by: Prof. Dr. Sibylle Schupp Dipl.-Ing. Arne Wichmann Hamburg�ufungskommission vorgelegt. Hamburg, den 17. Januar 2014 (Unterschrift) iii #12;#12;Contents Contents 1 Introduction 1 1.4 Outcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 6 Evaluation 57 6

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Guidelines for the Master's thesis The master's thesis is an independent scientific product. Through the work on your master's  

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.000 and 26.000 words and no more than 33.000 words, including index, list of contents, list of tables, but it must be in compliance with the norm that yields approximately 325 words per page with adjustment in the grading of a thesis. #12;I) That the thesis is founded on a precise, specified and scientifically

Johansen, Tom Henning

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Special Guidelines for Developing and Defending a Creative Writing Honors Thesis The prospectus is the document that establishes your intentions for your thesis and makes a  

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the project. This should be fairly precise. For every writing project there are decisions about content, genre your project should constitute an Honors thesis. A strong thesis usually follows from a well. The idea for the thesis sometimes grows out of work you do in one of your creative writing classes. If so

Olsen Jr., Dan R.

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BFA Senior Thesis Spring 2013  

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BFA Senior Thesis. Every BFA in Graphic Design degree major is required to propose a BFA Senior Thesis and to investigate it fully. It can be directly or indirectly related to graphic design, but "graphic design" must of substance, about you, the individual creative thinker/graphic designer, and your ability to visually

Moore, Paul A.

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE HONORS THESIS  

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE HONORS THESIS The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with Honors. This program provides a unique opportunity for qualified mechanical engineering majors to conduct independent study

Prinz, Friedrich B.

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Thesis  

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What follows is an attempt to list a fair number of them, in the knowledge that .... More speci cally, it develops ideas that arise in the theory of linear di erential. operators ...... Then QB projects onto PB =IB . ...... Science, 204:413{421, 1985. 87 ...

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Thesis  

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under his insightful guidance and invaluable advice, and with the trust and freedom he gave for me to ..... sensors, the batteries, and the micro controller. The CoG ..... The control system (3.16) with (4.4) is simulated in MATLAB and Simulink.

2009-07-29

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Thesis  

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based on the lower bound of Ricci curvature such as the Poincaré inequality, Sobolev .... Definition 2.1.1 Let M be a manifold and T(M) its tangent bundle. ...... A strong evidence toward this conjecture is the fact that under the same condi-.

2014-04-29

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Important Dates for Thesis Writers Nov. 1 Thesis in hands of advisor & committee  

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Important Dates for Thesis Writers 2013-2014 Fall 2013 Nov. 1 Thesis in hands of advisor April 11 Thesis in hands of advisor & committee April 18 Last day for thesis exam April 25 Thesis due Approvals due May 10 Spring Commencement Summer 2014 June 20 Thesis in hands of advisor & committee June 27

Gering, Jon C.

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MS Thesis Defense Rangika Perera  

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MS Thesis Defense Rangika Perera The School of Renewable Natural Resources April 2, 2008 #12-boundary trade of wood products. #12;Leading global wood product importer. Currently a small consumer of tropical wood products. #12;Tropical timber imports/trade in the U.S. is highly fragmented : Even small

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Undergraduate Thesis Policy 1 version_______  

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of interest. It allows students to integrate the abilities, skills, and knowledge acquired during topics, for students to begin preliminary reading and planning through the summer months if the thesis provides an opportunity for students to independently gain experience by undertaking research in their area

Northern British Columbia, University of

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DIPLOMA THESIS VECTOR ANTENNA FOR  

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DIPLOMA THESIS VECTOR ANTENNA FOR ULTRAHIGH ENERGY COSMIC NEUTRINO DETECTION IN THE ANTARCTIC ICE or Environment 35 5.1.1 Electromagnetic Wave in Ice 35 5.2 UHEC Antenna Amplification 35 5.3 Vector Measurements) detection in the Antarctic ice. Neutrinos are elementary parti- cles that travel close to the speed of light

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A Thesis in Inductive Inference  

Microsoft Academic Search

Inductive inference is the theory of identifying recursive functions from examples. In [26], [27], [30] the following thesis was stated: Any class of recursive functions which is identifiable at all can always be identified by an enumeratively working strategy. Moreover, the identification can always be realized with respect to a suitable nonstandard (i.e. non-Gödel) numbering. We review some of the

Rolf Wiehagen

1990-01-01

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Thesis Seminar Articulatory Speech Processing  

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real speech production data from a database containing simultaneous audio and mouth movement recordingsThesis Seminar Articulatory Speech Processing Sam Roweis Computation and Neural Systems Wednesday recognition or pattern completion module. In the case of human speech perception and production, the models

Roweis, Sam

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Doc. Math.J. DMV 467 Quantum Computing  

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, given only moderately reliable quantum computing hardware. 1991 Mathematics Subject Classi cationDoc. Math.J. DMV 467 Quantum Computing Peter W. Shor Abstract. The Church-Turing thesis says that it entails at most a poly- nomial increase in computation time. This may not be true if quantum mechanics

Chinburg, Ted

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comput. complex. 20 (2011), 679 740 c Springer Basel AG 2011  

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FOR BACKTRACKING AND DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING Michael Alekhnovich, Allan Borodin, Joshua Buresh-Oppenheim, Russell that provided by Turing machines and its many equivalent computational models (i.e. consider the almost universal accep- tance of the Church-Turing thesis). While quantum computation may challenge the concept

Pitassi, Toniann

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CSC 373: Algorithm Design and Analysis Allan Borodin  

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CSC 373: Algorithm Design and Analysis Lecture 13 Allan Borodin February 6, 2013 Some materials" with the mathematically precisely defined concept of "Turing computable" Turing computable = computable by a precise model called a Turing machine, named for Alan Turing. This is the so-called Church-Turing thesis (from 1936

Borodin, Allan

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MASTER THESIS HEALTH SCIENCES ORGANIZATION OF PEDIATRIC PALLIATIVE  

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MASTER THESIS HEALTH SCIENCES ORGANIZATION OF PEDIATRIC PALLIATIVE CARE IN ONCOLOGY: PREFERENCES-mail: l.a.straathof@student.utwente.nl Title: Organization of pediatric palliative care in oncology Nieuwegein #12;Pediatric palliative care in children with cancer 2 CONTENT ABSTRACT

Vellekoop, Michel

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The physical Church thesis as an explanation of the Galileo thesis Gilles Dowek  

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The physical Church thesis as an explanation of the Galileo thesis Gilles Dowek � Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012 Abstract The Galileo thesis is a consequence of the physical Church thesis. Keywords Computability Á Definability Á Natural sciences 1 The Galileo thesis 1.1 The effectiveness of mathematics

Dowek, Gilles

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Writing and Presenting Your Thesis or Dissertation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This guide has been created to assist students in thinking through the many aspects of crafting, implementing, and defending a thesis or dissertation. This guide focuses on the quasi-political aspects of the thesis or dissertation process.

S. Joseph Levine (Michigan State University)

2011-10-14

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Master of Science Thesis Stockholm, Sweden 2005  

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situations, and proposes and evaluates some new applications involving the transfer of voice and data files applications is very limited. This thesis includes also an application to transfer files between two or more Thesis Project Wireless@KTH. June 28, 2005 i Abstract The focus of this thesis is on transferring data

Maguire Jr., Gerald Q.

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Laboratory of mechanics PhD Thesis in Non-linear Mechanics  

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Laboratory of mechanics PhD Thesis in Non-linear Mechanics 1 DYNAMICS AND ACTIVE CONTROL WITH DELAY OF THE DYNAMICS OF UNBOUNDED MONOSTABLE MECHANICAL STRUCTURES WITH 6 POTENTIAL NANA NBENDJO Blaise Roméo2005 #12;Laboratory of mechanics PhD Thesis in Non-linear Mechanics 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS tel-00009933

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Climbing out of the Void: Moving from Chaos to Concepts in the Presentation of a Thesis.  

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Describes how and why, after a supervisor's feedback prompted a Ph.D. thesis to be abandoned for over a year, writing resumed in a deliberately reflective style. Highlights parallels between the content of the thesis and the process of writing it. Describes how the experience of writing can be mapped against three models of ways of knowing. (EV)

Hunt, Cheryl

2001-01-01

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Senior design project: undergraduate thesis  

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Engineering design has become a critical element of the undergraduate engineering curriculum. To become accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) requires that at least 24 credits of design content be included in the four-year undergraduate engineering curriculum. Senior design is the principal course in which students apply their knowledge in several disciplines to one project assignment

Sura Lekhakul; Robert A. Higgins

1994-01-01

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Extensions of graph C -algebras A Thesis  

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by Mark Tomforde DARTMOUTH COLLEGE Hanover, New: _____________________________________ (Chairman) Dana P. Williams Copyright by Mark Tomforde 2002 #12; Acknowledgements This thesis represents the efforts of many

Tomforde, Mark

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The Protestant Ethic Thesis: An Internal Critque  

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Max Weber's thesis of a relation between a Protestant ethic and a spirit of capitalism is examined. The Calvinist calling is taken as the central notion of Weber's thesis. Weber fails to demonstrate that the doctrine of the calling would channel...

Sparhawk, Frank J.

1976-04-01

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DOCTORAL THESIS UNIVERSITY PARIS REN DESCARTES  

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RECEPTOR SIGNALLING CAUSED BY HUMAN AUTOSOMAL RECESSIVE LCK, ZAP-70 AND ITK-MUTATIONS Thesis defended on 12 found in men. In my doctoral thesis I report the first case of autosomal recessive human LCK- deficiency, a novel autosomal recessive mutation leading to human ZAP-70-deficiency and a novel autosomal recessive

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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The death penalty and the Forfeiture Thesis  

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Opponents of the death penalty argue that judicial executions violate the condemned prisoner's right to life. Death penalty retentionists often attempt to counter this argument by asserting that persons convicted of capital crimes have forfeited their right to life. This paper examines the logic of the Forfeiture Thesis, and a related assumption, the State Authority Thesis, in relation to the

Morton Winston

2002-01-01

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Programming with Classical Proofs MSc Thesis (Afstudeerscriptie)  

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. Dick de Jongh dr. Piet Rodenburg dr. Benno van den Berg #12;#12;i Abstract This thesis is about, that allow for some amount of classical reasoning via the Curry­Howard correspondence. In the second part of the thesis, we present a new system by Aschieri and Berardi, HA + EM1, a Curry­Howard system

Amsterdam, University of

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Doctoral Thesis ETH No. 18522 Universe Types  

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, again, how many people contributed to making this thesis possible and the experience absolutely fabulous discussions and learning experiences with all my co-authors. During my thesis work, besides Sophia and Peter;Acknowledgments listened to many rants of mine and always were there to cheer me up. All the best with the baby

Dietl, Werner M.

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Malardalen University Licentiate Thesis Internet Traffic Management  

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M¨alardalen University Licentiate Thesis No.95 Internet Traffic Management Henrik Abrahamsson at a great rate. For network opera- tors it is important to understand and manage the traffic behaviour performance. This thesis considers three aspects of Internet traffic management: web traffic modelling

Abrahamsson, Henrik

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The Bachelor's Thesis in Teacher Education  

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The theory-oriented approach to the final thesis in higher education is still dominant at the Master as well as Bachelor level. We believe, however, that at the Bachelor level a practice-oriented approach would be more appropriate. Our research as presented below explores the possibilities of a practice-oriented approach to the Bachelor's thesis…

Meeus, Wil; Van Looy, Linda; Libotton, Arno

2004-01-01

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MS.BIOLOGY.THESIS ACADEMIC LEARNING PLAN  

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MS.BIOLOGY.THESIS ACADEMIC LEARNING PLAN BIOLOGY ­ Master's Program/Thesis Track Mission Statement In keeping with the University mission, the Department of Biology is dedicated to creation, transmission of Biology is to develop, support and conduct high quality educational and research programs in the life

O'Laughlin, Jay

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COMPUTER SCIENCE THESIS PROPOSAL 19 Sept 2001  

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COMPUTER SCIENCE THESIS PROPOSAL 19 Sept 2001 MEMORANDUM From: Lieutenant Commander Ajax E. Helix operating system. The subversion risk will be explained and contrasted with the risks of penetration. In addition to the thesis report, a working example of a subverted operating system will be constructed. 3

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OFFICE OF GRADUATE STUDIES Thesis Office  

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://thesis.tamu.edu Fall 2012 Microsoft Word Basic Template: Update Thesis/Dissertation format requirements are changing to the Microsoft Word basic template for Fall 2012 graduates and beyond. Overall Page number has shifted/style you are following. Please consult with your committee and/or department for allowable style choices

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Department of Solid Mechanics Master thesis project  

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Department of Solid Mechanics Master thesis project: CFD analysis of patient-specific Abdominal Biasetti (biasetti@kth.se) at the Department of Solid Mechanics, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). #12;

Haviland, David

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The inaudible sound of thunderstorms Master Thesis  

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The inaudible sound of thunderstorms Master Thesis by Jelle Daniel Assink October 2006 - June 2007.3 Thunderstorms and discharges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 1.4 Earlier research on thunderstorm fronts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 3.5 Lightning discharges and atmospheric

Evers, Läslo G.

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Prof. Dr. Fumiya Iida Master-Thesis  

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 5.2 The Genetic algorithm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 5.2.1 Introduction to the Genetic Algorithm . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 5.2.2 Implementation in MATLABProf. Dr. Fumiya Iida Master-Thesis Supervised by: Author: Nandan Maheshwari Dominik Naef Xiaoxiang

Daraio, Chiara

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Evolutionary dynamics of cancer A thesis presented  

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) and the effect of chromosomal instability therein. Fourth, I present a new mathematical model of colon cancer of colon cancer initiation 85 5.1 IntroductionEvolutionary dynamics of cancer A thesis presented by Franziska Michor to The Department

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Master of Science Thesis Stockholm, Sweden 2008  

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P E T T E R S S O N Web 2.0 for IPTV KTH Information and Communication Technology #12;Web 2.0 for IPTV Master of Science Thesis Simon Leung Johan Pettersson sile02@kth.se johpett@kth.se Academic Web 2.0 services for IPTV. This thesis project was carried out at Accedo Broadband during the period

Maguire Jr., Gerald Q.

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Child & Family Psychology Thesis Guide -2013 Preparing to do a Child and Family Psychology Thesis  

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: A Guide to choosing a research methods course, thesis topic and supervisor A research thesis year research methods course. Most research methods courses encourage students to make progress towards to the Programme Coordinator. Do remember that this decision must be made by February. Choosing a research methods

Hickman, Mark

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Honors in Mathematics Writing a Senior Thesis  

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serve as sources of questions or subjects that interest you. In the past, tutorials and reading courses in Mathematics, a student must submit a senior thesis. This is the only requirement for honors eligibility students for graduation with honors in Mathematics on the basis of course grades in mathematics, the senior

Wolfe, Patrick J.

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Master of Science Thesis Stockholm, Sweden 2010  

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Master of Science Thesis Stockholm, Sweden 2010 TRITA-ICT-EX-2010:27 E D O A R D O PA O N E OSSIE School of Information and Communication Technology Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm, Sweden products from different manufacturers. This problem is critical for the military and public safety sectors

Maguire Jr., Gerald Q.

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Master of Science Thesis Stockholm, Sweden 2005  

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Master of Science Thesis Stockholm, Sweden 2005 IMIT/LCN 2005-02 YA N Z H A N G Wireless sensor and manufactured this scanning Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (DOAS) system and Mattias Johansson who me all along my study period in Sweden. #12;v List of Figures Figure 1-1 Ocean optics USB 2000

Maguire Jr., Gerald Q.

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Advanced Professional Development Course. Preparing a Thesis  

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is accompanied by two very different but complimentary documents on preparing a thesis and I recommend you read of investigative technique/ability in an ongoing project, knowledge and understanding of Methods including of the outcome. The background knowledge of the literature and the discussion of the data is more in relationship

Sheridan, Jennifer

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COMPUTATIONS IN SOCIAL NETWORK A thesis submitted  

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COMPUTATIONS IN SOCIAL NETWORK A thesis submitted to Kent State University in partial fulfillment S Shaikh B.E, Pune University, 2000 M.S, Kent State University, 2007 Approved by Dr. Javed I Khan , Advisor........................................................................................................ 10 2.2. Reputation Reasoning System

Khan, Javed I.

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MASTER THESIS Surface-based mapping of  

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MASTER THESIS Surface-based mapping of the serotonin transporter binding in cerebral cortex was on the cerebral cortex due to its highly-folded and thin structure, which makes it particularly unsuited intrinsic geometry of cerebral cortex into account in the filtering and modeling by the mul- tilinear

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The finite-dimensional Freeman thesis.  

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I suggest a modification--and mathematization--of Freeman's thesis on the relations among "perception", "the finite brain", and "the world", based on my recent proposal that the theory of finite topological spaces is both an adequate and a natural mathematical foundation for human psychology. PMID:18461425

Rudolph, Lee

2008-06-01

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Department of Nuclear Engineering THESIS PROSPECTUS  

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, (2) measure and identify regions of radiational cooling and recombination, and (3) measureDepartment of Nuclear Engineering THESIS PROSPECTUS for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy of spatial evolution of the radiative and recombining regions of the divertor. The D emission is a signature

Boswell, Christopher

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STATIC CODE ANALYSIS IN JAVA Bachelor Thesis  

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STATIC CODE ANALYSIS IN JAVA Bachelor Thesis Fabian van den Broek Supervisor: dr.ir. Erik Poll bugs quickly is the use of static code analysis. There are no exact numbers on the use of static code use static code analysis. Furthermore, a case study is performed to investigate the advantage of using

Lucas, Peter

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Political Unionism and the Corporatist Thesis  

Microsoft Academic Search

The notion of corporatism enjoys wide acceptance as an alternative to pluralist analyses of political processes in the West and as a way of imputing conservative functions to the more developed union movements that involve themselves in public policy and economic management. In both instances, the corporatist thesis rests on ahistorical functionalist assumptions and even fails to make out its

Winton Higgins

1985-01-01

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Dancing the Thesis, Writing on the Body  

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This article explores the connection between dance and politics through reflection on the process of writing a thesis about those two fields. Similarities and differences in the educational and disciplinary processes of academic practice and dance training are brought out, while focusing on the technique developed by Martha Graham: in particular…

Mills, Dana

2014-01-01

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A manifesto for the equifinality thesis  

Microsoft Academic Search

This essay discusses some of the issues involved in the identification and predictions of hydrological models given some calibration data. The reasons for the incompleteness of traditional calibration methods are discussed. The argument is made that the potential for multiple acceptable models as representations of hydrological and other environmental systems (the equifinality thesis) should be given more serious consideration than

Keith Beven

2006-01-01

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Master of Science Thesis Stockholm, Sweden 2008  

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. This thesis project is a collaboration between Ericsson Research and SUUNTO, in which we have implemented. The implemented service runs on top of the SIP Presence service. This project examines two alternatives. The first sever, an application server subscribed to the athlete's Presence service will be notified. The people

Maguire Jr., Gerald Q.

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How I Chose My Thesis Advisor  

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Professor K. Papadopoulos, or Dennis, who we have all come to him as, has had a profound influence over my career as a scientist as well as my private life. Here I provide a brief account of the events that led me to Dennis as my PhD thesis advisor at University of Maryland and what that has meant to me.

Karimabadi, Homa

2011-01-01

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Semantic Social Network Ph.D. thesis  

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Semantic Social Network Analysis Ph.D. thesis Defended on the 11th of April 2011 by Guillaume, with an original contribution that leverages Social Network Analysis with Semantic Web frameworks. Social Network-based representations, (2) to conduct a social network analysis that takes advantage of the rich semantics

Boyer, Edmond

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Writing a Structured Abstract for the Thesis  

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This article presents the author's suggestions on how to improve thesis abstracts. The author describes two books on writing abstracts: (1) "Creating Effective Conference Abstracts and Posters in Biomedicine: 500 tips for Success" (Fraser, Fuller & Hutber, 2009), a compendium of clear advice--a must book to have in one's hand as one prepares a…

Hartley, James

2010-01-01

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Finding the Genesis for a Thesis  

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This article describes a prewriting heuristics strategy that can help students find the genesis of their thesis. The 3 functions of the heuristic procedure are that it aids in retrieving relevant information stored in the mind; draws attention to important information that can be further researched or accessed; and prepares the mind for the…

Caroll, Joyce Armstrong

2013-01-01

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Master thesis Supercooled Simultaneous Composite Casting  

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I Master thesis Supercooled Simultaneous Composite Casting for Microstructure Refinement of AlloySimultaneousCompositeCastingforMicrostructureRefinementofAlloy2008Kim,YongKi #12;3 SupercooledSimultaneousCompositeCasting for Microstructure Refinement of Alloy #12;4 Supercooled Simultaneous Composite Casting for Microstructure Refinement of Alloy by Kim

Cambridge, University of

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Thesis Summary: Active Visual SLAM with Exploration  

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Thesis Summary: Active Visual SLAM with Exploration for Autonomous Underwater Navigation Ayoung Kim a simultane- ous localization and mapping (SLAM) algorithm to fuse sensor measurements derived from vision and and recognized (i.e., loop-closing). The advantage of visual SLAM arises from these loop- closure camera

Eustice, Ryan

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Looking for a MSc thesis in  

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Characterization of 3D silicon sensors 3D silicon sensors utilizes etching techniques found in MEMS processing Looking for a MSc thesis in sensors, electronics or medical imaging? Want to · design and test to make high precision vias with extremely small diameter in silicon. This concept makes this sensor very

Johansen, Tom Henning

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Master Thesis IPsec usability (30P) Description  

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Master Thesis ­ IPsec usability (30P) Description The need for securing communications from prying and more advanced, security mechanisms and solutions need to evolve as well. IPsec is an important piece in the toolbox used for securing data backhaul in 4G LTE networks. However, challenges arise when IPsec equipment

Zhao, Yuxiao

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Quantum Algorithms: Applicable Algebra and Quantum Physics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Classical computer science relies on the concept of Turing machines as a unifying model of universal computation. According\\u000a to the modern Church-Turing Thesis, this concept is interpreted in the form that every physically reasonable model of computation\\u000a can be efficiently simulated on a probabilistic Turing machine. Recently this understanding, which was taken for granted for a long time, has\\u000a required

Thomas Beth; Martin Roetteler

2001-01-01

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If a tree casts a shadow is it telling the time?  

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Physical processes are computations only when we use them to externalize thought. Computation is the performance of one or more fixed processes within a contingent environment. We reformulate the Church-Turing thesis so that it applies to programs rather than to computability. When suitably formulated agent-based computing in an open, multi-scalar environment represents the current consensus view of how we interact with the world. But we don't know how to formulate multi-scalar environments.

Russ Abbott

2006-03-30

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Extended Program Notes for Thesis Voice Recital  

Microsoft Academic Search

This thesis presents extended program notes for a sixty-minute vocal graduate recital consisting of the following repertoire for soprano: Two arias by Johann Sebastian Bach from his Coffee Cantata, BWV 211; W.A. Mozart’s concert aria Vado, ma dove?, K. 583; three selections from Antonín Dvo?ák’s Cigánské Melodie, Op. 55; Jules Massenet’s Adieu, notre petite table from Manon; Gustav Holst’s Four

Rebecca Longtemps

2012-01-01

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Bachelor of Science Thesis Stockholm, Sweden 2011  

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and is now exception, ND if not properly secured. IPsec is a standard security mechanism for IPv6 but it does grannupptäck i IPv6 (Secure Neighbor Discovery in IPv6) KTH Information and Communication Technology #12;Säker grannupptäck i IPv6 (Secure Neighbor Discovery in IPv6) Philip Huss 2011-01-20 Bachelor of Science Thesis

Maguire Jr., Gerald Q.

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Master of Science Thesis Stockholm, Sweden 2009  

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the location can be provided by GPS, or the location might be provided by some other location system (indoors in computer communication and deep competence in his area. iii #12;Table of Contents Abstract........................................................................................................................... iii Table of Contents

Maguire Jr., Gerald Q.

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Space tether-radar data processing. Master`s thesis  

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NASA conducted the Delta-PMG tethered satellite missions. It was conducted to verify the hollow cathode plasma source`s ability to couple electric currents from each end of a long wire tether traversing the ambient low earth orbit ionosphere plasma observations were obtained through a suite of sensors which included large ground based VHF radars. The goal of this thesis was to process the radar data received at the radar based in Hawaii to study disturbances in the Earth`s ionosphere caused by the tether. After extensive analysis, unique radar returns were identified that were associated with the passage of the tether system through magnetic field lines threading the radar`s field of view. These returns were interpreted as a plasma cloud propagating along a magnetic field line and reflecting back along another. This phenomenon produced dual returns with inverted Doppler frequency content.

Brewster, W.A.

1994-09-01

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A manifesto for the equifinality thesis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This essay discusses some of the issues involved in the identification and predictions of hydrological models given some calibration data. The reasons for the incompleteness of traditional calibration methods are discussed. The argument is made that the potential for multiple acceptable models as representations of hydrological and other environmental systems (the equifinality thesis) should be given more serious consideration than hitherto. It proposes some techniques for an extended GLUE methodology to make it more rigorous and outlines some of the research issues still to be resolved.

Beven, Keith

2006-03-01

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Masters Thesis Titles: From Present back to Fall of 1990  

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Capacitors Chemistry Author Thesis Title Ghidey, Amanuel Berhane Synthesis of Adjacent-Bridged Benzo with Atomic Hydrogen and of Dibenzofuran With Atomic Chlorine Civil Engineering Author Thesis Title Getchell

New Hampshire, University of

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SONOLUMINESCENCE: SOUND INTO LIGHT A Thesis Submitted in Partial Satisfaction  

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...........................................................................................................24 #12;I dedicate this thesis to my Mother. Who is a Superhero. #12;Acknowledgments I want to thank

Belanger, David P.

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Fourier Transform Heterodyne Spectroscopy of Liquid Interfaces A thesis presented  

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Fourier Transform Heterodyne Spectroscopy of Liquid Interfaces A thesis presented by Doo Soo Chung Abstract This thesis describes the application of a novel Fourier transform heterodyne spectroscopy of fluid interfaces 3 1.4 Organization of this thesis 5 2 Fourier Transform Heterodyne Spectroscopy 7 2

Mazur, Eric

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What Examiners Do: What Thesis Students Should Know  

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Although many articles have been written about thesis assessment, none provide a comprehensive, general picture of what examiners do as they assess a thesis. To synthesise this diverse literature, we reviewed 30 articles, triangulated their conclusions and identified 11 examiner practices. Thesis examiners tend to be broadly consistent in their…

Golding, Clinton; Sharmini, Sharon; Lazarovitch, Ayelet

2014-01-01

102

Process for Completing an Honors Thesis in Social Work  

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Process for Completing an Honors Thesis in Social Work Social Work Honors Thesis Expectations-depth research activity in your social work BSW program. When completed, it should make a contribution about when your thesis is complete and ready to formally defend. Generally, Social Work Honors theses

Olsen Jr., Dan R.

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Thesis: Orientifolds, Anomalies and the Standard Model  

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In this thesis, we study aspects of D-brane realizations of the Standard Model. Specifically, we study orientifold models with rotation and translation elements that break supersymmetry, provide the general consistency conditions and derive the massless spectrum for these type of orientifolds. These models contain in general anomalous U(1) gauge fields. The Green-Schwarz mechanism cancels the anomaly and provides a mass term for the anomalous gauge fields. We calculate the bare mass for supersymmetric and non-supersymmetric vacua and we show that higher dimensional anomalies can affect the masses of the anomalous U(1)s. Phenomenological aspects are also discussed. We evaluate the contribution of the extra U(1) fields to the anomalous moments and it is shown that this imposes constraints on the magnitude of the string scale.

P. Anastasopoulos

2005-03-07

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Thesis: Orientifolds, Anomalies and the Standard Model  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this thesis, we study aspects of D-brane realizations of the Standard Model. Specifically, we study orientifold models with rotation and translation elements that break supersymmetry, provide the general consistency conditions and derive the massless spectrum for these type of orientifolds. These models contain in general anomalous U(1) gauge fields. The Green-Schwarz mechanism cancels the anomaly and provides a mass term for the anomalous gauge fields. We calculate the bare mass for supersymmetric and non-supersymmetric vacua and we show that higher dimensional anomalies can affect the masses of the anomalous U(1)s. Phenomenological aspects are also discussed. We evaluate the contribution of the extra U(1) fields to the anomalous moments and it is shown that this imposes constraints on the magnitude of the string scale.

Anastasopoulos, P.

2005-03-01

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Master Thesis Projects Topics for master thesis projects available in 2013-2014  

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determined the content and variation of these compounds in vegetables in order to determine the daily intake programme in Department of Food Science Food area #12;2 Table of content 1. Investigation of the content and peptidomics of protein-based foods #12;3 1. Investigation of the content and distribution of bioactive

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Content modeling for social media text  

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This thesis focuses on machine learning methods for extracting information from user-generated content. Instances of this data such as product and restaurant reviews have become increasingly valuable and influential in ...

Sauper, Christina (Christina Joan)

2012-01-01

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Milk dispenser for variable fat content  

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This thesis describes the development of a new milk dispenser product that is designed to dispense milk with varying levels of milk fat content. The product contains two tanks of milk, one containing skim and one containing ...

Henion, Julie E

2011-01-01

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Master Thesis Defense Speaker: Hossein Afshar Fotouhi  

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-based Static Content Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Time: 10:00 Place: EV 3.309 ABSTRACT Web development is an essential aspect of today's internet services. A web page is normally designed by means of HyperText Markup Language (HTML) as the web publishing language. Designing an HTML-based web-page can be done in various

Doedel, Eusebius

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Prof. Dr. Fumiya Iida Bachelor-Thesis  

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a nerve signal. There are two types of EMG sensors, surface EMG sensors and implantable ones. For the sake. Alejandro Arieta Keith Gunura Controling a crane arm with EMG sensors Spring Term 2011 #12;#12;Contents Abstract ii Symbols iii 1 Introduction 1 2 EMG Sensors 2 2.1 Functionality of Electromyography

Daraio, Chiara

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Master Thesis Personalized ESG for converged digital  

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Electronic Service Guide. The opportunity to deliver personalization has been made easier by the rapid pace something to watch from the large amounts of digital broadcast content for Mobile TV available on handsets influencing ESG design, an analysis of the stakeholders involved in mobile TV, and the planning

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Understanding the Merton Thesis Steven Shapin  

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for long-term preservation and access to leading academic journals and scholarly literature from around not download an entire issue of a journal or multiple copies of articles, and you may use content in the JSTOR of this work. Publisher contact information may be obtained at http://www.jstor.org/journals/ucpress.html. Each

Shapin, Steven

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Master Thesis Projects Topics for master thesis projects available in 2014-2015  

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(lactolight) 17. Proteomics and peptidomics of protein-based foods 18. Determination of volatile organic determined the content and variation of these compounds in vegetables in order to determine the daily intake programme in Department of Food Science Food area #12;2 Table of content 1. Investigation of the content

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Instructable autonomous agents. Ph.D. Thesis  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In contrast to current intelligent systems, which must be laboriously programmed for each task they are meant to perform, instructable agents can be taught new tasks and associated knowledge. This thesis presents a general theory of learning from tutorial instruction and its use to produce an instructable agent. Tutorial instruction is a particularly powerful form of instruction, because it allows the instructor to communicate whatever kind of knowledge a student needs at whatever point it is needed. To exploit this broad flexibility, however, a tutorable agent must support a full range of interaction with its instructor to learn a full range of knowledge. Thus, unlike most machine learning tasks, which target deep learning of a single kind of knowledge from a single kind of input, tutorability requires a breadth of learning from a broad range of instructional interactions. The theory of learning from tutorial instruction presented here has two parts. First, a computational model of an intelligent agent, the problem space computational model, indicates the types of knowledge that determine an agent's performance, and thus, that should be acquirable via instruction. Second, a learning technique, called situated explanation specifies how the agent learns general knowledge from instruction. The theory is embodied by an implemented agent, Instructo-Soar, built within the Soar architecture. Instructo-Soar is able to learn hierarchies of completely new tasks, to extend task knowledge to apply in new situations, and in fact to acquire every type of knowledge it uses during task performance - control knowledge, knowledge of operators' effects, state inferences, etc. - from interactive natural language instructions. This variety of learning occurs by applying the situated explanation technique to a variety of instructional interactions involving a variety of types of instructions (commands, statements, conditionals, etc.). By taking seriously the requirements of flexible tutorial instruction, Instructo-Soar demonstrates a breadth of interaction and learning capabilities that goes beyond previous instructable systems, such as learning apprentice systems. Instructo-Soar's techniques could form the basis for future 'instructable technologies' that come equipped with basic capabilities, and can be taught by novice users to perform any number of desired tasks.

Huffman, Scott Bradley

1994-01-01

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Rethinking Neuroethics in the Light of the Extended Mind Thesis  

Microsoft Academic Search

The extended mind thesis is the claim that mental states extend beyond the skulls of the agents whose states they are. This seemingly obscure and bizarre claim has far-reaching implications for neuroethics, I argue. In the first half of this article, I sketch the extended mind thesis and defend it against criticisms. In the second half, I turn to its

Neil Levy

2007-01-01

115

Acid rain and the environment: an ethical perspective. Master's thesis  

Microsoft Academic Search

This thesis examines the acid rain problem and the conflicts in values and interests that it precipitates in order to formulate some suggestions for U.S. policy. The thesis discusses the different sources of acid precursors and their significance, then examines the effects of these pollutants on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. This is followed by a discussion of measures both to

Greig

1985-01-01

116

MA STER'S THESIS Optimisation of fresh water consumption  

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MA STER'S THESIS Optimisation of fresh water consumption for Doggy AB using simulation Maja Olsson Göteborg Sweden 2005 #12;Thesis for the Degree of Master of Science Optimisation of fresh water consumption is to minimise the usage of fresh water in the cooling process and to analyse the result. We build a simulation

Patriksson, Michael

117

Thesis and Dissertation Writing: Preparing ESL Students for Research.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a program created to assist students of English as a Second Language in their preparation for thesis and dissertation writing by focusing on the thesis proposal as an important part of that process. Notes that they often experience difficulty meeting the demands of the kind of writing required at this level and often are unaware of the…

Paltridge, Brian

1997-01-01

118

Quantum Scattering Theory and Applications A thesis presented  

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Quantum Scattering Theory and Applications A thesis presented by Adam Lupu­Sax to The Department reserved #12; Abstract Scattering theory provides a convenient framework for the solution of a variety of problems. In this thesis we focus on the combination of boundary conditions and scattering potentials

Heller, Eric

119

Quantum Scattering Theory and Applications A thesis presented  

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Quantum Scattering Theory and Applications A thesis presented by Adam Lupu-Sax to The Department reserved #12;Abstract Scattering theory provides a convenient framework for the solution of a variety of problems. In this thesis we focus on the combination of boundary conditions and scattering potentials

Heller, Eric

120

DIPLOMA THESIS Virtual Assembly of an Optical System and  

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DIPLOMA THESIS Virtual Assembly of an Optical System and MEMS Components in a Minifactory Christoph Bergler 2006/33 Prof. Dr. Ralph L. Hollis The Robotics Institute Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Adviser Universität München (TUM) #12;Task Task Thesis Title: Virtual Assembly of an Optical System and MEMS

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Linkability in Activity Inference Data Sets Senior Honors Thesis  

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on IMDB [4]. In this thesis we analyze the linkability of a large set of sensor traces from 25 subjects.1 Data Set We analyze a subset of the data collected for the University of Washington's Dynamic Social of WiFi access points picked up by the PDA [8]. This thesis does not consider the audio or WiFi data

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MS.BIOLOGY.NON-THESIS ACADEMIC LEARNING PLAN  

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MS.BIOLOGY.NON-THESIS ACADEMIC LEARNING PLAN BIOLOGY ­ Master's Program/Non-Thesis Track Mission Statement In keeping with the University mission, the Department of Biology is dedicated to creation of the Department of Biology is to develop, support and conduct high quality educational and research programs

O'Laughlin, Jay

123

TESLA Report 2006-05 DESY Thesis 2006-000  

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1 TESLA Report 2006-05 DESY Thesis 2006-000 WARSAW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Faculty of Electronics and Informational Technologies Institute of Electronic Systems ELHEP Laboratory DESY TESLA LLRF Team Rafal Pietrasik (B.Sc. Thesis in Electrical Engineering) SIMCON 3.1 LLRF System control board measurements (for TESLA

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Knit architecture : low tech fabrication techniques in modern design : thesis  

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This thesis aims to bring the handicraft of knitting into the realm of architecture as a low-tech means of fabrication in a world of high-tech design. This thesis attempts to break knitting down into its most essential ...

Mennel, Kimberly I. (Kimberly Irene)

2012-01-01

125

The Game Motoneurons Play Thesis submitted for the degree of  

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the game. We believe that this work shows the necessity of using game theoretical approach, when analyzingThe Game Motoneurons Play Thesis submitted for the degree of "Doctor of Philosophy" by Irit Nowik Submitted to the Senate of the Hebrew University November 2006 #12;#12;The Game Motoneurons Play Thesis

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Enhancing usability for elderly people Bachelor thesis Information Sciences  

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Enhancing usability for elderly people Bachelor thesis Information Sciences Ilona Wilmont 0412600 as a problem amongst elderly peo- ple. This thesis aims to find a way to enhance computer usability for elderly for the elderly are summa- rized. #12;Acknowledgements Many thanks to my supervisor dr. Stijn Hoppenbrouwers

Lucas, Peter

127

Not the official thesis. IPsec Intrusion Detection Analysis  

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Not the official thesis. IPsec Intrusion Detection Analysis: Using data from an Ericsson Ethernet and Sheng-Chou Li. #12;Not the official thesis. ii ABSTRACT IP security (IPsec) is commonly used that could affect the regular operation of an IPsec-protected network. Therefore, the IPsec protocol and its

Maguire Jr., Gerald Q.

128

Thesis: A Combined-light Mission For Exoplanet Molecular Spectroscopy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

THESIS, the Transiting Habitable-zone Exoplanet Spectroscopy Infrared Spacecraft, is a concept for a MIDEX/Discovery class exoplanet mission. Building on the recent Spitzer and Hubble successes in exoplanet characterization and molecular spectroscopy, THESIS would extend these types of measurements to a large population of planets including non-transiting planets and super-Earths. The ability to acquire high-stability, spectroscopic data from the near-visible to the mid-infrared is a unique aspect of THESIS. A strength of the THESIS concept is simplicity low technical risk, and modest cost. By enabling molecular spectroscopy of exoplanet atmospheres, THESIS mission has the potential to dramatically advance our understanding of conditions on extrasolar worlds while serving as a stepping stone to more ambitious future missions.

Deroo, Pieter; Swain, M. R.; Tinetti, G.; Griffith, C.; Vasisht, G.; Deming, D.; Henning, T.; Beaulieu, J.

2010-01-01

129

THESIS: the terrestrial habitable-zone exoplanet spectroscopy infrared spacecraft  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

THESIS, the Transiting Habitable-zone Exoplanet Spectroscopy Infrared Spacecraft, is a concept for a medium/Probe class exoplanet mission. Building on the recent Spitzer successes in exoplanet characterization, THESIS would extend these types of measurements to super-Earth-like planets. A strength of the THESIS concept is simplicity, low technical risk, and modest cost. The mission concept has the potential to dramatically advance our understanding of conditions on extrasolar worlds and could serve as a stepping stone to more ambitious future missions. We envision this mission as a joint US-European effort with science objectives that resonate with both the traditional astronomy and planetary science communities.

Swain, Mark R.; Vasisht, Gautam; Henning, Thomas; Tinetti, Giovanna; Beaulieu, Jean-Phillippe

2010-07-01

130

Completing an Honors Thesis in Teacher Education Early Childhood Education  

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Completing an Honors Thesis in Teacher Education Early Childhood Education Elementary Education to the major program, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Social Studies Education (which in the Department of Teacher Education (Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Social Studies

Olsen Jr., Dan R.

131

Attitudes on Conducting Thesis Research in a Developing Country.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reports on a survey conducted to study attitudes toward agronomy graduate students conducting thesis research in developing countries. Compares perceptions of executive officers of international program offices and departments of agronomy, and major professors. (TW)

Mason, S. C.; And Others

1987-01-01

132

Bachelor Thesis Detection of Zeno Sets in Hybrid Systems  

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Gehrke July 20, 2012 supervised by: Prof. Dr. Sibylle Schupp Technische Universit�at Hamburg;#12;Acknowledgments I would like to thank Prof. Dr. Sibylle Schupp for the opportunity to write this thesis. I am also

133

Port Sullivan, Texas: Ghost town / a thesis by John Martin Brockman  

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PORT SULI IVAN, Ti:XAS: GHOS TONK' A Ti. es"'. , bv John ?'ar tin Rroc'&man Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requi errant for the degree of NASTER OF ARTS Augu t, 196S History PORT... SULLIVAN, TFXAS: GHOST TOWN A Thesis John Martin Brockman ApProved as to sty1e and content by: rman of Committee tent. M ead of Department Member Member APSTRAC'I' Port Sul! ivan& Tex?:s Ct tost Tc '! (Auclu' t) 1988) John N. Broc1cman, H. A...

Brockman, John Martin

2012-06-07

134

Framework for policy aware reuse of content on the WWW  

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This thesis focuses on methods for detecting and preventing license violations, in a step towards policy aware content reuse on the Web. This framework builds upon the Creative Commons (CC) Rights Expression Language, which ...

Seneviratne, Oshani Wasana

2009-01-01

135

A functional programming interpreter. M.S. Thesis  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Functional Programming (FP) sup BAC87 is an alternative to conventional imperative programming languages. This thesis describes an FP interpreter implementation. Superficially, FP appears to be a simple, but very inefficient language. Its simplicity, however, allows it to be interpreted quickly. Much of the inefficiency can be removed by simple interpreter techniques. This thesis describes the Illinois Functional Programming (IFP) interpreter, an interactive functional programming implementation which runs under both MS-DOS and UNIX. The IFP interpreter allows functions to be created, executed, and debugged in an environment very similar to UNIX. IFP's speed is competitive with other interpreted languages such as BASIC.

Robison, Arch Douglas

1987-01-01

136

Deterring weapons of mass destruction terrorism. Master`s thesis  

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This thesis examines terrorist acts involving the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) against unsuspecting civilians by the Aum Shinrikyo and Rajneesh cults. The proliferation of WMD (i.e., nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons) has created a concern that terrorists might use WMD. Despite obvious signs, these groups were not identified as terrorists until after they committed terrorist attacks. This thesis identifies common characteristics of terrorists that have used WMD in the past and generates indicators of non-state actors that might commit WMD terrorism in the future.

LeHardy, F.A.

1997-12-01

137

Information content and reliability of TOVS estimates of precipitable water  

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INFORMATION CONTENT AND RELIABILITY OF TOYS ESTIMATES OF PRECIPITABLE WATER A Thesis by MIN YIN Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 1994 Major Subject: Meteorology INFORMATION CONTENT AND RELIABILITY OF TOYS ESTIMATES OF PRECIPITABLE WATER A Thesis by MIN YIN Submitted to Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree...

Yin, Min

2012-06-07

138

Architecture and optimization for a peer-to-peer content management system  

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This thesis will explore the design and optimization of a peer-to-peer network application as a solution to complex content management problems. Currently, most content management systems are expensive, cumbersome and ...

Edge, Dion M. (Dion Miguel), 1975-

2004-01-01

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The Status of the Non-discursiveness Thesis.  

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Argues that the nondiscursiveness thesis introduces more breadth into argumentation than do any of the present alternative points of view. Maintains that all communication modalites are called into play by ordinary arguers and that the meanings of statements oftentimes cannot be understood unless attributions are made. (PD)

Willard, Charles Arthur

1981-01-01

140

2006 Thesis and Dissertations Report: Family and Consumer Sciences  

Microsoft Academic Search

Twenty-five universities reported their graduate students in Family and Consumer Sciences wrote 221 thesis and 79 dissertations in 2006. Students in nutrition completed 93 theses. Thirteen dissertations were from the fields of family relations and institution hotel and restaurant management, and 12 dissertations came from the field of nutrition. Because degree completion with a graduate project is not reported in

Mary J. Pickard

2007-01-01

141

THESIS PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES DUKE UNIVERSITY DIVINITY SCHOOL  

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research. It must demonstrate the student's ability to contribute to the church's discourse about the ministries and practices of Christian communities. THE STATEMENT OF INTEREST Students are expected to prepare at the discretion of the D.Min. Committee (e.g., in cases of interdisciplinary study). THESIS PROPOSAL Students

Zhou, Pei

142

Abstract of thesis entitled Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks  

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to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to my supervisors, Dr. King-Shan Lui (primaryAbstract of thesis entitled Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks submitted by King-Yip Cheng in the second phase. The phased approach is tested by extensive simulations. (Total words: 248) Signed King

Tam, Vincent W. L.

143

Deconfined Quantum Critical Points A thesis submitted to the  

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the sophisticated Landau-Ginzburg-Wilson (LGW) formalism for thinking about critical phenomena for a varietyDeconfined Quantum Critical Points A thesis submitted to the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in general, as individual terms of the perturbation se- ries diverge as the critical point is approached

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Master's Thesis Hybrid Statistical Model Checking Technique for  

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Master's Thesis Hybrid Statistical Model Checking Technique for Reliable Safety Critical Systems Technique for Reliable Safety Critical Systems #12;Hybrid Statistical Model Checking Technique for Reliable was conducted in accordance with Code of Research Ethics1 . 2012. 12. 17. Approved by Professor Kim, Moonzoo

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Tomography mapped onto the Cell Broadband A Master's thesis  

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couple of weeks. Also his hands-on experience with the used software (COMPAAN, KPNFormat, Panda, the CellTomography mapped onto the Cell Broadband Processor A Master's thesis Computer Science Sander van code for the IBM Cell. Here we give the background for this project and explain the used methods

Emmerich, Michael

146

Magnus Strandqvist: 50th anniversary of his doctoral thesis.  

PubMed

This article is dedicated to Magnus Strandqvist's famous doctoral thesis "Studien über die kumulative Wirkung der Röntgenstrahlen bei Fraktionierung. Erfahrungen aus dem Radiumhemmet an 280 Haut- und Lippenkarzinomen" published in Acta Radiologica in 1944. After a short biography of Strandqvist some central points of his work and their influence on future development of modern radiotherapy are presented. PMID:7993639

Kajanti, M J

1994-01-01

147

Summary of the thesis "Elites and their children.  

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Summary of the thesis "Elites and their children. A study in the historical anthropology of medieval China, 500-1000 A.D" Introduction Scholars have only recently come to recognize that children have processes and social systems. The raising of children is a major concern for all societies, since

van den Brink, Jeroen

148

Master Thesis Master 2 of Physics and Engineering  

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Master Thesis Master 2 of Physics and Engineering: Subatomic Physics and Astroparticles Joseph'indice spectral. #12;Abstract Cosmic rays are composed of charged particles, which arrive after a long travel these particles up to energies around 1018 eV. Beyond this energy, one supposes that the extragalactic sources

Boyer, Edmond

149

A Supervisor's Roles for Successful Thesis and Dissertation  

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The success of a thesis or a dissertation for a graduate student relies upon the roles of their supervisor. The student not only needs to be equipped with the knowledge, but also be able to manage others and external factors at the same time. The journey during the period of conducting research is mixed with various tasks. Five supportive roles of…

Mhunpiew, Nathara

2013-01-01

150

Master of Science Thesis Design, implementation and flight  

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system for a quadrotor UAV Menno Wierema B.Sc. December 11, 2008 #12;#12;Design, implementation and flight test of indoor navigation and control system for a quadrotor UAV Master of Science Thesis and flight test of indoor navigation and control system for a quadrotor UAV" by Menno Wierema B

Langendoen, Koen

151

Thesis supervision in the social sciences: Managed or negotiated?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The project upon which this paper is based is a qualitative study of the supervision [thesis advising]1 of research students [graduate students] in departments of education and psychology in three British universities. Two models are apparent in the literature of supervision. Thetechnical rationality model gives priority to issues of procedure or technique, while thenegotiated order model conceptualizes supervision as a

Sandra Acker; Tim Hill; Edith Black

1994-01-01

152

Support for Different Roles in Software Engineering Master's Thesis Projects  

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Like many engineering programs in Europe, the final part of most Swedish software engineering programs is a longer project in which the students write a Master's thesis. These projects are often conducted in cooperation between a university and industry, and the students often have two supervisors, one at the university and one in industry. In…

Host, M.; Feldt, R.; Luders, F.

2010-01-01

153

The restructuring thesis and the study of public services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relevance of the restructuring thesis for the analysis of recent changes in the structure of public services is considered. It is argued that recent changes in public services are far more complex than suggested by the notion of privatisation and that a variety of concepts previously applied to the study of manufacturing industries can also be applied to the

S P Pinch

1989-01-01

154

Bone ingrowth in a shoulder prosthesis MSC Thesis, Applied Mathematics  

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Bone ingrowth in a shoulder prosthesis MSC Thesis, Applied Mathematics E.M.van Aken 1107895.1 Fracture healing after 2.4 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 6.2 Fracture healing after 4 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 6.3 Fracture healing after 8 days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 6.4 Fracture healing

Vuik, Kees

155

Bachelor Thesis Smart Card Based Solutions for Secure Internet  

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the authentication of the client and the bank, the confidentiality and the integrity of the client's financialBachelor Thesis Smart Card Based Solutions for Secure Internet Banking with a primitive reader or mobile phone Feng Zhu January 31, 2009 Abstract Internet Banking is performed in an insecure environment

Lucas, Peter

156

Do Research Thesis Examiners Need Training?: Practitioner Stories  

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We are thesis examiners within the Australian academic system who formed a community of practice to try to resolve some of the issues we were facing. Stories of examiners reflecting on and examining their own practice are a notable silence in the higher degree research literature. In this study we have adopted a storytelling inquiry method that…

Sankaran, Shankar; Swepson, Pam; Hill, Geof

2005-01-01

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ADVICE FROM THE FRONTLINES WHAT GRADUATING SENIOR THESIS ADVISERS  

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. Most Thesis writers are good students, follow advice well and come to appreciate value of deadlines to start. · Keep in touch with the student, to make sure he/she is not floundering. #12;· Define you have the time to make it a positive experience for the student. Be prepared to put in a lot

Gao, Guang R.

158

Master Thesis IMIT/LECS/Year -2004 Smart Detector: -  

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Surveillance Master of Science Thesis in Electronic System Design by Kofi Essuming Appiah Stockholm, June 2004 the onset of this project. Similar thanks goes to Professor Mats Brorsson, Royal Institutre of Technology recognition. Such applications are coupled with a number of problems: motion detection, tracking, and activity

Brorsson, Mats

159

MASTER'S THESIS WORK Dept of Ecology, SLU, Uppsala  

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MASTER'S THESIS WORK Dept of Ecology, SLU, Uppsala Diversity at landscape level Supervisor: Maartje or agriculture) landscape type and the complexity within that landscape type is considered. This has led might benefit the other system in a landscape where forest and agriculture are interspersed. Or a less

Uppsala Universitet

160

M.Sc. Thesis Master of Science in Engineering  

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of Denmark (DTU) and Visiopharm A/S and is written as a master's thesis. It balances academic research and functional use of the theory. The project is worth 30 points on the ECTS scale. Kongens Lyngby, June 19, 2014 Introduction 1 1.1 Motivation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.2 Problem

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Asking Better Questions: Approaching the Process of Thesis Supervision.  

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The questions typically asked by a law student in different stages of the process of thesis supervision are re-formulated to encourage more student reflection on the experience. The stages include approaching the supervision concept, selecting an appropriate supervisor, considering rights and responsibilities of both parties in developing a…

Manderson, Desmond

1996-01-01

162

TESLA REPORT 2006-02 TESLA THESIS 2006-003  

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TESLA REPORT 2006-02 TESLA THESIS 2006-003 WARSAW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology Institute of Electronic Systems Krzysztof Kamil Korzunowicz 185691 Bachelor of Science, quickly and cheaply evaluate the doses of neutrons and gammas in the Tesla Test Facility (TTF) tunnel

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VACUUM ENERGY IN QUANTUM GRAPHS A Senior Honors Thesis  

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VACUUM ENERGY IN QUANTUM GRAPHS A Senior Honors Thesis by JUSTIN HOWARD WILSON Submitted ABSTRACT Vacuum Energy in Quantum Graphs. (April 2007) Justin Howard Wilson Department of Physics the vacuum energy in quantum graphs. Vacuum energy arose in quantum physics but has an independent

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Master Thesis or Semester Project Experimental Human Knee Joint  

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Master Thesis or Semester Project Experimental Human Knee Joint Impedance Estimation Zurich, May 2014 Goal: Estimate human knee joint impedance during gait through the application velocity and torque about the knee joint, it is not possible to determine the knee joint stiffness (or

Daraio, Chiara

165

Master Thesis Ring Imaging Cerenkov Counter with Aerogel  

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[a4]report #12; i Master Thesis Ring Imaging Cerenkov Counter with Aerogel Radiator for HERMES;, k, p in all the HERMES engergy region: 2 GeV to 20 GeV. The new RICH system uses aerogel and C 4 F 10 gas as its Cerenkov radiator. The refractive index and other properties of all the aerogel tiles

166

Effective Compilation of Constraint A thesis submitted to the  

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of poor modelling choices that novices (and experts) in Constraint Program- ming often make and hence;#12;I, Andrea Rendl, hereby certify that this thesis, which is approximately 78,500 words in length, has affected thereby. We also understand that the title and the abstract will be pub- lished, and that a copy

St Andrews, University of

167

The Lockean Thesis and the Logic of Belief James Hawthorne  

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satisfy the axioms of probability theory may quite rationally believe each of a large body of propositions USA e-mail: hawthorne@ou.edu 1 Foley cites Locke's An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, (1975), Book IV, Chapters xv and xvi. Foley discusses the thesis further in his (1993). 2 This is an instance

Fitelson, Branden

168

Giuseppe Valetto PhD Thesis Proposal, Columbia University  

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is based on the concept of a process model, describing the process to be followed, and on facilitiesGiuseppe Valetto PhD Thesis Proposal, Columbia University May 2000 Process-Orchestrated Software turns into an essential business and production infrastructure, networked business and work in general

Kaiser, Gail E.

169

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL Graduate School Thesis Processing Fees  

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THE GRADUATE SCHOOL Graduate School Thesis Processing Fees Name: B#: Department: Date: Principal payment. Make your payment out to The B.U. Graduate School Hand deliver to: The Graduate School, Couper Administration Building, AD-134 Mail to: Binghamton University, The Graduate School, PO Box 6000, Binghamton, NY

Suzuki, Masatsugu

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Master's Thesis A Secure and Energy Efficient Communication  

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Master's Thesis A Secure and Energy Efficient Communication Scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks and Technology 2011 #12;A Secure and Energy Efficient Communication Scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks #12;A Secure and Energy Efficient Communication Scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks Advisor : Professor Kwangjo

Kim, Kwangjo

171

Phases in String Theory A thesis submitted to  

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Phases in String Theory A thesis submitted to Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India string theory course. I thank all the other faculty members of string group for many stimulating that string theory is a consistent theory of quantum gravity. Although the theory is unique, it has diverse

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MASTER'S THESIS Construction of an Optimal Linkage Arm  

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MASTER'S THESIS Construction of an Optimal Linkage Arm Using Structural Optimization Einar Linkage Arm Using Structural Optimization Einar Guðfinnsson and Nikulás Árni Sigfússon Department to determine the design of a linkage arm such that its maximal stress is minimized. The methods include

Patriksson, Michael

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B.Sc.Eng. Thesis Bachelor of Software Engineering  

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This thesis looks at security and anti-cheating measures, that can be implemented in an advanced turn based.1 What is Major League Wizardry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 Problem analysis 3 2.1 How . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 3.2 Homomorphic encryption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 3.3 Fingerprinting

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iThesis: Polly's project  

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This paper outlines an attempt to loosen the existing role and structure of the traditional "thesis" as the key undergraduate learning instrument within universities in Thailand. It does so by describing an exemplary project -- Polly's project - that uses technology to facilitate an exit from the "regulatory space" in…

Conti, Alvaro

2013-01-01

175

Description of bachelor thesis Vehicle Routing Problem for Mobile  

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Description of bachelor thesis Vehicle Routing Problem for Mobile Hospital Robots Anders Hersland & Emil Brøgger Kjer In hospitals a significant amount of resources is spent on transportation of goods, e Hospital aims to reduce the required man power by letting these transportation tasks be carried out

Bolander, Thomas

176

TESLA Report 2006-04 DESY Thesis 2006-000  

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TESLA Report 2006-04 DESY Thesis 2006-000 WARSAW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Faculty of Electronics and Informational Technologies Institute of Electronic Systems ELHEP Laboratory DESY TESLA LLRF Team Jerzy Stefan Zieliski Synchronic, optical transmission data link integrated with FPGA circuits (for TESLA LLRF control

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3D stepper motor system and its GUI A report for project-in-lieu-of-thesis  

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-reluctance step motor 10 2.2 Permanent-magnet step motor 11 2.3 Hybrid step motor 12 3 GUI design essentials 13 41 3D stepper motor system and its GUI design A report for project-in-lieu-of-thesis for masters;2 Table of Content Abstract 3 1. Introduction 4 2. Technology of the step motor system 8 2.1 Variable

Abidi, Mongi A.

178

Stringent and efficient assessment of Boson-Sampling devices  

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Boson-Sampling holds the potential to experimentally falsify the Extended Church Turing thesis. The computational hardness of Boson-Sampling, however, complicates the certification that an experimental device yields correct results in the regime in which it outmatches classical computers. To certify a boson-sampler, one needs to verify quantum predictions and rule out models that yield these predictions without true many-boson interference. We show that a semiclassical model for many-boson propagation reproduces coarse-grained observables that were proposed as witnesses of Boson-Sampling. A test based on Fourier matrices is demonstrated to falsify physically plausible alternatives to coherent many-boson propagation.

Malte C. Tichy; Klaus Mayer; Andreas Buchleitner; Klaus Mølmer

2013-12-11

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Stringent and efficient assessment of boson-sampling devices.  

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Boson sampling holds the potential to experimentally falsify the extended Church-Turing thesis. The computational hardness of boson sampling, however, complicates the certification that an experimental device yields correct results in the regime in which it outmatches classical computers. To certify a boson sampler, one needs to verify quantum predictions and rule out models that yield these predictions without true many-boson interference. We show that a semiclassical model for many-boson propagation reproduces coarse-grained observables that are proposed as witnesses of boson sampling. A test based on Fourier matrices is demonstrated to falsify physically plausible alternatives to coherent many-boson propagation. PMID:25062152

Tichy, Malte C; Mayer, Klaus; Buchleitner, Andreas; Mølmer, Klaus

2014-07-11

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Scalable implementation of boson sampling with trapped ions.  

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Boson sampling solves a classically intractable problem by sampling from a probability distribution given by matrix permanents. We propose a scalable implementation of boson sampling using local transverse phonon modes of trapped ions to encode the bosons. The proposed scheme allows deterministic preparation and high-efficiency readout of the bosons in the Fock states and universal mode mixing. With the state-of-the-art trapped ion technology, it is feasible to realize boson sampling with tens of bosons by this scheme, which would outperform the most powerful classical computers and constitute an effective disproof of the famous extended Church-Turing thesis. PMID:24580579

Shen, C; Zhang, Z; Duan, L-M

2014-02-01

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Scalable Implementation of Boson Sampling with Trapped Ions  

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Boson sampling solves a classically intractable problem by sampling from a probability distribution given by matrix permanents. We propose a scalable implementation of Boson sampling using local transverse phonon modes of trapped ions to encode the Bosons. The proposed scheme allows deterministic preparation and high-efficiency readout of the Bosons in the Fock states and universal mode mixing. With the state-of-the-art trapped ion technology, it is feasible to realize Boson sampling with tens of Bosons by this scheme, which would outperform the most powerful classical computers and constitute an effective disproof of the famous extended Church-Turing thesis.

Chao Shen; Zhen Zhang; Luming Duan

2013-10-17

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College of Business and Behavioral Science Students selecting the thesis option are required to  

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College of Business and Behavioral Science Students selecting the thesis option are required, and either ANTH 603 or SOC (R S) 671. In addition, students choosing the thesis option are required to complete six hours of thesis credit (SOC 891) and successfully defend a formal thesis. Students choos- ing

Bolding, M. Chad

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THE PIPELINE THESIS One of the requirements of the CUNY Pipeline Program is the Pipeline thesis. This is an independent research  

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revisions and aim to complete a draft of the thesis by February. The research proposal will be your guide by writing a Pipeline thesis proposal during the spring of your junior year. The thesis should be completed. You must gain your mentor's approval before you begin to write the proposal. 2) Discuss your ideas

Dennehy, John

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Publishing a Master's Thesis: A Guide for Novice Authors  

PubMed Central

Publication of original research, clinical experiences, and critical reviews of literature are vital to the growth of the genetic counseling field, delivery of genetic counseling services, and professional development of genetic counselors. Busy clinical schedules, lack of time and funding, and training that emphasizes clinical skills over research skills may make it difficult for new genetic counselors to turn their thesis projects into publications. This paper summarizes and elaborates upon a presentation aimed at de-mystifying the publishing process given at the 2008 National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Education Conference. Specific topics include familiarizing prospective authors, particularly genetic counseling students, with the basics of the publication process and related ethical considerations. Former students’ experiences with publishing master’s theses also are described in hopes of encouraging new genetic counselors to submit for publication papers based on their thesis projects. PMID:20076994

Resta, Robert G.; McCarthy Veach, Patricia; Charles, Sarah; Vogel, Kristen; Blase, Terri

2010-01-01

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Reenlistment behavior of nuclear-trained enlisted men. Master's thesis  

Microsoft Academic Search

This thesis investigates reenlistment behavior of a particular occupational sector of the U.S. Navy. The data set consists of enlisted members with nuclear NECs and 4 to 9 years of service during the 1977-1987 time frame. Specific pay and employment data from the civilian nuclear industry is used for comparison to military pay. Two econometric-modeling techniques are employed: logit analysis

Cook

1988-01-01

186

Bachelor Thesis on the topic Optimization and experimental analysis  

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eviewersX rofF hrF hrFhFF olfgng homsD hiplFEsnformF ghristof vöding #12;Abstract sn this helor thesis we look t the wellEdisussed ut still present nd imporE tnt prolem of the omplementtion of fühi utomtF he onstrutionsF here exist three mjor pprohesD vi deterministi EutomtD rnking funtions nd the lgeri pproh

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Hybrid power system for remote communications stations. Master's thesis  

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Distress Network. The VHF-FM Search and Rescue sites are powered by a primary power system consisting of a thermoelectric generator. Thermoelectric generators are very inefficient devices which consume vast quantities of propane to create electricity. The upgrade necessitates added power requirements on the power supply system at the remote sites. These requirements compel the redesign and/or upgrade of the power system. If thermoelectric generators continue to be utilized as the primary power system, additional helicopter visits to the sites to deliver propane will be required. These helicopter flights are costly and sometimes hazardous due to severe weather. This thesis investigates a variety of power system options capable of providing electrical power to the communications sites. Specifically, this thesis addresses three objectives. The first is a discussion of current alternative energy source technology available to supply the required power. The second is an analysis of the specific power system requirements and constraints. The third objective and major thrust of the research, is the design of a reliable hybrid power system for this application, capable of utilizing the inexhaustible natural energy available at the remote sites. The engineering parameters for a hybrid power system were studied and calculations made based on commercially available components. The difficulties in the design due to extreme weather conditions and unavailability of natural power resource information at specific sites are addressed. This thesis presents the groundwork associated with hybrid power system designs for use at remote communications sites. Hybrid power system, Solar power system, Wind Power system, Photovoltaic.

Pietras, C.R.

1993-09-01

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A matrix safety frame approach to robot safety for space applications. Thesis  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The planned use of autonomous robots in space applications has generated many new safety problems. This thesis assesses safety of autonomous robot systems through the structure of a proposed three-dimensional matrix safety frame. By identifying the common points of accidents and fatalities involving terrestrial robots, reviewing terrestrial robot safety standards, and modifying and extending these results to space applications, hazards are identified and their associated risks assessed. Three components of the safeguarding dimension of the matrix safety frame, safeguarding through design and operation for intrinsic safety, and incorporation of add-on safety systems are explained through examples for both terrestrial and space robots. A space robot hazard identification checklist, a qualitative tool for robot systems designers, is developed using the structure imparted by the matrix safety frame. The development of an expert system from the contents of the checklist is discussed.

Montgomery, T. D.; Lauderbaugh, L. Ken

1988-01-01

189

The effect of processing parameters on oil content of corn tortilla chips  

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THE EFFECT OF PROCESSING PARAMETERS ON OIL CONTENT OF CORN TORTILLA CHIPS A Thesis by PETA ROCK DUDLEY Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE August 1993 Major Subject: Food Science and Technology THE EFFECT OF PROCESSING PARAMETERS ON OIL CONTENT OF CORN TORTILLA CHIPS A Thesis by PETA ROCK DUDLEY Approved as to style and content by: LI yd W. Rooney (Chair of Committee...

Dudley, Peta Rock

2012-06-07

190

Inheritance and association of oil content and seed coat type in sesame, Sesamum indicum L  

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INHERITANCE AND ASSOCIATION OF OIL CONTENT AND SEED COAT TYPE IN SESAHE~ SESAMUH INDICUH L, A Thesis THOHAS W. CULP Approved as to style and content by: Chairman of Committee Head o e Department of Agronomy January, 1953 INHERITANCE... AND ASSOCIATION OF OIL CONTENT AND SEED COAT TYPE IN SESAME~ SESAIKM INDICUM L, THOMAS V GULP A Thesis Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTERS...

Culp, T. W

2012-06-07

191

Evaluation of asbestos fibre content in discharge air from a portable canister vacuum cleaner  

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EVALUATION OF ASBESTOS FIBRE CONTENT IN DISCHARGE AIR FROM A PORTABLE CANISTER VACUUM CLEANER A Thesis by JAMES TURNER WILSON JR. Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A/M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1975 Major Subject: Industrial Hygiene EVALUATION OF ASBESTOS FIBRE CONTENT IN DISCHARGE AIR FROM A PORTABLE CANISTER VACUUM CLEANER A Thesis by JAMES TURNER WILSON JR. Approved as to style and content by...

Wilson, James Turner

2012-06-07

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Canopy water content retrieval from hyperspectral remote sensing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Biogeochemical processes in plants, such as photosyn thesis, evaporation and net primary production, are directly related to foliar water. Therefore, canopy water content is important for the understanding of the terrestrial ecosystem functioning. Spectral information related to the water absorption feature s at 970 nm and 1200 nm offers possibilities for de riving information on leaf and canopy water content.

J. G. P. W. Clevers; L. Kooistra; M. E. Schaepman

2007-01-01

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A Petri net controller for distributed hierarchical systems. Thesis  

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The solutions to a wide variety of problems are often best organized as a distributed hierarchical system. These systems can be graphically and mathematically modeled through the use of Petri nets, which can easily represent synchronous, asynchronous, and concurrent operations. This thesis presents a controller implementation based on Petri nets and a design methodology for the interconnection of distributed Petri nets. Two case studies are presented in which the controller operates a physical system, the Center for Intelligent Robotic Systems for Space Exploration Dual Arm Robotic Testbed.

Peck, Joseph E.

1991-01-01

194

"Kid-in-the-Loop" Content Control: A Collaborative and Education-oriented Content  

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children. The vast amount of new media content, available through these devices, cause parents to worry about what their children have access to. In this thesis we investigated how parents and children can control filtering tools and approaches is that they do not involve children in the filtering process, thus

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The Virtual Observatory Powered PhD Thesis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Virtual Observatory has reached sufficient maturity for its routine scientific exploitation by astronomers. To prove this statement, here I present a brief description of the complete VO-powered PhD thesis entitled “Galactic and extragalactic research with modern surveys and the Virtual Observatory” comprising 4 science cases covering various aspects of astrophysical research. These comprize: (1) homogeneous search and measurement of main physical parameters of Galactic open star clusters in huge multi-band photometric surveys; (2) study of optical-to-NIR galaxy colors using a large homogeneous dataset including spectroscopy and photometry from SDSS and UKIDSS; (3) study of faint low-mass X-ray binary population in modern observational archives; (4) search for optical counterparts of unidentified X-ray objects with large positional uncertainties in the Galactic Plane. All these projects make heavy use of the VO technologies and tools and would not be achievable without them. So refereed papers published in the frame of this thesis can undoubtedly be added to the growing list of VO-based research works.

Zolotukhin, I. Yu.

2010-12-01

196

Endeavours in Discrete Lorentzian Geometry; A thesis in five papers  

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To solve the path integral for quantum gravity, one needs to regularise the space-times that are summed over. This regularisation usually is a discretisation, which makes it necessary to give up some paradigms or symmetries of continuum physics. Causal dynamical triangulations regularises the path integral through a simplicial discretisation that introduces a preferred time foliation. The first part of this thesis presents three articles on causal dynamical triangulations. The first article shows how to obtain a multicritical 2d model by coupling the theory to hard dimers. The second explores the connection to Ho\\v{r}ava-Lifshitz gravity that is suggested by the time foliation and establishes that in 2d the theories are equivalent. The last article does not directly concern causal dynamical triangulations but Euclidian dynamical triangulations with an additional measure term, which are examined to understand whether they contain an extended phase without the need for a preferred time foliation. Causal set theory uses an explicitly Lorentz invariant discretisation, which introduces non-local effects. The second part of this thesis presents two articles in causal set theory. The first explicitly calculates closed form expressions for the d'Alembertian operator in any dimension, which can be implemented in computer simulations. The second develops a ruler to examine the manifoldlikeness of small regions in a causal set, and can be used to recover locality.

Lisa Glaser

2014-09-29

197

Characterization of carbohydrate based vaccines PhD thesis, Marta Tontini Oct 26th  

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Characterization of carbohydrate based vaccines PhD thesis, Marta Tontini Oct 26th 2012 Page 1 PhD THESIS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CERGY-PONTOISE Specialité Chimie Characterization of carbohydrate based Examinateur tel-00825838,version1-24May2013 #12;Characterization of carbohydrate based vaccines PhD thesis

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http://www.pdl.cs.cmu.edu/Active Thesis Defense Electrical and Computer Engineering Active Disks  

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http://www.pdl.cs.cmu.edu/Active Thesis Defense Electrical and Computer Engineering Active Disks Electrical and Computer Engineering Prof. David Nagle, ECE Prof. Christos Faloutsos, SCS Prof. Garth Gibson://www.pdl.cs.cmu.edu/Active Thesis Defense Electrical and Computer Engineering Active Disks Carnegie Mellon Thesis Statement A number

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Endeavours in Discrete Lorentzian Geometry; A thesis in five papers  

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To solve the path integral for quantum gravity, one needs to regularise the space-times that are summed over. This regularisation usually is a discretisation, which makes it necessary to give up some paradigms or symmetries of continuum physics. Causal dynamical triangulations regularises the path integral through a simplicial discretisation that introduces a preferred time foliation. The first part of this thesis presents three articles on causal dynamical triangulations. The first article shows how to obtain a multicritical 2d model by coupling the theory to hard dimers. The second explores the connection to Ho\\v{r}ava-Lifshitz gravity that is suggested by the time foliation and establishes that in 2d the theories are equivalent. The last article does not directly concern causal dynamical triangulations but Euclidian dynamical triangulations with an additional measure term, which are examined to understand whether they contain an extended phase without the need for a preferred time foliation. Causal set the...

Glaser, Lisa

2014-01-01

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TABLe Of CONTeNTS How to Apply to the M.A. Program in Anthropology  

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TABLe Of CONTeNTS · How to Apply to the M.A. Program in Anthropology · Application Form · Coursework and Thesis or Project for the M.A. in Anthropology · Steps Toward the Completion of the M.A. in Anthropology · M.A. Study Plan · Guidelines for the Prospectus (Proposal) · Thesis Information and Formatting

de Lijser, Peter

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On the Effect of Introduction of Students' Evaluation for Teachers' Performanceon Graduation Thesis, Placement, and Postgraduate Study  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In fiscal 2004, Hiroshima Institute of Technology introduced the questionnaire for students to evaluate advice and guidance by professors on their graduation thesis, placement, and postgraduate studies. In this paper, questionnaire results for fiscal 2004 and 2005 are reported. The data shows the improvement of professors' teaching methods in fiscal 2005 compared to fiscal 2004. This questionnaire was performed from the standpoint of satisfaction of students, while professors endeavor to improve students' ability as well as their satisfaction. The questionnaire results will now be examined among all faculties, and the contents and method for the questionnaire should be improved aiming at higher quality education, based on the accumulated data from the continued observation.

Shinohara, Michimasa; Nakamura, Shozo

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Master's Thesis Measured Performance of Flows and Applications over Commercial  

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of WiBro. We developed a GPS synchronization device to measure one-way delay. Our measurement shows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii.2 Validation of Experimental configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 4 GPS

Moon, Sue B.

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Sizing Multiple Buffer Pools for A thesis submitted to the  

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objects to buffer pools and the setting the size for each of the buffer pools, is crucial for achieving wife, Jie Lu, for their love, support, and encouragement in these years. #12;iii Contents Abstract

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Journal Article Style Thesis/Dissertation Format A relatively new option for completing your thesis/dissertation is the Journal Article Style  

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Journal Article Style Thesis/Dissertation Format A relatively new option for completing your thesis/dissertation is the Journal Article Style Format. The Journal Article style allows you to author manuscripts designed, as in the Traditional format. The articles in the Journal Article style need to exhibit your original research, and must

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THE PIPELINE THESIS One of the requirements of the CUNY Pipeline Program is the Pipeline thesis. This is an independent research  

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. The research proposal will be your guide as you work on your project. It should contain the following by writing a Pipeline thesis proposal during the spring of your junior year. The thesis should be completed. You must gain your mentor's approval before you begin to write the proposal. 2) Discuss your ideas

Dennehy, John

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7 CFR 3402.6 - Overview of the special international study and/or thesis/dissertation research travel allowance.  

...and/or thesis/dissertation research travel allowance. 3402.6 Section 3402...and/or thesis/dissertation research travel allowance. (a) For each USDA Graduate...study or thesis/dissertation research travel allowance, the Project Director...

2014-01-01

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Extending ScratchR : challenges of deploying a scalable user generated content platform for young people  

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ScratchR, a user generated content management platform, was developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. ScratchR lets users share projects developed with the Scratch programming language. This thesis ...

Xu, Han, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2008-01-01

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The effects of grain moisture content and grain temperature on the penetration of hydrogen cyanide  

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THE EFFECTS QF CRAIN MOISTURE CONTENT AND GRAIN TEMiPERATURE ON THE &NETRATION OF HYDROGEN CYANIDE A Thesis SIDNEY EDMUND KUNZ Submitted to the Graduate School of ths Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE (Mionth) 1262 (Year) Mayor Subject ghtdlggllQJLK THE EFFECTS OF GRAIN MOISTURE CONTENT JBD GRAIN TEMPERATURE ON THE PENETRATION OF HYDROGEN CYANIDE A Thesis SIDNEY EDNUND KUNZ Approved as to style...

Kunz, Sidney E

2012-06-07

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Nozzle Flow with Vibrational Nonequilibrium. Ph.D. Thesis  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Flow of nitrogen gas through a converging-diverging nozzle is simulated. The flow is modeled using the Navier-Stokes equations that have been modified for vibrational nonequilibrium. The energy equation is replaced by two equations. One equation accounts for energy effects due to the translational and rotational degrees of freedom, and the other accounts for the affects due to the vibrational degree of freedom. The energy equations are coupled by a relaxation time which measures the time required for the vibrational energy component to equilibrate with the translational and rotational energy components. An improved relaxation time is used in this thesis. The equations are solved numerically using the Steger-Warming flux vector splitting method and the Implicit MacCormack method. The results show that uniform flow is produced outside of the boundary layer. Nonequilibrium exists in both the converging and diverging nozzle sections. The boundary layer region is characterized by a marked increase in translational-rotational temperature. The vibrational temperature remains frozen downstream of the nozzle, except in the boundary layer.

Landry, John Gary

1995-01-01

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PhD Thesis: String theory in the early universe  

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The intersection of string theory with cosmology is unavoidable in the early universe, and its exploration may shine light on both fields. In this thesis, three papers at this intersection are presented and reviewed, with the aim of providing a thorough and pedagogical guide to their results. First, we address the longstanding problem of finding a string theory realisation of the axion. Using warped compactifications in heterotic string theory, we show that the axion decay constant can be lowered to acceptable values by the warp factor. Next, we move to the subject of cosmic strings, whose network evolution could have important consequences for astrophysics and cosmology. In particular, there are quantitative differences between cosmic superstring networks and GUT cosmic string networks. We investigate the properties of cosmic superstring networks in warped backgrounds, giving the tension and properties of three-string junctions in these backgrounds. Finally, we examine the possibility that cosmic strings in heterotic string theory could be responsible for generating the galactic magnetic fields that seeded those observed today.

Rhiannon Gwyn

2009-11-14

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Economic model for seaborne oil trade. Master`s thesis  

SciTech Connect

This thesis aims to provide some insights as to how oil prices and oil flows might vary with the carrying capacity of the tanker fleet as affected by political events. It provides an econometric analysis of tanker freight rates in the modern era and proposes a mathematical (quadratic) programming economic model that links the crude oil market to the supply elasticity of the world oil tanker fleet based on a competitive economy. The economic model can be considered as a version of the Walras-Cassel general-equilibrium system which possesses an economically meaningful equilibrium solution in terms of oil prices, freight rates and the pattern of oil distribution. The implementation of the model is completed using the General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS). The study concludes with a scenario study showing how the model could be used to examine the importance of South East Asia`s sealanes in world seaborne oil trade. The model shows the economic vulnerability of oil importing nations, especially Japan, the United States, and Western Europe, to a possible closure of South East Asian sealanes.

Kian-Wah, H.

1996-03-01

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PhD Thesis: String theory in the early universe  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The intersection of string theory with cosmology is unavoidable in the early universe, and its exploration may shine light on both fields. In this thesis, three papers at this intersection are presented and reviewed, with the aim of providing a thorough and pedagogical guide to their results. First, we address the longstanding problem of finding a string theory realisation of the axion. Using warped compactifications in heterotic string theory, we show that the axion decay constant can be lowered to acceptable values by the warp factor. Next, we move to the subject of cosmic strings, whose network evolution could have important consequences for astrophysics and cosmology. In particular, there are quantitative differences between cosmic superstring networks and GUT cosmic string networks. We investigate the properties of cosmic superstring networks in warped backgrounds, giving the tension and properties of three-string junctions in these backgrounds. Finally, we examine the possibility that cosmic strings in heterotic string theory could be responsible for generating the galactic magnetic fields that seeded those observed today.

Gwyn, Rhiannon

2009-11-01

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Chinese tactical nuclear weapons. Master`s thesis  

SciTech Connect

The United States, Russia and Great Britain have retired all nonstrategic nuclear weapons. Surprisingly, China has not, China seems to value highly tactical nuclear weapons (TNWs). Most studies of China`s nuclear arsenal focus on strategic nuclear weapons. This focus could mislead those trying to understand PRC TNW strategy. The purpose of this thesis is to explain China`s TNW development. China`s nuclear arsenal evolution can be described in three phases. In the first phase, China developed a limited strategic nuclear deterrent. China`s arsenal was driven by threat. Technology supplanted threat as the dominant driver during the next phase. While conducting research to miniaturize strategic warheads, were developed. During the third phase, a reduced threat caused political leaders to restrain the nuclear program. The nuclear program reverted to its primary objective - building strategic weapons, causing TNW production to level off. This study explains the last two phases of TNW development. The research goals are twofold: to compare threat and technology, the primary motivations driving TNW production; and to examine the relationship between doctrine and development, describing how one influences the other. The conclusion offers U.S. foreign policy recommendations.

Owens, G.B.

1996-06-01

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Marine microbial production of dimethylsulfide from dissolved dimethylsulfoniopropionate. Doctoral thesis  

SciTech Connect

Dimethylsulfide (DMS) plays a central role in the transfer of sulfur from the ocean to the atmosphere, and ultimately to land. The most abundant volatile organosulfur compound in seawater, DMS is believed to account for the bulk of the sea-to-air biogenic sulfur flux. DMS has also been implicated as the major precursor of submicron-sized sulfate aerosol over the ocean. This aerosol acts as an effective site for cloud droplet condensation, suggesting a possibly important role for DMS in marine cloud formation. In the ocean, the precursor of DMS is presumed to be the zwitterionic sulfonium compound dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP), a common osmoticum in certain classes of marine algae. While some algae can cleave DMSP intracellularly to form DMS, correlation of DMS concentrations with indicators of algal productivity on a local scale is poor. This thesis focuses on an alternative pathway of DMS formation: microbial cleavage of dissolved (extracellular) DMSP. In laboratory studies, bacteria able to cleave DMSP to form DMS were isolated from seawater by a DMSP enrichment technique, and the kinetics of DMSP uptake and DMS production were examined closely in pure cultures of a bacterial isolate from the Sargasso Sea. The isolate could grow with both DMSP and acrylic acid, one of the products of DMSP cleavage, as the sole source of carbon and energy, and the enzyme catalyzing DMSP cleavage appeared to be induced by both of these compounds. Kinetic parameters were estimated for DMSP uptake and cleavage by whole cells. Comparison of the 16S rRNA sequence of this isolate with that of known eubacteria showed that it was most closely related to Erythrobacter longus, an aerobic, bacteriochlorophyll-containing member of the alpha proteobacteria.

Ledyard, K.M.

1993-02-01

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LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources Thesis and Dissertations: 2006 to 2013  

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under the year the thesis was accepted by the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation repository of the LSU as described below. Degree and Major PhDfo Ph.D. in forestry PhDwfs Ph.D. in wildlife and fisheries science://etd.lsu.edu/cgi-bin/ETD-browse/browse) for the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Collection. You can browse by name or by department. The link to each

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LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources Thesis and Dissertations addendum: 2002 to 2005, with PDF links  

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and dissertations are listed in this report under the year the thesis was accepted by the Electronic Thesis field are listed in code as described below. Degree and Major PhDfo Ph.D. in forestry PhDwfs Ph://etd.lsu.edu/cgi-bin/ETD-browse/browse) for the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Collection. You can browse by name or by department. The link to each

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PhD Qualifying & Research Milestones http://hst.mit.edu/academics/memp/degree-requirements/phd-thesis-guide#Milestones  

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8/2014 PhD Qualifying & Research Milestones http://hst.mit.edu/academics/memp/degree-requirements/phd-thesis-guide research prior to submitting the thesis proposal) YEAR TWO Fall � Meet proposal Spring � Defend Thesis Proposal, if not done in fall � Thesis

Gabrieli, John

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Task Influence of Scene Content Selected by Active Vision  

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Task Influence of Scene Content Selected by Active Vision Marianne A. Lipps B.S. Imaging Science of Science Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, New York Title of Thesis: Task influence of scene reproduction will not be for commercial use or profit. ______________________________ Signature

Salvaggio, Carl

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A Thesis for the Degree of Master A Study on Key Agreement  

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the scholastic standards required by the Information and Communications Univer- sity as a thesis for the degree communication. First, the existing key establishment protocols are classi#12;ed according to key controlA Thesis for the Degree of Master A Study on Key Agreement Protocol based on DiÃ?e-Hellman Problem

Kim, Kwangjo

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A STUDY OF THE IMPACT OF COMPUTATIONAL DELAYS IN MISSILE INTERCEPTION SYSTEMS A Thesis Presented  

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A STUDY OF THE IMPACT OF COMPUTATIONAL DELAYS IN MISSILE INTERCEPTION SYSTEMS A Thesis Presented Reserved #12;A STUDY OF THE IMPACT OF COMPUTATIONAL DELAYS IN MISSILE INTERCEPTION SYSTEMS A Thesis IN MISSILE INTERCEPTION SYSTEMS MAY 2012 YE XU B.S, NANJING UNIVERSITY OF POSTS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS M

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

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A University of Sussex DPhil thesis Available online via Sussex Research Online  

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, title, awarding institution and date of the thesis must be given Please visit Sussex Research Online A University of Sussex DPhil thesis Available online via Sussex Research Online: http use these data to shed light on how mass internal migration changes the nature of informal risk

Sussex, University of

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A University of Sussex DPhil thesis Available online via Sussex Research Online  

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, title, awarding institution and date of the thesis must be given Please visit Sussex Research Online A University of Sussex DPhil thesis Available online via Sussex Research Online: http taxpayers' beliefs about the risk of detection and the salience of penalties in the case of non

Sussex, University of

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Research Survival Skills: Preparing a Master's Thesis, Field Project or Doctoral Dissertation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper is intended to give graduate level special education students (and others) a structure to facilitate completion of a field study/thesis for a master's degree or a dissertation for the doctorate. First, a format for a dissertation/thesis proposal is suggested and guidelines are offered for development of the proposal. The importance of a…

Pedron, Nadine A.; Evans, Susan B.

224

THESIS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Adaptive Variational Multiscale  

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of Technology G�oteborg University Abstract In this thesis we present a new adaptive multiscale methodTHESIS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Adaptive Variational Multiscale Methods Axel M�alqvist Department of Mathematical Sciences Chalmers University of Technology and G�oteborg University G

Patriksson, Michael

225

Predictive Trend Mining for Social Network Analysis Thesis submitted in accordance with the requirements of  

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Predictive Trend Mining for Social Network Analysis Thesis submitted in accordance This thesis describes research work within the theme of trend mining as applied to social network data. Trend mining is a type of temporal data mining that provides observation into how information changes over time

Atkinson, Katie

226

AN ABSTRACT OF A THESIS THE AUTOMATED SYSTEMS FOR SPECTRUM OCCUPANCY  

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AN ABSTRACT OF A THESIS THE AUTOMATED SYSTEMS FOR SPECTRUM OCCUPANCY MEASUREMENT AND CHANNEL- Wideband, Cognitive Communication, and Networking. The goal of this thesis was to do spectrum occupancy LabVIEW as a tool to control Spectrum analyzer, Vector Network Analyzer (VNA), and Digital Sampling

Qiu, Robert Caiming

227

Civic Association and Democratic Participation in Central AmericaA Test of the Putnam Thesis  

Microsoft Academic Search

In an attempt to build on and refine Putnam's thesis that participation in associations produces better democracy, this article seeks to determine two things. First, are his findings replicable in Central America? Second, is participation in all forms of associations equally generative of democracy, as Putnam suggests? In this study, Putnam's thesis is tested with survey samples drawn from all

AMBER L. SELIGSON

1999-01-01

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The Focus of Supervisor Written Feedback to Thesis/Dissertation Students  

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Written feedback on drafts of a thesis or dissertation is arguably the most important source of input on what is required or expected of thesis-writing students by the academic community. Despite its importance, relatively little is known about what type of information supervisors focus on when giving feedback. This article presents the findings…

Bitchener, John; Basturkmen, Helen; East, Martin

2010-01-01

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Strategies for Finding and Selecting an Ideal Thesis or Dissertation Topic: A Review of Literature  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Choosing an ideal master's thesis or doctoral dissertation topic is probably one of the most important decisions students will make while in graduate school. Some graduate students may spend a year or even longer looking for potential topics before finally selecting one for their thesis or dissertation. There are a number of successful strategies…

Lei, Simon A.

2009-01-01

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Supporting the Thesis Writing Process of International Research Students through an Ongoing Writing Group  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Evidence from research suggests writing support is particularly needed for international research students who have to tackle the challenges of thesis writing in English as their second language in Western academic settings. This article reports the development of an ongoing writing group to support the thesis writing process of international…

Li, Linda Y.; Vandermensbrugghe, Joelle

2011-01-01

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STUDENT HANDBOOK Master of Science (non-thesis option) in Entomology & Nematology  

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1 STUDENT HANDBOOK Master of Science (non-thesis option) in Entomology & Nematology Distance Degree Activities and Dates 5 Curriculum 6 Entomology specialization 6 Pest management specialization 7 of Entomology & Nematology offers a Master of Science degree (non-thesis), with two specializations, by distance

Jawitz, James W.

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4.189 PREPARATION FOR MARCH THESIS 2014 Prof Mark Goulthorpe, TA Rodanthi Vardouli, SMArchs (Design)  

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4.189 PREPARATION FOR MARCH THESIS 2014 Prof Mark Goulthorpe, TA Rodanthi Vardouli, SMArchs (Design such scholarship in preparation for the design of a rhetorics/poetics leading to the production of new work of thesis is well established within a rational tradition of literate intellect: a persuasive mode

Herr, Hugh

233

The Alienated Heart: Hochschild's ‘emotional labour’ thesis and the anticapitalist politics of alienation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Arlie Russell Hochschild's influential emotional labour thesis in The Managed Heart (1983) exposes and opposes the harm wrought by the commodification of human feelings as customer service, and complements contemporary anticapitalist writing with an enduring influence and political relevance that is underpinned by Hochschild's application of Marx's alienation theory. Critics have sought to blunt the politics of her thesis by

Paul Brook

2009-01-01

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The New “New Racism” Thesis: Limited Government Values and Race-Conscious Policy Attitudes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Some contend that Whites’ application of values to form opinions about race-conscious policy may constitute a subtle form of racism. Others challenge the new racism thesis, suggesting that racism and values are exclusive in their influence. Proponents of the thesis assert that many Whites’ attitudes about such policy are structured by a mix of racism and American individualism. The author

Jason Gainous

2012-01-01

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Value of flexibility in systems with large wind penetration A thesis submitted to  

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Value of flexibility in systems with large wind penetration A thesis submitted to University of this thesis is the quantification of the value of operation flexibility in systems with large penetration for flexibility and the overall system operations cost. To mitigate these additional costs and improve system

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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"Breaking the Mold" in the Dissertation: Implementing a Problem-Based, Decision-Oriented Thesis Project  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article offers lessons from an initiative refashioning the doctoral thesis in an education leadership program. The program serves a practitioner clientele; most are teachers and administrators. The new model for the thesis emphasizes leadership, problem solving, decision making, and organizational improvement. The former model was a…

Archbald, Doug

2010-01-01

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Summary of the Thesis Vegetables have always been considered as healthy food. So also Brassica  

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assessment of Brassica rapa (va. raapstelen) and Raphanus sativus L. Brassica rapa (var. raapstelenSummary of the Thesis Vegetables have always been considered as healthy food. So also Brassica), helping the plant to survive. The aim of this thesis was to study the Brassica phytochemicals

van den Brink, Jeroen

238

Apollo Isaac Orion Ellis The Thesis committee for Apollo Isaac Orion Ellis  

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Copyright by Apollo Isaac Orion Ellis 2011 #12;The Thesis committee for Apollo Isaac Orion Ellis Performance Parallelism by Apollo Isaac Orion Ellis, B.A. THESIS Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate An Effective Cell BE Programming System for High Performance Parallelism Apollo Isaac Orion Ellis, M

Lin, Calvin

239

Do Labor Laws Matter? The Density Decline and Convergence Thesis Revisited  

Microsoft Academic Search

Under the density decline and convergence thesis, market forces are gradually eroding union density levels, leading to convergence with the U.S. level throughout the developed world. A key implication is that the U.S. decline has been unavoidable and that little, including labor law reforms, can be done to reverse it. Canada appears to refute this thesis, for it has stronger

John Godard

2003-01-01

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Title of thesis: ONTOLOGY-ENABLED TRACEABILITY MODELS FOR ENGINEERING SYSTEMS  

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ABSTRACT Title of thesis: ONTOLOGY-ENABLED TRACEABILITY MODELS FOR ENGINEERING SYSTEMS DESIGN Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and ISR This thesis describes new models and a system inter- action relationships at the ontology (or meta-model) level. In a departure from state

Austin, Mark

241

Alternatives to MIKEY/SRTP to secure VoIP Master of Science Thesis  

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materials for SRTP. This thesis will examine IP security (IPSEC) as an alternative to MIKEY/SRTP and ways to integrate the key exchange for IPSEC in the SIP call signaling. My conclusion in this thesis is that SRTP should be used to secure VoIP, but SIP initiated IPSEC makes it possible to establish IPSEC tunnels

Maguire Jr., Gerald Q.

242

Title of Thesis: HARDWARE SUPPORT FOR REAL-TIME OPERATING SYSTEMS  

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#12;ABSTRACT Title of Thesis: HARDWARE SUPPORT FOR REAL-TIME OPERATING SYSTEMS Degree candidate operating systems. Those operating systems used in real-time systems--real-time operating systems (RTOSes bottlenecks. #12;HARDWARE SUPPORT FOR REAL-TIME OPERATING SYSTEMS by Paul James Kohout Thesis submitted

Jacob, Bruce

243

Content identification: binary content fingerprinting versus binary content encoding  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this work, we address the problem of content identification. We consider content identification as a special case of multiclass classification. The conventional approach towards identification is based on content fingerprinting where a short binary content description known as a fingerprint is extracted from the content. We propose an alternative solution based on elements of machine learning theory and digital communications. Similar to binary content fingerprinting, binary content representation is generated based on a set of trained binary classifiers. We consider several training/encoding strategies and demonstrate that the proposed system can achieve the upper theoretical performance limits of content identification. The experimental results were carried out both on a synthetic dataset with different parameters and the FAMOS dataset of microstructures from consumer packages.

Ferdowsi, Sohrab; Voloshynovskiy, Svyatoslav; Kostadinov, Dimche

2014-02-01

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Required Content Elements  

Cancer.gov

Every NCI content page within the Percussion Web Content Management System (WCMS) must include the following content elements. Managers of NCI Web content stored outside of Percussion should consider these elements important best practices, and follow them accordingly.

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Effect of sodium tripolyphosphate treatment on the moisture content of peeled and deveined shrimp during frozen storage  

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EFFECT OF SODIUM TRIPOLYPHOSPHATE TREATMENT ON THE MOISTURE CONTENT OF PEELED AND DEVEINED SHRIMP DURING FROZEN STORAGE A Thesis by CHYI CHIENG Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1984 Major Subject: Food Science and Technology EFFECT OF SODIUM TRIPOLYPHOSPHATE TREATMENT ON THE MOISTURE CONTENT OF PEELED AND DEVEINED SHRIMP DURING FROZEN STORAGE A Thesis by CHYI CHIENG...

Chieng, Chyi

2012-06-07

246

Estimation of aboveground biomass and inorganic nutrient content of a 25-year-old loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) plantation  

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ESTIMATION OF ABOVEGROUND BIOMASS AND INORGANIC NUTRIENT CONTENT OF A 25-YEAR-OLD LOBLOLLY PINE (PINUS TAEDA L. ) PLANTATION A Thesis by JAMES NELSON MOUSER Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ARM University in partial fulfillment... of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August lqBO Major Si bject: Forestry ESTIMATION OF ABOVEGROUND BIOMASS AND INORGANIC NUTRIENT CONTENT OF A 25-YEAR-OLD LOBLOLLY PINE (PINUS TAEDA L. ) PLANTATION A Thesis by JAMES NELSON HOUSER Approved...

Houser, James Nelson

2012-06-07

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Physiological changes in cultured Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench cells in response to induced water stress: osmotic potential, relative water content, carbohydrates, organic acids, potassium, and amino acids  

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UUZEZCLUUZCRL CIIEUEE IE CULTURED ~8OR ICE RICCICR IL ) MOBMCH CELLS IE RESPONSE TO INDUCED WATER STRESS OSMOTIC POTEMTZAL E RELATIVE WATER CONTENT E CARBOHYDRATES U ORGANIC ACIDS@ POTASSIUM E AED AMINO ACIDS A Thesis by RICARDO DIQUEZ... ZN RESPONSB TO IHDUCBD WATBR STRESS'- OSMOTIC POTENTIAL~ RELATIVE WATER CONTENT~ CARBOHYDRATES, ORGANIC ACIDS, POTASSIUM, AND AMINO ACIDS A Thesis by RICARDO DIQUEZ Approved as to style and content by: Roberta H. Smith (Chair of Committee...

Diquez, Ricardo

2012-06-07

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Master of Music in Music Theory with Thesis The Master of Music in Music Theory degree with thesis requires a minimum of 21 post-baccalaureate  

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1 Master of Music in Music Theory with Thesis The Master of Music in Music Theory degree at the University of Saskatchewan. (A) Specific Admission Requirements 1. A Bachelor of Music (Honours academic background and readiness to undertake the Master of Music Degree in Music Theory. 4. TOEFL

Saskatchewan, University of

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Master thesis: "Validation of wake-simulation models based on long-range lidar measurements."  

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REpower 6M wind turbines with rotor blades of different designs installed in the Ellhöft/Westre wind farm. Scope This master thesis consists of two main blocks. During the first one, the student will join

Peinke, Joachim

250

Master thesis: "Turbulence characteristics measured with pulsed lidar" Masterarbeit: ,,Turbulenzeigenschaften gemessen mit gepulsten Lidar"  

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Master thesis: "Turbulence characteristics measured with pulsed lidar" Masterarbeit: ,,Turbulenzeigenschaften gemessen mit gepulsten Lidar" Lidar technologies have been developing during the last years intensity measured with a lidar are still open. Scope Many standard applications in wind engineering

Peinke, Joachim

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MIT Media Laboratory, Perceptual Computing Technical Report #507 Appears in: Master's Thesis, MIT, 1998  

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and Sciences 8 May 1998 Certi ed by Alex P. Pentland Academic Head and Toshiba Professor of Media Arts remaining user. Thesis Supervisor: Alex Pentland Title: Academic Head and Toshiba Professor of Media Arts

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Studies of an x ray selected sample of cataclysmic variables. Ph.D. Thesis  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Just prior to the thesis research, an all-sky survey in hard x rays with the HEAO-1 satellite and further observations in the optical resulted in a catalog of about 700 x-ray sources with known optical counterparts. This sample includes 43 cataclysmic variables, which are binaries consisting of a detached white-dwarf and a Roche lobe filling companion star. This thesis consists of studies of the x-ray selected sample of catalcysmic variables.

Silber, Andrew D.

1986-01-01

253

Table of Contents CONTENTS, I: Cellular Physiology  

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Table of Contents CONTENTS, I: Cellular Physiology Preface to the Second Edition vii Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 2 Cellular Homeostasis 49 2.1 The Cell Membrane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 2.3.1 Facilitated Diffusion in Muscle Respiration . . . . . . . . . . . 61 2.4 Carrier

Sneyd, James

254

Preliminary non-destructive assessment of moisture content, hydration and dielectric properties of Portland cement concrete  

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PRELIMINARY NON-DESTRUCTIVE ASSESSMENT OF MOISTURE CONTENT, HYDRATION AND DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES OF PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE A Thesis by IVAN AVELAR LEZAMA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A... AND DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES OF PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE A Thesis by IVAN AVELAR LEZAMA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE...

Avelar Lezama, Ivan

2007-04-25

255

Targeted Content Delivery for Social Media Content  

Microsoft Academic Search

Spotting contextually relevant keywords is fundamental to eective content suggestions on the Web. In this regard, misspellings, entity variations and o-topic discussions in content from Social Media pose unique challenges. Here, we present an algorithm that assists content delivery systems by identifying contextually relevant keywords and eliminating o-topic

Meenakshi Nagarajan; Kamal Baid

256

Photonic boson sampling in a tunable circuit.  

PubMed

Quantum computers are unnecessary for exponentially efficient computation or simulation if the Extended Church-Turing thesis is correct. The thesis would be strongly contradicted by physical devices that efficiently perform tasks believed to be intractable for classical computers. Such a task is boson sampling: sampling the output distributions of n bosons scattered by some passive, linear unitary process. We tested the central premise of boson sampling, experimentally verifying that three-photon scattering amplitudes are given by the permanents of submatrices generated from a unitary describing a six-mode integrated optical circuit. We find the protocol to be robust, working even with the unavoidable effects of photon loss, non-ideal sources, and imperfect detection. Scaling this to large numbers of photons should be a much simpler task than building a universal quantum computer. PMID:23258411

Broome, Matthew A; Fedrizzi, Alessandro; Rahimi-Keshari, Saleh; Dove, Justin; Aaronson, Scott; Ralph, Timothy C; White, Andrew G

2013-02-15

257

Experience and content  

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The ‘content view’, in slogan form, is ‘Perceptual experiences have representational content’. I explain why the content view should be reformulated to remove any reference to ‘experiences’. I then argue, against Bill ...

Byrne, Alex

258

Experience and Content  

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The 'content view', in slogan form, is 'Perceptual experiences have representational content'. I explain why the content view should be reformulated to remove any reference to 'experiences'. I then argue, against Bill ...

Byrne, Alex

259

What is the Content in "Content Validity"?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although predictive validation is the primary method of justifying a particular work sample for use as an assessment device, content validation is being recognized as an alternative strategy. Confusion exists over whether content validity should refer to the representativeness of the work sample, in terms of tasks to be performed, or behavioral…

Gill, Roger W.

260

The vitamin B? content of rust resistant and susceptible strains of wheat and oats  

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THE VITAMIN B6 CONTENT OF RUST RESISTANT AND SUSCEPTIBLE STRAINS OF WHEAT AND OATS A Thesis By CLIFFORD DEAN HOBBS Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in partial fulfillment of the requirements... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE January, 1960 Major Subject: Plant Pathology THE VITAMIN B6 CONTENT OP RUST RESISTANT AND SUSCEPTIBLE STRAINS OF WHEAT AMD OATS A Thesis By CLIFFORD DEAN HOBBS roved as to style and cont nt by: C'. (Ch n of Cosssit...

Hobbs, Clifford Dean

2012-06-07

261

Too Many People and Too Few Livestock in West Africa? An Evaluation of Sandford's Thesis  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examine whether Stephen Sandford's (2006b) ‘too many people, too few livestock’ thesis for the Greater Horn of Africa applies to West Africa. In a comparative study of seven pastoral systems across West Africa we found that pastoralists have generally successfully adapted to pressures on grazing resources. We describe three adaptive strategies: 1) integration and intensification in the Sudanian zone;

Mark Moritz; Britney R. Kyle; Kevin C. Nolan; Steve Patrick; Marnie F. Shaffer; Gayatri Thampy

2009-01-01

262

Testing the Protestant Ethic Thesis with Quantitative Historical Data: A Research Note  

Microsoft Academic Search

We provide a test of the thesis that Protestantism influenced the development of modern capitalism by using quantitative data from 1500 through 1870. Results show that during this period the percentage of a country's population that is Protestant is unrelated to both its level of per capita GDP and the average rate of its annual growth in per capita GDP.

Seth B. Abrutyn; Stephen K. Sanderson; Kristopher R. Proctor

2011-01-01

263

Testing the Protestant Ethic Thesis with Quantitative Historical Data: A Research Note  

Microsoft Academic Search

:We provide a test of the thesis that Protestantism influenced the development of modern capitalism by using quantitative data from 1500 through 1870. Results show that during this period the percentage of a country's population that is Protestant is unrelated to both its level of per capita GDP and the average rate of its annual growth in per capita GDP.

Seth B. Abrutyn; Stephen K. Sanderson; Kristopher R. Proctor

2011-01-01

264

Florida State University Honors in the Major Electronic Thesis Archive Form  

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in Florida State's ETD Digital Library with the following status (Select Access Option 1a, 1b or Option 2 available through the World Wide Web via eventual posting in the FSU Digital Library Repository. Student.g. Google, Yahoo!, etc.). **Removal of thesis from FSU Digital Library Repository as a later date does

McQuade, D. Tyler

265

THESIS FOR THE DEGREE OF LICENTIATE OF PHILOSOPHY Weld Pool Simulations  

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THESIS FOR THE DEGREE OF LICENTIATE OF PHILOSOPHY Weld Pool Simulations Marcus Edstorp Department;Weld Pool Simulations Marcus Edstorp c Marcus Edstorp, 2008 NO 2008:19 ISSN 1652-9715 Department of a gas metal arc fillet welding process. The shape of the weld pool surface is visualized by arrows

Patriksson, Michael

266

Thesis Proposal for HNRS 499 Proposed by Alana Crump, Undergraduate Student in English  

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Title Deconstructing the Instances of Homosexuality in Shakespeare's As You Like It II. Objectives In this thesis I plan to examine and ultimately refute the validity of scholars' claims that homosexuality the underlying homosexuality and distinctly shifting to heterosexuality. However, Shakespeare's plays

Selmic, Sandra

267

Thesis for the Degree of Licentiate of Philosophy Towards Development of Safe and  

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to be a good target for formal verification--due to the relative sim- plicity of JAVA CARD applications (as compared to full JAVA), formal verification becomes a feasible and manageable task. In this thesis, we application de- velopment and use of formal methods in the JAVA CARD world. JAVA CARD is a technology

Mostowski, Wojciech

268

Want to Improve Undergraduate Thesis Writing? Engage Students and Their Faculty Readers in Scientific Peer Review  

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One of the best opportunities that undergraduates have to learn to write like a scientist is to write a thesis after participating in faculty-mentored undergraduate research. But developing writing skills doesn't happen automatically, and there are significant challenges associated with offering writing courses and with individualized mentoring.…

Reynolds, Julie A.; Thompson, Robert J., Jr.

2011-01-01

269

Safety Culture in Surgical Residency Programs across Virginia A Thesis Presented to  

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of safety in hospitals is threefold times worse than in naval aviation, another high risk industry. In this study, we were interested if one's personality and level of experience affects patient safety responsesSafety Culture in Surgical Residency Programs across Virginia A Thesis Presented to the faculty

Virginia, University of

270

Proteolytic Cleavages of Molecules Involved in Antigen Processing and Presentation: A Thesis  

Microsoft Academic Search

The overall goal of my thesis research was to understand better the mechanisms that control antigen processing and presentation by class II MHC molecules. Towards this goal I investigated ways in which the physical structure and post-translational modifications of the class II MHC alpha and beta chains and associated molecules might serve to regulate antigen processing and presentation. Specifically, I

Lawrence James Thomas

1989-01-01

271

Submitting and Printing a PhD Thesis Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences  

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{mythesis/thesis_defs}. 2 Instructions 2.1 Submission 1. Use the file PhD_Submit_Title.tex for the title pages. Leave degree certificate, you will get some forms from the Promotions- büro that have to fill out. These forms

Dutz, Hartmut

272

For best Master Thesis, winner of Sigvard Eklunds Prize 2013 Claudio Torregrosa Martin  

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of current importance to the safety demonstration of nuclear power plants. It demonstrates the dominant ways Accident Motivation: Claudio Torregrosa Martin's master thesis advances the understanding of the impacts of core melt accidents in the Nordic Boiling Water Reactors. The ways a core melt can be released from

Haviland, David

273

Master Thesis Proposals Multiscale Techniques for the Optimal Control of PDEs  

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crude oil. Discovery of more efficient catalysts therefore has a large economical impact. In this thesis to the Design of Catalysts D. Lahaye and Marc-Olivier Coppens DIAM - Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics Problem Description and Solution Techniques Chemical catalysts are essential for the fast and selective

Vuik, Kees

274

The Experienced Meaning of Working with a PhD Thesis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There is a variation in terms of how researchers perceive the nature of research work. Previous research has mainly looked at the members of academia who already have established themselves in the scholarly community. We aimed at exploring the ways in which doctoral students perceived their thesis project and further, the relations of such…

Stubb, Jenni; Pyhalto, Kirsi; Lonka, Kirsti

2012-01-01

275

Contesting the Limond Thesis on British Influence in Irish Education since 1922: A Comparative Perspective  

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This paper is a response to David Limond's exposition, "[An] historical culture ... rapidly, universally, and thoroughly restored"? British influence on Irish education since 1922, which appeared in "Comparative Education", Vol. 46, No. 4, November 2010, pp. 449-462. Limond's overall thesis is that "a post-colonial overhang affects Irish…

O'Donoghue, Tom; Harford, Judith

2012-01-01

276

Techniques for Conducting Effective Search Interviews with Thesis and Dissertation Candidates.  

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Discusses interviewing techniques in two steps: determining user's knowledge of and expectations for computerized literature searching, including beginning the interview and dealing with misconceptions, and the search strategy. The figure provided illustrates four stages of a thesis proposal and the related literature search purposes as aids in…

Dommer, Jan M.; McCaghy, M. Dawn

1982-01-01

277

Educational Research. A Guide for Preparing a Thesis or Dissertation Proposal in Education. Fifth Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide is designed to assist sutdents in preparing a masters thesis or a doctoral dissertation. Part 1 describes the process of preparing a "mini" dissertation proposal, intended to familiarize the student with the dissertation process early in their doctoral program. Part 2 presents examples of dissertation prosposals for: (1) a laboratory…

Gall, Meredith D.; Borg, Walter R.

278

Improving Programming-by-Demonstration With Better Semantic Expression Thesis Proposal  

Microsoft Academic Search

The domain of applications that can be created with programming-by-demonstration (PBD) can be extended by improving the developers' ability to communicate with the system. The techniques provided in this thesis will allow nonprogrammers to create a new variety of complete, interactive applications including many board games and educational software using PBD. A PBD software tool uses inferencing to induce programs

Richard McDaniel

279

A University of Sussex DPhil thesis Available online via Sussex Research Online  

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#12;This thesis is dedicated to Richard Goodyear and Guy Richardson who trusted me and gave me Ranatunga, Naomi Clifton, Claire Thomas, Helen Prance, Richard Goodyear and Guy Richardson. Without them I would not be where I am now. I am deeply grateful to my main supervisor, Professor Guy Richardson, who

Sussex, University of

280

THESIS FOR THE DEGREE OF LICENTIATE OF ENGINEERING On Adaptive Finite Element  

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of Technology and GË?oteborg University GË?oteborg, Sweden 2004 #12; On Adaptive Finite Element Methods BasedTHESIS FOR THE DEGREE OF LICENTIATE OF ENGINEERING On Adaptive Finite Element Methods Based of Computational Mathematics Chalmers University of Technology and GË?oteborg University SE­412 96 GË?oteborg Sweden

Patriksson, Michael

281

Master Thesis ICT/ECS 2007 19 High Precision Motor and Servo  

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Autonomous Aerial Vehicle Master of Science Thesis In Electronic System Design by Henrik Tengstedt Stockholm Autonomous Aerial Vehicle Henrik Tengstedt Master of Science Graduate Department of System on Chip Design of aeronautics, and particularly in the technology field of Unmanned Ariel Vehicle (UAV) today. The company

Jantsch, Axel

282

The place of personal writing in a PhD thesis: epistemological and methodological considerations  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports on a particular approach to doing a doctorate in which the first author has used personal writing to increase the relevance, autonomy and quality of her learning and to allow her to present her study, her personal reactions to the study and the experiences that have led her to the study in one thesis. The personal writing

Mary Hanrahan

283

Assessing the Risk of Falling in the Elderly A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment  

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and Industrial Engineering #12;1 Abstract Elderly falls cost billions annually and preventing these falls.................................................................................................................... 9 6.1 Falls Prevention in the ElderlyAssessing the Risk of Falling in the Elderly Leslie Lai A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment

Sun, Yu

284

A University of Sussex DPhil thesis Available online via Sussex Research Online  

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for more information and further details #12;Rights on the Edge: The right to water and the peri-urban drinking water committees of Cochabamba Anna Maria Walnycki Thesis submitted for the degree of Ph her invaluable administrative support. When I first arrived in Bolivia, I really struggled, I was ill

Sussex, University of

285

Reading in Preparation for Writing a PhD Thesis: Case Studies of Experiences  

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The paper presents stories of how a group of doctoral students chose the key disciplinary literature that they read in preparation for their thesis-undertaking (RT). The stories were analyzed in light of current understanding of literature reviewing as a situated practice and theory of doctoral education as socio-cognitive apprenticeship. As the…

Kwan, Becky S. C.

2009-01-01

286

Thesis for the Degree of Doctor of Technology Contributions to Numerical Solution of  

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; Acknowledgements My many thanks to Patrik Albin, who supervised this thesis, for guiding, encouraging, and teaching#11;eren- tial equations. Joint work with J.M.P. Albin. Submitted to SIAM Journal on Numerical with Martin Richter, J.M.P. Albin and Bjarne Astrup Jensen. Submitted to Advances in Applied Probability

Patriksson, Michael

287

Page 144 Summary, General Conclusions and Further Perspectives 6.1 Summary of the thesis  

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in the field of ruthenium and gold cytotoxic complexes with potential application in the treatment of cancer (particularly those of ruthenium and gold) with enhanced cytotoxic properties, this thesis describes important chemical, physical and biological properties from selected ruthenium and gold compounds. For this purpose

van den Brink, Jeroen

288

Thesis No: 1 Microprocessor Based Automated Arrythmia Monitoring System Cneyt Gemiciolu Year: 1984  

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Advisor: Assist. Prof. Yusuf P. Tan Abstract: Heart disease is a major cause of death; therefore patients with heart problems, i.e. those who had myocardial infarction are kept under medical observation. Most therapy applied to the patient. In this thesis a microcomputer based system which analyses

289

Department of Crop and Soil Science Internship, Research and Thesis Topic Possibilities  

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Assessing long term impact of 6 soil management practices on soil properties Remediating hydrophobic soilDepartment of Crop and Soil Science Internship, Research and Thesis Topic Possibilities Academic-Ridge, Corvallis (Specialty Area: Soils) Mineral identification in rocks and soils using x-ray diffraction Prof

Grünwald, Niklaus J.

290

First-Year Seminar (Wilson Section) Thesis Statement for Research Paper  

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Scientology is a Profit-Making Cult and Not a Legitimate Religion". My thesis is that Scientology has its, Scientology gained still more adherents, millions of dollars of assets, and tax-exempt status in the United States. Nevertheless, Scientology remains a coercive cult dedicated to further enriching its officers

Wilson, Mark A.

291

Internationalization and Specialization in the European Automotive Components Sector: Implications for the Hollowing-out Thesis  

Microsoft Academic Search

SADLER D. (1999) Internationalization and specialization in the European automotive components sector: implications for the hollowing-out thesis, Reg. Studies 33 , 109-119. This paper explores two questions: the geographical conditions associated with an altered relationship between automobile assembly and component firms in Europe; and the ways in which automotive component firms have restructured their operations on a global basis. The

David Sadler

1999-01-01

292

The Penrose inequality in general relativity and volume comparison theorems involving scalar curvature (thesis)  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this thesis we describe how minimal surface techniques can be used to prove the Penrose inequality in general relativity for two classes of 3-manifolds. We also describe how a new volume comparison theorem involving scalar curvature for 3-manifolds follows from these same techniques.

Hubert L. Bray

2009-01-01

293

Ph.D. Thesis: Quantum Field Theory and Gravity in Causal Sets  

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This is is a copy of dissertation that I have submitted in defense of my ph.d. thesis, with some minor changes that I have made since then. The goal of the project is to generalize matter fields and their Lagrangians from regular space time to causal sets.

Roman Sverdlov

2009-05-14

294

The Penrose inequality in general relativity and volume comparison theorems involving scalar curvature (thesis)  

E-print Network

In this thesis we describe how minimal surface techniques can be used to prove the Penrose inequality in general relativity for two classes of 3-manifolds. We also describe how a new volume comparison theorem involving scalar curvature for 3-manifolds follows from these same techniques.

Hubert L. Bray

2009-02-18

295

The Quality of an Action Research Thesis in the Social Sciences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The paper seeks to identify the quality characteristics of critical action research and action research theses compared to traditional research thesis writing. Design/methodology/approach: Drawing on the literature and the authors' experience with supervising and examining action research theses, the paper identifies key problem areas in…

Zuber-Skerrit, Ortrun; Fletcher, Margaret

2007-01-01

296

Senior Thesis Camp: Partnerships in Practice at the University of Notre Dame  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article describes the process of developing a week long thesis camp for seniors in the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame. The library and other university groups worked together to provide the students with workshops, ready access to research assistance, and dedicated space to work on their theses. This inaugural…

Smith, Cheri; Kayongo, Jessica

2011-01-01

297

Master's Thesis Projects: Student Perceptions of Supervisor Feedback  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A growing body of research has investigated student perceptions of written feedback in higher education coursework, but few studies have considered feedback perceptions in one-on-one and face-to-face contexts such as master's thesis projects. In this article, student perceptions of feedback are explored in the context of the supervision of…

de Kleijn, Renske A. M.; Mainhard, M. Tim; Meijer, Paulien C.; Brekelmans, Mieke; Pilot, Albert

2013-01-01

298

Thesis and dissertation writing: an examination of published advice and actual practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores the extent to which published advice on the organisation and structure of theses and dissertations concurs with what happens in actual practice. The study examines guides and handbooks which focus on thesis and dissertation writing and postgraduate research. The sample texts examined were master's and doctoral theses written in a number of different study areas at a

Brian Paltridge

2002-01-01

299

2014-2015 SOCIOLOGY HONORS THESIS INTENT FORM Due no later than Monday, April 6, 2015.  

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2014-2015 SOCIOLOGY HONORS THESIS INTENT FORM Due no later than Monday, April 6, 2015. Please (overall): GPA (sociology): Intended graduation date: Required courses taken: Course Semester Instructor Final Grade S370 � Methods S340 � Theory S371 � Statistics Other sociology courses taken: Course

Menczer, Filippo

300

To the Graduate Council: I am submitting herewith a thesis written by Richard Collier entitled Characterization  

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to aid in post-processing techniques. The combination of all these factors provide a basis for making, for their support and continuous encouragement throughout my educational career. I would also like to extend thanks a decision on which type of sensor to use for a particular application. First, the thesis reviews range

Abidi, Mongi A.

301

Theoretical investigation of the pyrolysis of solid fuels including condensation effects. [Ph. D. Thesis  

Microsoft Academic Search

This thesis describes the results of an investigation that has been concerned with the development of a theoretical model capable of describing the pyrolysis of solid fuels. The role of heterogeneous condensation in the production of smoke particles from a pyrolyzing solid fuel under non-flaming conditions has also been investigated. A one-dimensional model has been formulated to describe the burning

Kailasanath

1980-01-01

302

Impact of ion propulsion on performance, design, testing and operation of a geosynchronous spacecraft. Master's thesis  

Microsoft Academic Search

This thesis presents the implementation issues of an ion propulsion subsystem (IPS) on a geosynchronous communications satellite. As an example, Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Follow-On class satellite is selected for this study. The issues include: (1) impact of integration of IPS with other subsystems, such as the electrical power subsystem to take care of the heavy demand of power requirements

Lugtu

1990-01-01

303

Kac's formula, vertices of chains and equidecomposability of functions and enhanced functions (PHD thesis)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This PHD thesis hinges on the terms mentioned in the title. It introduces a formalism which allows one to find equalities generalizing the formula of Mark Kac which deals with a measure-preserving transformation. The formalism is meaningful for general measure-preserving actions of groups ("discrete", "continuous", "multidimensional"). Some aspects of the notions introduced are investigated.

Levy, Eliahu

2006-02-01

304

Ph.D. Thesis: Quantum Field Theory and Gravity in Causal Sets  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This is is a copy of dissertation that I have submitted in defense of my ph.d. thesis, with some minor changes that I have made since then. The goal of the project is to generalize matter fields and their Lagrangians from regular space time to causal sets.

Sverdlov, Roman

2009-05-01

305

Graduate Thesis Research Policies and Guidelines Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics  

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topic. During this time, a student may be discussing potential research topics with various faculty for defining a research topic. By the end of the second/third semester for SM/PhD students, the research topic1 Graduate Thesis Research Policies and Guidelines Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

de Weck, Olivier L.

306

Political Participation among the Young in Australia: Testing Dalton's Good Citizen Thesis  

Microsoft Academic Search

In his 2008 book, The Good Citizen: How a Younger Generation is Reshaping American Politics, Russell Dalton argued that young people are `reshaping American politics'. Dalton's good citizen thesis argued that young people, inthe United States and in other advanced democracies, are much more likelyto engage in non-electoral forms of participation (such as attending a demonstration and signing a petition)

Aaron Martin

2012-01-01

307

Name Degree Year Notes Thesis title Berg, Ronald J. MS. Zoology 1969  

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Name Degree Year Notes Thesis title Berg, Ronald J. MS. Zoology 1969 Low oxygen tolerance by yellow perch (Perca falvescens) from winterkill and non-winterkill lakes. Gallepp, George W. MS. Zoology 1970 W. MS. Zoology? 1970 Toxic algae in Wisconsin lakes Miller, John M. MS. Zoology 1970 An analysis

Sheridan, Jennifer

308

THESIS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Load Modelling for Fatigue  

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THESIS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Load Modelling for Fatigue Assessment of Vehicles #12;ii Load Modelling for Fatigue Assessment of Vehicles ­ a Statistical Approach MAGNUS KARLSSON ISBN)31-772 1000 Göteborg, Sweden 2007 #12;iii Load Modelling for Fatigue Assessment of Vehicles ­ a Statistical

Patriksson, Michael

309

Diversity in Collaborative Research Communities: A Multicultural, Multidisciplinary Thesis Writing Group in Public Health  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Writing groups for doctoral students are generally agreed to provide valuable learning spaces for Ph.D. candidates. Here an academic developer and the eight members of a writing group formed in a Discipline of Public Health provide an account of their experiences of collaborating in a multicultural, multidisciplinary thesis writing group. We…

Guerin, Cally; Xafis, Vicki; Doda, Diana V.; Gillam, Marianne H.; Larg, Allison J.; Luckner, Helene; Jahan, Nasreen; Widayati, Aris; Xu, Chuangzhou

2013-01-01

310

OUTCOMES OF STUDY This thesis is primarily concerned with the development of student problem-  

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CHAPTER 5 OUTCOMES OF STUDY This thesis is primarily concerned with the development of student three possible shapes to skill development graphs when students actually get better at the skill by different instructors were used, a case-study methodology was employed. Two cohorts of students were

Minnesota, University of

311

Biology/Marine Biology 4900 X/Y & 4901, 4902 Honours Research and Thesis  

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Biology/Marine Biology 4900 X/Y & 4901, 4902 Honours Research and Thesis Instructors: Pat Collins.Pinder@Dal.Ca Bill; 5076B; 494-1853; Bill.Pohajdak@Dal.Ca This class is required of, and restricted to, all Biology And Marine Biology Honours programmes in which Biology or Marine Biology is the major area of study. Students

Adl, Sina

312

Biology/Marine Biology 4900 X/Y & 4901, 4902 Honours Research and Thesis  

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Biology/Marine Biology 4900 X/Y & 4901, 4902 Honours Research and Thesis Instructors: 3 members of the honours committee each year. This class is required of, and restricted to, all Biology and Marine Biology Honours programmes in which Biology or Marine Biology is the major area of study. Students conduct

Adl, Sina

313

Legality of nuclear weapons employment under the international humanitarian law of coercion control. Master's thesis  

Microsoft Academic Search

This thesis analyzes the legality of nuclear weapons employment under international humanitarian law. Factual background data are given on present strategic and tactical nuclear arsenals; nuclear war strategies; targeting categories; and principal effects of nuclear weapons, including types of nuclear explosions and combined effects of multiple nuclear detonations, including the potential for environmental disaster. The legal framework is then set

1987-01-01

314

The Near-Infrared Tracks of Protostellar Outflows. A thesis submitted for the degree of  

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The Near-Infrared Tracks of Protostellar Outflows. A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of objects are described. In each case, the technique of near-infrared imaging is used in order to understand of previously known near-infrared HH objects and also identifying new ones. The present sample of observed

315

PH.D. THESIS OF UNIVERSITY PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE-PARIS VI  

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PH.D. THESIS OF UNIVERSITY PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE-PARIS VI AND EAST CHINA NORMAL UNIVERSITY Graduate points of view of the science. Your great intelligences and patience helped so much on my research. I still remember the first day when I arrived in Paris, you came to pick me up although

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

316

Objects, Arrows and Rectangles No matter what questions I asked my first thesis advisor, the response  

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be the same; shaking his head, telling me that my worries were just "details" and then slowly, patiently transformed the meaning of my adviser's letters and arrows, the problems that we bring to our experienceObjects, Arrows and Rectangles No matter what questions I asked my first thesis advisor

Rockmore, Dan

317

Diploma/Master Thesis FPGA-Based Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation for  

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Diploma/Master Thesis FPGA-Based Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation for Resonant Converters In the field of mechatronics and electrical drives hardware-in-the-loop (HiL) simulation is one the commonly-level simulation in offline mode, using a HiL simulator the whole controller (incl. hardware and software) can

Paderborn, Universität

318

Health & Medical Journalism Concentration: Grady College MA Non-Thesis Program Planning Form  

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Health & Medical Journalism Concentration: Grady College MA Non-Thesis Program Planning Form Methodology in Mass Communication 3. JRMC 7355 ( ) Health and Medical Journalism 4. JRMC 7356 ( ) Advanced Health and Medical Journalism Co-requisite for Concentration ­ for students with limited undergraduate

Arnold, Jonathan

319

The Two-Semester Thesis Model: Emphasizing Research in Undergraduate Technical Communication Curricula  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article addresses previous arguments that call for increased emphasis on research in technical communication programs. Focusing on the value of scholarly-based research at the undergraduate level, we present New Mexico Tech's thesis model as an example of helping students develop familiarity with research skills and methods. This two-semester…

Ford, Julie Dyke; Bracken, Jennifer L.; Wilson, Gregory D.

2009-01-01

320

T. J. Brukilacchio, Ph.D. Thesis 2003 A DIFFUSE OPTICAL TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEM COMBINED  

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T. J. Brukilacchio, Ph.D. Thesis 2003 1 A DIFFUSE OPTICAL TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEM COMBINED WITH X breast examination (CBE) are the current gold standards of breast cancer screening. Ultrasound and MRI non- optical imaging techniques include positron emission tomography (PET), electrical impedance

Boas, David

321

THESIS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Generic Programming with Concepts  

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;Publications This thesis is a compilation of the following publications: 1. M. Zalewski and S. Schupp. Accepted for publication. 2. M. Zalewski and S. Schupp. Change impact analysis for generic libraries. Proc and S. Schupp. C++ concepts as institutions. A specification view on concept

Lumsdaine, Andrew

322

A Text Accessibility Model for People with Dyslexia PhD Thesis 2014  

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DysWebxia A Text Accessibility Model for People with Dyslexia Luz Rello PhD Thesis � 2014 #12;#12;A las personas con dislexia To people with dyslexia #12;#12;Abstract Worldwide, 10% of the population has dyslexia, a cognitive disability that reduces readability and comprehension of written

323

DESY Thesis 2006-007 and TESLA Report 2005-17 WARSAW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY  

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of Electronics and Informational Technologies Institute of Electronic Systems ELHEP Laboratory Dominik Konrad Rybka M.Sc. Thesis Integrated Measurement Systems for Electronic Devices Operating in Radiation Environment Mentor: D.Sc. Ryszard Romaniuk Tutors: Ph.D. Bhaskar Mukherjee, DESY Ph.D. Stefan Simrock, DESY Ph

324

MASTER THESIS IN AQUATIC PHOTOCHEMISTRY Sunlight-induced carbon dioxide emissions from lakes  

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MASTER THESIS IN AQUATIC PHOTOCHEMISTRY Sunlight-induced carbon dioxide emissions from lakes The emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from inland waters are substantial on a global scale. Yet, the fundamental. In this project, the sunlight-induced/photochemical production of carbon dioxide will be determined in a study

Uppsala Universitet

325

Design of an Integrated Team Project as Bachelor Thesis in Bioscience Engineering  

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Following the decision at the KU Leuven to implement the educational concept of guided independent learning and to encourage students to participate in scientific research, the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering decided to introduce a bachelor thesis. Competencies, such as communication, scientific research and teamwork, need to be present in the…

Peeters, Marie-Christine; Londers, Elsje; Van der Hoeven, Wouter

2014-01-01

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THESIS FOR THE DEGREE OF LICENTIATE OF PHILOSOPHY Mathematical Models in Municipal Solid Waste Management  

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waste planners in decisions concerning the overall management of solid waste in a municipality for planners in municipal solid waste management in an urban environment. The models may as well be adaptedTHESIS FOR THE DEGREE OF LICENTIATE OF PHILOSOPHY Mathematical Models in Municipal Solid Waste

Patriksson, Michael

327

Samenvatting van de Thesis Groenten zijn altijd beschouwd als gezond voedsel. Dus ook Brassica groenten  

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(Hoofdstuk 5, 6). Metabolomic beoordeling van Brassica rapa (raapstelen Va) en Raphanus sativus L BrassicaSamenvatting van de Thesis Groenten zijn altijd beschouwd als gezond voedsel. Dus ook Brassica doel van dit proefschrift was om de fytochemicaliën Brassica studie en hun reactie op stress factoren

van den Brink, Jeroen

328

Periodic Orbits on a Triangular Air Hockey Table A Senior Thesis Submitted to the Department of  

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Periodic Orbits on a Triangular Air Hockey Table A Senior Thesis Submitted to the Department 2 #12;Abstract We explore the existence of periodic orbits on a triangular air hockey table, also concerning more general triangles in section 3. 3 #12;Periodic Orbits in a Triangular Air Hockey Table

Umble, Ron

329

Master Thesis opportunity Bio-inspired Visual Guidance in Free-flight  

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regulation: the key to aircraft automatic guidance Robotics and Aut. Systems 50(4):177-194 [2] J. Serres, DMaster Thesis opportunity Bio-inspired Visual Guidance in Free-flight Insects navigate swiftly navigation, ground avoidance, collision avoidance with obstacles, tracking, autonomous takeoff, hovering

Jirsa, Viktor

330

Relationship-Based Change Propagation: A Case Study A thesis submitted in conformity with the requirements  

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Relationship-Based Change Propagation: A Case Study by Winnie Lai A thesis submitted in conformity © Copyright by Winnie Lai, 2009 #12;ii Relationship-Based Change Propagation: A Case Study Winnie Lai Master is an evolutionary process. Requirements of a system are often incomplete or inconsistent, and hence need

Chechik, Marsha

331

The "Write" Skills and More: A Thesis Writing Group for Doctoral Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Writing groups facilitate the development of research students' written communication skills, which are critical for the competent preparation of theses and publications. This paper describes a Thesis Writing Group for social science doctoral students. Participants indicated that the group not only served a practical role, providing an impetus for…

Ferguson, Therese

2009-01-01

332

The effect of walking speed and avatars on Redirected Walking Master Thesis  

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The effect of walking speed and avatars on Redirected Walking Master Thesis Fakultät Informatik in combination with Redirected Walking 11 1.1.5 Studying human behavior while walking 11 1.1.6 Avatars in virtual 48 4.2 Concepts: Extending redirection with avatar distractors 49 4.2.1 Support of existing

333

Science Content Standards  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website from the National Academy of Sciences presents content standards which outline what students should know, understand, and be able to do in natural science. The introduction sets the framework for the content standards by describing the categories of the content standards with a rationale for each category, the form of the standards, the criteria used to select the standards, and some advice for using the science content standards. Information is included for levels K-12.

Standards, National S.; Press, National A.

334

Effect of methionine, methionine hydroxy analogue, vitamin B?? and folic acid on blood and liver glutathione content in chicks  

E-print Network

~ GF METHIOEIEE~ METHIOEIEE ZQRGKY AEALOGUE~ ~ B~ AED FOLIC ACID OE BLOOD AED LXVER GAGEE COETEET IE CHICKS A Thesis Approved ss o tyle and. content by: / irmgn Q C~ttee Nsy 1954 LIBRARY 4 & N COLLEGE OF TEXAS ~ OF NETBIOEIEE, NETBIONINE... HYDROXY AEALOGUE~ VITAlGTI BIB AND FOLIC ACID 05 BLOOD AHD LIVER GIVBLHBOTIE COTITERT III CHICKS A Thesis Sabit Gsbsy Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in partial fulfillment of the requirements...

Gabay, Sabit

2012-06-07

335

Hypercomputation: computing more than the Turing machine  

E-print Network

Due to common misconceptions about the Church-Turing thesis, it has been widely assumed that the Turing machine provides an upper bound on what is computable. This is not so. The new field of hypercomputation studies models of computation that can compute more than the Turing machine and addresses their implications. In this report, I survey much of the work that has been done on hypercomputation, explaining how such non-classical models fit into the classical theory of computation and comparing their relative powers. I also examine the physical requirements for such machines to be constructible and the kinds of hypercomputation that may be possible within the universe. Finally, I show how the possibility of hypercomputation weakens the impact of Godel's Incompleteness Theorem and Chaitin's discovery of 'randomness' within arithmetic.

Toby Ord

2002-09-25

336

Effective Physical Processes and Active Information in Quantum Computing  

E-print Network

The recent debate on hypercomputation has arisen new questions both on the computational abilities of quantum systems and the Church-Turing Thesis role in Physics. We propose here the idea of "effective physical process" as the essentially physical notion of computation. By using the Bohm and Hiley active information concept we analyze the differences between the standard form (quantum gates) and the non-standard one (adiabatic and morphogenetic) of Quantum Computing, and we point out how its Super-Turing potentialities derive from an incomputable information source in accordance with Bell's constraints. On condition that we give up the formal concept of "universality", the possibility to realize quantum oracles is reachable. In this way computation is led back to the logic of physical world.

Ignazio Licata

2007-05-08

337

Content-Based Instruction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) journal periodical devotes entire issues to specific issues. The theme of this issue is "Content-Base Instruction." Articles include: "Syllabus Design in Content-Based Instruction" (David E. Eskey); "How Relevant Is Relevance?: An Examination of Student Needs, Interests, and Motivation in the Content-Based…

CATESOL Journal, 1992

1992-01-01

338

M.Sc. Thesis Secure Routing in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks by Lennart Conrad 2003 i This M.Sc. Thesis presents the results of my final master project entitled Secure  

E-print Network

M.Sc. Thesis Secure Routing in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks by Lennart Conrad 2003 i #12;Preface This M the following persons: Casper Borly, Finn Conrad, Simon Haldrup and Tom Skovgaard for comments and discussions patience and understanding. Lyngby, DTU, 30th December 2003 Lennart Conrad M.Sc. Thesis Secure Routing

339

Naturalising Representational Content  

PubMed Central

This paper sets out a view about the explanatory role of representational content and advocates one approach to naturalising content – to giving a naturalistic account of what makes an entity a representation and in virtue of what it has the content it does. It argues for pluralism about the metaphysics of content and suggests that a good strategy is to ask the content question with respect to a variety of predictively successful information processing models in experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience; and hence that data from psychology and cognitive neuroscience should play a greater role in theorising about the nature of content. Finally, the contours of the view are illustrated by drawing out and defending a surprising consequence: that individuation of vehicles of content is partly externalist. PMID:24563661

Shea, Nicholas

2014-01-01

340

Water quality management of bilge wastes at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Master's thesis  

SciTech Connect

The Navy, requires a new method to collect and treat the bilge waste discharged from U.S. Navy Ships. This thesis recommends an interim plan, which can be implemented in a relatively short time frame, and a permanent plan which will take several years to implement. Although a permanent solution is recommended, the focus of this thesis is on what can be done now (interim plan) to collect and treat the bilge waste. The interim plan calls for collection of the bilge waste using pump trucks and barges. The collected bilge waste would then be processed by an oil/water separator, with the separated oil being recycled. The nonoily, separator effluent would then be prefiltered and processed through a reverse osmosis unit.

Bernotas, S.

1992-12-01

341

Protestant Clergy and the Culture Wats: An Empirical Test of Hunter's Thesis  

PubMed Central

This study instead focuses on culture wars among religious elites—clergy—and tests three aspects of the culture wars thesis: (1) whether cultural wars exist at all among religious elites, (2) whether clergy attitudes are polarized on these issues, and (3) whether religious authority or religious affiliation is more salient in creating culture wars cleavages. Using data from a large random sample of Protestant clergy, we find a substantial amount of engagement in culture wars by all types of Protestant clergy. The amount of polarization is more attributable to views of religious authority (i.e., biblical inerrancy) than to religious tradition. Moreover, polarization among clergy is somewhat more evident on culture wars issues than on other social and political issues. These findings are generally supportive of the culture wars thesis and should help return examinations of culture wars back to where they were originally theorized to be waged: among elites. PMID:24072933

Uecker, Jeremy E.; Lucke, Glenn

2013-01-01

342

A Cross-Country Study on Research Students' Perceptions of the Role of Supervision and Cultural Knowledge in Thesis Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents preliminary findings from a research study in Australia, Malaysia and Iran on students' perceptions of the roles of supervisor and student in the production of their thesis and the contribution of their cultural knowledge to thesis development. The 360 respondents who answered an online survey were studying for their Master's…

McGinty, Suzanne Claire; Koo, Yew Lie; Saeidi, Mahnaz

2010-01-01

343

7 CFR 3402.6 - Overview of the special international study and/or thesis/dissertation research travel allowance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...current Fellow with sufficient time to complete the international...thesis/dissertation research travel allowance. Before the international...thesis/dissertation research travel may commence, a Fellow must...one academic year of full-time study, as defined by the...

2011-01-01

344

7 CFR 3402.6 - Overview of the special international study and/or thesis/dissertation research travel allowance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...current Fellow with sufficient time to complete the international...thesis/dissertation research travel allowance. Before the international...thesis/dissertation research travel may commence, a Fellow must...one academic year of full-time study, as defined by the...

2010-01-01

345

To the Graduate Council: I am submitting herewith a thesis written by Nikhil Arun Naik entitled "Design,  

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To the Graduate Council: I am submitting herewith a thesis written by Nikhil Arun Naik entitled Degree The University Of Tennessee, Knoxville Nikhil Arun Naik December 2006 #12;ii Copyright © 2006 Nikhil Arun Naik. All rights reserved. #12;iii Dedication I would like to dedicate this thesis to my

Abidi, Mongi A.

346

Final Thesis Models in European Teacher Education and Their Orientation towards the Academy and the Teaching Profession  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study concerns different final thesis models in the research on teacher education in Europe and their orientation towards the academy and the teaching profession. In scientific journals, 33 articles support the occurrence of three models: the portfolio model, with a mainly teaching-professional orientation; the thesis model, with a mainly…

Råde, Anders

2014-01-01

347

Government Spending and Public Support for Trade in the OECD: An Empirical Test of the Embedded Liberalism Thesis  

Microsoft Academic Search

According to the embedded liberalism thesis, governments committed to free trade provide insurance and other transfers to compensate those who lose economically from expanded trade. The goal of this spending is to maintain public support for trade liberalization. We provide a micro-level test of the critical assumption behind the embedded liberalism thesis that government programs designed to protect individuals harmed

Jude C. Hays; Sean D. Ehrlich; Clint Peinhardt

2005-01-01

348

Learning Cultures in Travel and Tourism: A Critique of Manuela du Bois-Reymond's Trendsetter Learner Thesis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article aims to contribute to the discussion surrounding Manuela du Bois-Reymond's important "trendsetter learner" thesis and, in so doing, to join the wider debate about post-compulsory learning cultures. The article outlines the trendsetter learner thesis and then considers recent criticisms that it has attracted. While the author concurs…

Morrison, Andrew

2011-01-01

349

AN ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS OF Mathieu Georges Charles Martin for the degree of Master of Science in  

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#12;AN ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS OF Mathieu Georges Charles Martin for the degree of Master of Science by Mathieu Georges Charles Martin January 27, 2009 All Rights Reserved #12;Numerical Study of Flow Maldistribution in Microchannels using Fully Resolved Simulation by Mathieu Georges Charles Martin A THESIS

Apte, Sourabh V.

350

7 CFR 3402.6 - Overview of the special international study and/or thesis/dissertation research travel allowance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...current Fellow with sufficient time to complete the international...thesis/dissertation research travel allowance. Before the international...thesis/dissertation research travel may commence, a Fellow must...one academic year of full-time study, as defined by the...

2012-01-01

351

7 CFR 3402.6 - Overview of the special international study and/or thesis/dissertation research travel allowance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...current Fellow with sufficient time to complete the international...thesis/dissertation research travel allowance. Before the international...thesis/dissertation research travel may commence, a Fellow must...one academic year of full-time study, as defined by the...

2013-01-01

352

Contesting the Limond thesis on British influence in Irish education since 1922: a comparative perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is a response to David Limond's exposition, “[An] historical culture … rapidly, universally, and thoroughly restored”? British influence on Irish education since 1922', which appeared in Comparative Education, Vol. 46, No. 4, November 2010, pp. 449–462. Limond's overall thesis is that ‘a post-colonial overhang affects Irish policy-makers and bureaucrats in their educational policies and practices’. This paper contests

Tom ODonoghue; Judith Harford

2012-01-01

353

The single?issue party thesis: Extreme right parties and the immigration issue  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the single?issue party thesis for the specific case of contemporary extreme right parties (ERPs) and the immigration issue. I define the single?issue party as (1) having an electorate with no particular social structure; (2) being supported predominantly on the basis of one single issue; (3) lacking an ideological programme; and (4) addressing only one all?encompassing issue. On

Cas Mudde

1999-01-01

354

Proving the Asymmetry Thesis Principles for a BDI Agent-Oriented Programming Language  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract: In this paper, we consider each of the nine principles of BDI logics as dened byRao and George based on Bratman's asymmetry thesis, and we verify which onesare satised by Rao's AgentSpeak(L), a computable logic language inspired by theBDI architecture for cognitive agents. This is in line with Rao's original motivationfor dening AgentSpeak(L): to bridge the gap between the

Rafael H. Bordini; Álvaro F. Moreira

2002-01-01

355

Einstein's thesis revisited: the size, geometry, and interactions of nanoparticles a basis for NEMS  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Many of the physics problems of interest to Einstein throughout his career had and continue to have relevance to solid state physics. Einstein's doctoral thesis work, submitted in April 1905, in fact concerned the size, geometry, and interactions of nanoscale particles. These topics are of fundamental relevance to the design, creation, and operation of next-generation nanoelectromechanical systems. I will highlight some interesting problems which, 100 years later, have come full circle.

Zettl, Alex

2005-03-01

356

A Quantitative Content Analysis of Mercer University MEd, EdS, and Doctoral Theses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Quantitative content analysis of a body of research not only helps budding researchers understand the culture, language, and expectations of scholarship, it helps identify deficiencies and inform policy and practice. Because of these benefits, an analysis of a census of 980 Mercer University MEd, EdS, and doctoral theses was conducted. Each thesis…

Randolph, Justus J.; Gaiek, Lura S.; White, Torian A.; Slappey, Lisa A.; Chastain, Andrea; Harris, Rose Prejean

2010-01-01

357

Writing a bachelor thesis generates transferable knowledge and skills useable in nursing practice.  

PubMed

Generic skills or transferable skills have been discussed in terms of whether or not skills learned in one context can be transferred into another context. The current study was aimed to explore nurses' self-perceptions of the knowledge and skills they had obtained while writing a Bachelor's thesis in nursing education, their experience of the extent of transfer and utilization in their current work. Responding nurses (N=42) had all worked from 1 to 1.5 years after their final examination and had completed a questionnaire that was structured with open-ended questions. Only five nurses reported that they were unable to use any of the knowledge and skills they had obtained from writing a thesis. A majority of the nurses (37/42) could give many examples of the practical application of the skills and knowledge they had obtained. Our findings indicate that writing a thesis as part of an undergraduate degree program plays a major role in the acquisition and development of knowledge and skills which can subsequently be transferred into and utilized in nursing practice. PMID:23141688

Lundgren, Solveig M; Robertsson, Barbro

2013-11-01

358

[Doctoral thesis: Demographic growth and economic and social development in Mali].  

PubMed

A doctoral thesis is described analyzing the relationships between demographic growth and economic and social development in Mali. The hypothesis is stated that demographic growth impedes economic development and any improvement in populations¿ standards of living. The hypothesis was verified using data for the period from 1960 to the present. Over that period, Mali conducted two general population censuses in 1976 and 1987, as well as several demographic research studies. The thesis is comprised of 4 parts, of which the first generally describes Mali. The second part analyzes the relationship between population growth and economic and social development in Mali. Study results are presented, followed by an analysis of the effects of economic and social development upon population growth in Mali through factors such as urbanization, education level, literacy, income, employment, occupation, gross domestic or gross national product by inhabitant, infant mortality rate, life expectancy at birth, contraceptive practice, fertility opinions and desires, women¿s status, and migration in Mali. Analysis indicates that Mali has not completely begun its demographic transition, but that traditional pronatalist behaviors are changing. Population policies and programs are explored in the third part of the thesis, followed by the fourth part which focuses upon methodological questions. PMID:12296197

Dabo, K

1999-12-01

359

Nutrient content variation in wood and foliage of slash pine (Pinus elliottii Engelm.) with season and soil series  

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NUTRIENT. CONTENT VARIATION IN WOOD AND FOLIAGE OF SLASH PINE (PINUS ELLIOTTII ENGELN. ) WITH SEASON AND SOIL SERIES A Thesis by RONALD HOWARD BLACKWELDER Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AKJ&l University in partial fulfillment... Approved as to style and content by: ead of epartm ~ Meraber Fieinbe r Decenber 1977 ABSTRACT Nutrient Content Variation in Hood and Foliage of Slash Pine (Pinus elliottii Engeim. ) with Season and Soil Series. (December 1977) Ronald Howard...

Blackwelder, Ronald Howard

2012-06-07

360

Determination of Moisture Content  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The moisture (or total solids) content of foods is important to food manufacturers for a variety of reasons. Moisture is an important factor in food quality, preservation, and resistance to deterioration. Determination of moisture content also is necessary to calculate the content of other food constituents on a uniform basis (i.e., dry weight basis). The dry matter that remains after moisture analysis is commonly referred to as total solids.

Nielsen, S. Suzanne

361

Multimedia content description framework  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A framework is provided for describing multimedia content and a system in which a plurality of multimedia storage devices employing the content description methods of the present invention can interoperate. In accordance with one form of the present invention, the content description framework is a description scheme (DS) for describing streams or aggregations of multimedia objects, which may comprise audio, images, video, text, time series, and various other modalities. This description scheme can accommodate an essentially limitless number of descriptors in terms of features, semantics or metadata, and facilitate content-based search, index, and retrieval, among other capabilities, for both streamed or aggregated multimedia objects.

Bergman, Lawrence David (Inventor); Kim, Michelle Yoonk Yung (Inventor); Li, Chung-Sheng (Inventor); Mohan, Rakesh (Inventor); Smith, John Richard (Inventor)

2003-01-01

362

COMPETENCIES DICTIONARY Contents Page  

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COMPETENCIES DICTIONARY Contents Page Core Competencies Results Orientation/Project Management ......................................................................................................7-8 Conflict Resolution Verbal and Written Communication .......................................................10

Bieber, Michael

363

The pioneer woman's view of migraine: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson's thesis "Sur la migraine".  

PubMed

This is a presentation of a doctoral thesis of 1870. The author was English but the thesis and the examinations were in French. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, usually referred to as E.G.A., was the first woman in Britain to obtain the title of M.D., but not the first in Europe. Nadeshda Prokofevna Suslova, a Russian, received her M.D. in 1867 in Zurich, the most liberal university at that time, soon to be flooded by female students from Russia. E.G.A. had been applying to the few possible European universities but she settled for Paris after the Empress Eugenie had decided that she should be accepted there. This meant that she could succeed without having to be a Paris resident, just by writing a thesis and passing a series of examinations presided over by Paul Broca. This was important as she was already conducting private and dispensary practice, and could not find a locum (she insisted on a woman). E.G.A. had suffered many setbacks, for being a woman, as such being unacceptable in dissection rooms and operating theatres, and generally in a professional career where women were unheard of. She was finally permitted to receive her medical diploma from the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London. She wrote about her thesis: "I have chosen Headache as its subject. I had to find a subject which could be well studied without post-mortem observations, of which I can have but very few in either private or dispensary practice; and I wished also to take a large subject, one that demanded some insight into the harmony that exists between the main physiological functions." Marcia Wilkinson (M.W.), who worked in the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital in London for 35 years, heard there of E.G.A.'s thesis on migraine and sent for it from Paris. In 1966 she translated it into English from the original French, being interested both in the subject and in the person of this resolute and lucid woman. When H. Isler found the French thesis in the British Library he intended to translate it but, after discussion, we decided on a joint effort (95% of the translation is by M.W.; very few details were changed, and some footnotes added for better understanding). We think that E.G.A.'s text is a classic, showing profound understanding, sound practical advice, and also, in its theoretical part, the limits of neurophysiological knowledge in Paris when Brown-Sequard was "charge des cours" there. We may add that in her various examinations she had to answer questions, in French, on the use of footprints by the police, the general nature of fishes, toxic fishes, electric fishes, cod liver oil, and the secretion of tears. She earned much applause from the public, which consisted of male French students, and the overt appreciation of Paul Broca, head examiner, and Dr Wurtz, the Dean of the Faculte de Médecine. The impact of her thesis in the 19th century was modest. It appears to be rather marginal in the German literature of the early 20th century, but it has imprinted the management of migraine at the City of London Migraine Clinic in the last thirty years. The importance of nutrition, regular meals, regular habits, the need to supplement analgesics with antiemetics, and the treatment of the attack with rest, and great quantities of hot tea, were certainly related to E.G.A.'s doctrine. The internationally prevailing recommendation to give antiemetics, and then only analgesics, as well as the combination of both in one tablet, may thus be traced back to E.G.A. via the teachings of M.W. and Nat Blau. PMID:10099853

Wilkinson, M; Isler, H

1999-01-01

364

Morphing content in mobile applications  

E-print Network

Smart phones are quickly becoming an integral part of our everyday lives. However, the mobile industry is still young, and the full potential of mobile phones has yet to be tapped. In this thesis, I present the design of ...

Wang, Kevin Y

2009-01-01

365

Faces as Content  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes our position in relation to is sues of 'faces as content'; content that really 'matters' t o people. Faces convey so much, yet mediation can disrupt the se subtle signals. We discuss the social, identity and emotional judgements made of the face and then consider the often-disruptive effect of mediation on these s ignals. Finally, we describe

David J. Chatting; Jeremy M. Thorne

366

Academic Register 2 Contents  

E-print Network

of college operations, including but not limited to admissions, student aid, athletics, employment Studies 292 Prizes, Honors and Scholarships 322 Officers of the College 324 The Faculty 335 Endowed2012/2013 Academic Register #12;2 Contents Contents 4 Calendar 7 Union College Mission Statement 8

Koopmann, Rebecca A.

367

Root biomass and nutrient content of a 25-year-old loblolly pine (Pinus Taeda L.) plantation in East Texas  

E-print Network

ROOT BIOMASS AND NUTRIENT CONTENT OF A 25-YEAR-OLD LOBLOLLY PINE (PINUP TAED!l LJ PIJIN ATION IN EAST TEIJIS A Thesis by Charles LaGrone Tuttle Submitted to the Graduate College of Texa s A & M University in partial, fulfillment... of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1978 iVIajor Subject: Forest S "ience ROOT BIOMASS AND NUTRIENT CONTENT OF A 25-YEAR-OLD LOBLOLLY PINE (PINUS TAEDA L. ) PLANTATION IN EAST TEXAS A Thesis by Charles LaGrone Tuttle Approved...

Tuttle, Charles LaGrone

2012-06-07

368

A numerical study of fundamental shock noise mechanisms. Ph.D. Thesis - Cornell Univ.  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The results of this thesis demonstrate that direct numerical simulation can predict sound generation in unsteady aerodynamic flows containing shock waves. Shock waves can be significant sources of sound in high speed jet flows, on helicopter blades, and in supersonic combustion inlets. Direct computation of sound permits the prediction of noise levels in the preliminary design stage and can be used as a tool to focus experimental studies, thereby reducing cost and increasing the probability of a successfully quiet product in less time. This thesis reveals and investigates two mechanisms fundamental to sound generation by shocked flows: shock motion and shock deformation. Shock motion is modeled by the interaction of a sound wave with a shock. During the interaction, the shock wave begins to move and the sound pressure is amplified as the wave passes through the shock. The numerical approach presented in this thesis is validated by the comparison of results obtained in a quasi-one dimensional simulation with linear theory. Analysis of the perturbation energy demonstrated for the first time that acoustic energy is generated by the interaction. Shock deformation is investigated by the numerical simulation of a ring vortex interacting with a shock. This interaction models the passage of turbulent structures through the shock wave. The simulation demonstrates that both acoustic waves and contact surfaces are generated downstream during the interaction. Analysis demonstrates that the acoustic wave spreads cylindrically, that the sound intensity is highly directional, and that the sound pressure level increases significantly with increasing shock strength. The effect of shock strength on sound pressure level is consistent with experimental observations of shock noise, indicating that the interaction of a ring vortex with a shock wave correctly models a dominant mechanism of shock noise generation.

Meadows, Kristine R.

1995-01-01

369

Development of a control system for a pair of robotic platforms. Thesis  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This thesis is a discussion of the development of a control system for a pair of three-degree-of-freedom robotic platforms. The platform system and its computer support are described at both the hardware and the software levels, including a section detailing diagnostics which can be run in the event of specific system errors. The design and implementation of a PID controller for the platforms based on experimentally-determined system dynamics is described. Finally, the tracking performance of each joint controller is examined. A path planner is used to map a smooth trajectory between starting and destination positions, and the controller's tracking ability is observed along this path.

Cosentino, James L.

1990-01-01

370

Physics Pedagogical Content Knowledge  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This 2010 PTEC Conference workshop presentation presents the concept of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) and how this concept relates to the preparation of physics teachers. PCK is what distinguishes a content expert from an expert teacher of that content. Some aspects of physics PCK include knowledge of student ideas in different areas of physics, knowledge of effective instructional methods that help students master fundamental physics ideas and ways of reasoning, and knowledge of assessment of student learning. The presentation also provides some details on how to design a course/a sequence of courses for future physics teachers where they start building their physics PCK.

Etkina, Eugenia

2010-02-24

371

Sensitive webpage content detection  

US Patent & Trademark Office Database

Computer-readable media, systems, and methods for sensitive webpage content detection are described. In embodiments, a multi-class classifier is developed and one or more webpages with webpage content are received. In various embodiments, the one or more webpages are analyzed with the multi-class classifier and, in various embodiments, a sensitivity level is predicted that is associated with the webpage content of the one or more webpages. In various other embodiments, the multi-class classifier includes one or more sensitivity categories.

2011-07-05

372

Sodium content (image)  

MedlinePLUS

... contribute to high blood pressure. When watching the intake of sodium, read labels carefully to determine the total sodium content. Canned, packaged, and frozen foods can be particularly high in sodium.

373

Semantische Content Management Systeme  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Content Management Systeme (CMS) sind in vielen Organisationen bereits seit längerer Zeit fester Bestandteil zur Verwaltung und kollaborativen Bearbeitung von Text- und Multimedia-Inhalten. Im Zuge der rasch ansteigenden Fülle an Informationen und somit auch Wissen wird die Überschaubarkeit der Datenbestände jedoch massiv eingeschränkt. Diese und zusätzliche Anforderungen, wie automatisch Datenquellen aus dem World Wide Web (WWW) zu extrahieren, lassen traditionelle CMS immer mehr an ihre Grenzen stoßen. Dieser Beitrag diskutiert die neuen Herausforderungen an traditionelle CMS und bietet Lösungsvorschläge, wie CMS kombiniert mit semantischen Technologien diesen Herausforderungen begegnen können. Die Autoren stellen eine generische Systemarchitektur für Content Management Systeme vor, die einerseits Inhalte für das Semantic Web generieren, andererseits Content aus dem Web 2.0 syndizieren können und bei der Aufbereitung des Content den User mittels semantischer Technologien wie Reasoning oder Informationsextraktion unterstützen. Dabei wird auf Erfahrungen bei der prototypischen Implementierung von semantischer Technologie in ein bestehendes CMS System zurückgegriffen.

Gams, Erich; Mitterdorfer, Daniel

374

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Jamieson, Jennifer Agnes (1988) Thiabendazole residues and its effects on the storage quality of potatoes. PhD thesis.  

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ON FUNGAL DISEASE CONTROL IN THE PROGENY TUBERS. Introduction Pathway to tuber infection Experimental . - i vii CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION AND THESIS OBJECTIVES. 1 Irradiation 1 Chemical control of sprouting

Glasgow, University of

377

Want to improve undergraduate thesis writing? Engage students and their faculty readers in scientific peer review.  

PubMed

One of the best opportunities that undergraduates have to learn to write like a scientist is to write a thesis after participating in faculty-mentored undergraduate research. But developing writing skills doesn't happen automatically, and there are significant challenges associated with offering writing courses and with individualized mentoring. We present a hybrid model in which students have the structural support of a course plus the personalized benefits of working one-on-one with faculty. To optimize these one-on-one interactions, the course uses BioTAP, the Biology Thesis Assessment Protocol, to structure engagement in scientific peer review. By assessing theses written by students who took this course and comparable students who did not, we found that our approach not only improved student writing but also helped faculty members across the department--not only those teaching the course--to work more effectively and efficiently with student writers. Students who enrolled in this course were more likely to earn highest honors than students who only worked one-on-one with faculty. Further, students in the course scored significantly better on all higher-order writing and critical-thinking skills assessed. PMID:21633069

Reynolds, Julie A; Thompson, Robert J

2011-01-01

378

Redesign and rehost of the BIG-STICK nuclear war-game simulation. Master's thesis  

SciTech Connect

The strategic nuclear wargame BIG STICK is a two-sided, interactive, computer simulation used by the Air Command and Staff College to assist students in learning about real-world nuclear war planning. Currently, the simulation is played on the Honeywell H6000 mainframe. Shortcomings of the simulation are the user-hostile environment, a rigid input format. The unforgiving and inflexible user interface, and the fixed file system that makes data changes and program enhancements difficult. The purpose of this thesis effort was to redesign and rehost the BIG STICK simulation to the Zenith Z-158 classroom microcomputers. Game sites, fixed and controlled force assets, expected value probabilities, and exercise constraints are now stored in a relational data base designed using the entity-relationship (E-R) model. The user interface was redesigned using general user-friendly program principles and guidelines to provide a screen-oriented environment for students to enter force selection, deployment, targeting, and employment inputs. Reports reflecting the results of student inputs were designed and developed as part of the interface using the PC INGRESS data-base-management system. The actual game-play portion of the simulation was designed using top-down, hierarchical decomposition. Implementation of the design into program code is not included in the scope of this thesis.

Kalili, R.M.

1988-12-01

379

[The thesis of judicialization of health care by the elites: medication for mucopolysaccharidosis].  

PubMed

This paper evaluates the hypothesis that the judicialization of medicine for mucopolysaccharidosis in Brazil is an action promoted by economic elites. Previous studies upholding the thesis of judicialization by elites in the case of other types of medication that are more costly for the Unified Health Service are discussed. An analysis of all 196 processes containing information about judicial processes brought to court between February 2006 and December 2010 that ended by determining that the State should provide such medication free of charge to patients was conducted. There is evidence that attorneys' fees were covered by entities interested in the results of judicialization, such as the distributors or pharmaceutical industries. Patients may also be migrating for diagnosis and treatment to university centers that are a benchmark for medical innovation in the country, as the option for public health services is related to their higher technical and scientific capacity. Therefore, the resort to private lawyers, indicators of social exclusion based on the address of patients and the use of public health services, are not adequate class information to corroborate or refute the thesis of judicialization by the elites. PMID:23670386

Medeiros, Marcelo; Diniz, Debora; Schwartz, Ida Vanessa Doederlein

2013-04-01

380

Creating and Evaluating Metadata for a Large Legacy Thesis Collection: From 'Vocational Agriculture' (1922) to 'Microemulsion-mediated syntheses' (2004)  

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Repository Creating and Evaluating Metadata for a Large Legacy Thesis Collection: From ?Vocational Agriculture? (1922) to ?Microemulsion-mediated syntheses? (2004) This project would not have been possible without the work of many...Repository Creating and Evaluating Metadata for a Large Legacy Thesis Collection: From ?Vocational Agriculture? (1922) to ?Microemulsion-mediated syntheses? (2004) This project would not have been possible without the work of many...

Potvin, Sarah; Creel, James Silas

2013-05-23

381

From content distribution networks to content networks - issues and challenges  

Microsoft Academic Search

Due to the technical developments in electronics th e amount of digital content is continuously increas ing. In order to make digital content respectively multimedia content available t o potentially large and geographically distributed consumer populations, Content Dis- tribution Networks (CDNs) are used. The main task o f current CDNs is the efficient delivery and increas ed availability of content

Thomas Plagemann; Vera Goebel; Andreas Mauthe; Laurent Mathy; Thierry Turletti; Guillaume Urvoy-keller

2006-01-01

382

PA is instantiationally complete, but algorithmically incomplete: An alternative interpretation of Goedelian incompleteness under Church's Thesis that links formal logic and computability  

E-print Network

We define instantiational and algorithmic completeness for a formal language. We show that, in the presence of Church's Thesis, an alternative interpretation of Goedelian incompleteness is that Peano Arithmetic is instantiationally complete, but algorithmically incomplete. We then postulate a Provability Thesis that links Peano Arithmetic and effective algorithmic computability, just as Church's Thesis links Recursive Arithmetic and effective instantiational computability.

Bhupinder Singh Anand

2005-07-03

383

[Albert Schweitzer's MD thesis on Criticism of the medical pathographies on Jesus].  

PubMed

The prominent philosopher, theologian, physician, musicologist and organ soloist Albert Schweitzer (14. 1. 1875-4. 9. 1965) submitted his MD thesis Kritik der von medizinischer Seite veröffentlichten Pathographien uber Jesus (Criticism of the medical pathographies on Jesus) in 1913. Very soon he published this work under the title Die psychiatrische Beurteilung Jesu. Darstellung und Kritik (The psychiatric evaluation of Jesus. Description and criticism) in order to reach a broader audience. Schweitzer's explicit motive for selecting this topic was to influence the theological debate by means of a M. D. thesis on psychiatric pathographies on Jesus. He was confronted with a lot of reproaches. These reproaches contended that his theological opinions had been supporting tendencies to describe Jesus as a mentally ill person or a religious fanatic. In addition, some authors of pathographies on Jesus (De Loosten, Binet-Sanglé, Hirsch, Rasmussen) characterized Jesus as mentally ill, suffering from paranoia. Schweitzer intended to reject the reproaches considering himself and the postulates of the authors of the pathographies. Schweitzer combined in a transdisciplinary way theological, psychiatric and psychopathological arguments. He did this in a very convincing way. Although Schweitzer did not deal with a central or explicit psychiatric question, he implicitly postulated transdisciplinary approaches for proper retrospective pathographies on historic persons. At the age of thirty, Schweitzer decided to finish his academic career and to begin studies in medicine as a preparation for work as a physician in Africa. This decision provoked much lack of understanding in his personal environment. Therefore it may be possible that a very personal motive contributed to the selection of the topic of the MD thesis. Among psychiatric authorities, Albert Schweitzer's interest in the criticisms of psychiatric pathographies and his transdisciplinary approach to this topic encountered rather criticism from a positivistic point of view than understanding. As a reaction to this, Schweitzer postulated some fundamental positions regarding the cultural or social responsibility of science and regarding the interdisciplinary cooperation within the universitas litterarum. These positions precede the way Albert Schweitzer is reconsidered as author in cultural studies and ethicist. The fact that this happened immediately before the beginning of the WWI may show his farsightedness. PMID:20509445

Seidel, Michael

2009-01-01

384

Content Standards for NCI Websites  

Cancer.gov

Uniformity in content style across NCI websites helps visitors to better understand and interact with information on the site. These guidelines are intended to be a quick reference for NCI web content owners using the Percussion Web Content Management System (WCMS) to create new content or edit existing content.

385

Content Localization for Non-overlay Content-Aware Networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Content addressing and localization are the basic issues in design of content-aware networks (CAN). The paper summarizes assumptions\\u000a for content-aware networks and presents content localization algorithm for PI-CAN, developed within FIE (Future Internet Engineering)\\u000a project. The algorithm allows to find location of desired content in distributed content database in time O(1).

Piotr Pecka; Mateusz Nowak; S?awomir Nowak

386

SuStainability table of contentS  

E-print Network

SuStainability table of contentS executive Summary-Related Sustainability Options ........................................... 41 Information Technology Infrastucture #12;sustainability 2 Private Giving

Karonis, Nicholas T.

387

Why evidence-based medicine is a good approach in physical and rehabilitation medicine - Thesis.  

PubMed

According to a good definition, evidence-based medicine (EBM) is: "The explicit, conscientious, and judicious use of the current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients (and populations)". More appropriate in a clinical context like that of physical and rehabilitation medicine (PRM) is looking at evidence based clinical practice (EBCP), whose definition is: "The integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values". In the past the term evidence-based physical and rehabilitation medicine (EBPRM) was also proposed. In this thesis, after some historical notes on EBM and on PRM, we will discuss why in our view EBPRM must be the real foundation of our everyday PRM clinical practice. PMID:25201616

Negrini, S

2014-10-01

388

Theoretical investigation of the pyrolysis of solid fuels including condensation effects. [Ph. D. Thesis  

SciTech Connect

This thesis describes the results of an investigation that has been concerned with the development of a theoretical model capable of describing the pyrolysis of solid fuels. The role of heterogeneous condensation in the production of smoke particles from a pyrolyzing solid fuel under non-flaming conditions has also been investigated. A one-dimensional model has been formulated to describe the burning of a porous fuel slab that is externally irradiated at one of its faces. The equations describing the formulated model constitute a coupled system of stiff, non-linear, inhomogeneous partial differential equations. The above system of equations has been converted to a system of non-linear algebraic equations using a time-implicit finite difference formulation and solved using the Generalised Newton-Raphson Method. This numerical procedure has been found to be very stable and convergent for a wide range of relevant combustion parameters.

Kailasanath, K.

1980-01-01

389

Decision support system for control and automation of dynamical processes. Master's thesis  

SciTech Connect

The thesis presents the concept and development of a diagnostic decision support system for real-time control and automation of dynamic processes. This system, known as DECA (Diagnostic Evaluation and Corrective Action), will take advantage of the computer's ability to manipulate vast amounts of data, and employ qualitative reasoning for the monitoring and diagnosis of dynamical processes during time-constrained, routine, and emergency situations where an immediate response is necessary to avoid catastrophic failure of the system. The software system's architecture has been structured in such a manner that is can be applied to any dynamic process without reprogramming. DECA is written in Lisp and was verified using the data from the Three Mile Island Nuclear Reactor Accident.

Nann, S.

1990-03-01

390

Vectorized hidden-surface algorithm implemented on the Cray-2 supercomputer. Master's thesis  

SciTech Connect

Recent developments in scientific computing have prompted the need for supercomputer graphics research. These developments include the requirement to visualize large amounts of data processed by the supercomputer, preferably by real-time image generation. Unfortunately, most currently used graphics algorithms are not optimized for vector computers. This thesis involves the design and implementation of a hidden-surface removal algorithm for the Cray-2 vector supercomputer, with the goal of real-time image display. A z-buffer hidden-surface algorithm, written in Pascal, was vectorized and implemented on the Cray-2. Special attention was directed toward the methodology of algorithm and data-structure design to exploit the Cray-2 architecture. Timing studies comparing the vector version to the equivalent scalar version showed that, while tha Pascal vector code produced localized speedups, the vector code was less efficient than the scalar code.

Donehower, R.

1988-12-01

391

Slam simulation base escape model using response surface methodology. Master's thesis  

SciTech Connect

This thesis presents a microcomputer-compatible, base escape nuclear-survivability model specifically designed to compute SAC alert aircraft pre-launch survivability. It computes the number of aircraft surviving from single or multiple bases under Sea Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) attack. The FORTRAN model concentrates on simulating the process from alert to take-off. In particular, it models the statistical variability of crew reaction time, engine start time, taxi time, and take-off separation time under various levels of readiness. Nuclear overpressure, gust, and thermal fluences are determined through response surface methods, and aircraft survivability is derived from cumulative log-normal damage functions. Its advantages over current base escape models are microcomputer compatibility and stochastic representation of the pre-launch survivability timing variables.

Clark, S.P.

1986-03-01

392

Correlative comparison of geomagnetic storms and auroral substorms using geomagnetic indeces. Master's thesis  

SciTech Connect

Partial contents include the following: (1) Geomagnetic storm and substorm processes; (2) Magnetospheric structure; (3) Substorm processes; (4) Data description; (5) Geomagnetic indices; and (6) Data period and data sets.

Cade, W.B.

1993-06-01

393

Anthropology for the Schools: An Analysis of Selected Anthropology Curriculum Projects and Units with Content Ratings by Professional Anthropologists.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This thesis examines anthropology teaching materials for public schools in light of their characteristics -- subject content, rationale and objectives, antecedent conditions, evaluation, background of materials development -- and the determination of their accuracy and representation. The study also serves as a guide to types of anthropology…

Dynneson, Thomas L.

394

LCS Content Document Application  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

My project at KSC during my spring 2011 internship was to develop a Ruby on Rails application to manage Content Documents..A Content Document is a collection of documents and information that describes what software is installed on a Launch Control System Computer. It's important for us to make sure the tools we use everyday are secure, up-to-date, and properly licensed. Previously, keeping track of the information was done by Excel and Word files between different personnel. The goal of the new application is to be able to manage and access the Content Documents through a single database backed web application. Our LCS team will benefit greatly with this app. Admin's will be able to login securely to keep track and update the software installed on each computer in a timely manner. We also included exportability such as attaching additional documents that can be downloaded from the web application. The finished application will ease the process of managing Content Documents while streamlining the procedure. Ruby on Rails is a very powerful programming language and I am grateful to have the opportunity to build this application.

Hochstadt, Jake

2011-01-01

395

Content in Health Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Six articles from health journals since 1898 discuss content in health education: (1) "Mental Health and the Schools" (Cromwell); (2) "You Must Relax--But How?" (Nash); (3) "School Hygiene and the Teaching of Hygiene in the Public Schools" (Egbert); (4) "A Sex Education Program" (Leibee); (5) "Sexual Education" (McCurdy); and (6) "Sex Education"…

Health Education (Washington D.C.), 1985

1985-01-01

396

Thought content and feeling  

Microsoft Academic Search

Discusses the notion of consciousness as prevalent in Psychology. Traditional Psychology does not distinguish between consciousness (awareness of something) and content (the thing itself). Consciousness is usually classified into four groups: (i) sense-data; (ii) relations; (iii) images; and (iv) affects. Introspection has not permitted psychologists to reach any definite conclusions. It is felt that a more useful method would be

Knight Dunlap

1916-01-01

397

Cognitive Content Engagement in Content-Based Language Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports a study of aspects of pedagogy that can bring about students' cognitive engagement with academic content and, thus, use of the academic language in content-based language lessons in three middle schools in Xi'an, China. Two criteria--academic content level and depth of processing--were used to determine cognitive content…

Kong, Stella; Hoare, Philip

2011-01-01

398

The observation of plasmaspheric electron content by FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Previous studies examine changes of the electron density in the bottomside ionosphere, and however the total electron content (TEC) of the topside ionosphere and/or the plasmasphere has not been investigated in detail. This thesis derives the TEC from 800km to 20200km, termed the plasmaspheric electron content (PEC), by excess time delay of GPS signals recorded by the POD antenna onboard FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC (F3/C). The diurnal and seasonal variations of the PEC in 2009 and 2010 are investigated. Results show that PEC decrease polarward from magnetic equator and yield symmetry futures the southern and northern hemisphere in each season. In longitude, there are some PEC peaks alone the magnetic equator which reveal an obvious the seasonal difference between the Atlantic and South America area.t;

Chen, C.; Liu, J. G.

2012-12-01

399

Thallium toxicity: The problem; an analytical approach; an antidotal study. Master's thesis  

SciTech Connect

Thallium (Tl) is a highly toxic metal that is anthropogenically concentrated in the environment. Tl toxicity and the quantitative analysis of trace levels of Tl in biologic materials by atomic absorption spectroscopy is reviewed; a study designed to evaluate the antidotal efficacy of 2 compounds in the treatment of acute Tl toxicity in rats is documented. Unithiol (2,3-dimercapto-1-propanesulfonic acid, DMPS) and prussian blue (potassium ferric hexacyanoferrate(II), PB), given alone and in combination, were evaluated as antidotes in the treatment of acute thallotoxicosis in male Sprauge-Dawley rats. The relative accumulation of Tl in organs was kidney>>heart>liver-brain. PB induced significant decorporation of Tl from all tissues. DMPS failed to significantly decrease the Tl content in any organ, but significantly decreased the Tl content in whole blood. PB+DMPS treatment significantly decreased the Tl content in all organs, but to no greater extent than PB alone. PB and PB+DMPS treatments significantly increased the Tl content of feces, whereas DMPS treatment alone produced little effect. This study indicates that PB is a beneficial antidote in the treatment of acute thallotoxicosis in rats. The failure of DMPS to significantly decrease the Tl content in 4 target organs suggests it would not be useful in the treatment of Tl poisoning....Thallium, Poison, Antidote, Chelator, Prussian blue, Potassium ferric hexacyanoferrate(II), Unithiol, 2,3-dimercapto-1-propanesulfonic acid, Rat.

Mulkey, J.P.

1993-03-15

400

78 FR 13876 - Content Policy  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF THE UNITED STATES Content Policy This notice is to inform the public...States is in the process of reviewing its content policy. A list of the questions and issues...www.exim.gov/generalbankpolicies/content/2013-Content-Review.cfm....

2013-03-01

401

Math: Basic Skills Content Standards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document presents content standards tables for math. [CASAS content standards tables are designed for educators at national, state and local levels to inform the alignment of content standards, instruction and assessment. The Content Standards along with the CASAS Competencies form the basis of the CASAS integrated assessment and curriculum…

CASAS - Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (NJ1), 2008

2008-01-01

402

Handedness and Dream Content  

Microsoft Academic Search

We tested the hypothesis that dream content would vary as a Junction of handedness. Seventy-nine self-reported right-handers and 30 self-reported left-handers provided written descriptions of a recent dream. There were no significant differences between handedness groups in mean word length per dream or in mean theme\\/word ratios. However, compared to dreams reported by right-handers, the dreams of left-handers were characterized

Patrick McNamara; Jill Clark; Ernest Hartmann

1998-01-01

403

Table of Contents  

Cancer.gov

Table of Contents COMMON TOXICITY CRITERIA QUICK REFERENCE .......................................................... 1 1 INTRODUCTION..................................................................................................................... 5 1.1 Purpose of this Manual................................................................................................. 5 1.2 Making the Entire CTC Available to those Responsible for Grading Adverse Events .............................................................................................. 5 1.3 Defining Adverse Event ............................................................................................... 5 1.4 Specificity of the CTC ................................................................................................. 6 2 ORGANIZATION OF THE CTC............................................................................................. 6 2.1 Adverse Event Categories in the Revised CTC ........................................................... 6 2.2 Adverse Event Listings ................................................................................................ 7 2.3 Grades of Adverse Events.

404

Determination of Fat Content  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The term "lipid" refers to a group of compounds that are sparingly soluble in water, but show variable solubility in a number of organic solvents (e.g., ethyl ether, petroleum ether, acetone, ethanol, methanol, benzene). The lipid content of a food determined by extraction with one solvent may be quite different from the lipid content as determined with another solvent of different polarity. Fat content is determined often by solvent extraction methods (e.g., Soxhlet, Goldfish, Mojonnier), but it also can be determined by nonsolvent wet extraction methods (e.g., Babcock, Gerber), and by instrumental methods that rely on the physical and chemical properties of lipids (e.g., infrared, density, X-ray absorption). The method of choice depends on a variety of factors, including the nature of the sample (e.g., dry versus moist), the purpose of the analysis (e.g., official nutrition labeling or rapid quality control), and instrumentation available (e.g., Babcock uses simple glassware and equipment; infrared requires an expensive instrument).

Carpenter, Charles

405

Content Documents Management  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Content Documents are created and managed under the System Software group with. Launch Control System (LCS) project. The System Software product group is lead by NASA Engineering Control and Data Systems branch (NEC3) at Kennedy Space Center. The team is working on creating Operating System Images (OSI) for different platforms (i.e. AIX, Linux, Solaris and Windows). Before the OSI can be created, the team must create a Content Document which provides the information of a workstation or server, with the list of all the software that is to be installed on it and also the set where the hardware belongs. This can be for example in the LDS, the ADS or the FR-l. The objective of this project is to create a User Interface Web application that can manage the information of the Content Documents, with all the correct validations and filters for administrator purposes. For this project we used one of the most excellent tools in agile development applications called Ruby on Rails. This tool helps pragmatic programmers develop Web applications with Rails framework and Ruby programming language. It is very amazing to see how a student can learn about OOP features with the Ruby language, manage the user interface with HTML and CSS, create associations and queries with gems, manage databases and run a server with MYSQL, run shell commands with command prompt and create Web frameworks with Rails. All of this in a real world project and in just fifteen weeks!

Muniz, R.; Hochstadt, J.; Boelke J.; Dalton, A.

2011-01-01

406

Failure analysis and modeling of a multicomputer system. M.S. Thesis  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This thesis describes the results of an extensive measurement-based analysis of real error data collected from a 7-machine DEC VaxCluster multicomputer system. In addition to evaluating basic system error and failure characteristics, we develop reward models to analyze the impact of failures and errors on the system. The results show that, although 98 percent of errors in the shared resources recover, they result in 48 percent of all system failures. The analysis of rewards shows that the expected reward rate for the VaxCluster decreases to 0.5 in 100 days for a 3 out of 7 model, which is well over a 100 times that for a 7-out-of-7 model. A comparison of the reward rates for a range of k-out-of-n models indicates that the maximum increase in reward rate (0.25) occurs in going from the 6-out-of-7 model to the 5-out-of-7 model. The analysis also shows that software errors have the lowest reward (0.2 vs. 0.91 for network errors). The large loss in reward rate for software errors is due to the fact that a large proportion (94 percent) of software errors lead to failure. In comparison, the high reward rate for network errors is due to fast recovery from a majority of these errors (median recovery duration is 0 seconds).

Subramani, Sujatha Srinivasan

1990-01-01

407

Aspects of tactical biological defense. Master's thesis, 2 August 1993-3 June 1994  

SciTech Connect

The threat of biological warfare (BW) directed against our forces is greater today than at any other time in the history of modern warfare. This thesis represents the first attempt to answer the question 'What is an effective design for tactical biological defense' Established criteria for agents of biological origin (ABOs) are analyzed for their applicability to tactical operations. Potential ABOs are evaluated for their usefulness on the tactical battlefield. Information requirements (IRs) for use in intelligence preparation of the battlefield (IPB) are developed. Known and potential delivery means are listed. Analysis of the respiratory threat is made. Mathematical modeling of potential biological attack scenarios is used to determine BW's potential for limiting forces' freedom of action, and for developing detection requirements and vulnerability assessment tools. Candidate detection technologies are reviewed, and a battlefield detection strategy is developed. Finally, critical tasks for biological detection units are formulated. Agents of biological origin, Agent selection criteria, History of biological warfare, Intelligence preparation of the battlefield, Hazard modeling, Detection strategies, Critical tasks for biological detection units, Biological warfare, Tactical defense.

Moshier, T.F.

1994-06-03

408

Forecasting jet fuel prices using artificial neural networks. Master`s thesis  

SciTech Connect

Artificial neural networks provide a new approach to commodity forecasting that does not require algorithm or rule development. Neural networks have been deemed successful in applications involving optimization, classification, identification, pattern recognition and time series forecasting. With the advent of user friendly, commercially available software packages that work in a spreadsheet environment, such as Neural Works Predict by NeuralWare, more people can take advantage of the power of artificial neural networks. This thesis provides an introduction to neural networks, and reviews two recent studies of forecasting commodities prices. This study also develops a neural network model using Neural Works Predict that forecasts jet fuel prices for the Defense Fuel Supply Center (DFSC). In addition, the results developed are compared to the output of an econometric regression model, specifically, the Department of Energy`s Short-Term Integrated Forecasting System (STWS) model. The Predict artificial neural network model produced more accurate results and reduced the contribution of outliers more effectively than the STIFS model, thus producing a more robust model.

Kasprzak, M.A.

1995-03-01

409

Coded throughput performance simulations for the time-varying satellite channel. M.S. Thesis  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The design of a reliable satellite communication link involving the data transfer from a small, low-orbit satellite to a ground station, but through a geostationary satellite, was examined. In such a scenario, the received signal power to noise density ratio increases as the transmitting low-orbit satellite comes into view, and then decreases as it then departs, resulting in a short-duration, time-varying communication link. The optimal values of the small satellite antenna beamwidth, signaling rate, modulation scheme and the theoretical link throughput (in bits per day) have been determined. The goal of this thesis is to choose a practical coding scheme which maximizes the daily link throughput while satisfying a prescribed probability of error requirement. We examine the throughput of both fixed rate and variable rate concatenated forward error correction (FEC) coding schemes for the additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) channel, and then examine the effect of radio frequency interference (RFI) on the best coding scheme among them. Interleaving is used to mitigate degradation due to RFI. It was found that the variable rate concatenated coding scheme could achieve 74 percent of the theoretical throughput, equivalent to 1.11 Gbits/day based on the cutoff rate R(sub 0). For comparison, 87 percent is achievable for AWGN-only case.

Han, LI

1995-01-01

410

Development of a fuzzy logic expert system for pile selection. Master's thesis  

SciTech Connect

This thesis documents the development of prototype expert system for pile selection for use on microcomputers. It concerns the initial selection of a pile foundation taking into account the parameters such as soil condition, pile length, loading scenario, material availability, contractor experience, and noise or vibration constraints. The prototype expert system called Pile Selection, version 1 (PS1) was developed using an expert system shell FLOPS. FLOPS is a shell based on the AI language OPS5 with many unique features. The system PS1 utilizes all of these unique features. Among the features used are approximate reasoning with fuzzy set theory, the blackboard architecture, and the emulated parallel processing of fuzzy production rules. A comprehensive review of the parameters used in selecting a pile was made, and the effects of the uncertainties associated with the vagueness of these parameters was examined in detail. Fuzzy set theory was utilized to deal with such uncertainties and provides the basis for developing a method for determining the best possible choice of piles for a given situation. Details of the development of PS1, including documenting and collating pile information for use in the expert knowledge data bases, are discussed.

Ulshafer, M.L.

1989-01-01

411

Random vibration analysis of the Topaz-II nuclear reactor power system. Master`s thesis  

SciTech Connect

The TOPAZ-II Ya-21U is one of six Russian made space nuclear power systems which is based on theomionic power conversion. The U.S. is presently analyzing TOPAZ-II to determine the reliability and feasibility of using this system. A structural analysis test was conducted on the TOPAZ unit in May 1993 to provide data from which modal parameters could be identified. This test showed the fundamental frequency to be 10.5 Hz, yet the test results that the Russians conducted identified a fundamental frequency of 5 Hz. Another finite element model was created incorporating new developments in TOPAZ-II and modifications to the finite element model to better simulate the mass properties of the TOPAZ-II2. A second structural analysis test was conducted on the TOPAZ unit 06-09 September 1994. This thesis focuses on the random vibration analysis of the TOPAZ-II Ya-2lU utilizing the most recent test results and the Master Series (updated version) I-DEAS software. The modal respose of the model and simulated random vibration tests were within 8.33%. This model is a feasible tool which can be used to analyze the TOPAZ unit without testing the unit to fatigue.

Campbell, S.E.

1995-06-01

412

Simulation study of a parallel processor with unbalanced loads. Master's thesis  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this thesis was twofold: to estimate the impact of unbalanced computational loads on a parallel-processing architecture via Monte Carlo simulation; and second to investigate the impact of representing the dynamics of the parallel-processing problem via animated simulation. It is constrained to the hypercube architecture in which each node is connected in a predetermined topology and allowed to communicate to other nodes through calls to the operating system. Routing of messages through the network is fixed and specified within the operating system. Message-transmission preempts nodal processing causing internodal communications to complicate the concurrent operation of the network. Two independent variables are defined: 1) the degree of imbalance characterizes the nature or severity of the load imbalance, and 2) the degree of locality characterizes the node loadings with respect to node locations across the cube. A SLAM II simulation model of a generic 16 node hypercube was constructed in which each node processes a predetermined number of computational tasks and, following each task, sends a message to a single randomly chosen receiver node. An experiment was designed in which the independent variables, degree of imbalance and degree of locality were varied across two computation-to-IO ratios to determine their separate and interactive effects on the dependent variable, job speedup. ANOVA and regression techniques were used to estimate the relationship between load imbalance, locality, computation-to-IO ratio, and their interactions to job speedup. Results show that load imbalance severely impacts a parallel-processor's performance.

Moore, T.S.

1987-12-01

413

On the Management of Distributed Learning Agents Ph.D. Thesis Proposal  

E-print Network

January 26, 1998 #12; Contents 1 Introduction 1 2 Data Mining and Meta­Learning 2 3 Overview of Proposed­combiner strategy . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 3 The architecture of the meta­learning system classifier (meta learning stage). Right: A ID3 tree­structured classifier is being displayed

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A University of Sussex DPhil thesis Available online via Sussex Research Online  

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' in the Special Needs Domain: The Experiences of Practitioners and Parents of Children with High Functioning or quoted extensively from without first obtaining permission in writing from the Author The content must not be changed in any way or sold commercially in any format or medium without the formal

Jensen, Max

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AN ABSTRACT OF A THESIS DESIGN OF A STAND-ALONE CONTROL STRATEGY FOR  

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of energy management. Previous research on hybrid vehicle control focused on the torque/power split between-speed characteristics. These control strategies are difficult to implement. They require a built-in controller, torque/power parents, Osman and Muzeyyen Bedir for their love and encouragement during my work. #12;v TABLE OF CONTENTS

California at Davis, University of

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Meteorological investigation of ozone anomalies during the arctic boundary layer experiment (ABLE 3A). Master's thesis  

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Partial contents: The Arctic Boundary Layer Experiment (ABLE 3A); Methods of analysis: Isentropic Trajectory; Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS); Parcel-Time Series; Station-Time Series; Cross-Sections; Tropopause Vertical Velocity; Isentropic Potential Vorticity (IPV); Constant Pressure Charts; Skew-T. (Author).

Smarsh, D.A.

1994-08-01

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Inorganic contents of peats  

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Peat, the precursor of coal, is composed primarily of plant components and secondarily of inorganic matter derived from a variety of sources. The elemental, mineralogic, and petrographic composition of a peat is controlled by a combination of both its botanical and depositional environment. Inorganic contents of peats can vary greatly between geographically separated peat bogs as well as vertially and horizontally within an individual bog. Predicting the form and distribution of inorganic matter in a coal deposit requires understanding the distribution and preservation of inorganic matter in peat-forming environments and diagenetic alterations affecting such material during late-stage peatification and coalification processes. 43 refs., 4 figs., 3 tabs.

Raymond, R. Jr.; Bish, D.L.; Cohen, A.D.

1988-02-01

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A Study of Ogbu and Simons' Thesis regarding Black Children's Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Status and School Achievement  

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Ogbu and Simons' thesis, based on the Cultural-Ecological Theory of School Performance that Black immigrant students academically outperform their non-immigrant counterparts and that achievement differences are attributed to stronger educational commitment in Black immigrant families, was examined. Two hypotheses, based on data from the Progress…

Gilbert, Shelby

2009-01-01

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Brotherhood or Brothers in the "Hood"? Debunking the "Educated Gang" Thesis as Black Fraternity and Sorority Slander  

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In this article the author explores the controversial thesis that African American Collegiate Fraternities and Sororities, also known as Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLOs), are "educated gangs". First, the author examines this polemic as a "truth claim" and compares BGLOs and gangs through: (1) hazing; (2) rape and substance abuse; (3)…

Hughey, Matthew W.

2008-01-01

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AN ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS OF Pranueng Limkatanyoo for the degree of Master of Science in Wood Science  

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AN ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS OF Pranueng Limkatanyoo for the degree of Master of Science in Wood Science presented on December 15, 2003. Title: System Behavior of Three-Dimensional Wood Truss Assemblies Limkatanyoo December 15, 2003 All Rights Reserved #12;System Behavior of Three-Dimensional Wood Truss

Gupta, Rakesh

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Guide to the Successful Thesis and Dissertation. A Handbook for Students and Faculty. Third Edition, Revised and Expanded.  

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This book is designed to help students understand the details of the thesis or dissertation (T/D) process and to provide faculty with an instructional tool to use in seminars on research and with advisees. Ten chapters cover the following areas : (1) the meaning and purpose of the T/D and the characteristics of high-quality student research; (2)…

Mauch, James E.; Birch, Jack W.

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ELECTRONIC REALIZATION OF HUMAN BRAIN'S NEO-CORTEX COLUMN A thesis (or dissertation) submitted to the faculty of  

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i ELECTRONIC REALIZATION OF HUMAN BRAIN'S NEO-CORTEX COLUMN USING FPGA A thesis (or dissertation Realization of Human Brain's Neo-Cortex Column Using FPGA by Padmavalli Vadali, and that in my opinion Moffatt Professor of Biology #12;iii ELECTRONIC REALIZATION OF HUMAN BRAIN'S NEO-CORTEX COLUMN USING FPGA

Mahmoodi, Hamid

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Completing an Honors Thesis in Music The Honors Program Advisement Center (102A HSRB, 4225497) provides many  

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your choice of a topic. Students in all areas of music (composition, education, performance, music Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, The Chicago Manual of Style, or for music education majors1 Completing an Honors Thesis in Music The Honors Program Advisement Center (102A HSRB, 422

Olsen Jr., Dan R.

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Thesis Title : Field Comparative Analysis of Thermal Performance of a Solar Chimney Ventilated House with Common House  

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The thesis presents a comparative study of thermal performance of solar chimney (SC) house compared to a common house. The SC house is a common conventional one that was modified (retrofit) by integrating roof solar collector (RSC) and modified trombe wall (MTW) units. The RSC is facing due east and west whereas the wall is facing due south. The surface

Joseph Khedari

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Report concerning the Ph.D. Thesis "Embodiment and a-didactical situation in the teaching-learning of the  

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the processes of learning by given pupils in a concrete didactic situation. The second, that instead doesnReport concerning the Ph.D. Thesis "Embodiment and a-didactical situation in the teaching-learning Mathematics comes from). The first one is an important tool through which a teacher can control and so drive

Spagnolo, Filippo

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To the Graduate Council: I am submitting herewith a thesis written by Star Loar entitled "Seasonal Variation in Lake Erie  

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basin of Lake Erie is the result of thermal stratification and lake morphology. Limnetic physics can members in the central basin of Lake Erie during summer stratification and the winter season to see how Variation in Lake Erie Picoplankton." I have examined the final electronic copy of this thesis for form

Wilhelm, Steven W.

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Motivation In this thesis I discuss the properties of Snyder space, which is a formulation of quantum mechanics on a  

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Motivation In this thesis I discuss the properties of Snyder space, which is a formulation conjectures are considered by mathematical physicists solely as mathematical exercises. I chose to study model of nature. Finally, a formulation of quantized spacetime is an interesting exercise

Hart, Gus

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Asymmetry Thesis and Side-Effect Problems in Linear-Time and Branching-Time Intention Logics  

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In this paper, we examine the relationships be­ tween beliefs, goals, and intentions. In particu­ lar, we consider the formalization of the Asym­ metry Thesis as proposed by Brat man (1987). We argue that the semantic characterization of this principle determines if the resulting logic is capable of handling other important prob­ lems, such as the side-effect problem of belief-

Anand S. Rao; Michael P. Georgeff

1991-01-01

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Getting Personal--What Does It Mean? A Critical Discussion of the Personal Dimension of Thesis Supervision in Higher Education  

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The argument of the article is that contemporary research into thesis supervision overlooks important didactical features of the supervisory dialogue because of its focus on general pedagogical categories. Entailing this argument I suggest that the personal dimension should be seen not only as a means to enhanced communication between supervisor…

Bengtsen, Soren S. E.

2011-01-01

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The Heritage of Herding and Southern Homicide: Examining the Ecological Foundations of the Code of Honor Thesis  

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The authors examine the ecological foundations of the thesis of a "code of honor" as an explanation for southern homicide. Specifically, they consider the effects of indicators of ethnic groups that migrated from herding economies (the Scotch-Irish), cattle and pig herding, and the relative importance of agricultural production across different…

Baller, Robert D.; Zevenbergen, Matthew P.; Messner, Steven F.

2009-01-01

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AN ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS OF Jebediah Wilson for the Master of Science in Civil Engineering and Wood Science presented  

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AN ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS OF Jebediah Wilson for the Master of Science in Civil Engineering and Wood Science presented on September 26, 2008. Title: Behavior of a 1/6th Scale, Two-Story, Wood Framed Residential Structure Under Surge Wave Loading Abstract approved: Rakesh Gupta The goal of this study

Cox, Dan

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Analysis Of S/MAR Vectors For Gene Therapy A Thesis Submitted For The Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy  

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1 Analysis Of S/MAR Vectors For Gene Therapy In Muscle A Thesis Submitted For The Degree Of Doctor caused by this condition are being investigated, one of which is gene therapy. This approach is used of this vector for use as a gene therapy vector in muscle cells in order to treat MD. In this study, the long

Sheldon, Nathan D.

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G R A D U A T E S T U D I E S THESIS PAPER COPY SUBMISSION FORM  

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SCHOOL OF G R A D U A T E S T U D I E S THESIS PAPER COPY SUBMISSION FORM The personal information on the form is collected under the authority of the Royal Charter of 1841, as amended. The information

Ellis, Randy

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The Advanced Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory: A Student Team Approach to the Fourth-Year Research Thesis Project Experience  

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The advanced interdisciplinary research laboratory (AIRLab) represents a novel, effective, and motivational course designed from the interdisciplinary research interests of chemistry, physics, biology, and education development faculty members as an alternative to the independent thesis project experience. Student teams are assembled to work…

Piunno, Paul A. E.; Boyd, Cleo; Barzda, Virginijus; Gradinaru, Claudiu C.; Krull, Ulrich J.; Stefanovic, Sasa; Stewart, Bryan

2014-01-01

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Modeling X-ray Emissions from Rocket Triggered A Thesis Submitted in Partial Satisfaction Of the Requirements for the Degree  

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Modeling X-ray Emissions from Rocket Triggered Lightning A Thesis Submitted in Partial Satisfaction from rocket trig- gered lightning, an analogous process (described in Part I), were made. Typical Na location and time of a strike. For this reason, the technique of rocket-triggered lightning has provided

Belanger, David P.

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The Relation between Feedback Perceptions and the Supervisor-Student Relationship in Master's Thesis Projects  

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Research supervision can be investigated from social-emotional and cognitive perspectives, but most studies include only one perspective. This study aims to understand the interplay between a social-emotional (supervisor-student relationship) and cognitive (feedback) perspective on the outcomes of master's thesis supervision in specific, by…

de Kleijn, Renske A. M.; Meijer, Paulien C.; Pilot, Albert; Brekelmans, Mieke

2014-01-01

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ADG: IS600/1, February 2004 1 University of Canterbury FUNDAMENTAL ISSUES FOR SUPERVISORS OF THESIS  

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. · What makes for a good topic? · What detracts from a topic? Almost inevitably, the thesis topic, reputation). However, a good supervisor will ask of all action decisions: "Is this good for my student of a contract with your student, it is good practice to agree to a framework to organise your relationship

Hickman, Mark

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T. J. Brukilacchio, Ph.D. Thesis 2003 Time-Domain Diffuse Optical Tomography for Breast Imaging  

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to other modalities such as x-ray and MRI imaging. Optical imaging, however, offers contrast to function advanced image processing techniques. Research interest has also focused on combining MRI with opticalT. J. Brukilacchio, Ph.D. Thesis 2003 46 Chapter 3 Time-Domain Diffuse Optical Tomography

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PhD thesis of cole des Ponts ParisTech Presented and publicly defended on January 21, 2010 by  

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affected by urban heat island (UHI) forcing especially during the night. The chemical transport modeling Thesis Supervisor Sylvain DUPONT EPHYSE research unit, INRA Referee Maya MILLIEZ EDF Research in the complex-terrain, semi-arid Tehran region using the Pennsylvania State University/National Center

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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TableofContentsEnvironmentalStudies Table of Contents Environmental Studies  

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347 · Environmental Politics: Development, Globalization and Justice345 TableofContents­EnvironmentalStudies Table of Contents ­ Environmental Studies Faculty of Environmental Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347 The Bachelor in Environmental Studies

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On recursive least-squares filtering algorithms and implementations. Ph.D. Thesis  

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In many real-time signal processing applications, fast and numerically stable algorithms for solving least-squares problems are necessary and important. In particular, under non-stationary conditions, these algorithms must be able to adapt themselves to reflect the changes in the system and take appropriate adjustments to achieve optimum performances. Among existing algorithms, the QR-decomposition (QRD)-based recursive least-squares (RLS) methods have been shown to be useful and effective for adaptive signal processing. In order to increase the speed of processing and achieve high throughput rate, many algorithms are being vectorized and/or pipelined to facilitate high degrees of parallelism. A time-recursive formulation of RLS filtering employing block QRD will be considered first. Several methods, including a new non-continuous windowing scheme based on selectively rejecting contaminated data, were investigated for adaptive processing. Based on systolic triarrays, many other forms of systolic arrays are shown to be capable of implementing different algorithms. Various updating and downdating systolic algorithms and architectures for RLS filtering are examined and compared in details, which include Householder reflector, Gram-Schmidt procedure, and Givens rotation. A unified approach encompassing existing square-root-free algorithms is also proposed. For the sinusoidal spectrum estimation problem, a judicious method of separating the noise from the signal is of great interest. Various truncated QR methods are proposed for this purpose and compared to the truncated SVD method. Computer simulations provided for detailed comparisons show the effectiveness of these methods. This thesis deals with fundamental issues of numerical stability, computational efficiency, adaptivity, and VLSI implementation for the RLS filtering problems. In all, various new and modified algorithms and architectures are proposed and analyzed; the significance of any of the new method depends crucially on specific application.

Hsieh, Shih-Fu

1990-01-01

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Efficient modeling of interconnects and capacitive discontinuities in high-speed digital circuits. Thesis  

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Modeling of interconnects and associated discontinuities with the recent advances high-speed digital circuits has gained a considerable interest over the last decade although the theoretical bases for analyzing these structures were well-established as early as the 1960s. Ongoing research at the present time is focused on devising methods which can be applied to more general geometries than the ones considered in earlier days and, at the same time, improving the computational efficiency and accuracy of these methods. In this thesis, numerically efficient methods to compute the transmission line parameters of a multiconductor system and the equivalent capacitances of various strip discontinuities are presented based on the quasi-static approximation. The presented techniques are applicable to conductors embedded in an arbitrary number of dielectric layers with two possible locations of ground planes at the top and bottom of the dielectric layers. The cross-sections of conductors can be arbitrary as long as they can be described with polygons. An integral equation approach in conjunction with the collocation method is used in the presented methods. A closed-form Green's function is derived based on weighted real images thus avoiding nested infinite summations in the exact Green's function; therefore, this closed-form Green's function is numerically more efficient than the exact Green's function. All elements associated with the moment matrix are computed using the closed-form formulas. Various numerical examples are considered to verify the presented methods, and a comparison of the computed results with other published results showed good agreement.

Oh, K. S.; Schutt-Aine, J.

1995-01-01

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ContentEx: A Framework for Automatic Content Extraction Programs  

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Script and advertisements). This kind of information may distract users from actual content they are really interested, JavaScript and advertisements. This kind of information distracts users from actual content noises in the input, and these noises mislead the TDT algorithm. So, we turn to content extraction

Liblit, Ben

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Web Content Filtering 1 User Guidelines Web content filter guidelines  

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Web Content Filtering 1 User Guidelines Web content filter guidelines Introduction The basic criterion for blocking a Web page Categories of material which will be blocked Requesting the unblocking of Aberdeen applies a Web Content Filtering service to all web pages accessed from the undergraduate network

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Reminiscing about thesis work with E T Jaynes at Stanford in the 1950s  

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Abstract A short personal and historical account of the field of radiation interacting with (two-level) atoms is given. Subsequent to 1963, developments and extensions have been extensive and fruitful. One of the most fortunate changes in my life came in late 1957. I was looking for a thesis advisor, after two years of graduate course-work at Stanford. I chanced to see a notice of an upcoming lecture by a professor named Edwin T Jaynes. I could not understand from the announcement what he intended to talk about, but I was searching; I went to find out. That decision was a very lucky one. Ed was talking about a subject that inspired him then, and had been for many years, namely his concept of 'Max-Ent'. 'Maximum-Entropy' is a subject now close to my heart also. Ed's very-clear, well-thought-out papers, spread over many subsequent years, are transforming the field of probability (albeit too gradually) to the 'subjective' outlook of Bayes. (A recent book 'Maximum Entropy and Ecology' [1] will probably convert many nay-sayers to 'Max-Ent'.) I went into Ed's office (late 1957) and asked if I could work with him on a thesis. Did he have a problem for me? Yes, he did. Somewhat to my surprise, he asked me to look into the 'maser problem', involving a comparison of the semi-classical theory of radiation to a proper quantum treatment. To make a two-year story short, Ed's guidance was expert. (I imagine that if another of Ed's students (e.g. Joe Eberly) had come into his office fifteen minutes before me, the 'Jaynes-Cummings' (J-C) model would now perhaps be called otherwise, e.g., the 'J-E' model). In the two-year time frame (~1958-60), Ed had a number of other PhD dissertation students whom I knew; these included Joe Eberly, Doug Scalapino, Baldwin Robertson, Larry Davis and Mike Duggan. My thesis work under Ed reminds me of a story about Michelangelo and his famous 'Pieta'. Michelangelo was an old man about then, so he hired a young craftsman to do much of the physical work: 'chip here, carve there, cut off here, eliminate this, etc'. When the beautiful Pieta was finished, the young man was heard to say, 'I didn't realize before this that I was so talented'. Experiments by Clauser in 1972 on Bell's inequalities (e.g. [2]) showed them to be correct, and indicated that semi-classical alternatives to quantum electrodynamics were not viable. Working with Stuart Freedman, these were the first experimental tests of the predictions of Bell's theorem, the first observation of quantum entanglement, as well as the first experimental observation of a violation of a Bell inequality. The perturbation formulation of quantum radiation theory has long been rife with vexing infinities. Ed always insisted that only experiment can end an argument, so he and his students had been sensibly exploring semi-classical theory. This was not only because of the serious failings of standard QED, but more importantly because of the fact that (an improved) semi-classical theory was able to predict both spontaneous emission, with the correct Einstein coefficients, and the Lamb shift. These two effects have long been thought only possible in the quantum radiation domain (cf [3]). Ed readily accepted losing his bet with Franken about what experiment had to say about the Lamb shift. What is clear is that this bet of 50 with Peter Franken stimulated so much subsequent research that this bet played an important role in generally furthering the field of quantum optics. How did 'J-C' come to be published as it did in the IEEE [4]? Ed was not well known for the extravagant use of words, rather for paucity, clarity and economy. After about two years of working with Ed, he said to me one day, 'You have enough, write it up'. He also said 'We should publish'. (This was around early 1960). About this same time, I was contacted by someone from a new research lab just starting in Newport Beach, California (called 'Aeroneutronic', a division of Ford), asking if I would come to work there. I thought it sounded about right as an approximately two-three year position: repay some

Cummings, Frederick W.

2013-11-01

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Biological sources and sinks of methane in tropical habitats and tropical atmospheric chemistry. Doctoral thesis  

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The contents of this study include: two methods for measuring methane emission from a tropical lake; methane emission by bubbling from Gatun Lake, Panama; methane emission from wetlands in central Panama; consumption of atmospheric methane in soils of central Panama: effects of agricultural development; a seasonal study of soil-atmosphere methane, carbon dioxide, and 222Rn flux in a tropical moist forest; and the effects of tropical deforestation on global and regional atmospheric chemistry.

Keller, M.M.

1990-01-01

447

Adaptive Delivery of HTML Contents  

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As Internet becomes the most important information source, people desire to access Internet contents anywhere, anytime with any devices. However, the increasing diversity and heterogeneity of contents, client devices and network conditions combined with individual preferences make \\

HongJiang Zhang; Jinlin Chen; Yudong Yang

2000-01-01

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Method for optimizing resource allocation in a government organization. Ph.D. Thesis  

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The managers in Federal agencies are challenged to control the extensive activities in government and still provide high-quality products and services to the American taxpayers. Considering today's complex social and economic environment and the $3.8 billion daily cost of operating the Federal Government, it is evident that there is a need to develop decision-making tools for accurate resource allocation and total quality management. The goal of this thesis is to provide a methodical process that will aid managers in Federal Government to make budgetary decisions based on the cost of services, the agency's objectives, and the customers' perception of the agency's product. A general resource allocation procedure was developed in this study that can be applied to any government organization. A government organization, hereafter the 'organization,' is assumed to be a multidivision enterprise. This procedure was applied to a small organization for the proof of the concept. This organization is the Technical Services Directorate (TSD) at the NASA Lewis Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. As part of the procedure, a nonlinear programming model was developed to account for the resources of the organization, the outputs produced by the organization, the decision-maker's views, and the customers' satisfaction with the organization. The information on the resources of the organization was acquired from current budget levels of the organization and the human resources assigned to the divisions. The outputs of the organization were defined and measured by identifying metrics that assess the outputs, the most challenging task in this study. The decision-maker's views are represented in the model as weights assigned to the various outputs and were quantified by using the analytic hierarchy process. The customer's opinions regarding the outputs of the organization were collected through questionnaires that were designed for each division individually. Following the philosophy of total quality management, information on customers' satisfaction is presented in the model as the quality of output. The model is a nonlinear one whose objective is to maximize customers' satisfaction such that the total cost of operation does not exceed the organization's budget. This model represents a structured approach or policy mechanism, at the agency level, to make capital investment decisions based on the priorities of the agency and the quality of outputs. This procedure applied to TSD resulted in a resources allocation scheme that was reasonable and acceptable to the decision-makers and, as expected, dependent on the assumptions and accuracy of the data used in the model.

Afarin, James

1994-01-01

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The Role of Omega-3 Dietary Supplementation in Blepharitis and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (An AOS Thesis)  

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Purpose Blepharitis and meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) are common sources of complaints from patients. To evaluate the effect on ocular symptoms, ocular findings, and serum and meibomian gland contents, patients with blepharitis and MGD were prospectively evaluated to determine the effects of dietary supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids. Methods In a prospective randomized placebo-controlled masked trial, patients with simple obstructive MGD and blepharitis, who had discontinued all topical medications and tetracyclines, received oral omega-3 dietary supplementation consisting of two 1000-mg capsules 3 times a day. Patients were examined every 3 months for 1 year with the Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) objective clinical measures, including tear production and stability, ocular surface and meibomian gland health, and biochemical plasma, red blood cell (RBC), and meibum evaluation. Primary outcome measures were change in tear breakup time (TBUT), meibum score, and overall OSDI score at 1 year. Results At 1 year, the omega-3 group had a 36% and 31% reduction in their omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid ratios in RBCs and plasma, respectively (P = .3), whereas the placebo group demonstrated no change. At 12 months, the omega-3 group had an improvement in TBUT, OSDI score, and meibum score. Changes in meibum content were observed in the omega-3 group (P = .21); the level of meibum saturated fatty acids decreased. Conclusions This trial demonstrated a decrease in the RBC and plasma ratios of omega-6 to omega-3 in patients taking omega-3 dietary supplementation, as compared to controls, and improvements in their overall OSDI score, TBUT, and meibum score. This is the first demonstration of an induced change in the fatty acid saturation content in meibum as a result of dietary supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids. PMID:19277245

Macsai, Marian S.

2008-01-01

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Solubilization and spore recovery from silicone polymers. Ph.D. Thesis  

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A non-sporicidal technique for solvent degradation of cured silicone polymers was developed which involves chemical degradation of cured silicone polymers by amine solvents at room temperature. Substantial improvements were obtained in the recovery of seeded spores from room temperature cured polymers as compared to the standard recovery procedures, which indicates that the curing process is not sufficiently exothermic to reduce spore viability. The dissolution reaction of cured silicone polymers whith amine solvents is proposed to occur by bimolecular nucleophilic displacement. The chemical structure of silicone polymers was determined by spectroscopic methods. The phenyl to methyl ratio, R/Si ratio, molecular weight, and hydroxyl content of the silicone resins were determined.

Hsiao, Y. C.

1974-01-01

451

Overlay coating degradation by simultaneous oxidation and coating/substrate interdiffusion. Ph.D. Thesis  

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Degradation of NiCrAlZr overlay coatings on various NiCrAl substrates was examined after cyclic oxidation. Concentration/distance profiles were measured in the coating and substrate after various oxidation exposures at 1150 C. For each stubstrate, the Al content in the coating decreased rapidly. The concentration/distance profiles, and particularly that for Al, reflected the oxide spalling resistance of each coated substrate. A numerical model was developed to simulate diffusion associated with overlay-coating degradation by oxidation and coating/substrate interdiffusion. Input to the numerical model consisted of the Cr and Al content of the coating and substrate, ternary diffusivities, and various oxide spalling parameters. The model predicts the Cr and Al concentrations in the coating and substrate after any number of oxidation/thermal cycles. The numerical model also predicts coating failure based on the ability of the coating to supply sufficient Al to the oxide scale. The validity of the model was confirmed by comparison of the predicted and measured concentration/distance profiles. The model was subsequently used to identify the most critical system parameters affecting coating life.

Nesbitt, J. A.

1983-01-01

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This thesis applies model order reduction (MOR) techniques to large modern power systems that preserve particular dynamic characteristics of the original system. Depending upon the nature of the  

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ABSTRACT This thesis applies model order reduction (MOR) techniques to large modern power systems of Lindex, resembles established dynamic aggregation techniques based on modal synchrony and slow coherency to the coherency patterns of the constituent generators, have been obtained. The thesis also proposes a technique

Kumar, M. Jagadesh

453

Master's Thesis Supervision: Relations between Perceptions of the Supervisor-Student Relationship, Final Grade, Perceived Supervisor Contribution to Learning and Student Satisfaction  

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Master's thesis supervision is a complex task given the two-fold goal of the thesis (learning and assessment). An important aspect of supervision is the supervisor-student relationship. This quantitative study (N = 401) investigates how perceptions of the supervisor-student relationship are related to three dependent variables: final grade,…

de Kleijn, Renske A. M.; Mainhard, M. Tim; Meijer, Paulien C.; Pilot, Albert; Brekelmans, Mieke

2012-01-01

454

Bruno Buchberger's PhD thesis 1965: An algorithm for finding the basis elements of the residue class ring of a zero dimensional polynomial ideal  

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This is the English translation (by Michael P. Abramson) of the PhD thesis of Bruno Buchberger, in which he introduced the algorithmic theory of Gröbner bases. Some comments by Buchberger on the translation and the thesis are given in an additional short paper in this issue of the Journal of Symbolic Computation.

Bruno Buchberger

2006-01-01

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An Investigation of Non-Thesis Master's Program Geography Teacher Candidates' Attitudes towards Teaching Profession regarding Several Socio-Cultural Features  

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The purpose of this study is to examine the attitudes of non-thesis master's degree program: geography teacher candidates towards teaching profession regarding several socio-cultural features. The study was conducted in different universities with 218 geography teacher candidates enrolled in the geography education non-thesis master's degree…

Sezer, Adem; Kara, Hasan; Pinar, Adnan

2011-01-01

456

Honors and the Senior Thesis in Hispanic Studies Seniors wishing to graduate with a Hispanic Studies major must enroll in HISP 198a  

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Studies major must enroll in HISP 198a (Experiential Research Seminar in Literary and Cultural StudiesHonors and the Senior Thesis in Hispanic Studies Seniors wishing to graduate with a Hispanic and literary works in the original language. NB: all footnote and bibliography citations for the Thesis must

Fraden, Seth

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Bachelor Thesis Automated emulated Linux installation Simulator/emulator based environments (STE) are used as complement to real hardware environment in  

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Bachelor Thesis � Automated emulated Linux installation Background Simulator/emulator based environment for GSM an emulated SUSE Linux must be installed and saved. This is now done manually as starting point. Thesis Description - Investigate how the manual steps during emulated SUSE Linux

Zhao, Yuxiao

458

Planning your research Many students find that it helps to break their thesis into smaller tasks, and to plan when and how  

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a research topic · Reviewing literature on the topic · Writing and gaining approval for a thesis proposal as a guide- line. Task Time Completed Choose a research topic During previous year Develop your thesis proposal December to March Present proposal March - April Write the literature review and method chapters

Hickman, Mark

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On the joint spectral density of bivariate random sequences. Thesis Technical Report No. 21  

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For univariate random sequences, the power spectral density acts like a probability density function of the frequencies present in the sequence. This dissertation extends that concept to bivariate random sequences. For this purpose, a function called the joint spectral density is defined that represents a joint probability weighing of the frequency content of pairs of random sequences. Given a pair of random sequences, the joint spectral density is not uniquely determined in the absence of any constraints. Two approaches to constraining the sequences are suggested: (1) assume the sequences are the margins of some stationary random field, (2) assume the sequences conform to a particular model that is linked to the joint spectral density. For both approaches, the properties of the resulting sequences are investigated in some detail, and simulation is used to corroborate theoretical results. It is concluded that under either of these two constraints, the joint spectral density can be computed from the non-stationary cross-correlation.

Aalfs, David D.

1995-01-01

460

Modeling heavy-metal removal in wetlands (final report). Master's thesis  

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A computer model has been developed to simulate the fate transport of heavy metals introduced to a wetland ecosystem. Modeled water quality variables include plankton biomass and productivity; macrophyte (Nuiumbo lutea) biomass; total phosphorus in the water column; dissolved copper in the water column and sediments; particulate copper in the water column and sediments; and suspended solids. These variables directly affect the modeled rate of copper uptake by macrophytes, and the rate of copper recycling as a function of the decomposition of copper-laden biomass litter. The model was calibrated using total phosphorus and chlorophyll-a data from the Old Woman Creek Wetland in Ohio. Verification of the model was achieved using data on the copper content of the macrophyte Nelumbo lutea. The effects of harvesting copper-laden biomass on the longevity of the wetland ecosystem were also evaluated.

Light, R.N.

1992-05-01

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ContentsContents2828vector 1. Background to Vector Calculus  

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ContentsContents2828vector calculus 1 1. Background to Vector Calculus 2. Differential Vector;Background to Vector Calculus 28.1 Introduction Vector Calculus is the study of the various derivatives (VERSION 1: April 14, 2004): Workbook Level 1 28.1: Background to Vector Calculus #12;Solution In the first

Vickers, James

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ContentsContents2424Fourier 1. The Fourier transform  

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ContentsContents2424Fourier transforms 1. The Fourier transform 2. Properties of the Fourier Transform 3. Some Special Fourier Transform Pairs Learning outcomes needs doing Time allocation You mathematical topics this time may vary considerably. 1 #12;The Fourier Transform 24.1 Introduction

Vickers, James

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Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Content Knowledge of Secondary Mathematics Teachers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Drawing on the work of L. S. Shulman (1986), the authors present a conceptualization of the pedagogical content knowledge and content knowledge of secondary-level mathematics teachers. They describe the theory-based construction of tests to assess these knowledge categories and the implementation of these tests in a sample of German mathematics…

Krauss, Stefan; Brunner, Martin; Kunter, Mareike; Baumert, Jurgen; Neubrand, Michael; Blum, Werner; Jordan, Alexander

2008-01-01

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Time, Place, and Content 53 Time, Place, and Content  

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Time, Place, and Content 53 Time, Place, and Content Jonathon D. Crystal University of Georgia The goal of this article is to integrate information about basic mechanisms of time perception with research on time-place learning and research on the discrimination of what, when, and where (WWW). Several

Cook, Robert

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Plant Adaptation to Cold. 1: Chlorophyll. 2: Minerals. M.S. Thesis  

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A number of montane herbs in northern Utah typically form flower buds beneath the snow cover and flower either through it or immediately after its recession. Two of these species, one naturally occurring, Claytonia lanceolata, and one cultivated bulb, Galanthus nivalis, were investigated for their response to this stress environment. Snow depth patterns, chlorophyll content of tissues, and plants grown in light-tight boxes, suggest that light passing through the snow to reach plants growing underneath is not critically involved in the timing of their developmental cycles or in their ability to endure this low temperature environment. Ability to endure stress seems to be closely related in a number of ways to activity at the plant membranes. Plants were protected from low temperature damage by application of cytokinin or calcium, both of which probably acted at the membrane. Potassium calcium antagonisms were reflected in the internal distribution of the ions under natural stress conditions; and plants that differentiated at the meristem while growing through the snow accumulated calcium at the tip during this growth.

Rosen, P.

1972-01-01

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Progressive transmission of pseudo-color images. Appendix 1: Item 4. M.S. Thesis  

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The transmission of digital images can require considerable channel bandwidth. The cost of obtaining such a channel can be prohibitive, or the channel might simply not be available. In this case, progressive transmission (PT) can be useful. PT presents the user with a coarse initial image approximation, and then proceeds to refine it. In this way, the user tends to receive information about the content of the image sooner than if a sequential transmission method is used. PT finds application in image data base browsing, teleconferencing, medical and other applications. A PT scheme is developed for use with a particular type of image data, the pseudo-color or color mapped image. Such images consist of a table of colors called a colormap, plus a 2-D array of index values which indicate which colormap entry is to be used to display a given pixel. This type of image presents some unique problems for a PT coder, and techniques for overcoming these problems are developed. A computer simulation of the color mapped PT scheme is developed to evaluate its performance. Results of simulation using several test images are presented.

Hadenfeldt, Andrew C.

1991-01-01

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A real-time diagnostic and performance monitor for UNIX. M.S. Thesis  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

There are now over one million UNIX sites and the pace at which new installations are added is steadily increasing. Along with this increase, comes a need to develop simple efficient, effective and adaptable ways of simultaneously collecting real-time diagnostic and performance data. This need exists because distributed systems can give rise to complex failure situations that are often un-identifiable with single-machine diagnostic software. The simultaneous collection of error and performance data is also important for research in failure prediction and error/performance studies. This paper introduces a portable method to concurrently collect real-time diagnostic and performance data on a distributed UNIX system. The combined diagnostic/performance data collection is implemented on a distributed multi-computer system using SUN4's as servers. The approach uses existing UNIX system facilities to gather system dependability information such as error and crash reports. In addition, performance data such as CPU utilization, disk usage, I/O transfer rate and network contention is also collected. In the future, the collected data will be used to identify dependability bottlenecks and to analyze the impact of failures on system performance.

Dong, Hongchao

1992-01-01

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Pulmonary Edema and Plasma Volume Changes in Dysbarism. M.S. Thesis - Texas Univ.  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Two groups of anesthetized, fasted pigs were utilized. One group of 13 animals (8.5 to 16.6 kilograms) was exposed to a high-pressure environment, and the other group of eight animals (6.9 to 20.0 kilograms) constituted the control group. The experimental group was subjected to an atmosphere of 90 percent nitrogen and 10 percent oxygen at a pressure of 50 psig for 30 minutes and then decompressed at a rate 10 psi/min. Plasma volumes, using both iodine-125-tagged-albumin and chromium-51-tagged-cell dilution techniques, were measured before, immediately after, and at 30 and 60 minutes after decompression. Aortic and right-ventricular systolic pressures were also recorded. At 60 minutes after decompression, blood samples were taken, the animals were sacrificed, and the water content of the lungs, kidneys, livers, and spleens was estimated by measuring tissue wet weight and dry weight. Protein extravasation and tissue blood volumes were determined by measuring the iodine-125-tagged-albumin and chromium-51-tagged-cell spaces in homo-genates of the organs under investigation.

Joki, J. A.

1972-01-01

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Content Analysis of Archival Data  

Microsoft Academic Search

Content analysis can be a particularly suitable method for measuring cognitive variables from archived texts. Although content analysis has been underused by clinical psychologists, there are many benefits to this strategy. Longitudinal studies can be conducted retrospectively, the range of possible research participants can be expanded to include individuals otherwise unavailable (e.g., the famous or the dead), existing data sets

Fiona Lee; Christopher Peterson

1997-01-01

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North Dakota Drama Content Standards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document outlines the content standards for drama in North Dakota public schools, grades K-12. Following an introduction, the document lists the drama content standards: (1) Dramatic Literature; (2) Acting; (3) Production; (4) Cultural Context of Drama; (5) Consumer of Theatre; (6) Drama and Human Development; and (7) Drama and Other…

Kalinowski, Roger; Lindekugel-Willis, Paula; Nilsen, Cheryl; Opp, Dean; Rauschenberger, Paula

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Video Content Modeling: An Overview  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper provides an overview of different video content modeling techniques employed in existing content-based video indexing and retrieval (CBVIR) systems. Based on the modeling requirements of a hypothetical (somewhat ideal) CBVIR system, we analyze and categorize existing modeling approaches. Starting with a review of techniques to model raw video data, we study approaches used to describe physical objects, and

Faisal I. Bashir; Ashfaq A. Khokhar

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Club Sports Table of Contents  

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Club Sports Handbook #12;2 Table of Contents Table of Contents 2 Recreational Sports Contact Information 4 General Information 5 Introduction Philosophy Recreational Sports Club Sports Council Students 6 Contracts Tax Deductible Donations Donated Items Purchasing Reimbursements 16 Equipment 17 Tournament Entry

O'Toole, Alice J.

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Multivariable control of the Space Shuttle Remote Manipulator System using linearization by state feedback. M.S. Thesis  

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This thesis develops and demonstrates an approach to nonlinear control system design using linearization by state feedback. The design provides improved transient response behavior allowing faster maneuvering of payloads by the SRMS. Modeling uncertainty is accounted for by using a second feedback loop designed around the feedback linearized dynamics. A classical feedback loop is developed to provide the easy implementation required for the relatively small on board computers. Feedback linearization also allows the use of higher bandwidth model based compensation in the outer loop, since it helps maintain stability in the presence of the nonlinearities typically neglected in model based designs.

Gettman, Chang-Ching LO

1993-01-01

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Visual Analysis of Weblog Content  

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In recent years, one of the advances of the World Wide Web is social media and one of the fastest growing aspects of social media is the blogosphere. Blogs make content creation easy and are highly accessible through web pages and syndication. With their growing influence, a need has arisen to be able to monitor the opinions and insight revealed within their content. In this paper we describe a technical approach for analyzing the content of blog data using a visual analytic tool, IN-SPIRE, developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. We highlight the capabilities of this tool that are particularly useful for information gathering from blog data.

Gregory, Michelle L.; Payne, Deborah A.; McColgin, Dave; Cramer, Nick O.; Love, Douglas V.

2007-03-26

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Guidelines for writing a thesis proposal If you are applying to the Honors Program in Political Science, read the guidelines below  

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centuries? · What are the effects of negative campaign ads on voter behavior? During the initial thesis are interested in recent changes in abortion laws in South Dakota, read about that as well as about abortion

Sekhon, Jasjeet S.

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UW-Madison MS-Cart/GIS. Geography Degree Plan The Student, Thesis Advisor and Sub-Area Counselor should sign below, indicating agreement about the  

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UW-Madison MS-Cart/GIS. Geography Degree Plan ­ Fall 2010 The Student, Thesis Advisor and Sub guarantee= _____semesters Cum GPA = _________ Started MS-Cart/GIS _____________ cum credits = ________ BA 370 (Intro Cart) __________________ Geography 377 (Intro GIS) __________________ Geography 378

Wisconsin at Madison, University of

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Strategic plan for the Persian Gulf region: Options for deterring and/or defeating an emerging threat. Master's thesis  

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The Persian Gulf region is, in all likelihood, going to remain crucial to American interests through the next several decades. The world depends on the petroleum reserves of the Gulf region to fuel its economic engine. The recent history of the region has been rife with conflict, and the U.S. has had to intervene militarily on several occasions to ensure its vital interests were protected. This thesis examines the strategic circumstances in the Gulf region and ways in which American political, diplomatic, and military policy can help shape the environment to conform to its interests. Several scenarios are developed which attempt to forecast the results of different environments on regional stability. The thesis reaches the conclusion that the United States must take a proactive role if its short- and long-term interests are to be protected. The short-term goal of U.S. policy must be to maintain a balance of power and regional correlation of forces which serves to deter any would-be aggressor nations. In the long run, the United States must seek a comprehensive regional peace. Various methods of achieving these goals are examined....Persian Gulf, Arms Proliferation, Strategic Planning, Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, Regional Deterrence, Middle East, Arms Control, Scenario Development, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Regional Security Strategy.

Ward, M.W.

1992-12-17

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Bachelor Thesis Sound Programming in the Apple iPhone OS Environment Credits Student Company External Supervisor Internal Supervisor Examiner  

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Over the last years an increasing number of music applications and games have been released. The iPhone platform has good variety in this field. However, most often the audio quality is not a prioritised feature, having bad impact on the perceived product quality. This bachelor thesis describes the different sound programming interfaces available on the iPhone platform and how to use them to generate a high fidelity realtime audio stream. This is achieved using techniques for variations in sounds and multi channel mixing while keeping a low latency and high sound quality. This thesis shows that real time audio synthesizing is possible on the iPhone platform through the library framework provided by Apple. After reading this work, one will have a broader knowledge about the available sound API on the Apple iPhone and sound usage in general. Acknowledgements I would like to acknowledge the support of my supervisors Fredrik Georgsson at the department of Computing Science, and Emanuel Dohi at CodeMill AB for their support

Benjamin Eriksson; Codemill Ab; Emanuel Dohi; Fredrik Georgsson; Per Lindström

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Physician-assisted suicide and public virtue: a reply to the liberty thesis of "the Philosophers' Brief".  

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The "Philosophers' Brief," penned by six of today's most influential philosophers, was submitted as an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court as it prepared to consider the cases of Washington v. Glucksberg and Vacco v. Quill. It set precedent as the first such brief submitted by a group representing itself solely as moral philosophers. The brief became an overnight gold standard statement of the liberal philosophical understanding of the relationship of the State to so-called 'private morality.' The main thesis of the brief is that physician-assisted suicide regards the deeply personal event of death, and that individuals have a constitutionally guaranteed right to make decisions for themselves about the intimate details of their lives. In this article, James DuBois calls this the 'liberty thesis,' and he argues that the brief's application of this principle is both contradictory and impracticable. The contradiction arises as the brief proposes restrictions on the right to physician-assisted suicide--restrictions that require the State to abandon neutrality on intimate value judgments about life's worth. The impracticability arises insofar as the brief fails to leave room for a compelling State interest in promoting a minimal level of public virtue. Ironically, one of the strongest arguments that can be proffered on behalf of a State interest in preserving a minimal level of public virtue stems from its role in safeguarding human liberty. PMID:10597662

DuBois, J M

1999-01-01

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manipulating cytosolic PPi content can  

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.C. (1995) Postharvest changes in endogenousABA levels andABA metabolism in relation to dormancy in potato content and starch degradation during storage of tubers harvested from different potato varieties. Potato

Britto, Dev T.

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Master's thesis supervision: relations between perceptions of the supervisor–student relationship, final grade, perceived supervisor contribution to learning and student satisfaction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Master's thesis supervision is a complex task given the two-fold goal of the thesis (learning and assessment). An important aspect of supervision is the supervisor–student relationship. This quantitative study (N?=?401) investigates how perceptions of the supervisor–student relationship are related to three dependent variables: final grade, perceived supervisor contribution to learning, and student satisfaction. The supervisor–student relationship was conceptualised by means

Renske A. M. de Kleijn; M. Tim Mainhard; Paulien C. Meijer; Albert Pilot; Mieke Brekelmans

2011-01-01

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Theoretical Perspectives on Content Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a In the last decade different software solutions have appeared in order to facilitate content management. These solutions make\\u000a the life cycle of digital contents more comfortable and flexible so that it is possible to improve and to automate processes\\u000a and make both more effective and efficient the communication via Internet. Nevertheless, there is a lack of a single standard\\u000a that

Mario Pérez-Montoro

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Mercury content of Illinois soils  

USGS Publications Warehouse

For a survey of Illinois soils, 101 cores had been collected and analyzed to determine the current and background elemental compositions of Illinois soils. Mercury and other elements were determined in six samples per core, including a surface sample from each core. The mean mercury content in the surface samples was 33 ?? 20 ??g/kg soil, and the background content was 20 ?? 9 ??g/kg. The most probable sources of mercury in these soils were the parent material, and wet and dry deposition of Hg0 and Hg2+ derived from coal-burning power plants, other industrial plants, and medical and municipal waste incinerators. Mercury-bearing sewage sludge or other fertilizers applied to agricultural fields could have been the local sources of mercury. Although the mercury content correlated with organic carbon content or clay content in individual cores, when all the data were considered, there was no strong correlation between mercury and either the organic carbon or the clay-size content.

Dreher, G.B.; Follmer, L.R.

2004-01-01

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Implications of computer science principles for quantum physics  

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The Church-Turing thesis is one of the pillars of computer science; it postulates that every classical system has equivalent computability power to the so-called Turing machine. While this thesis is crucial for our understanding of computing devices, its implications in other scientific fields have hardly been explored. Here we start this research programme in the context of quantum physics and show that computer science laws have profound implications for some of the most fundamental results of the theory. We first show how they question our knowledge on what a mixed quantum state is, as we identify situations in which ensembles of quantum states defining the same mixed state, indistinguishable according to the quantum postulates, do become distinguishable when prepared by a computer. We also show a new loophole for Bell-like experiments: if some of the parties in a Bell-like experiment use a computer to decide which measurements to make, then the computational resources of an eavesdropper have to be limited in order to have a proper observation of non-locality. Our work opens a new direction in the search for a framework unifying computer science and quantum physics.

Ariel Bendersky; Gonzalo de la Torre; Gabriel Senno; Santiago Figueira; Antonio Acin

2014-07-02

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Introduction to SEER*Stat SEER*Stat Configuration Getting Help     How To Use This Help System     Printing Help     Web-based Tutorials     Technical Support     What's New? Data SEER*Stat Basics Frequency Session Rate Session Survival Session

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Introduction to SEER*Stat SEER*Stat Configuration Getting Help Data SEER*Stat Basics Frequency Session Rate Session Survival Session     Data Tab     Survival Statistic Tab        Determining the Appropriate Cancer Survival Measure        Observed

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Introduction to SEER*Stat SEER*Stat Configuration Getting Help Data SEER*Stat Basics     Toolbar Icons     Session     Dictionary        Dictionary Dialog        Working With Variables           Variable Categories           Create a Variable          

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Introduction to SEER*Stat SEER*Stat Configuration Getting Help Data     SEER Incidence Data     U.S. Mortality Data     U.S. Population Data     Citation of Software and Data Source     Standard Population Data     Expected Survival     Using Your

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