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  1. hal-00157955,version1-27Jun2007 Does Church-Turing thesis apply outside computer science?

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    hal-00157955,version1-27Jun2007 Does Church-Turing thesis apply outside computer science? Eugene be seen as the first step of the computer science. They determined the invention of computers, design science. All the above-mentioned computational models are based on unbounded discrete-time, unbounded

  2. Photonic Boson Sampling in a Tunable Circuit

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    Dove, Justin Michael

    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 ...

  3. DIPLOMA THESIS VECTOR ANTENNA FOR

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    DIPLOMA THESIS VECTOR ANTENNA FOR ULTRAHIGH ENERGY COSMIC NEUTRINO DETECTION IN THE ANTARCTIC ICE Contents iii List of Figures v 1 Introduction 1 2 Introduction to Antennas 5 2.1 Wire antennas 5 2.2 Dipole antennas 6 2.3 Half-wavelenght Dipole 8 2.4 Radiation Pattern of a Dipole Antenna 8 2.5 Antenna

  4. THESIS MANUAL UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS

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    de Lijser, Peter

    THESIS MANUAL UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS AND FORMAT GUIDELINES Revised Summer 2012 Published..................................................................................................................................1 University Regulations

  5. THESIS MANUAL UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS

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    de Lijser, Peter

    THESIS MANUAL UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS AND FORMAT GUIDELINES Revised Spring 2013 Published..................................................................................................................................1 University Regulations

  6. Study of reduced chromium content in a nickel-base superalloy via element substitution and rapid solidification processing. Ph. D. Thesis. Final report

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    Powers, W.O.

    1987-05-01

    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.

  7. 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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    Powers, William O.

    1987-01-01

    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.

  8. Challenges for Better thesis supervision

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    Ghadirian, Laleh; Sayarifard, Azadeh; Majdzadeh, Reza; Rajabi, Fatemeh; Yunesian, Masoud

    2014-01-01

    Background: Conduction of thesis by the students is one of their major academic activities. Thesis quality and acquired experiences are highly dependent on the supervision. Our study is aimed at identifing the challenges in thesis supervision from both students and faculty members point of view. Methods: This study was conducted using individual in-depth interviews and Focus Group Discussions (FGD). The participants were 43 students and faculty members selected by purposive sampling. It was carried out in Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 2012. Data analysis was done concurrently with data gathering using content analysis method. Results: Our data analysis resulted in 162 codes, 17 subcategories and 4 major categories, "supervisory knowledge and skills", "atmosphere", "bylaws and regulations relating to supervision" and "monitoring and evaluation". Conclusion: This study showed that more attention and planning in needed for modifying related rules and regulations, qualitative and quantitative improvement in mentorship training, research atmosphere improvement and effective monitoring and evaluation in supervisory area. PMID:25250273

  9. The Sequential ASM Thesis

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    Yuri Gurevich

    1999-01-01

    viewed as a sequential abstract state machine [Gurevich 1985, 1991]. Abstract state machines (ASMs) used tobe called evo lving algebras. The sequential ASM thesis and its extensions [Gurevich 1995] inspired diverse applications of ASMs. The early applications were driven, at least partially, by the desire to test the thesis. Different programming languages were the obvious challenges: Modula-2 [Gurevich and Morris

  10. Special issue: Culham Thesis Prize winners

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    Ham, C. J.; Ham

    2015-01-01

    The Culham Thesis Prize is awarded annually to the nominee who has displayed an excellence in the execution of the scientific method as witnessed by the award of Doctor of Philosophy in Plasma Science from a UK or Irish university. The thesis content should exhibit significant new work and originality, clearly driven by the nominee, be well explained and demonstrate a good understanding of the subject. The prize is awarded at the Institute of Physics Plasma Physics Group Spring Conference and the prize winner gives an invited talk about their thesis work. The prize is sponsored by Culham Centre for Fusion Energy.

  11. A study of packet switching multistage interconnection network thesis 

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    Chang, Charles C

    1992-01-01

    A STUDY OF PACKET SWITCHING MULTISTAGE INTERCONNECTION NETWORK THESIS A THESIS by ' CHARLES C. CHANG Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OI...' SCIENCE December 1992 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering A STUDY OF PACKET SWITCHING MULTISTAGE INTERCONNECTION NETWORK THESIS A THESIS by CHARLES C. CHANG Approved as to style and content by: Barr . ouglass (Co-Chair of Committee) yh...

  12. Degree Program Thesis/Non-thesis Total Required

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    Li, X. Rong

    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

  13. Parallelism/Realtime systems Thesis: 429

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    Schouten, Theo

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 1.2.1 The picoJava Core . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 1.2.2 picoJava ArchitectureJAVA & Parallelism/Real­time systems Thesis: 429 by: D.F. Nooren Supervisor: Dr. Th.E. Schouten, April 1998 i #12; ii #12; Contents Introduction 1 1 What is JAVA? 3 1.1 JAVA as a Programming Language

  14. 2009 Senior Thesis Project Reports Iliano Cervesato

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    , Path Planning, Vehicle Routing. #12;Contents Hatem Alismail Exploring Visual Odometry for Mobile Robots #12;Senior Honors Thesis Exploring Visual Odometry for Mobile Robots Hatem Alismail Computer Science;Abstract Visual odometry makes use of an image sequence to estimate the motion of a robot and optionally

  15. Pseudo-Imperatives MSc Thesis (Afstudeerscriptie)

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    Amsterdam, University of

    Pseudo-Imperatives MSc Thesis (Afstudeerscriptie) written by Michael Franke (born 06. Frank Veltman #12;#12;Ã¥ - & #12;CONTENTS 1. Introducing the Problem of Pseudo-Imperatives 1 2. A Medley of Attempted Solutions 3 2.1. Pseudo-Imperatives as Conditionals 3 2.2. Pseudo-Imperatives as Imperatives Plus

  16. Engineering Physics Master Thesis

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    Master Engineering Physics Master Thesis Estimation of auditory spectro-temporal receptive fields #12;#12;Abstract The linear auditory spectro-temporal receptive field (STRF) is a well-known ap- proach to describe the linear relation between an acoustic stimulus and the response of a neuron evoked

  17. Diploma thesis Jasmin Jager

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    Anders, Frithjof

    Diploma thesis Jasmin J¨ager Spindecoherence through a Bath of Nuclear Spins Supervised by Prof. Dr and the surrounding nuclei. This can be modelled theoretically by the so called central spin model. The nuclear spins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 5.2 Cumulant representation and factorisation of correlation functions . . . . 23 5

  18. The Las Vegas Thesis

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    Sughrua, William

    2010-01-01

    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…

  19. Thesis Proposal Defense Brett Bethke

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    Thesis Proposal Defense Brett Bethke Aerospace Controls Lab, MIT December 5, 2008 Brett Bethke Aerospace Controls Lab, MIT () Thesis Proposal Defense December 5, 2008 1 / 31 #12;Outline Introduction Lab, MIT () Thesis Proposal Defense December 5, 2008 2 / 31 #12;Introduction Overall thesis objective

  20. The Sequential ASM Thesis

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    Yuri Gurevich

    2001-01-01

    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

  1. master thesis RDFS/OWL reasoning using the

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    master thesis RDFS/OWL reasoning using the MapReduce framework Jacopo Urbani July 2, 2009 me the moral support I needed. This thesis is dedicated to her. #12;Contents 1 Introduction 5 1 reasoning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2 Background 9 2.1 Reasoning

  2. Hadronization at 12 GeV Master's thesis

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    Hadronization at 12 GeV Master's thesis Paul van der Nat July 2002 #12; #12; Contents 1 Introduction 1 2 Hadron formation 3 2.1 Kinematics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2.2 Hadronization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2.3 Hadron

  3. Thesis Completion Student Checklist 2012 1 MEDes (Thesis) Defense Checklist

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    Habib, Ayman

    Thesis Completion ­ Student Checklist 2012 1 MEDes (Thesis) Defense Checklist Notice of Oral (prior to and post defense) The Faculty of Graduate Studies requires the Notice of Oral (completed) at least 4 weeks (prior to defense) Notice of Master's Thesis Oral Examination (created by the Graduate Program

  4. PhD thesis `Triclosan removal in wastewater treatment processes' Xijuan Chen Preface and acknowledgements

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    Kolaei, Alireza Rezania

    PhD thesis ­ `Triclosan removal in wastewater treatment processes' ­ Xijuan Chen 1 PrefaceD thesis ­ `Triclosan removal in wastewater treatment processes' ­ Xijuan Chen 2 University DuisburgD thesis ­ `Triclosan removal in wastewater treatment processes' ­ Xijuan Chen 3 Table of Contents Preface

  5. PQUMI0809--THESIS FORMS & INSTRUCTIONS

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    Pasternack, Gregory B.

    copyright to your thesis. ProQuest/UMI only acquires a non-exclusive right to distribute your work according the ProQuest/UMI forms and submit your thesis. · Most universities hold all submitted theses until the end of the semester or quarter, then deliver them to us all at once. Once your manuscript actually arrives at ProQuest

  6. BFA Senior Thesis Spring 2013

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    Moore, Paul A.

    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

  7. Master Thesis Atlantis 3D

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    Schouten, Theo

    Master Thesis Atlantis 3D Document : Thesis Version : 1.0 Date : 27 March 2006 Document nr. : 546 physics located near Geneva, Switzerland, scientists are currently searching for the so-called Higgs analysis the event-display program Atlantis was created, to show events in various 2D specific data

  8. A study of packet switching multistage interconnection network thesis

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    Chang, Charles C

    1992-01-01

    ' SCIENCE December 1992 Major Subject: Electrical Engineering A STUDY OF PACKET SWITCHING MULTISTAGE INTERCONNECTION NETWORK THESIS A THESIS by CHARLES C. CHANG Approved as to style and content by: Barr . ouglass (Co-Chair of Committee) yh-Cham.... , The University of Texas at Austin Co ? Chairs of Advisory Committee: Dr. Barry G, Douglass Dr. Jyh-Cham Liu Parallel processing technology is very important to meet the computational needs of different applications today and in the future. The multistage...

  9. Quantum Computing in Non Euclidean Geometry

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    Germano Resconi; Ignazio Licata

    2009-01-01

    The recent debate on hyper-computation has raised new questions both on the computational abilities of quantum systems and the Church-Turing Thesis role in Physics. We propose here the idea of geometry of effective physical process as the essentially physical notion of computation. In Quantum mechanics we cannot use the traditional Euclidean geometry but we introduce more sophisticate non Euclidean geometry

  10. Program Search as a Path to Artificial General Intelligence

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    Lukasz Kaiser

    It is difficult to develop an adequate mathematical definition of intelligence. Therefore we consider the general problem of searching for programs with specified properties and we argue, using the Church-Turing thesis, that it covers the informal meaning of intelligence. The program search algorithm can also be used to optimise its own structure and learn in this way. Thus, developing a

  11. H-curve 305 -limit set 436

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    Gorban, Alexander N.

    Activation entropy 51 Approximate invariant manifold 66 Arrhenius equation 51 BGK model 27 BKW-mode 256­Hilliard equation 428 Canonical ensemble 332 Chaffee­Infante equation 429 Church-Turing thesis 325 Closure equations 376 Correlative nonlocality 160 Courant instability 283 Deborah number 382 Debye velocity 231

  12. Diploma Thesis Teleoperated Microassembly: Combining

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    Diploma Thesis Teleoperated Microassembly: Combining the Magnetic Levitation Haptic Interface for their support with UNIX, programming, the minifactory, and the Magnetic Levitation Haptic Interface. #12, and Magnetic Levitation Haptic Interface 3 2.1 The Architecture for Agile Assembly

  13. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE HONORS THESIS

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    Prinz, Friedrich B.

    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

  14. Thesis binding through SAGE In order to reduce the cost of thesis binding (normally $50/thesis) SAGE has arranged an

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    Thesis binding through SAGE In order to reduce the cost of thesis binding (normally $50/thesis) SAGE has arranged an affordable thesis binding agreement with The HF Group. The thesis will be bound is $50). To lock in this rate the SAGE Department Administrator pays with the SAGE Purchase Card

  15. Title of Thesis: ARCHITECTURAL SUPPORT FOR EMBEDDED OPERATING SYSTEMS

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    Jacob, Bruce

    #12;ABSTRACT Title of Thesis: ARCHITECTURAL SUPPORT FOR EMBEDDED OPERATING SYSTEMS Degree candidate, events, and process scheduling in embedded operating systems. An otherwise normal content-addressable memory that is tailored to handle the most basic func- tions of a typical RTOS, the CCAM (configurable

  16. Thesis

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    2014-04-29

    It can be viewed as a group action of S1 on the sphere, and the generator T of ...... is a real positive number, where u(r, ?) = cosh r cos?(r, ?). By using the steepest ...... t is Xt conditioned to be at the south pole en at time T, where T is a random.

  17. Thesis

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    2014-03-12

    May 1, 2014 ... have gained in the area due to their high intelligence. ..... Hence, the distance will go to zero depending on the nature of the solution fh. ...... F, Fn and DF(i) lies in the L spaces explained before, plus the convergence in D1,p.

  18. Thesis

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    2010-01-29

    May 1, 2014 ... is a left-invariant second order differential opertor. ...... Here we shall describe a very elementary symmetrical property which ...... of the Second Berkeley Symposium on Mathematical Statistics and Probability, 1950, pages.

  19. Thesis

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    2009-07-29

    exposed to the fascinating realm of mathematics in my first independent study class .... In this research, a conceptual design of a coaxial double-rotor micro flying ..... reduced to 90o compared with 220o in the previous case; the transient time ...

  20. Master's Thesis EXTENDING DIFFSERV ARCHITECTURE

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    Pitsillides, Andreas

    is to comply with the demands each traffic class sets. In order to evaluate the proposed scheme, NS-2 simulatorMaster's Thesis EXTENDING DIFFSERV ARCHITECTURE: INTEGRATION OF IDCC AND RMD FRAMEWORK Costas OF COMPUTER SCIENCE Extending DiffServ Architecture: Integration of IDCC and RMD Framework Costas Djouvas

  1. The Taylor Thesis: An Examination

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    Waibel, Paul R.

    1972-01-01

    An analysis of various points of controversy that has surrounded A.J.P. Taylor's Origins of the Second World War (London, 1961), an interpretation of the history of the inter-war years which has assumed such significance as to deserve designation as the Taylor Thesis.'' (JB)

  2. Bachelor Thesis June 20, 2014

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    Lanza, Michele

    to identify problems or flaws in the design of the structure of the website. We have used Beholder on websitesBachelor Thesis June 20, 2014 Visual Analysis of Websites Giovanni Viviani Abstract The fast expansion of websites has led to a situation where websites have become hard to maintain due to their size

  3. Thesis Proposal Rare Category Detection

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    Jingrui He; Jaime Carbonell; John Lafferty; Larry Wasserman; Foster Provost

    Abstract Rare category detection refers to the problem,of identifying the examples,from the minority classes with the least label requests given an u nlabeled, unbalanced data set. It is an open challenge in machine learning, and has a wealth of applications, such as financial fraud detection, network intrusion detect ion, astronomy, spam image detection, etc. In this thesis, we plan to

  4. MASTER THESIS Federated Aggregated Search

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    Vellekoop, Michel

    MASTER THESIS Federated Aggregated Search Andr´es Marenco Z´u~niga (s1155636) University of Twente Federated Aggregated Search by Andr´es Marenco Z´u~niga The traditional search engine paradigm has changed on the problem of creating an aggregated search engine which integrates federated collections in an uncooperative

  5. University of Twente Master Thesis

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    Vellekoop, Michel

    Orwell, 1984 #12;UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE Abstract Faculty of EEMCS Services, Cybersecurity and Safety change strategies with different privacy metrics. We find that tracking a vehicle in the presence. #12;Acknowledgements This thesis presents the work I have done at the Services, Cybersecurity

  6. Thesis and Dissertation Required Elements

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    with lowercase Roman numerals. The page number should be centered at the bottom of the page about 1" from for the body of your thesis/dissertation. Font Use 10 or 12 point Time New Roman or Arial font as they are most

  7. Thesis and Dissertation Manual 2013-14 Graduate School 205 Administration (504) 280-1155

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    Kulp, Mark

    Thesis and Dissertation Manual 2013-14 Graduate School · 205 Administration · (504) 280-1155 · http://www.uno.edu/grad and the processing fee. If you do not graduate the semester you initially pay your graduation fees, you will need the Thesis and Dissertation Approval Form in the Graduate School. #12;2 e f Contents Introduction Student

  8. Laboratory of mechanics PhD Thesis in Non-linear Mechanics

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    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

  9. Thesis / Dissertation Defense Announcement and Scheduling Form

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    Hutcheon, James M.

    Thesis / Dissertation Defense Announcement and Scheduling Form Completed form must be received in the College of Graduate Studies at least three (3) weeks prior to defense or public seminar date to ensure of the following: Thesis Defense Dissertation Defense Public Seminar Only Thesis

  10. THESIS DEFENSE REPORT FORM Defense Date

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    Yates, Andrew

    THESIS DEFENSE REPORT FORM Defense Date: Student: Department: Dissertation Title: Please hand: (718) 430-8655 Committee Member Decision Signature P CP F (Chair) The decision of the Thesis Defense' on the scientific merit of the Thesis Defense and the Dissertation, but with substantial revisions. If someone other

  11. THESIS DEFENSE REPORT FORM Defense Date

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    Jenny, Andreas

    THESIS DEFENSE REPORT FORM Defense Date: Student: Department: Dissertation Title: Please hand: (718) 430-8655 Committee Member Decision Signature P CP F (Chair) The decision of the Thesis Defense' on the scientific merit of the thesis defense and the dissertation, but with substantial reservation. The candidate

  12. OFFICE OF GRADUATE STUDIES Thesis Office

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    the Roman numerals of the preliminary pages to lowercase numbers. #12;OFFICE OF GRADUATE STUDIES Thesis.845.2225 Fax 979.862.3124 College Station, TX 77843-5000 http://thesis.tamu.edu To change the Roman numerals: 8-5000 http://thesis.tamu.edu 10. Uncheck the box "All Caps." 11. Click Ok. Make this change for all Roman

  13. Master's Thesis SIMULATIVE EVALUATION OF

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    Pitsillides, Andreas

    and tested with the use of the ns-2 simulator. #12;1 Table of Contents List of Figures. The result of this research was the two IP architectures for quality of service: the Intserv and the Diffserv have the need to control the flow in the network. The Resource Management in DiffServ (RMD

  14. DIPLOMA THESIS THE GENERALISED MAXWELL

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    , Uppsala University, Sweden DECEMBER 10, 2007 #12;Abstract The laws that describe electromagnetic the point of view of getting beauty in one's equations, and if one has really a sound insight, one's symmetrised Maxwell theory 19 4 The Duality transformation 21 v #12;CONTENTS 5 Electromagnetic potentials 23 5

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

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    Gering, Jon C.

    & committee Nov. 8 Last day for thesis exam Nov. 29 Thesis due in Graduate Office, via ProQuest ETD online in Graduate Office, via ProQuest ETD online submission (Graduation clearance forms due also) May 9 Last day for thesis exam July 18 Thesis due in Graduate Office, via ProQuest ETD online submission

  16. Photonic Boson Sampling in a Tunable Circuit

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

    2013-02-28

    Quantum computers are unnecessary for exponentially-efficient computation or simulation if the Extended Church-Turing thesis---a foundational tenet of computer science---is correct. The thesis would be directly contradicted by a physical device that efficiently performs a task believed to be intractable for classical computers. Such a task is BosonSampling: obtaining a distribution of n bosons scattered by some linear-optical unitary process. Here we test the central premise of BosonSampling, experimentally verifying that the amplitudes of 3-photon scattering processes are given by the permanents of submatrices generated from a unitary describing a 6-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. Strong evidence against the Extended Church-Turing thesis will come from scaling to large numbers of photons, which is a much simpler task than building a universal quantum computer.

  17. Bachelor of Science Thesis Stockholm, Sweden 2009

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    Maguire Jr., Gerald Q.

    Bachelor's thesis Mentor and examiner: Prof. Gerald Q. Maguire Jr School of Information and Communication hemautomationssystem och en internetansluten gateway. Det finns många tillgängliga hemautomationssystem men dessa är

  18. MS.BIOLOGY.THESIS ACADEMIC LEARNING PLAN

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    O'Laughlin, Jay

    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

  19. Modeling Computer Viruses MSc Thesis (Afstudeerscriptie)

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    Amsterdam, University of

    Modeling Computer Viruses MSc Thesis (Afstudeerscriptie) written by Luite Menno Pieter van Zelst About half a year ago, Alban Ponse, my thesis supervisor, suggested that the topic of `computer viruses indus- try and the creators of computer viruses. After all, the anti-virus industry stands to lose a lot

  20. OFFICE OF GRADUATE STUDIES Thesis Office

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    the Roman numerals of the preliminary pages to lowercase numbers. #12;OFFICE OF GRADUATE STUDIES Thesis 979.862.3124 College Station, TX 77843-5000 http://thesis.tamu.edu To change the Roman numerals: 8... (or you can type D) 10. Uncheck the box "All Caps." 11. Click Ok. Make this change for all Roman

  1. Diploma Thesis Stochastic Investigation of the Thermal

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    Cirpka, Olaf Arie

    Diploma Thesis Stochastic Investigation of the Thermal Behavior of Lithium-Ion Batteries Submitted Bibliography 55 Nomenclature 59 ii ii #12;List of Figures 1.1 Thermal runaway of a lithium-ion battery of this Thesis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2 Lithium-Ion Batteries 5 2

  2. Content modeling for social media text

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    Sauper, Christina (Christina Joan)

    2012-01-01

    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 ...

  3. Milk dispenser for variable fat content

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    Henion, Julie E

    2011-01-01

    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 ...

  4. School of Education MA Field Project/ Thesis

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    Galles, David

    School of Education Handbook For MA Field Project/ Thesis (O&L-655) Master of Arts in Organization ...........................................................................................................................20 A. Sample Approval Letter from Employer ........................................................................21 B. Sample Proposal Approval Page

  5. Diploma Thesis: Visualization of Calendar Data

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    Diploma Thesis: Visualization of Calendar Data Philipp Hartl Institute of Computer Graphics Visualization of Calendar Data Interaction on the Calendar Heightfield Advanced Statistic Views Summary #12;Philipp Hartl 3 Motivation Calendars to organize and visualize eCalendars analysissharing (collaboration

  6. COGNITIVE SCIENCE SENIOR HONORS THESIS GUIDELINES

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    Indiana University

    COGNITIVE SCIENCE SENIOR HONORS THESIS GUIDELINES Students interested in pursuing graduate study should seriously consider the Cognitive Science departmental honors program. Students participating in the departmental honors program gain research skills, in depth knowledge of a particular cognitive science area

  7. Department of Statistics MASTER'S THESIS PRESENTATION

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    Stephens, Matthew

    Department of Statistics MASTER'S THESIS PRESENTATION JUNCHI LI Department of Statistics The University of Chicago Identify Potential Relationship Between Juvenile Crime and School Activities WEDNESDAY potential relationship between juvenile crime rate and school activities. Specifically, participants

  8. Master of Science Thesis Stockholm, Sweden 2008

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    Maguire Jr., Gerald Q.

    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

  9. The computational status of physics

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    Mike Stannett

    2009-01-01

    According to the Church-Turing Thesis (CTT), effective formal behaviours can be simulated by Turing machines; this has naturally\\u000a led to speculation that physical systems can also be simulated computationally. But is this wider claim true, or do behaviours exist which are strictly hypercomputational? Several idealised computational models are known which suggest the possibility of hypercomputation, some Newtonian, some\\u000a based on

  10. The Abductive Loop: Tracking Irrational Sets

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    Tom Addis; Jan Townsend Addis; Dave Billinge; David Gooding; Bart-Floris Visscher

    2008-01-01

    We argue from the Church-Turing thesis (Kleene Mathematical logic. New York: Wiley 1967) that a program can be considered as equivalent to a formal language similar to predicate calculus\\u000a where predicates can be taken as functions. We can relate such a calculus to Wittgenstein’s first major work, the Tractatus, and use the Tractatus and its theses as a model of

  11. The Quantum Challenge to Structural Complexity Theory

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    André Berthiaume; Gilles Brassard

    1992-01-01

    A nontechnical survey of recent quantum-mechanical discoveries that challenge generally accepted complexity-theoretic versions of the Church-Turing thesis is presented. In particular, the authors construct an oracle relative to which there exists a set that can be recognized in quantum polynomal time (QP), yet any Turing machine that recognizes it would require exponential time even if allowed to be probabilistic, provided

  12. Symbolic Languages and Natural Structures a Mathematician’s Account of Empiricism

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    Hermann G. W. Burchard

    2005-01-01

    The ancient dualism of a sensible and an intelligible world important in Neoplatonic and medieval philosophy, down to Descartes and Kant, would seem to be supplanted today by a scientific view of mind-in-nature. Here, we revive the old dualism in a modified form, and describe mind as a symbolic language, founded in linguistic recursive computation according to the Church-Turing thesis,

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

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    Russ Abbott

    2006-06-07

    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.

  14. COPYRIGHT, PUBLISHING AND YOUR ELECTRONIC THESIS OR DISSERTATION

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    Behmer, Spencer T.

    COPYRIGHT, PUBLISHING AND YOUR ELECTRONIC THESIS OR DISSERTATION (ETD) Office of Graduate and Professional Studies, Thesis and Dissertation Services #12;2 Copyright, Publishing and Your Electronic Thesis or Dissertation (ETD) Copyright for your thesis/dissertation Your thesis or dissertation is automatically

  15. COPYRIGHT, PUBLISHING AND YOUR ELECTRONIC THESIS OR DISSERTATION

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    COPYRIGHT, PUBLISHING AND YOUR ELECTRONIC THESIS OR DISSERTATION (ETD) Office of Graduate Studies, Thesis Office #12;2 Copyright, Publishing and Your Electronic Thesis or Dissertation (ETD) Copyright for your thesis/dissertation Your thesis or dissertation is automatically copyrighted under U.S. Federal

  16. COPYRIGHT, PUBLISHING AND YOUR ELECTRONIC THESIS OR DISSERTATION

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    COPYRIGHT, PUBLISHING AND YOUR ELECTRONIC THESIS OR DISSERTATION (ETD) Office of Graduate and Professional Studies, Thesis Office #12;2 Copyright, Publishing and Your Electronic Thesis or Dissertation (ETD) Copyright for your thesis/dissertation Your thesis or dissertation is automatically copyrighted under U

  17. A Suggested Format for Preparing a Thesis/Project Proposal

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    Ravikumar, B.

    . Title of the proposed thesis/design project. 2. Names of the student and thesis/design projectA Suggested Format for Preparing a Thesis/Project Proposal A thesis/project proposal must Chair as soon as possible after deciding on the topic of the thesis/project. This will insure timely

  18. COPYRIGHT GUIDE THESIS INFORMATION (Adapted with permission, for the University of Calgary from "Copyright Guide for Thesis

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    de Leon, Alex R.

    COPYRIGHT GUIDE ­ THESIS INFORMATION (Adapted with permission, for the University of Calgary from "Copyright Guide for Thesis Preparation", Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.) This Guide provides information for graduate students about copyright in the preparation of a thesis or dissertation. Discusses

  19. Qualifying Thesis Committee MembershipForm (2).doc Revised 1/24/08 Qualifying Thesis Committee Membership Form

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    O'Toole, Alice J.

    Qualifying Thesis Committee MembershipForm (2).doc Revised 1/24/08 Qualifying Thesis Committee. _________________________________________ _______________ Committee Member signature date #12;Qualifying Thesis Committee MembershipForm (2).doc Revised 1

  20. Elisa Baniassad Page 1 Thesis Proposal PhD Thesis Proposal

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    Baniassad, Elisa

    Elisa Baniassad Page 1 Thesis Proposal PhD Thesis Proposal: Linking Design to Source Code using Design Rationale Graphs Elisa Baniassad Supervisor: Gail Murphy Committee Members: Cristina Conati, Kris by conducting two studies: a controlled experiment, and a set of industrial case studies. #12;Elisa Baniassad

  1. Analysing Onion Routing Bachelor-Thesis

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    Lucas, Peter

    Analysing Onion Routing Bachelor-Thesis Steffen Michels June 22, 2009 Abstract Although methods and it is shown that onion routing can in principle provide solutions for the most important ones. Still anonymity, although there are some at- tempts. One of these is onion routing which is a technique

  2. Master Thesis Defense Speaker: Mahdi Biparva

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    Doedel, Eusebius

    of this thesis is to propose a novel multistage recognition system that is capable of producing true prediction) in the Bayesian nonparametric modeling framework is introduced as the core element of the whole recognition system. Experiments under various inference methods, likelihood functions, covariance functions, and learning

  3. Master Thesis Defense Speaker: Fatima Errounda

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    Doedel, Eusebius

    discovery, activation and execution of applications that are hosted in the clouds. We have developed a cloud benefits. This thesis defines a set of requirements for cloud-based architectures for robotic application as users of third party applications that reside in clouds, and inter-cloud architectures for application

  4. Master thesis Supercooled Simultaneous Composite Casting

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    Cambridge, University of

    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

  5. Writing a Structured Abstract for the Thesis

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    Hartley, James

    2010-01-01

    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…

  6. Master of Science Thesis Stockholm, Sweden 2005

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    Maguire Jr., Gerald Q.

    Marco Arranz Supervisor and Examiner: Prof. Gerald Q. Maguire Jr. School of Information finns Minisip som är en icke kommersiell implementation av SIP, utvecklad av studenter från KTH. Dessa. Maguire Jr. for his time, his advice and valuable ideas during this thesis and also for giving me

  7. Master of Science Thesis Stockholm, Sweden 2009

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    Maguire Jr., Gerald Q.

    Khan rkjadoon@kth.se Masters Thesis 2009-11-19 Supervisor & Examiner Professor Gerald Q. Maguire Jr dynamisk information) om digitala displayer som finns på en eller flera platser. Systemet kommer att utvärdering, tror vi starkt att den kan ersätta det finns skyltsystem på marknaden. iii #12;Acknowledgements I

  8. Master of Science Thesis Stockholm, Sweden 2008

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    Maguire Jr., Gerald Q.

    Oktober 2008 Examiner and Academic Supervisor Prof. Gerald Q. Maguire Jr. Ericsson Industrial Supervisor advisor of the thesis at KTH was Professor Gerald Q. Maguire Jr. at Department of Communication System finns rikligt av tjänster och produkter på nätet som utnyttjar rekommendationsmotorer

  9. Master of Science Thesis Stockholm, Sweden 2009

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    Maguire Jr., Gerald Q.

    Hengchong Zhang hzh@kth.se Supervisor and Examiner: Professor Gerald Q. Maguire Jr. Master of Science Thesis: Supplicant, authentication, IEEE 802.1x, non-binary authentication i #12;Sammanfattning Det finns ett antal port-baserad passagekontroll protokollet. Det finns tre enheter som är inblandade: en supplikant (en

  10. Bachelor of Science Thesis Stockholm, Sweden 2010

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    Maguire Jr., Gerald Q.

    . Mikael Rapp Bachelor thesis 2010.06.04 Examiner: Professor Gerald Q. Maguire Jr kommer även kortfattat att omfatta ekonomiska och administrativa aspekter av skalbarhet. Tyvärr finns det ses som ett unikt problem. Det finns många goda råd från många källor om skalning och uppenbarligen

  11. Master of Science Thesis Stockholm, Sweden 2010

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    Maguire Jr., Gerald Q.

    Thesis Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) 24 August 2010 Gerald Q Maguire Jr. KTH Supervisor Henric finns det fortfarande mönster där flera tittare tittar på samma innehåll på samma gång. Detta innebär att det finns samband i efterfrågan på innehåll. Med unicast distribution leder detta till sprikar i

  12. Looking for a MSc thesis in

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    Johansen, Tom Henning

    a system for experiments in particle physics or medicine? · be part of an international research team to make high precision vias with extremely small diameter in silicon. This concept makes this sensor very in high precision steps and record detector sensitivity. For this thesis a test system has

  13. Master of Science Thesis Stockholm, Sweden 2006

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    Maguire Jr., Gerald Q.

    for Voice over IP, such as Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP), in its information, provided by the Network Time Protocol (NTP). Additionally this thesis considers synchronization tidsuppfattning i de inblandade klienterna, vilket kan uppnås med hjälp av "Network Time Protocol" (NTP). Dessa

  14. The Mcdonaldization thesis and cruise tourism

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Adam Weaver

    2005-01-01

    This paper explores the extent to which current trends within the cruiseship sector exemplify the five core principles that underpin the McDonaldization thesis. There are some ships that possess attributes consistent with the core principles: efficiency, calculability, predictability, control, and the “irrationality of rationality”. However, these vessels also exhibit qualities that are, in certain ways, inconsistent with some of these

  15. Master's Thesis Life Cycles of Communities

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    Moon, Sue B.

    the life cycle of communities in online social network. Wefirst shows that the life expectancy of large Communities over Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 6.2 Life Expectancy of CommunitiesMaster's Thesis Life Cycles of Communities in an Online Social Network ( You, Jinyoung) Department

  16. Dancing the Thesis, Writing on the Body

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    Mills, Dana

    2014-01-01

    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…

  17. Navigation Planning for Legged Robots Thesis Proposal

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    improvement for legged locomotion, including actuator and mechanism design, balance control and robustnessNavigation Planning for Legged Robots Thesis Proposal Joel Chestnutt The Robotics Institute Hirukawa November 15, 2006 Abstract As legged robots gain the abilities to walk and balance on more than

  18. Master of Science Thesis Stockholm, Sweden 2006

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    Maguire Jr., Gerald Q.

    Lab Ericsson Research, Ericsson AB and Department of Communication Systems Royal Institute ___________________________________________________________________________ Examiner: Prof. Gerald Maguire Jr Supervisor at Ericsson: Supervisor: Mattias Johansson, M.Sc. Prof. Gerald Maguire Jr, IP Networks Ericsson AB Kista, Sweden #12;i Abstract This thesis investigates two

  19. Master Thesis: Smart Location Tags Introduction

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    an initial prototype of a completely new product concept within Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications implementation. Location The work will be conducted at: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, Mobilvägen 4 (Glasgow building) Compensation A regular fee for master thesis work within Sony Ericsson will be paid

  20. OFFICE OF GRADUATE STUDIES Thesis Office

    E-print Network

    space below the Page heading, and change the Roman numerals of the preliminary pages to lowercase://thesis.tamu.edu To change the Roman numerals: 8. Highlight the page number only. 9. Open the font dialog box. #12;OFFICE the box "All Caps." Make this change for all Roman numeral page numbers. Other formatting corrections may

  1. OFFICE OF GRADUATE STUDIES Thesis Office

    E-print Network

    below the Page heading, and change the Roman numerals of the preliminary pages to lowercase numbers. #12://thesis.tamu.edu To change the Roman numerals: 8. Highlight the page number only. 9. Open the font dialog box. 10. Uncheck the box "All Caps." Make this change for all Roman numeral page numbers. Other formatting corrections may

  2. Finding the Genesis for a Thesis

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    Caroll, Joyce Armstrong

    2013-01-01

    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…

  3. Librarians and Undergraduate Thesis Support: An Annotated Bibliography

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    Sara Harrington

    2009-01-01

    This article surveys the available literature to explore the assistance librarians can provide to undergraduate thesis writers. The article begins with a discussion of undergraduate thesis requirements, then presents an annotated bibliography of scholarship on librarians'; work with thesis writers, and concludes with issues to consider for librarians planning to provide instruction and support to undergraduate thesis writers.

  4. The glass lamps from the 11th-century shipwreck at Serc?e Liman, Turkey: a thesis 

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    Morden, Margaret Elizabeth

    1982-01-01

    THE GLASS LAMPS FROM THE 11TH-CENTURY SHIPWRECK AT SERCE LIMAN, TURKEY A Thesis By MARGARET ELIZABETH MORDEN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ARM University in partial fulfi'llment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF ARTS May 1982 Major Subject: Anthropology THE GLASS LAMPS FROM THE 11TH-CENTURY SHIPHRECK AT SERQE LIMAN, TURKEY A Thesis By MARGARET ELIZABETH MORDEN Approved as to style and content by: (Chairman Comaittee) (Member) (Member) (Head of Depar...

  5. In Defense of the Trichotomy Thesis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Justin Klocksiem

    2010-01-01

    According to a standard picture, for any two comparable objects and a basis for comparison, either one is greater than the\\u000a other or they are equal with respect to the basis. This picture has been called the Trichotomy Thesis, and although it is\\u000a intuitive and plausible, it has been called into question by such philosophers as Derek Parfit, James Griffin,

  6. Master Thesis Combined Neural Networks and

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    Cambridge, University of

    Master Thesis Combined Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms as a method for reducing redundancyNetworksandGentworksandGentworksandGentworksandGeneticAlgorithmseticAlgorithmseticAlgorithmseticAlgorithms asaasaasaasamethodformethodformethodformethodforreducingredundancyinsteeldesignreducingredundancyinsteeldesignreducingredundancyinsteeldesignreducingredundancyinsteeldesign 2008MinSungJoo2008MinSungJoo2008MinSungJoo2008MinSungJoo #12; Combined Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms as a method for reducing redundancy in steel design #12;Combined Neural Networks

  7. The Protestant Ethic Thesis: An Internal Critque

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    Sparhawk, Frank J.

    1976-04-01

    that was thereby the grace of God and 30 The Protestant Ethic Thesis worked for the glory of God. He could examine his worldly conduct for signs of salvation (p. 115): Thus, however useless good warks might be as a means of attaining salvatio n...). INTERDISCIPLINARY VARIATIONS IN THE PERCEPTION OF POWER: ASTUDY IN IDEOLOGY DAVID DICKENS MICHAEL LACY DON LANDON BOB RUCKER University ofKansas Mid-American Review of Sociology, 1976, Vol. 1, No. 1:41-70 There have been marked disagreements in the literature...

  8. Semester-Thesis Supervised by: Authors

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    Lygeros, John

    J. Gohl Control of an Autonomous Sailing Catamaran on the Concept of Hydrofoils Spring Term 2010 #12;#12;Contents Abstract v Symbols vii 1 Introduction 1 2 Hydrofoil Sailing Catamaran 3 3 System Design 5 3

  9. A QoS Content Adaptation Framework for Nomadic Users

    E-print Network

    von Bochmann, Gregor

    A QoS Content Adaptation Framework for Nomadic Users by Khalil Mehdi El-Khatib A thesis submitted Mehdi El-Khatib, Ottawa, Canada, 2005 #12;2 Abstract The tremendous growth of the Internet has to extend the scope of the user's reachability. The purpose of this thesis is to present a framework

  10. Budgeting for counterproliferation. Master`s thesis

    SciTech Connect

    Dunscomb, K.D.

    1994-12-01

    In the Bottom-Up Review conducted in the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union, DOD identified the proliferation of nuclear weapons as the new primary threat to the national security of the U.S. In response to this new threat, the Clinton Administration signaled a shift in emphasis in proliferation policy to include counterproliferation as a major policy goal. This thesis examines proliferation policy from a resource perspective. After a brief history of past U.S. proliferation policy and the Defense Counterproliferation Initiative (DCI), the Administration`s FY 95 budget request for policy support for this new initiative is analyzed. The purpose is to provide insight concerning the extent to which a consensus on resources for this new initiative exists between the executive and legislative branches. The thesis concludes that both the Administration and Congress agree that counterproliferation is an appropriate means to deal with the new threat. The Senate was supportive of the new initiative throughout the budget process, whereas the House was not. However, Congress as a whole increased support for the initiative by appropriating $60 million, almost twice the Administration`s request. There was confusion between the Administration and Congress regarding the proper account for funding the initiative. Consequently, Congress zeroed the Administration`s original request for counterproliferation studies in the OM account, but added back $60 million to the RDTE account for the DCI, indicating that the initiative was more technology oriented and required RDTE funds.

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

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

    2004-01-01

    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 ...

  12. Final Thesis ARM9E Processor Specification for OPTIMIST

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    Kessler, Christoph

    Final Thesis ARM9E Processor Specification for OPTIMIST by David Landén LITH-IDA-EX--05/022--SE 2005-02-25 #12;Linköpings universitet Department of Computer and Information Science Final Thesis ARM9E This thesis work provides hardware specifications of the ARM9E microprocessor for the retar- getable code

  13. Process for Completing an Honors Thesis in Social Work

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    Olsen Jr., Dan R.

    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

  14. FPGA Implementation of 2D FDTD Algorithm A Thesis Presented

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    Leeser, Miriam

    FPGA Implementation of 2D FDTD Algorithm A Thesis Presented by Wang Chen to The Department Graduate School of Engineering Thesis Title: FPGA Implementation of 2D FDTD Algorithm. Author: Wang Chen;NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY Graduate School of Engineering Thesis Title: FPGA Implementation of 2D FDTD Algorithm

  15. OFFICE OF GRADUATE STUDIES MASTER'S THESIS DEFENSE REPORT

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    Bieber, Michael

    OFFICE OF GRADUATE STUDIES MASTER'S THESIS DEFENSE REPORT Banner SPACMNT Master's Thesis Defense by the Graduate Program Director immediately after the defense, and submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies, Fenster Hall, Suite 140. Name of Student Last First Master's Program Final Title of Thesis Date of Defense

  16. Presented 11/13/2008 Thesis Defense: Students

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    1 Presented 11/13/2008 Thesis Defense: Students The thesis defense is the culmination of completing student to junior colleague. If handled properly the thesis defense can actually be an enjoyable and difficult defense. Instead of being a meeting of the minds it is literally a defense against many criticisms

  17. Template Instructions, 07/12 1 Thesis Template Instructions

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    Weiblen, George D

    that appear before the body of the thesis are numbered with lowercase Roman numerals; and the remaining pages in the template is Times New Roman, a True Type font. When you complete your thesis and are ready to submit are numbered with Arabic numerals. Your thesis will not be accepted if you change this numbering system. If you

  18. The independence thesis When individual and social epistemology diverge

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    Zollman, Kevin

    The independence thesis When individual and social epistemology diverge Conor Mayo-Wilson Kevin J, Danks (CMU) The independence thesis Tilburg 2010 1 / 33 #12;Independence thesis Two ways of epistemology Two ways of doing epistemology What's the relationship between these two? Mayo-Wilson, Zollman, Danks

  19. Thesis Defense: Faculty advisor The thesis defense is the culmination of completing course work, laboratory research and

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    1 Thesis Defense: Faculty advisor The thesis defense is the culmination of completing course work to showcase your labs achievements. As a PhD you know that if handled properly the thesis defense can actually completion timeline. Student left unguided or unaided in planning or setting up defense. · Warrants

  20. Prof. Dr. Fumiya Iida Bachelor-Thesis

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    Daraio, Chiara

    of a mini hopping Robot Spring Term 2012 #12;#12;Contents Abstract iii Symbols v 1 Introduction 1 1 of the Robot 5 2.1 Curved Beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2.2 Actuation.2 The 3 Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 3.2.1 Robot 1

  1. Master Thesis Defense Speaker: Hossein Afshar Fotouhi

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    Doedel, Eusebius

    -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

  2. MASTER THESIS -HTML5 SIGNAGE SOLUTION Digital signage is very common and something that one sees almost everyday, it is used to

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    Zhao, Yuxiao

    , as web browsers, HTML and javascript becomes more and more powerful (WebGL, CSS3 animations etc). A computer running a modern web browser, displaying modern web content, is basically a digital signage that knows web programming someone that can create content, for digital signage. Thesis description

  3. 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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    Dennehy, John

    THE PIPELINE THESIS One of the requirements of the CUNY Pipeline Program is the Pipeline thesis by writing a Pipeline thesis proposal during the spring of your junior year. The thesis should be completed before "going public." 3) Explore the possibility of doing the Pipeline thesis for credit

  4. Evaluation of inorganic phosphate content of overland runoff from a rural watershed 

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    Cepeda, William Lohr

    1974-01-01

    EVALUATION OF INORGANIC PHOSPHATE CONTENT OF OVERLAND RUNOFF FROM A RURAL WATERSHED A Thesis by WILLIAM LOHR CEPEDA Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... OF SCIENCE December 1974 Major Subject: Civil Engineering EVALUATION OF INORGANIC PHOSPHATE CONTENT OF OVERLAND RUNOFF FROM A RURAL WATERSHED A Thesis by WILLIAM LOHR CEPEDA Approved as to style and content by: ( I f ommi t tee) (Head of Depa ent...

  5. Single- and dual-wavelength radar determination of liquid-water content in a Texas thunderstorm

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    Linn, Charles Theodore

    1976-01-01

    SINGLE- AND DUAL-WAVELENGTH RADAR DETERMINATION OF LIQUID-WATER CONTENT IN A TEXAS THUNDERSTORM A Thesis by CHARLES THEODORE LINN l Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement... for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1976 Major Subject: Meteorology SINGLE-AND DUAL-WAVELENGTH RADAR DETERMINATION OF LIQUID-WATER CONTENT IN A TEXAS THUNDERSTORM A Thesis by CHARLES THEODORE LINN Approved as to style and content by: (Ch rman...

  6. Instructable autonomous agents. Ph.D. Thesis

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Huffman, Scott Bradley

    1994-01-01

    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.

  7. THE GRADUATE SCHOOL Graduate School Thesis Processing Fees

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    Suzuki, Masatsugu

    ) NOTE: If your thesis is over 3" thick, it may be broken into two volumes in order to be bound. Accepted 13902-6000 OR Only your last name and up to two initials can appear on the spine of your bound thesis. Please print your name exactly as it should appear on the spine: Last Name: First Initial: Middle Initial

  8. MS.BIOLOGY.NON-THESIS ACADEMIC LEARNING PLAN

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    O'Laughlin, Jay

    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

  9. Master's Thesis MIB design of AXE Regional Processors

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    Maguire Jr., Gerald Q.

    Master's Thesis on MIB design of AXE Regional Processors by Per Holmgren 2001 of AXE regional processors Abstract The motivation for this thesis is that Ericsson wants to start using open standards and platforms for controlling their AXE telephony exchanges out on the field. Up until

  10. Telescoping MATLAB for DSP Applications PhD Thesis Defense

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    Chauhan, Arun

    Telescoping MATLAB for DSP Applications PhD Thesis Defense Arun Chauhan Computer Science, Rice for DSP Applications July 10, 2003 #12;Two True Stories · the world of Digital Signal Processing PhD Thesis Defense: Telescoping MATLAB for DSP Applications July 10, 2003 #12;Two True Stories · the world

  11. What Works for Doctoral Students in Completing Their Thesis?

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    Lindsay, Siân

    2015-01-01

    Writing a thesis is one of the most challenging activities that a doctoral student must undertake and can represent a barrier to timely completion. This is relevant in light of current and widespread concerns regarding doctoral completion rates. This study explored thesis writing approaches of students post or near Ph.D. completion through…

  12. UCF Digital Forensics MS Program of Study (POS) Thesis Option

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    Stanley, Kenneth O.

    UCF Digital Forensics MS Program of Study (POS) Thesis Option Catalog Year 2009-2010 1 Students Work CGS 5131 Computer Forensics 1 CHS 5504 Topics in Forensic Science CIS 6207 The Practice of Digital.graduatecatalog.ucf.edu Print POS Clear POS Save POS #12;UCF Digital Forensics MS Program of Study (POS) Thesis Option Catalog

  13. UCF Digital Forensics MS Program of Study (POS) Thesis Option

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    Stanley, Kenneth O.

    UCF Digital Forensics MS Program of Study (POS) Thesis Option Catalog Year 2011-2012 1 Students Work CGS 5131 Computer Forensics 1 CHS 5504 Topics in Forensic Science CIS 6207 The Practice of Digital.graduatecatalog.ucf.edu Print POS Clear POS Save POS #12;UCF Digital Forensics MS Program of Study (POS) Thesis Option Catalog

  14. UCF Digital Forensics MS Program of Study (POS) Thesis Option

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    Stanley, Kenneth O.

    UCF Digital Forensics MS Program of Study (POS) Thesis Option Catalog Year 2010-2011 1 Students Work CGS 5131 Computer Forensics 1 CHS 5504 Topics in Forensic Science CIS 6207 The Practice of Digital.graduatecatalog.ucf.edu Print POS Clear POS Save POS #12;UCF Digital Forensics MS Program of Study (POS) Thesis Option Catalog

  15. Thesis Proposal Meeting Oct 3, 1995 Performance analysis of manufacturing

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    Gershwin, Stanley B.

    Thesis Proposal Meeting Example based on an actual line at the Toyota automobile assembly factory in Nagoya, Japan. A component production line feeding final assembly Assembly line Component production line versus inventory Thesis Proposal Meeting Oct 3, 1995 A.M.Bonvik Pass kanban from assembly line

  16. ORAL DEFENSE and THESIS-DISSERTATION APPROVAL FORM

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    Rock, Chris

    ORAL DEFENSE and THESIS-DISSERTATION APPROVAL FORM 1) I agree that the above named student has given a successful oral defense of his/her thesis/dissertation. 2) I agree that the above named student.gradschool.ttu.edu Candidate Name Date of Defense Committee Member: Dean's Representative (Doctoral Defenses Only) Member

  17. Collaborating for Success: Team Teaching the Engineering Technical Thesis

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    Keating, Terrence; Long, Mike

    2012-01-01

    This paper will examine the collaborative teaching process undertaken at College of the North Atlantic-Qatar (CNA-Q) by Engineering and the Communication faculties to improve the overall quality of engineering students' capstone projects known as the Technical Thesis. The Technical Thesis is divided into two separate components: a proposal stage…

  18. Summary of the thesis Problem and objective of the study

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    Hille, Sander

    to the requirements of Environmental Information Systems (EIS). The Far North of Cameroon is an example of central of the present thesis is to specify and develop SMALL Savannah, an example of Environmental Information System359 Summary of the thesis Problem and objective of the study Like many environmental systems, land

  19. Television Content.

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    Malik, M. F.

    Focusing on changes in the minds of the audience, this study of the impact of television programs provides a general analysis of the perceptual spectrum of the television audience and its values, preferences, and attachments to the content of television programs. Influences are identified and cued to the development of programming, and findings of…

  20. THESIS PROJECT: REGISTRATION NOTE!! The form is to be handed in to the thesis project coordinator, see www.it.uu.se/edu/exjobb

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    Andersson, Arne

    1 (2) THESIS PROJECT: REGISTRATION NOTE!! The form is to be handed in to the thesis project = half semester, 30 = full semester) Name Person reg.number Title of thesis: ............................................................................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................................... The project will be carried out

  1. Master's Thesis Project in Content Service Delivery: Optimizations for live DASH over unicast 22494

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    Zhao, Yuxiao

    ­ 22494 www.ericsson.com/careers Timely delivery and consumption of large amounts of data has been work will be carried out at the Visual Technology unit at Ericsson Research in Kista, outside Stockholm, Experienced Researcher; email: ying.wang@ericsson.com Richard Mitic, Researcher; email: richard.mitic@ericsson

  2. SENIOR HONORS THESIS CONTRACT HONR 490 (formerly UH 490)

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    SENIOR HONORS THESIS CONTRACT HONR 490 (formerly UH 490) Honors Student Name: SSN and/or Student ID meetings with Advisor, research data collection, first draft submittal to Advisor, etc. (Please attach

  3. Liquid Droplet Dye Laser M.Sc. Thesis

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    Liquid Droplet Dye Laser M.Sc. Thesis Hatim Azzouz Supervisors: Anders Kristensen, Niels Asger on the frontpage is a liquid droplet dye laser levitated by a so-called levitator apparatus. Hatim Azzouz 1 #12

  4. Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering Master Thesis Defense

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    Doedel, Eusebius

    Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering Master Thesis Defense Speaker: Lehan Meng indicate that by appropriately scheduling transmission grants and assigning wavelengths, substantial is not small, the benefits of performing appropriate wavelength assignment, together with transmission

  5. Journalism Concentration: Grady College MA Thesis Program Planning Form

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    Arnold, Jonathan

    Journalism Concentration: Grady College MA Thesis Program Planning Form Student and Directed Readings in Mass Communication JRMC 8350 ( ) Special Topics in Journalism JRMC 8025 ( ) Mass Media Law JRMC 8365 ( ) Media Economics JRMC 7355 ( ) Health and Medical Journalism JRMC 7356 ( ) Advanced

  6. Thesis Projects (2013) Institute of Micro and Nanomaterials

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    Ulm, Universität

    2013-01-01

    Thesis Projects (2013) Institute of Micro and Nanomaterials Manipulation and positioning. A high degree of integration makes so called "labonchip" devices possible, where different kinds. This influence could allow a totally integrated positioning system and therefore enable the combination

  7. Master Thesis Online Checking of a Hybrid Laser

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    student project job stage. With- out his enlightening instruction, wisdom, impressive kindness and patience, I could not have completed my thesis. His keen and vigorous observation enlightens me not only

  8. Attitudes on Conducting Thesis Research in a Developing Country.

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    Mason, S. C.; And Others

    1987-01-01

    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)

  9. Thesis Projects (2013) Ins$tute of Micro and Nanomaterials

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    Ulm, Universität

    2013-01-01

    Thesis Projects (2013) Ins$tute of Micro and Nanomaterials Experimental mechanism behind this new, intriguing form of abnormal growth in nanomaterials. Simula/on of abnormal grain growth in nanomaterials Abnormal grains growing

  10. Space Complexity in Infinite Time Turing Machines MSc Thesis (Afstudeerscriptie)

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    Amsterdam, University of

    Space Complexity in Infinite Time Turing Machines MSc Thesis (Afstudeerscriptie) written by Joost.2 Notation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2 Infinite time Turing machines 47 5.1 P PSPACE for infinite time Turing machines . . . . . . . . . 47 5.2 The question whether Pf

  11. 3D stepper motor system and its GUI A report for project-in-lieu-of-thesis

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    Abidi, Mongi A.

    ;2 Table of Content Abstract 3 1. Introduction 4 2. Technology of the step motor system 8 2.1 Variable-reluctance1 3D stepper motor system and its GUI design A report for project-in-lieu-of-thesis for masters step motor 10 2.2 Permanent-magnet step motor 11 2.3 Hybrid step motor 12 3 GUI design essentials 13 4

  12. Scalable implementation of boson sampling with trapped ions.

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

    2014-02-01

    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

  13. 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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    Dennehy, John

    THE PIPELINE THESIS One of the requirements of the CUNY Pipeline Program is the Pipeline thesis by writing a Pipeline thesis proposal during the spring of your junior year. The thesis should be completed. The proposal must be completed and signed by your mentor by the beginning of the Pipeline summer research

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

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

    2008-01-01

    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 ...

  15. Logic of belief and the content of God: Hans Frei’s theological grammar 

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    Henderson, Frances Munro

    2011-07-01

    This thesis offers a systematic engagement with the theological hermeneutics of Hans Frei. The two key conceptual categories are “the logic of belief” and “the content of God”. The former refers to the grammatical ...

  16. Deterring weapons of mass destruction terrorism. Master`s thesis

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    LeHardy, F.A.

    1997-12-01

    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.

  17. Content identification: binary content fingerprinting versus binary content encoding

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    Ferdowsi, Sohrab; Voloshynovskiy, Svyatoslav; Kostadinov, Dimche

    2014-02-01

    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.

  18. Book Reviews that income differentials also support his thesis,

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    Galef Jr., Bennett G.

    more expensive mental health care is that they are genetically more intelligent, and hence, moreBook Reviews that income differentials also support his thesis, since the reason pinks can afford frequency of low birth weight babies among black Americans, data that are undeniably consistent with an r

  19. Beam modification for cancer radiation therapy. Master's thesis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    1985-01-01

    A method for designing radiation-therapy beam modifiers is proposed in this thesis. The design is based on a calculated dose distribution in the patient from an unmodified treatment beam. The modifier alters the beam before it reaches the patient in a way that yields the desired dose profile at the tumor while minimizing the dose to healthy tissues. The design

  20. PhD Thesis, s961052 Electroosmotic micropumps

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    PhD Thesis, s961052 Electroosmotic micropumps Anders Brask Main supervisor: Henrik Bruus Co micropump technologies do not offer compact, reliable and low-cost pumping solutions. Micropumps based several hours of continuous testing. Micropumps, in particular electroosmotic micropumps, are usually

  1. PhD thesis, s971820 AC Electrokinetic micropumps

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    PhD thesis, s971820 AC Electrokinetic micropumps Laurits Højgaard Olesen ++++++++ V0 cos(t) Fluid- ular, we focus on a theoretical description of AC electroosmotic micropumps with asymmetric electrode for experimental micropump geometries and display contributions to the net pumping velocity from the different flow

  2. Constraints on the kinetics of sodium channels A thesis presented

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    Chen, Yiling

    Constraints on the kinetics of sodium channels A thesis presented by Elaine L. Angelino to Applied differences among sodium (Na) channels, a type of voltage-gated ion channels. These are proteins The sodium channel 10 1.1 Structure of the sodium channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 1.2 Kinetic

  3. Andrew James Smith The Thesis Committee for Andrew James Smith

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    Yang, Zong-Liang

    Copyright by Andrew James Smith 2012 #12;The Thesis Committee for Andrew James Smith certifies Supervisor: #12;OBSERVATIONS AND MODELS OF VENTING AT DEEPWATER GULF OF MEXICO VENTS by Andrew James Smith, B AND MODELS OF VENTING AT DEEPWATER GULF OF MEXICO VENTS Andrew James Smith, M.S.Geo.Sci. The University

  4. Masters Thesis Assessing Motor Function in Parkinsons Disease using a

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    Garibaldi, Skip

    Masters Thesis Defense Assessing Motor Function in Parkinsons Disease using a Web-based, Computerized and User-friendly Tool Noah Adler Emory University Abstract: Abstract: Parkinsons disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease resulting in motor- and movement-related impairments. A clinical diagnosis of Parkinsons

  5. Kondo Effects in Carbon Nanotubes Master of Science Thesis

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    Nygård, Jesper

    Kondo Effects in Carbon Nanotubes Master of Science Thesis Faculty of Science University of Copenhagen January 2007 Jeppe Vilstrup Holm The Niels Bohr Institute #12;Kondo Effects in Carbon Nanotubes- teresting physical phenomenon, including Coulomb blockade and Kondo physics in carbon nanotubes. It has been

  6. MASTER THESIS HEALTH SCIENCES ORGANIZATION OF PEDIATRIC PALLIATIVE

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    Vellekoop, Michel

    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: J.G. VAN MANEN 2ND SUPERVISOR: S. SIESLING EXTERNAL SUPERVISOR: M. POTTERS #12;Pediatric palliative

  7. Master thesis Classifying fungal species from environmental sequences bioinformatics

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    Uppsala Universitet

    and cannot be cultured. To cope with this modern mycology need to develop strategies for classifying speciesMaster thesis Classifying fungal species from environmental sequences ­ bioinformatics analysis fungal diversity is current described largely because most species have no visible fruiting structures

  8. 2006 Thesis and Dissertations Report: Family and Consumer Sciences

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    Mary J. Pickard

    2007-01-01

    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

  9. Thesis/Dissertation Defense Checklist Review the Graduation Deadlines

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    Mohan, Chilukuri K.

    to be cleared for their defense: 1. Program of Study: The final, accurate copy with appropriate signatures. 2 be a faculty member outside of your department. Doctoral students Your defense committee consists of six votingThesis/Dissertation Defense Checklist Review the Graduation Deadlines Submit a Program of Study

  10. Type Master Thesis Laplace Pyramids in Riemannian Manifolds with

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    Grohs, Philipp

    Type Master Thesis Title Laplace Pyramids in Riemannian Manifolds with Applications in Radar Target of Laplace pyramid (Burt and Adelson 1983) to the case of data with values in Riemannian manifolds, arising for instance as covariance matrices of radar measurements. Classically, Laplace pyramids serve as a tool

  11. Cumulative thermal effects in a multiburst scenario. Master's thesis

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    Hall

    1985-01-01

    This thesis sought to develop a computer program to model the cumulative effects of nuclear fireball thermal radiation. The scenario studied was the Peacekeeper Dense Pack missile system. The missile field was subjected to walk attack of 2-MT weapons every two seconds. Aiming error of the incoming RV was modeled using a 10-cell CEP area around the designated ground zero,

  12. Master Thesis Defining Materials in an Automotive Environment to Support

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    Assarsson, Ulf

    Master Thesis ­ Defining Materials in an Automotive Environment to Support Realistic Virtual will decrease project time and cost. In the automotive industry, virtual evaluation is of special importance to material library in RD&T. · Demonstration on an automotive case in RD&T. Prior knowledge Knowledge

  13. Bachelor Thesis Band gap measurements of semi-conductors

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    Pfeifer, Holger

    Bachelor Thesis Band gap measurements of semi-conductors using electron energy-loss spectroscopy local electronic properties of ,for example , hetero-structures, quantum dots or atomically thin layers as an analytical technique to determine band-gaps in semiconductors. The semiconductors of interest include Si, Ge

  14. QUANTITATIVE SONOGRAPHIC PROSTATE CANCER CHARACTERIZTION A Thesis Presented

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    Huston, Dryver R.

    QUANTITATIVE SONOGRAPHIC PROSTATE CANCER CHARACTERIZTION A Thesis Presented by Zhi He are at risk for developing prostate cancer, and as a man ages, his risk of developing prostate cancer into a system to reliably identify areas of the prostate that are likely to be cancerous. The radio frequency

  15. N d'ordre : Doctoral Thesis in Fluid Mechanics

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    at the Laboratoire de Mécanique des Fluides et d'Acoustique - UMR 5509, and the Heat and Power Technology Division. Aerodynamic Analysis of Subsonic or Supersonic Flows in Response to a Prescribed Vibratory Mode. In that context, the present thesis is dedicated to study flutter in recent turbines through aerodynamic analysis

  16. Photodisintegration of Lithium Isotopes A Thesis Submitted to the

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    Saskatchewan, University of

    Photodisintegration of Lithium Isotopes A Thesis Submitted to the College of Graduate Studies of the lithium isotopes, 6 Li and 7 Li, using a monochromatic, polarised photon beam and a segmented neutron-output spectra we separate the data into individual reaction channels. This work is motivated by the need

  17. Becker's thesis and three models of preference change

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    Richard Bradley

    2009-01-01

    This paper examines Becker's thesis that the hypothesis that choices maximise expected utility relative to …xed and universal tastes provides a general framework for the explanation of behaviour. Three dierent models of preference revision are presented and their scope evaluated. The …rst, the classical conditioning model, explain all changes in preferences in terms of changes in the information held by

  18. DOCUMENTING FRAMEWORKS USING PATTERN LANGUAGES An Abstract of a Thesis

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    Wallingford, Eugene

    DOCUMENTING FRAMEWORKS USING PATTERN LANGUAGES An Abstract of a Thesis Submitted in Partial that result from extending it. Pattern languages were envisioned to provide support in scaffolding is that pattern languages can be used for documenting a framework. This type of documentation can provide generic

  19. ISSN 1652-4691 Licentiate Thesis 2, 2004

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    settings of tomorrow. They need to use external sensing in order to be flexible enough to handle tasks-scale manufacturing of tomorrow. #12;#12;Acknowledgements The work presented in this thesis has been carried out within the Productive Robotics research group that consists of people from the Department of Com- puter

  20. Master / Bachelor Thesis Thema: Inbetriebnahme von Kalibrierbrennern und deren Vermessung

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    Haller-Dintelmann, Robert

    bereits gebauten Kalibrierbrenner sowie deren Ansteuerung mit LabVIEW Vermessung der Flammen mittels Strukturiertes und engagiertes Arbeiten Vorkenntnisse in LabVIEW und Matlab sind von Vorteil Interesse oder mehr. Die numerische Simulation ist nicht Teil der Thesis. Die Arbeit beinhaltet: Inbetriebnahme der

  1. Bachelor Thesis Smart Card Based Solutions for Secure Internet

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    Lucas, Peter

    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

  2. Masters Thesis Titles: From Present back to Fall of 1990

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    New Hampshire, University of

    Potential Oscillation During Galvanostatic Copper Electrodeposition With a Leveler-Accelerant Additive Capacitors Chemistry Author Thesis Title Ghidey, Amanuel Berhane Synthesis of Adjacent-Bridged Benzo in Coastal New Hampshire Lowe, Justin K Evaluation of a New Construction Pavement Section Using

  3. The Doctoral Thesis and Supervision: The Student Perspective

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    Kiguwa, Peace; Langa, Malose

    2009-01-01

    The doctoral thesis constitutes both a negotiation of the supervision relationship as well as mastery and skill in participating in a specific community of practice. Two models of supervision are discussed: the technical rationality model with its emphasis on technical aspects of supervision, and the negotiated order model with an emphasis on…

  4. Assessing the Doctoral Thesis When It Includes Published Work

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    Sharmini, Sharon; Spronken-Smith, Rachel; Golding, Clinton; Harland, Tony

    2015-01-01

    In this article we explore how examiners assess a thesis that includes published work. An online survey was used to gather data on approaches to assessing publication-based theses (PBTs). The respondents were 62 supervisors who had experience examining PBTs across a range of disciplines at a research-intensive university in New Zealand. Nearly…

  5. Abstract of Thesis: Learning Graphical Skills in Kinematics

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    Australian Science Teachers Journal, 1972

    1972-01-01

    Summarizes a doctoral thesis that validated a Gagnian learning hierarchy and showed that graphical skills were more quickly learned the greater the guidance that was given, but that there was no difference in retention and transfer between guided and discovery learning of these skills. (AL)

  6. Summary of the thesis "Elites and their children.

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    van den Brink, Jeroen

    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

  7. Jessica Shawn Jenkins 2111-102 Thesis Circle

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    Velev, Orlin D.

    (anticipated) Thesis Title: Multifunctional Living Paints: Composite Blends of Latex Polymer Particles and Live., Flickinger, M., and Velev, O. Ultrathin biocomposite composite coatings from particles and live cells composite coatings from particles and live cells by convective-sedimentation assembly, 2010 Schoenborn

  8. Eclipse Plugin for TinyOS Debugging Semester Thesis

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    Eclipse Plugin for TinyOS Debugging Semester Thesis Silvan Nellen snellen@ee.ethz.ch Advisors of the NesC compiler. A TinyOS debug plug-in for Eclipse is presented. The Eclipse plug-in facilitates sessions. First testers have found the presented Eclipse plug-in to be a useful tool for TinyOS developers

  9. Master Thesis: Robustness and Prediction Accuracy of Biomarker

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    Rostock, Universität

    Master Thesis: Robustness and Prediction Accuracy of Biomarker Genes in Radiation Research A major challenge in the field of radiation research is the identification of biomarker genes with which-reproducibility of biomarker genes remains one of the major challenges in clinical research. An evaluation of the different

  10. 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

  11. Target vulnerability to air defense weapons. Master's thesis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Reinard

    1984-01-01

    This thesis is intended to become a portion of the textbook utilized in the course entitled Warheads and Lethality (AE-3705). This portion of the text includes an unclassified discussion of a target's susceptibility to an externally detonating HE warhead and a target's vulnerability. In particular, the section on target susceptibility leads to the development of the number of fragments which

  12. Priors for New View Synthesis D.Phil Thesis

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    Kim, Tae-Kyun

    ) is the problem of generating a novel image of a scene, given a set of calibrated input images of the scene, i of this thesis is to compare and improve upon the various Markov random field and conditional random field prior of the art for NVS and stereo (itself a means to NVS). A hierarchical example-based image prior is introduced

  13. Priors for New View Synthesis D.Phil Thesis

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    Zisserman, Andrew

    ) is the problem of generating a novel image of a scene, given a set of calibrated input images of the scene, i of this thesis is to compare and improve upon the various Markov random field and conditional random field prior of the art for NVS and stereo (itself a means to NVS). A hierarchical example­based image prior is introduced

  14. Turning Points: Improving Honors Student Preparation for Thesis Completion

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    Patino, Cynthia

    2012-01-01

    This dissertation is an action research study that had as its primary goal to increase retention of honors college students at Arizona State University by implementing an additional advising session during the fifth semester of their academic career. Introducing additional, strategically-timed support for the honors thesis and demystifying the…

  15. Intergroup Contact and Ingroup Reappraisal: Examining the Deprovincialization Thesis

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    Verkuyten, Maykel; Thijs, Jochem; Bekhuis, Hidde

    2010-01-01

    According to the deprovincialization thesis, interethnic contact involves a reappraisal and distancing from the ingroup. Contact can broaden one's horizon by acknowledging and recognizing the value of other cultures and thereby putting the taken-for-granted own cultural standards into perspective. The current research uses data from three surveys…

  16. Master Thesis The Effects of Dark Matter on Gravitational Lensing

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    van Suijlekom, Walter

    Master Thesis The Effects of Dark Matter on Gravitational Lensing Properties of Galaxy Clusters, Australia #12;#12;Summary Dark matter is one of the main components in the universe. The type of dark matter cosmological model with cold dark matter (CDM) will have less structure compared to an equivalent model

  17. KAUAI CEANNEL CURRENTS THESIS SUBMITTED TO TEE GRADUATE

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    Luther, Douglas S.

    opposite d-irecti the prevailing flow. currents appeared to winds. o n N o l _ v #12;KAUAI CEANNEL CURRENTS THESIS SUBMITTED TO TEE GRADUATE UNIVERSITY OF EAWAII IN PARTIAL OF Tfl ernon E. Brock B ri an PasbY #12;KAU/TI CHAI{NEL CURRTNTS A B STRACT The currents i n and. around

  18. MASTER'S THESIS Construction of an Optimal Linkage Arm

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    Patriksson, Michael

    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

  19. Electronic Thesis Submission Tutorial Why submit theses electronically?

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    Gering, Jon C.

    websites will I use? The Graduate Office website: http://gradstudies.truman.edu The UMI/ProQuest guidelines. Contains links to UMI/ProQuest and other Electronic Thesis resources. Contains contact information to be used, if you have questions about this process. #12;UMI ProQuest Website Contains

  20. Master Thesis, Autumn Semester 2011 Reconstruction of Glacier States from

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    ;#12;Preface The exciting thing about the present Master thesis is that it combines the fields of Car- tography. The glacier states are reconstructed by digitizing the glacier tongues from historical images. Since the camera parameters of these images are unknown, the image georeferencing is done first. Camera parameters

  1. Space tether-radar data processing. Master`s thesis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    1994-01-01

    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

  2. Final Master Thesis Project Evaluating the EWI Wind Tunnel Performance

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    Vuik, Kees

    Final Master Thesis Project Evaluating the EWI Wind Tunnel Performance Domenico Lahaye and Matthias simulations of some turbulent flows, and possibly to find strategies to reduce the undesirable wind tunnel and a simplified representation of the EWI wind tunnel. A selection of a turbulent flow (either commercial

  3. 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

  4. MASTER OF SCIENCE THESIS Integration of "UML-ised"

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    MASTER OF SCIENCE THESIS Integration of "UML-ised" Formal Techniques and Tools with RSL and the RSL attention is given to improve the integration of the two. In particular the Unified Modelling Language (UML much research interest. Many have focused on the formalisation of UML Class Diagrams with various

  5. M.Sc. Thesis Master of Science in Engineering

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    insights about the way people prefer to self-reflect on their personal movement data. #12;ii #12;AbstractM.Sc. Thesis Master of Science in Engineering SensibleJournal 2014: A Mobile Life-logging System of Denmark in fulfilment of the requirements for acquiring a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Engineering

  6. Ph.D.Thesis Binary inversion of gravity

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    Ph.D.Thesis Binary inversion of gravity data for salt imaging Richard A. Krahenbuhl Center for Gravity, Electrical & Magnetic Studies Colorado School of Mines Department of Geophysics Colorado School of gravity data for salt imaging Richard A. Krahenbuhl Center for Gravity, Electrical & Magnetic Studies

  7. Master's Thesis A Secure and Energy Efficient Communication

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    Kim, Kwangjo

    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

  8. TITLE OF THESIS: NANOPROCESSORS: CONFIGURABLE HARDWARE ACCELERATORS FOR EMBEDDED SYSTEMS

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    Jacob, Bruce

    /Output(I/O) Port ...................... 24 2.2 Process Scheduling Overhead in Embedded RTOS.............. 26 2ABSTRACT TITLE OF THESIS: NANOPROCESSORS: CONFIGURABLE HARDWARE ACCELERATORS FOR EMBEDDED SYSTEMS for these services requires micropro- cessors inside and can be regarded as embedded systems. Embedded sys- tems

  9. Master's Thesis Approximation and analysis of confluent hypergeometric differential

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    Kim, Yong Jung

    in homing guidance ( Ko, Min su) Department of Mathematical Sciences KAIST 2011 #12;Approximation Jung by Ko, Min su Department of Mathematical Sciences KAIST A thesis submitted to the faculty of KAIST, as a graduate student of KAIST, hereby declare that I have not committed any acts that may damage

  10. Bone ingrowth in a shoulder prosthesis MSC Thesis, Applied Mathematics

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    Vuik, Kees

    of the joint and to relieve the pain, a prosthesis to replace the glenoid of the shoulder joint is an optionBone ingrowth in a shoulder prosthesis MSC Thesis, Applied Mathematics E.M.van Aken 1107895, rheumatoid arthritis or severe trauma from a shoulder fracture, it is possible that the shoulder joint

  11. Master Thesis/Diplomarbeit: Detection of potential drug targets in

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    Rostock, Universität

    Master Thesis/Diplomarbeit: Detection of potential drug targets in cancer signaling by mathematical for drug discovery in metabolic diseases (OPDD, Vera et al. 2007) to investigate new drug targets in cell signaling pathways involved in cancer progression. Precisely the student must deal with the following tasks

  12. Topics in Quantum Chaos and Thermoelectricity A thesis presented

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    Heller, Eric

    Topics in Quantum Chaos and Thermoelectricity A thesis presented by William Edward Bies Bies All rights reserved #12; Abstract Topics in Quantum Chaos and Thermoelectricity William Edward of semiclassical theory. In Part II we study thermoelectric e#11;ects in anisotropic materials. As a direct

  13. Doctoral Thesis Defense Speaker: Md. Rejaul Karim Chowdhury

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    Doedel, Eusebius

    Doctoral Thesis Defense Speaker: Md. Rejaul Karim Chowdhury Supervisor: Dr. B. Jaumard Examining the best set of hybrid PONs along with their cascading architecture, type and location of their switching integer linear programming (ILP) optimization model are proposed in the 1st and 2nd phase respectively

  14. MASTER'S THESIS A method for simulation based optimization

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    Patriksson, Michael

    ;Matematiskt centrum Göteborg 2007 #12;Abstract The background of this thesis was the GMMC Combustion Engine-projektet Combustion Engine Optimization som inleddes under våren 2006. En global optimeringsalgoritm som använder sig for Strategic Research (SSF). All members in GMMC Combustion Engine Optimiza- tion should be mentioned, Mattias

  15. Master Thesis: Simulation of plastic deformation in cemented carbide inserts

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    Haviland, David

    Master Thesis: Simulation of plastic deformation in cemented carbide inserts Background Sandvik in cemented carbide, high-speed steel and other hard materials such as diamond, cubic boron nitride in cemented carbide inserts will be performed using the FEM software Ansys and AdvantEdge. The work

  16. UCF Digital Forensics MS Program of Study (POS) Thesis Option

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    Stanley, Kenneth O.

    Work CGS 5131 Computer Forensics 1 CHS 5504 Topics in Forensic Science CIS 6207 The Practice of Digital Forensics CNT 6418 Computer Forensics 2 Subtotal: Subtotal: Restricted Elective Set 1: Take 2 ComputingUCF Digital Forensics MS Program of Study (POS) Thesis Option Catalog Year 2012-2013 1 Students

  17. The Richmond Decision -- an Expansion of the White Majority Thesis

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    Hooker, Clifford P.

    1972-01-01

    Discusses legal and educational issues arising from the recent desegregation case, Bradley vs the School Board of the City of Richmond. The central theme of the analysis is that the Bradley decision expanded the white majority thesis -- the proposition that whites must be in the majority in all schools in order to achieve equality of educational…

  18. Human-Centered Content-Based Image Retrieval

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    Broek van den Egon L

    2005-01-01

    Retrieval of images that lack a (suitable) annotations cannot be achieved through (traditional) Information Retrieval (IR) techniques. Access through such collections can be achieved through the application of computer vision techniques on the IR problem, which is baptized Content-Based Image Retrieval (CBIR). In contrast with most purely technological approaches, the thesis Human-Centered Content-Based Image Retrieval approaches the problem from a

  19. Designs and algorithms for packet and content inspection

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    Ioannis Sourdis

    2007-01-01

    This dissertation deals with essential issues pertaining to high performance processing for network security and deep packet inspection. The proposed solutions keep pace with the increasing number and complexity of known attack descriptions providing multi-Gbps processing rates. We advocate the use of reconfigurable hardware to provide flexibility, hardware speed, and parallelism in challenging packet and content inspection functions. This thesis

  20. 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

  1. Back-contact vertical-junction solar cell. Master's thesis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    1988-01-01

    The objective of this thesis was to improve the efficiency of silicon solar cells by designing and fabricating a solar cell which synergistically combines the advantages of the interdigitated back-contact solar cell with the advantages of the wedged-channel vertical-junction solar cell. Solar cell designs which combine the two concepts were proposed and evaluated. A final design was chosen which consisted

  2. Experience and content

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    Byrne, Alex

    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 ...

  3. Experience and Content

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    Byrne, Alex

    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 ...

  4. The effect of water content, cooling rate, and growth temperature on the freezing temperature of 4 Tillandsia species 

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    Hagar, Christopher Flint

    1990-01-01

    THE EFFECT OF WATER CONTENT, COOLING RATE, AND GROWTH TEMPERATURE ON THE FREEZING TEMPERATURE OF 4 TILLANDSIA SPECIES A Thesis by CHRISTOPHER FLINT HAGAR 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 1990 Major Subject: Horticulture THE EFFECT OF WATER CONTENT g COOLING RATE AND GROWTH TEMPERATURE ON THE FREEZING TEMPERATURE OF 4 TILLANDSIA SPECIES A Thesis...

  5. Effect of rates and frequencies of nitrogen fertilization on yield, growth pattern and crude protein content of bermudagrass 

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    Uribe-Rivas, Juan Carlos

    1983-01-01

    EFFECT OF RATES AND FREQUENCIES OF NITROGEN FERTILIZATION ON YIELD, GROWTH PATTERN AND CRUDE PROTEIN CONTENT OF BERMUDAGRASS A Thesis by JUAN CARLOS URIBE-RIVAS Submitted to tbe Graduate College of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment... of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December 1983 Major Subject: Agronomy EFFECT OF RATES AND FREQUENCIES OF NITROGEN FERTILIZATION ON YIELD, GROWTH PATTERN AND CRUDE PROTEIN CONTENT OF SERMUDAGRASS A Thesis by JUAN CARLOS URIBE...

  6. A Petri net controller for distributed hierarchical systems. Thesis

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Peck, Joseph E.

    1991-01-01

    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.

  7. Strategic planning, Polaris, and Tomahawk: technological imperative hypotheses. Master's thesis

    SciTech Connect

    Norris, D.T.

    1987-12-01

    This thesis examines the force procurement element of the military strategic planning process and is comprised of two parts. First, models are constructed to depict ideal strategic planning. The initial step in each model is the formulation of the national interest. The national interest is defined in terms useful to strategic planners by creating a unique paradigm based on the Constitution. The technological imperative hypothesis is explored as an aberration to the ideal strategic planning process. Second, the technological imperative hypothesis is tested with case studies of the Polaris and the Tomahawk. Even though the hypothesis was disproved in each case, the case studies yielded useful relationships between technology, strategy, and doctrine.

  8. Target vulnerability to air defense weapons. Master's thesis

    SciTech Connect

    Reinard, B.E.

    1984-12-01

    This thesis is intended to become a portion of the textbook utilized in the course entitled Warheads and Lethality (AE-3705). This portion of the text includes an unclassified discussion of a target's susceptibility to an externally detonating HE warhead and a target's vulnerability. In particular, the section on target susceptibility leads to the development of the number of fragments which strike a target aircraft from an externally detonating warhead. The section on target vulnerability explains the methodology used for identifying critical components and conducting a vulnerability assessment, and leads to the effects of fragments and penetrators striking an aircraft.

  9. IUB Doctoral Thesis Proposal Bioinformatics Track of IUB School of Informatics

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    Indiana University

    IUB Doctoral Thesis Proposal Bioinformatics Track of IUB School of Informatics December 1, 2008 for the thesis proposal is approved and set. The exam date should be coordinated with the School of Informatics

  10. ContentsContents3377discrete probability distributions

    E-print Network

    Vickers, James

    ContentsContents3377discrete probability distributions 1. Discrete probability distributions 2 to the binomial probabilities. The binomial is a finite discrete random variable whereas the Poisson distribution Probability Distributions 37.1 Introduction It is often possible to model real systems by using the same

  11. Intelligence database support for Naval arms control. Master's thesis

    SciTech Connect

    Shirer, R.H.

    1991-12-01

    The database contained in this thesis was put together from unclassified sources. It is stored on computer disk using the Lotus 123 software program and is easily updated and manipulated. This database was created to provide support to U.S. Naval arms control negotiators in the event that the Navy is forced to the negotiating table. This thesis does not advocate naval arms control. However, given the current political climate it is prudent to be prepared for such an eventuality. This assessment utilizes a methodology for determining excess naval forces of the Soviet Union that would be targetable in arms control talks. In order to quantify the excess, we constructed a Soviet naval model that would be adequate to meet Soviet security goals under 'defensive defense' doctrine. Our goal was not to present the Soviet Union with a plan of action but to come up with a reasonable estimate of what their force structure is likely to resemble. Again, it is the methodology which is important here, as specific numbers can easily be changed using the Lotus program to account for classified information or changing developments.

  12. Endeavours in Discrete Lorentzian Geometry; A thesis in five papers

    E-print Network

    Lisa Glaser

    2014-09-29

    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.

  13. Understanding the economic power of oil. Master's thesis

    SciTech Connect

    Belanger, J.C.

    1992-12-01

    Oil has become a single global market in which oil price fluctuations now have the ability to rock the world economy. The purpose of this thesis is to examine the changing nature of this threat and by doing so, show that Saudi Arabia, which has acted as the primary stabilizing tool by American foreign policy makers, will no longer suffice in this capacity. Rather, Saudi Arabia, which has for the most part cooperated with the United States in helping to stabilize oil price and supply disruptions, will become increasingly less cooperative in a much shorter time frame than night be anticipated with regard to oil supplies. This thesis proposes possible avenues for US national security policy by exploring pathways that might further ensure economic security and stability of the Middle East region in light of the new nature of the oil threat. The goal of economic security and stability can only be realized through an understanding of the oil producing nations and their relationships with the international community and world economy.... Oil, Persian Gulf Security Policy, Middle East Oil Reserves.

  14. A STUDY OF WHISTLER-MODE RESONANCE-CONE EMISSIONS A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment

    E-print Network

    Gurnett, Donald A.

    A STUDY OF WHISTLER-MODE RESONANCE-CONE EMISSIONS by Lei Xin A thesis submitted in partial of The University of Iowa July 2005 Thesis Supervisor: Professor Donald A. Gurnett #12;#12;A STUDY OF WHISTLER-MODE RESONANCE-CONE EMISSIONS by Lei Xin An Abstract Of a thesis submitted in partial fulfillment

  15. Electronic Thesis Initiative: Pilot Project of McGill University, Montreal

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Park, Eun G.; Zou, Qing; McKnight, David

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: To set up a protocol for electronic thesis and dissertation (ETD) submission for the electronic thesis initiative pilot project at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Design/methodology/approach: An electronic thesis and dissertation submission protocol was implemented and tested. To test authoring tools, we had 50 students submit…

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

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    Dutz, Hartmut

    Submitting and Printing a PhD Thesis in the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences come up when your thesis is finished and now you have to print it and submit it. The ,,Promotionsbüro this means in terms of the cover pages offered by this thesis framework. For the printed version of your

  17. Procedures for Preparing the Research Proposal & Thesis 1 PROCEDURES FOR THE

    E-print Network

    Zhou, Yaoqi

    : For the Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction _______________________________________ HCI GRADUATE and Dissemination 12 F. Book Binding ­ NO Longer Required 12 Appendix A - THESIS (ONE-PAGE) PROPOSAL 13 Appendix B - THESIS (FULL) PROPOSAL 14 Appendix C - FORMAT FOR FINAL THESIS 15 Appendix D ­ IRB 16 References 16 #12

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    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

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

    E-print Network

    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

  20. Gossypol content of industrial cotton dust: evaluation and application of the Gossypol - Aniline complex method

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    Gruenwald, Guillermo Jose Samuel

    1974-01-01

    GOSSYPOL ONTENT OF TNDrJSTRIAL COTTON DUST. EVALUAT ION AND APPLICAT ION OF THE GOSSYPOL ? ANILINE COMPLEX METHOD A Thesis by GUILLER. IO JOSE SAMUEL GRUENNALD Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AP~M University in parti al ulf illment... of the r equirement f or the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE December ig 7& Major Subject: Industrial Hygiene GOSSYPOL CONTENT OF INDUSTRIAL COTTON DUST: EVALUATION AND APPLICATION OF THE GOSSYPOL ? ANILINE COMPLEX METHOD A Thesis by GUILLERMO JOSE...

  1. Electrodynamic driver for the space thermoacoustic refrigerator (STAR). Master's thesis

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    Fitzpatrick, M.

    1988-03-01

    The objective of the STAR project is to test and space qualify a new continuous-cycle cryogenic refrigeration system for cooling of sensors and electronics which is based upon the newly discovered thermo-acoustic heat-pumping effect. The new refrigerator has no sliding seals, a cycle frequency of about 300 Hz, and uses acoustic resonance to enhance the overall power density and efficiency. This thesis is concerned specifically with the design and testing of the electrodynamic transducer, which is responsible for the electro-acoustic power conversion. A computer model of the driver/resonator system is presented along with the techniques for measurement of the electrical and mechanical parameters used as input for the model. A final driver design (including dimensional drawings) utilizing a modified JBL 2450J neodymium-iron-boron compression driver and associated leak-tight electrical feed-throughs, microphone, accelerometer, pressure gage, pressure housing, and resonator interface is provided.

  2. Topics in vacuum decay (Ph.D Thesis)

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    Masoumi, Ali

    2015-01-01

    If a theory has more than one classically stable vacuum, quantum tunneling and thermal jumps make the transition between the vacua possible. The transition happens through a first order phase transition started by nucleation of a bubble of the new vacuum. The outward pressure of the truer vacuum makes the bubble expand and consequently eat away more of the old phase. In the presence of gravity this phenomenon gets more complicated and meanwhile more interesting. It can potentially have important cosmological consequences. Some aspects of this decay are studied in this thesis. Solutions with different symmetry than the generically used O(4) symmetry are studied and their actions calculated. Vacuum decay in a spatial vector field is studied and novel features like kinky domain walls are presented. The question of stability of vacua in a landscape of potentials is studied and the possible instability in large dimension of fields is shown. Finally a compactification of the Einstein-Maxwell theory is studied which...

  3. The Duhem-Quine thesis and the dark matter problem

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    Reynolds, M A

    2015-01-01

    There are few opportunities in introductory physics for a genuine discussion of the philosophy of science, especially in cases where the physical principles are straightforward and the mathematics is simple. Terrestrial classical mechanics satisfies these requirements, but students new to physics usually carry too many incorrect or misleading preconceptions about the subject for it to be analyzed epistemologically. The problem of dark matter, and especially the physics of spiral galaxy velocity rotation curves, is a straightforward application of Newton's laws of motion and gravitation, and is just enough removed from everyday experience to be analyzed from a fresh perspective. It is proposed to teach students about important issues in the philosophy of physics, including Bacon's induction, Popper's falsifiability, and the Duhem-Quine thesis, all in light of the dark matter problem. These issues can be discussed in an advanced classical mechanics course, or, with limited simplification, at the end of a first ...

  4. Alternative propulsion plant for naval auxiliary ships. Master's thesis

    SciTech Connect

    Stone, E.L.

    1980-06-01

    Due to the rising fuel cost, marine engineers and ship operators alike are searching for more fuel efficient propulsion plants to power ocean-going vessels. This thesis describes an alternative propulsion plant for the U.S. Navy's newest fleet oiler, the AO-177, in order to solve the problem of rising fuel costs. An analysis of converting the present geared steam turbine propulsion plant is performed, and the economic benefits of such a conversion are examined. The results of this analysis show that it is feasible to convert the AO-177 class fleet oiler to a diesel powered vessel provided that the conversion is performed prior to the end of the ship's third year of life. Two candidate diesel plants were studied with the most economical plant being selected for use in the conversion.

  5. Political Science First Annual Paper and Thesis Competition The 2013-2014 nominations for the Department of Political Science's first annual paper and thesis

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    Calgary, University of

    Political Science First Annual Paper and Thesis Competition 2013-2014 The 2013-2014 nominations for the Department of Political Science's first annual paper and thesis competition are now complete. We had 20 will be announced in September 2014 in an awards ceremony to be held in the Department of Political Science

  6. WGS Thesis/Honors Track Application Students who wish to apply for the WGS Honors/Thesis track should submit this form December of Junior Year. (See the

    E-print Network

    Wolfe, Patrick J.

    WGS Thesis/Honors Track Application Students who wish to apply for the WGS Honors/Thesis track should submit this form December of Junior Year. (See the WGS website for deadline information.) Please complete this form below and return it, along with the required attachments, to the WGS office, Boylston

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

    E-print Network

    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

  8. Science Content Standards

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    National Science Education Standards

    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.

  9. Content-Based Instruction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    CATESOL Journal, 1992

    1992-01-01

    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…

  10. [Medical degree earned with a thesis in medical schools of Lima, 2011: characteristics, motivations and perceptions].

    PubMed

    Mejia, Christian R; Inga-Berrospi, Fiorella; Mayta-Tristán, Percy

    2014-01-01

    We surveyed physicians who obtained their medical degree with a thesis in 2011 from the seven medical schools in Lima to know the characteristics of the degree by thesis process, as well as participants? motivations and perceptions of that process. We included 98 students who did a thesis (87% of total); 99% conducted observational thesis, 30% did so in groups of three. The main motivation was that it was good for their curriculum vitae (94%). At the university where the thesis is compulsory, the process began with the choice of topic and adviser. Perceived ?greatest? and ?least? difficulty in the process was the completion of administrative procedures (53%) and selection of their advisor (11%), respectively. Administrative timeliness and processes should be reviewed so as not to impede the completion of thesis, since the new University Act requires the completion of a thesis to graduate. PMID:25418650

  11. Master thesis Spot Weldability of TRIP Steel with

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    Cambridge, University of

    () Computational Metallurgy Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology Pohang University of Science and Technology Weldability of TRIP Steel with High Carbon, High Aluminium Content By Jung, Geunsu Computational Metallurgy for the degree of Master of Science in the Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology (Computational Metallurgy

  12. PhD thesis proposal GDFSUEZ University Joseph Fourier

    E-print Network

    wellbore for geological sequestration of CO2 Object Nucleationgrowth of minerals in Cambrian quartzitic in Algeria. The average content of CO2 in the produced gas is about 7 molar %, above as a function of time of injection wellbore will be crucial for this project of geological sequestration

  13. STATISTICAL DATA CLONING FOR MACHINE LEARNING RESEARCH THESIS

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    Shakhnarovich, Greg

    . THE GENEROUS FINANCIAL HELP OF THE TECHNION IS GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGED #12;Contents Notation 2 1 Introduction 5.3 Bootstrap and its use for error estimation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 2.3.1 Ordinary bootstrap estimator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 2.3.2 Leave-one-out bootstrap

  14. 7 CFR 3402.6 - Overview of the special international study and/or thesis/dissertation research travel allowance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...and/or thesis/dissertation research travel allowance. 3402...AGRICULTURE FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES NATIONAL NEEDS GRADUATE AND...or thesis/dissertation research travel allowance. (a...study or thesis/dissertation research travel allowance,...

  15. Naturalising Representational Content

    PubMed Central

    Shea, Nicholas

    2014-01-01

    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

  16. Distinction in Chemistry: Thesis Guidelines Paper: The thesis should be printed on good quality 8 " x 11" paper.

    E-print Network

    Doyle, Robert

    , are numbered using roman numerals (i, ii, iii, ...). Typically, the table of contents is the first page which, this is the first page on which a lower case Roman numeral should appear. Acknowledgements (optional): This section be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals beginning with "1". Page numbers should be placed so they appear

  17. The use of fecal nitrogen as an indicator of dietary protein content in white-tailed deer

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    Mascorro, Paul Eugene

    1982-01-01

    THE USE 01' FEC. " L NITROGEN AS AN 1NDICATOR OF DIETARy PROTEIN CONTENT IN WHITE-TAILED DEER A Thesis PE UL EUGENE NASCORRO Submitted to the Grarluate College of Texas A6, N University . n partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree... of MASTER OF SCIENCE Nay 1982 Na jor Subject: Nildlife and Fisheries Sciences THE USE OF FECAL NITROGEN AS AN INDICATOR OF DIETARY PROTEIN CONTENT IN WHITE-TAILED DEER Thesis by PAUL EUGENE MASCORRO Approved as to style and content by: '(Chairman...

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

    SciTech Connect

    Cook, R.W.

    1988-06-01

    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 for individual level data, and time-series cross-sectional analysis for pooled data. The effect on reenlistment probability of changes in relative military and civilian salaries is determined. The results demonstrate the importance of pay to the reenlistment decisions of these men, but indicate that the supply elasticity is relatively low. It is argued that this low responsiveness of retention to pay changes is due not only to the arduous conditions of the work environment, but to the fact that military-to-civilian pay ratios were uniformly low during the period of observation. Previous research concerning the relationship of retention to pay has aggregated occupational categories and found higher elasticities. This paper shows that retention behavior can be better understood using information about compensation in disaggregated military occupational sectors and specific civilian alternatives.

  19. Nuclear terrorism: Rethinking the unthinkable. Master`s thesis

    SciTech Connect

    Marrs, R.W.

    1994-12-01

    Many policymakers and scholars contend that nuclear weapons remain inaccessible to terrorists, and that nuclear means are inconsistent with or disproportionate to their goals. Nevertheless, the historical pattern of nuclear proliferation suggests a trend toward nonstate actor acquisition, a notion supported by recent developments in the black market. Additional evidence suggests that some specific groups have expressed an interest in nuclear weapons. This thesis proposes that there is a terrorist demand for nuclear weapons. Further, its findings suggest that the possibility of terrorist acquisition has grown; and that these nonstate adversaries will enjoy significant advantage over states during nuclear crisis. Terrorists, like states, pursue political objectives and have similar concerns regarding power and security. Lacking state resources, terrorists employ instrumental targeting in pursuit of those objectives, while remaining relatively invulnerable to retaliation. This dynamic will encourage terrorists to acquire and exploit nuclear potential, thereby overturning traditional theories of deterrence. Wishful thinking about nuclear terrorism has discouraged thoughtful analiysis of this dilemma. The prospect is sufficiently dire that a preventive campaign must be launched to stop terrorist acquisition of nuclear capabilities. Policymakers must also prepare for the possible failure of preventive efforts, and search for options that may mitigate nuclear terrorism.

  20. Topics in vacuum decay (Ph.D Thesis)

    E-print Network

    Ali Masoumi

    2015-05-24

    If a theory has more than one classically stable vacuum, quantum tunneling and thermal jumps make the transition between the vacua possible. The transition happens through a first order phase transition started by nucleation of a bubble of the new vacuum. The outward pressure of the truer vacuum makes the bubble expand and consequently eat away more of the old phase. In the presence of gravity this phenomenon gets more complicated and meanwhile more interesting. It can potentially have important cosmological consequences. Some aspects of this decay are studied in this thesis. Solutions with different symmetry than the generically used O(4) symmetry are studied and their actions calculated. Vacuum decay in a spatial vector field is studied and novel features like kinky domain walls are presented. The question of stability of vacua in a landscape of potentials is studied and the possible instability in large dimension of fields is shown. Finally a compactification of the Einstein-Maxwell theory is studied which can be a good lab to understand the decay rates in compactification models of arbitrary dimensions.

  1. Chinese tactical nuclear weapons. Master`s thesis

    SciTech Connect

    Owens, G.B.

    1996-06-01

    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.

  2. Economic model for seaborne oil trade. Master`s thesis

    SciTech Connect

    Kian-Wah, H.

    1996-03-01

    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.

  3. Soviet concepts of ballistic missile defense. Master's thesis

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    Seavey, K.P.

    1988-06-01

    This thesis characterizes the Soviet concept of ballistic missile defense (BMD) in order to better understand and predict future Soviet BMD decision making. The Soviet concept of BMD is fundamentally different from that in the West. Soviet BMD is clearly an integral component of a much larger Soviet strategic defense effort which consists of strategic air defense as well as passive measures, such as mobility, deep underground command and control facilities, and civil defense. As the Soviet military literature demonstrates, Soviet strategic air defense encompasses defense against a continuum of threats -- from aircraft to ballistic missiles to satellites to 'space-strike weapons'. Soviet strategic air defense weapons therefore appear optimized to counter a wide range of airborne threats. In the Soviet view, surface-to-air missiles may be a primary tactical BMD weapon. Additionally, Soviet strategic BMD weapons may be a primary Soviet anti-satellite weapon. Furthermore, manned space platforms play a particularly significant role in Soviet thinking about the future of BMD and space warfare.

  4. Table of Contents TABLE OF CONTENTS

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    Dyer, Bill

    ;ADAPTERS 7 Table of Contents ADAPTERS 1/4in.-Mto1/4in.-F1/4in.Maleto1/8in.Female 1/8in.MaletoRCAFemale 1/8in.MaletoDouble1/8in.Female #12;8 Table of Contents ADAPTERSADAPTERS 1/4in.MtoFemaleXLR S-VideotoRCAMale S-VideotoBNCMale XLRBarrel,Female 1/4in.FemaletoFemaleXLRAdapter XLRBarrel,Male XLR-Mto1/4in

  5. Identification and confirmation of molecular markers and orange flesh color associated with major QTL for high beta-carotene content in muskmelon

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    Napier, Alexandra Bamberger

    2009-05-15

    IDENTIFICATION AND CONFIRMATION OF MOLECULAR MARKERS AND ORANGE FLESH COLOR ASSOCIATED WITH MAJOR QTL FOR HIGH BETA-CAROTENE CONTENT IN MUSKMELON A Thesis by ALEXANDRA BAMBERGER NAPIER Submitted to the Office of Graduate... COLOR ASSOCIATED WITH MAJOR QTL FOR HIGH BETA-CAROTENE CONTENT IN MUSKMELON A Thesis by ALEXANDRA BAMBERGER NAPIER Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment...

  6. The effects of environmental and management factors on the nitrogenase activity, total N content, and yield of seedling alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.)

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    Johnson, Timothy Charles

    1978-01-01

    THE EFFECTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND MANAGEMENT FACTORS ON THP NITROGENASE ACTIVITY& TOTAL N CONTENT, AND YIFLD OF SEEDLING ALFALFA (MEDICAGO SATIVA L, ) A Thesis by TIMOTHY CHARLES JOHNSON Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ARM... (MEDICAGO SATIVA L. ) A Thesis by TIMOTHY CHARLES JOHNSON Approved as to style and content by: ( Chairman of Committee) ad of Deo tment) (Member) (Member) May 1978 ABSTRACT The Effects of Environmental and Management Ractors on the Nitrogenase...

  7. Creating Content Pages

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael P. Antonovich

    \\u000a Content pages in SharePoint 2007 were, in some ways, simpler. A content page was a web page. You could use one of several\\u000a page layouts. Each one had its own configuration and number of web part zones in which you could add web parts. While you\\u000a can still create content pages that way in SharePoint 2010, you have another alternative,

  8. Content-aware scrolling

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Edward W. Ishak; Steven K. Feiner

    2006-01-01

    Scrolling is used to navigate large information spaces on small screens, but is often too restrictive or cumbersome to use for particular types of content, such as multi-page, multi-column documents. To address this problem, we introduce content-aware scrolling (CAS), an approach that takes into account various characteristics of document content to determine scrolling direction, speed, and zoom. We also present

  9. Multimedia content description framework

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    2003-01-01

    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.

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

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    College of Business and Behavioral Science Students selecting the thesis option are required a departmentally administered comprehensive examination. Students must demonstrate compe- tence in basic statistics

  11. Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography for Glaucoma (An AOS Thesis)

    PubMed Central

    Schuman, Joel S.

    2008-01-01

    Purpose Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a rapidly evolving, robust technology that has profoundly changed the practice of ophthalmology. Spectral domain OCT (SD-OCT) increases axial resolution 2- to 3-fold and scan speed 60- to 110-fold vs time domain OCT (TD-OCT). SD-OCT enables novel scanning, denser sampling, and 3-dimensional imaging. This thesis tests my hypothesis that SD-OCT improves reproducibility, sensitivity, and specificity for glaucoma detection. Methods OCT progress is reviewed from invention onward, and future development is discussed. To test the hypothesis, TD-OCT and SD-OCT reproducibility and glaucoma discrimination are evaluated. Forty-one eyes of 21 subjects (SD-OCT) and 21 eyes of 21 subjects (TD-OCT) are studied to test retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness measurement reproducibility. Forty eyes of 20 subjects (SD-OCT) and 21 eyes of 21 subjects (TD-OCT) are investigated to test macular parameter reproducibility. For both TD-OCT and SD-OCT, 83 eyes of 83 subjects are assessed to evaluate RNFL thickness and 74 eyes of 74 subjects to evaluate macular glaucoma discrimination. Results Compared to conventional TD-OCT, SD-OCT had statistically significantly better reproducibility in most sectoral macular thickness and peripapillary RNFL sectoral measurements. There was no statistically significant difference in overall mean macular or RNFL reproducibility, or between TD-OCT and SD-OCT glaucoma discrimination. Surprisingly, TD-OCT macular RNFL thickness showed glaucoma discrimination superior to SD-OCT. Conclusions At its current development state, SD-OCT shows better reproducibility than TD-OCT, but glaucoma discrimination is similar for TD-OCT and SD-OCT. Technological improvements are likely to enhance SD-OCT reproducibility, sensitivity, specificity, and utility, but these will require additional development. PMID:19277249

  12. Survey of organic content in bottom sediments of the Houston Ship Channel

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    Smith, Richard Hugh

    1968-01-01

    OF SCIENCE January 1968 Major Subject: Civil Engineering SURVEy OF ORGANIC CONTENT IN BOTTOM SEDIMENTS OF THE HOUSTON SHIP CHAI'JNEL A Thesis Richard Hugh Smith Approved as to style and content by: (C a r n of Committe (Head o+ D partment Member...) January 1968 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The equipment used in this research was provided bv the Environmental Engineering Division, Department of Civil Engineering, Texas ASM University. wish to express my sincere appreciatior to Dr. Roy W. Harm, Jr, for his...

  13. Thermal Stability of Distillate Hydrocarbon Fuels. Ph.D. Thesis

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Reddy, Kishenkumar Tadisina; Cernansky, Nicholas P.

    1987-01-01

    Thermal stability of fuels is expected to become a severe problem in the future due to the anticipated use of broadened specification and alternative fuels. Future fuels will have higher contents of heteroatomic species which are reactive constituents and are known to influence fuel degradation. To study the degradation chemistry of selected model fuels, n-dodecane and n-dodecane plus heteroatoms were aerated by bubbling air through the fuels amd stressed on a modified Jet Fuel Thermal Oxidation Tester facility operating at heater tube temperatures between 200 to 400 C. The resulting samples were fractionated to concentrate the soluble products and then analyzed using gas chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques to quantify and identify the stable reaction intermediate and product specifically. Heteroatom addition showed that the major soluble products were always the same, with and without heteroatoms, but their distributions varied considerably.

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

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    Sussex, University of

    A University of Sussex DPhil thesis Available online via Sussex Research Online: http, title, awarding institution and date of the thesis must be given Please visit Sussex Research Online parties together. I also would like to say `thank you' to two staff members of the memory clinics I dealt

  15. The Focus of Supervisor Written Feedback to Thesis/Dissertation Students

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    Bitchener, John; Basturkmen, Helen; East, Martin

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

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    Lei, Simon A.

    2009-01-01

    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…

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

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    Jawitz, James W.

    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

  18. Pre-Service Teachers' Beliefs about the Roles of Thesis Supervisors: A Case Study

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    Tapia Carlín, Rebeca Elena

    2013-01-01

    Trainee beliefs about the roles of thesis supervisors can exert an important influence on timely and successful completion of theses. This research article explores pre-service teacher beliefs about the roles of thesis supervisors through the analysis of their learning diaries. The aim of this study is to identify ways to improve supervisory…

  19. An Agent-based Grid Services Exchange Thesis @ IMM.DTU , March 2004

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    An Agent-based Grid Services Exchange Thesis @ IMM.DTU , March 2004 Ola Mortensen (c973684 of the An Agent-based Grid Services Exchange master thesis project at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU and support. Your input and experience has been highly appreciated. Ola I would like to thank my family, Gun

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

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    Archbald, Doug

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

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    Lin, Calvin

    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

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John Godard

    2003-01-01

    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

  3. Linkping studies in science and technology. Thesis. Navigation and SAR Auto-focusing in

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    Schön, Thomas

    Linköping studies in science and technology. Thesis. No. 1464 Navigation and SAR Auto. Thesis. No. 1464 Navigation and SAR Auto-focusing in a Sensor Fusion Framework Zoran Sjanic zoran of these applications is Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), where an airborne radar is used to create high resolution

  4. MIT SDM Thesis Page 1 A System Theoretic Safety Analysis of U.S. Coast Guard

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    Leveson, Nancy

    Analysis Boards (MAB) in accordance with Coast Guard aviation policy. A MAB iJon Hickey MIT SDM Thesis Page 1 A System Theoretic Safety Analysis of U.S. Coast Guard Aviation and to distribute publicly paper and electronic copies of this thesis document in whole or in part in any medium now

  5. Report about the master thesis by Silvia Sbaragli "Teachers' convictions on mathematical infinity"

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    Spagnolo, Filippo

    Report about the master thesis by Silvia Sbaragli "Teachers' convictions on mathematical infinity" The thesis consists of four chapters: chapter 1 sketches a historical overview of the notion of infinity results of her study. Chapter 1 presents the concept of infinity through the works of great mathematicians

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

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    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 sources of uncertainty on the reserve levels. For large wind penetration, wind becomes the dominant source

  7. Title of Thesis: RTOS-BASED DYNAMIC VOLTAGE SCALING Degree candidate: Nuengwong Tuaycharoen

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    Jacob, Bruce

    #12;ABSTRACT Title of Thesis: RTOS-BASED DYNAMIC VOLTAGE SCALING Degree candidate: Nuengwong of Electrical and Computer Engineering Energy consumption of real-time embedded systems becomes more important below 5%. #12;RTOS-BASED DYNAMIC VOLTAGE SCALING by Nuengwong Tuaycharoen Thesis submitted

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

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

    2010-01-01

    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…

  9. Content Protection for Optical Media Content Protection for Optical Media

    E-print Network

    Amir, Yair

    Content Protection for Optical Media Content Protection for Optical Media A Comparison of Self-Protecting © 2005 Independent Security Evaluators, LLC #12;Independent Security Evaluators Content Protection for Optical Media 2 #12;Content Protection for Optical Media Content Protection for Optical Media 3 Executive

  10. Applying Content Analysis to Web-based Content

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Inhwa Kim; Jasna Kuljis

    2010-01-01

    This paper discusses the potential opportunities and challenges of applying content analysis to Web based content, in particular the content available on Web 2.0 sites. The relative strengths and limitations of the method are described. To illustrate how content analysis may be applied to web-based content we provide a brief overview of a case study that investigates cultural impacts on

  11. Rubric for Content Classification

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    J.G. Brummer

    2002-11-01

    Are teaching strategies such as collaborative learning, student-centered classrooms, and guided inquiry always appropriate? How do we decide what topics to teach? The Rubric for Content Classification is a taxonomy of material covered in a general science

  12. Fellowships Table of Contents

    E-print Network

    Walter, M.Todd

    Graduate Student Fellowships 2013-2014 #12;i Table of Contents External: Deadline Page # American......................................................................................................................Varies by scholarship................2 ASME Graduate Fellowships ...........................................................................................................................Check web site..........................4 DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship Program

  13. SuStainability table of contentS

    E-print Network

    Karonis, Nicholas T.

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

  14. Morphing content in mobile applications

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    Wang, Kevin Y

    2009-01-01

    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 ...

  15. Secure content objects

    DOEpatents

    Evans, William D. (Cupertino, CA)

    2009-02-24

    A secure content object protects electronic documents from unauthorized use. The secure content object includes an encrypted electronic document, a multi-key encryption table having at least one multi-key component, an encrypted header and a user interface device. The encrypted document is encrypted using a document encryption key associated with a multi-key encryption method. The encrypted header includes an encryption marker formed by a random number followed by a derivable variation of the same random number. The user interface device enables a user to input a user authorization. The user authorization is combined with each of the multi-key components in the multi-key encryption key table and used to try to decrypt the encrypted header. If the encryption marker is successfully decrypted, the electronic document may be decrypted. Multiple electronic documents or a document and annotations may be protected by the secure content object.

  16. Content Maps: A Teaching and Assessment Tool for Content Knowledge

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ward, Phillip; Lehwald, Harry; Lee, Yun Soo

    2015-01-01

    Developing content knowledge in teachers presents a constant challenge for teacher educators. This article introduces a teaching and assessment tool called a "content map," which allows teacher educators, teachers, and coaches to conceptualize the scope, sequence, and relational characteristics of the content being taught. Content maps…

  17. Literature Seminar Draft of Analysis completed Examiners Full draft Prepare Prepare review paper confirmation and final thesis outline appointed of thesis for viva for publication

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    Stevenson, Mark

    Literature Seminar Draft of Analysis completed Examiners Full draft Prepare Prepare review paper a normal PhD lasts three years) Registration & induction 6 monthly review of progress Confirmation review + APR 6 monthly review of progress APR 6 monthly review of progress Submit thesis Year 1 Year 2 Year 3

  18. GEOGRAPHY -UPCOMING EVENTS Mr. Cristian Silva will be defending his thesis entitled

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    Northern British Columbia, University of

    GEOGRAPHY - UPCOMING EVENTS Mr. Cristian Silva will be defending his thesis entitled: "Exhuming Assistant Professor, School of Education University of Northern British Columbia Mr. Silva is a candidate Committee Member: Dr. Richard Lazenby, Professor Interdisciplinary Studies University of Northern British

  19. Slaying the chimera: a complementarity approach to the extended mind thesis 

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    Farina, Mirko

    2012-02-08

    Much of the literature directed at the Extended Mind Thesis (EMT) has revolved around parity issues, focussing on the problem of how to individuate the functional roles and on the relevance of these roles for the production ...

  20. ZIEGLER SPECTRA OF VALUATION A thesis submitted to the University of Manchester

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    Prest, Mike

    ZIEGLER SPECTRA OF VALUATION RINGS A thesis submitted to the University of Manchester Spectrum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 2.4 Valuation rings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 3 The Ziegler Spectrum of a Valuation Domain 29 3.1 Some lemmas

  1. This thesis has been altered from the form originally submitted to the University of Manchester

    E-print Network

    Falkingham, Peter

    OF DINOSAUR TRACKS. A thesis submitted to The University of Manchester for the degree of Ph.D in the Faculty. ............................................................................................... 29 2.2 Dinosaur tracks........................................................................................... 34 2.2.1 Recording Dinosaur tracks

  2. Thesis for the Degree of Licentiate of Engineering Optimized Elliptic Curve Cryptography and

    E-print Network

    Patriksson, Michael

    Thesis for the Degree of Licentiate of Engineering Optimized Elliptic Curve Cryptography Curve Cryptography and Efficient Elliptic Curve Parameter Generation GREGER CRONQUIST c #2002 N. J requirements. In this the­ sis, we study elliptic curve cryptography and related computational problems

  3. Master's Thesis Growth in Online Social Networks: Sheer Volume vs Social

    E-print Network

    Moon, Sue B.

    Master's Thesis Growth in Online Social Networks: Sheer Volume vs Social Interaction ( Chun, Hyunwoo) Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Division of Computer Science Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology 2008 #12; Growth in Online Social Networks: Sheer

  4. Master Thesis Evaluate Fragmentation Effects of Different Heap Allocation Algorithms on Linux (30p)

    E-print Network

    Zhao, Yuxiao

    contact: Magnus Johansson C, Ericsson AB, Linköping magnus.c.johansson@ericsson.com +46 10 711 54 74 Thesis Contacts: Armin Catovic, Ericsson AB, Linköping armin.catovic@ericsson.com +46 10 71 65738 #12;

  5. Guidelines for the format of the Biology and Marine Biology honours thesis

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    Gunawardena, Arunika

    Roman numerals (i,ii,iii,iv etc.) which are typed in the bottom centre of the pages. The text of the thesis, including the list of references and appendices are numbered with Arabic numerals (1,2,3 etc

  6. Arterial Performance Measurement Using Transit Buses as Probe Vehicles Prospectus for Master's Thesis

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    Bertini, Robert L.

    Arterial Performance Measurement Using Transit Buses as Probe Vehicles Prospectus for Master & Environmental Engineering Portland State University January, 2003 #12;Title of Thesis Arterial Performance, occupancy, vehicle counts). For arterials with numerous signalized intersections, performance measures

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...and/or thesis/dissertation research travel allowance. 3402...Continued) COOPERATIVE STATE RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND EXTENSION...AGRICULTURE FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES NATIONAL NEEDS GRADUATE AND...or thesis/dissertation research travel allowance....

  8. Marx's Thesis that the Forces of Production Determine the Relations of Production

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    Tollefson, Erik

    Marx's Thesis that the Forces of Production Determine the Relations of Production ERIK TOLLEFSON University of Kansas A perennial objection against historical materi­ alism is that that which is determined seems capable of becoming independent... to lose all of its intelligible force, if that which is determined conditions the existence of the determining elements, and affects the latter's develop­ ment. I think, however, that G. Cohen has made sense of such a determinist thesis, which retains a...

  9. of Contents ACADEMIC CALENDAR ..

    E-print Network

    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

    .m., Thursday; 9 a.m.-noon, friday). Last day to add College of Business courses. Bills due (including tuitionof Contents ACADEMIC CALENDAR ·.. REGISTRATION PROCEDURES FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE TUITION AND FEES COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES DEPARTMENTAL INDEX COLLEGE LIST . COLLEGE OF- BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION

  10. Trustworthy content push

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nicolai Kuntze; Andreas U. Schmidt

    2006-01-01

    Delivery of content to mobile devices gains increas- ing importance in industrial environments to support employees in the field. An important application are e-mail push servic es like the fashionable Blackberry. These systems are facing security challenges regarding data transport to, and storage of the data on the end user equipment. The emerging Trusted Computing technology offers new answers to

  11. LCS Content Document Application

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hochstadt, Jake

    2011-01-01

    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.

  12. CHAPTER CONTENTS Digital Color

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    Wandell, Brian A.

    of reproduction in any form reserved #12;8.1 INTRODUCTION In this chapter we describe how principles of human281 CHAPTER CONTENTS Digital Color Reproduction BrianA.Wandell1 and Louis D.Silverstein2 1: the tone reproduction curve 313 8.6 Key words 314 8.7 Conclusions 314 8.8 Acknowledgments 314 8

  13. Pedagogical Content Knowledge Taxonomies.

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    Veal, William R.; MaKinster, James G.

    1999-01-01

    Presents two taxonomies that offer a relatively comprehensive categorization scheme for future studies of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) development in teacher education. "The General Taxonomy of PCK" addresses distinctions within and between the knowledge bases of various disciplines, science subjects, and science topics. "The Taxonomy of…

  14. Integrating Language and Content

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    Nordmeyer, Jon, Ed.; Barduhn, Susan, Ed.

    2010-01-01

    The definition of "English language classroom" is changing. When students have the opportunity to learn content and language at the same time, disciplinary boundaries overlap. Teachers are rethinking how they design courses, plan lessons, assess students, and collaborate with colleagues to support student learning and facilitate their own…

  15. Content in Health Education.

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    Health Education (Washington D.C.), 1985

    1985-01-01

    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"…

  16. LIACS Guidelines for Grading M.Sc. theses Version 18 august 2010 Guidelines for grading M.Sc. thesis

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    Emmerich, Michael

    .Sc. thesis Leiden Institute for Advanced Computer Science Grading a thesis project can look at the following: - Thesis work (including software, papers) - Project Execution - Final presentation - Defense - Other work o Originality of the research question o Soundness of the approach o Structuring of complex matter

  17. Scalable Implementation of Boson Sampling with Trapped Ions

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Shen, Chao; Zhang, Zhen; Duan, Luming

    2014-03-01

    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. This work was supported by the NBRPC (973 Program) 2011CBA00300 (2011CBA00302), the IARPA MUSIQC program, the ARO and the AFOSR MURI programs, and the DARPA OLE program.

  18. Content and microdistribution of

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zhong, Weizhen; Han, Qiyong; Huo, Chengzheng; Liu, Xiukun

    1987-05-01

    Cerium concentrations in the matrix and graphite phases of common cast iron and high purity Fe-C-Si alloys have been determined quantitatively by electrolysis in an organic electrolyte at low temperature with subsequent radioassay. The morphology of graphite is related to the cerium dissolved in the matrix, rather than to the cerium content of the graphite. The distribution of cerium in the matrix and graphite phases of cast iron was determined by an improved coating-autoradiographic technique. Cerium is distributed in spheroidal graphite in various forms and amounts, but is uniform in flake graphite. The cerium content of “exploded” graphite is higher than that of flake or spheroidal graphite. Cerium is distributed within the matrix not according to the identity of the phases but by the sequence of solidification: it is concentrated in the area which solidifies last. The amount of sulfur in the original molten metal strongly influences the graphite morphology.

  19. A quantitative evaluation of effective shale content and its influence on electrical resistivity and permeability of reservoir rocks

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    Menon, Parayath Eravi Bhaskara

    1965-01-01

    A QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION OF EFFECTIVE SHALE CONTENT AND ITS INFLUENCE ON ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY AND PERMEABILITY OF RESERVOIR ROCKS A Thesis By PARAYATH E. B. MENON Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas ASM University in Partial... fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE January, f965 Major Subject: Petroleum Engineering A QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION OF EFFECTIVE SHALE CONTENT AND ITS INFLUENCE ON ELECTRICAL RESISTIVITY AND PERMEABILITY OF RESERVOIR ROCKS...

  20. 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

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

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    Dynneson, Thomas L.

    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…

  2. Thermal signature identification system (TheSIS): a spread spectrum temperature cycling method

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Merritt, Scott

    2015-03-01

    NASA GSFC's Thermal Signature Identification System (TheSIS) 1) measures the high order dynamic responses of optoelectronic components to direct sequence spread-spectrum temperature cycling, 2) estimates the parameters of multiple autoregressive moving average (ARMA) or other models the of the responses, 3) and selects the most appropriate model using the Akaike Information Criterion (AIC). Using the AIC-tested model and parameter vectors from TheSIS, one can 1) select high-performing components on a multivariate basis, i.e., with multivariate Figures of Merit (FOMs), 2) detect subtle reversible shifts in performance, and 3) investigate irreversible changes in component or subsystem performance, e.g. aging. We show examples of the TheSIS methodology for passive and active components and systems, e.g. fiber Bragg gratings (FBGs) and DFB lasers with coupled temperature control loops, respectively.

  3. Content addressable memory project

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hall, J. Storrs; Levy, Saul; Smith, Donald E.; Miyake, Keith M.

    1992-01-01

    A parameterized version of the tree processor was designed and tested (by simulation). The leaf processor design is 90 percent complete. We expect to complete and test a combination of tree and leaf cell designs in the next period. Work is proceeding on algorithms for the computer aided manufacturing (CAM), and once the design is complete we will begin simulating algorithms for large problems. The following topics are covered: (1) the practical implementation of content addressable memory; (2) design of a LEAF cell for the Rutgers CAM architecture; (3) a circuit design tool user's manual; and (4) design and analysis of efficient hierarchical interconnection networks.

  4. Inorganic contents of peats

    SciTech Connect

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

    1988-02-01

    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.

  5. PHD Thesis

    E-print Network

    2012-05-21

    minimization of magnetic Ginzburg-Landau functional in both simply connected ... ers with vortices (zeros) exist if and only if the parameter ? (called the coupling ... contrary, in doubly connected domains, we observe a different picture. ..... In 1911, the Dutch physicist Kamerlingh Onnes began to investigate the electrical.

  6. Approaching Academic Digital Content Management.

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    Acker, Stephen R.

    2002-01-01

    Discusses digital content management in higher education. Highlights include learning objects that make content more modular so it can be used in other courses or by other institutions; and a system at Ohio State University for content management that includes the creation of learner profiles. (LRW)

  7. Photographic content in Chinese newspapers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Keith R. Kenney

    1993-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to understand forces shaping photographic content and to learn about the content of photographs in a variety of Chinese newspapers. Unstruc tured interviews were conducted with photojournalists and editors at eleven newspapers and Xinhua news agency. They show how politics, economics and journalistic routines shape content. Subject matter, direction and style categories were used

  8. Performance Characteristics of Convergence Layers in Delay Tolerant Networks A thesis presented to

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    Kruse, Hans

    .S., August 2011, Computer Science Engineering Performance Characteristics of Convergence Layers in DelayPerformance Characteristics of Convergence Layers in Delay Tolerant Networks A thesis presented to the faculty of the Russ College of Engineering and Technology of Ohio University In partial fulfillment

  9. Title of Thesis: MICRORESONATORS AND PHOTONIC CRYSTALS FOR QUANTUM OPTICS AND

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    Anlage, Steven

    Engineering The ability to store and manipulate light on micro-to-nanometer scales opens up doorsABSTRACT Title of Thesis: MICRORESONATORS AND PHOTONIC CRYSTALS FOR QUANTUM OPTICS AND SENSING Sina of opportunity in biological sensing, quantum information, and creating all-optical interconnects on a chip

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

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    Grünwald, Niklaus J.

    Department 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-chemical prevention tools are working for fruit growers? Prof. Jennifer Parke, Corvallis (Special Area: Soils) Soil

  11. Granular segregation dynamics in a rotating drum A thesis submitted in conformity with the requirements

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    Morris, Stephen W.

    Granular segregation dynamics in a rotating drum by Zeina Khan A thesis submitted in conformity tumbled in a partially filled, horizontal rotating drum. After a few drum rotations the small grains move towards the axis of rotation and form a buried radial core, which, after several hundred drum rotations

  12. Title of Thesis: HANDOVER AND CHANNEL ALLOCATION MECHANISMS IN MOBILE SATELLITE

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    Koutsopoulos, Iordanis

    ABSTRACT Title of Thesis: HANDOVER AND CHANNEL ALLOCATION MECHANISMS IN MOBILE SATELLITE NETWORKS: Professor Leandros Tassiulas Department of Electrical Engineering In this work we study first handover blocking probability, whereas at heavier loads all three policies converge. #12;HANDOVER AND CHANNEL

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

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    Patriksson, Michael

    THESIS FOR THE DEGREE OF LICENTIATE OF PHILOSOPHY Mathematical Models in Municipal Solid Waste¨oteborg University G¨oteborg, Sweden February 15, 2007 #12;Mathematical Models in Municipal Solid Waste Michael K waste planners in decisions concerning the overall management of solid waste in a municipality

  14. Reliability of a read-write lock implementation Bachelor thesis computer science

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    Lucas, Peter

    Reliability of a read-write lock implementation Bachelor thesis computer science Bernard van Gastel.vanGastel@student.science.ru.nl February 7, 2008 #12;Abstract It is wiser to find out than to suppose. ­ Samuel L. Clemens, known as Mark Twain [5] Read-write locking is an important mechanism to speed up concurrent access to certain

  15. THESIS FOR THE DEGREE OF LICENTIATE OF ENGINEERING On the Optimization of Schedules of a

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    Patriksson, Michael

    with deteriorating jobs. iii #12;This thesis has been written in close cooperation with the Department of Logistics Production Cell Karin Thörnblad Volvo Aero Corporation Department of Logistics Development SE-461 81 the Optimization of Schedules of a Multitask Production Cell Karin Thörnblad Department of Logistics Development

  16. Thesis Defense Large-Scale Graph Computation on Just a PC

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    Gordon, Geoffrey J.

    This thesis Machine Learning / Data Mining Graph analysis and mining External=ons Research contribu=ons 2 #12;Why Graphs? Large-Scale Graph Computation on Just a PC 3 #12;BigData-Scale Graph Computation on Just a PC 9 #12;Big Graphs != Big Data 10 Data size: 140 billion

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

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    Adl, Sina

    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

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

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    Adl, Sina

    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

  19. Linkping studies in science and technology. Thesis. Pose Estimation and Calibration Algorithms

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    Schön, Thomas

    on the live video stream. Furthermore, experiments have been performed where an industrial robot providing http://www.control.isy.liu.se hol@isy.liu.se Linköping 2008 #12;This is a Swedish Licentiate's Thesis atmosphere. Living in foreign country with a unknown language is always difficult in the begin- ning. I would

  20. Summary of Master Degree Thesis "Italian Language for Specific Purposes. The experience at the Military

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    Summary of Master Degree Thesis "Italian Language for Specific Purposes. The experience to the theoretic definition of the military micro- language in Italian. In fact, we believe that to define every, and then they are followed by our proposal of analysis of the Italian military micro-language, starting from the corpus

  1. Request to Select Thesis/Dissertation Advisor for Genetics Graduate Program

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    Request to Select Thesis/Dissertation Advisor for Genetics Graduate Program I) Upon successful as my advisor in completion of my terminal degree in Name of advisor the Genetics Graduate Program in accordance with the Genetics program guidelines and mentor expectations and within School of Graduate Studies

  2. Increasing the Number of Feminist Scientists: Why Feminist Aims Are Not Served by the Underdetermination Thesis

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    Intemann, Kristen

    2008-01-01

    Recent feminist philosophers of science have argued that feminist values can contribute to rational decisions about which scientific theories to accept. On this view, increasing the number of feminist scientists is important for ensuring rational and objective theory acceptance. The Underdetermination Thesis has played a key role in arguments for…

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

  4. THESIS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Finite Element Procedures for Virtual

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    Patriksson, Michael

    THESIS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Finite Element Procedures for Virtual Tribology of Gothenburg Gothenburg, Sweden 2009 #12;Finite Element Procedures for Virtual Tribology Bertil Nilsson ISBN for Virtual Tribology Bertil Nilsson Department of Mathematical Sciences Chalmers University of Technology

  5. Sarum Liturgical Printing in Tudor London Thesis submitted to Royal Holloway College,

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    Sheldon, Nathan D.

    Sarum Liturgical Printing in Tudor London Thesis submitted to Royal Holloway College, University printing in Tudor London, focusing specifically on contextual and bibliographical examinations of the printed books of the Sarum rite (Use of Salisbury). Chapter 1 provides an introduction and background

  6. Name: ____________________ ID #: ___________________ Master of Science Non-Thesis in Robotics Program of Study

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    Provancher, William

    Name: ____________________ ID #: ___________________ Master of Science Non-Thesis in Robotics _____ Semester Course Name Course Number Grade Cr. ___________ Intro to Robot Control ME EN 6230/CS 6960-01 _____ Semester Course Name Course Number Grade Cr. ___________ Geo. Comp. Motion Planning ME EN 6225/CS 6370

  7. Closest and Farthest-Line Voronoi Diagrams in the Plane Senior Honors Thesis

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    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 5.4.1 One lineClosest and Farthest-Line Voronoi Diagrams in the Plane Senior Honors Thesis Mark C. Henle Advisor: Robert L. Drysdale June 1, 2007 Dartmouth College Technical Report TR2007-593 Abstract Voronoi diagrams

  8. Journalism Concentration: Grady College MA Non-Thesis Program Planning Form

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    Arnold, Jonathan

    Journalism Concentration: Grady College MA Non-Thesis Program Planning Form Student: Advisor Readings in Mass Communication JRMC 8350 ( ) Special Topics in Journalism JRMC 8025 ( ) Mass Media Law JRMC 8365 ( ) Media Economics JRMC 7355 ( ) Health and Medical Journalism JRMC 7356 ( ) Advanced Health

  9. Beyond Elite Control: Water Management at Caracol, Belize. A thesis presented by

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    Beyond Elite Control: Water Management at Caracol, Belize. A thesis presented by Adrian Sylvanus Control: Water Management at Caracol, Belize Abstract Scholars have argued that the ancient Maya elite reservoirs. This research assesses those claims using data from Caracol, Belize - one of the most intensively

  10. Changes in Modern Psychology: A Citation Analysis of the Kuhnian Displacement Thesis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Patrick C. Friman; Keith D. Allen; Mary Louise E. Kerwin; Robert Larzelere

    1993-01-01

    Many psychologists believe a Kuhnian revolution—a competitive event between incommensurate paradigms in which a winner displaces losers after chaotic upheaval—has occurred in psychology. Cognitive psychology is said to be displacing behavioral psychology and psychoanalysis, but few published data support this thesis. Social science citation records from the leading journals in cognitive psychology, behavioral psychology, and psychoanalysis between 1979 and 1988

  11. ALL STUDENTS (THESIS AND NONTHESIS) MUST: Complete the Application for Degree by March 15th

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    Thomas, Andrew

    papers, projects or other requirements. Be registered for at least one (1) credit in the semester stamped envelope or provide a FedEx or UPS account number and return address. Friday, April 25 Final, original Final Thesis on plain, white 25% cotton fiber bond paper (16 20lb weight maximum) in a manila

  12. THESIS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Automation of Computational

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    Patriksson, Michael

    THESIS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Automation of Computational Mathematical Modeling¨OTEBORG UNIVERSITY G¨oteborg, Sweden 2004 Automation of Computational Mathematical Modeling ANDERS LOGG ISBN 91¨oteborg, Sweden 2004 #12;Automation of Computational Mathematical Modeling ANDERS LOGG Department of Computational

  13. Preamble to PhD thesis: The Ant, the Grasshopper and Complexity

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    Johnson, Samuel

    Preamble to PhD thesis: The Ant, the Grasshopper and Complexity Sam Johnson Once upon a time, in a charming and peaceful little valley, a grasshopper sat under the shade of a sunflower, idly strumming up a tune, when a young worker ant came into view. The grasshopper watched as she trundled her way

  14. MIT$Department$of$Architecture$ Thesis$Review$Schedule:$Spring$2014$

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    Herr, Hugh

    1/13/12 MIT$Department$of$Architecture$ Thesis$Review$Schedule:$Spring$2014$ ! Week$1$$(Thursday,$February$13,$9$am$to$12$noon$(pin;up$space$around$4th $floor)$ DESIGN$REVIEW$1.:$RESEARCH,$SITE,$PROGRAM,$and$PROPOSITIONS$(with!advisor)! $ This!review!concludes!the!work!done!over!the!summer,!on!the

  15. The Usefulness of an Intensive Preparatory Course for EAL Thesis Writers

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    Manalo, Emmanuel

    2006-01-01

    Over the past decade, most Australasian universities have experienced significant increases in numbers of international and new immigrant students, including those enrolling at the graduate level. This article describes a non-credit, intensive course for English as an additional language (EAL) students preparing to undertake a thesis or…

  16. Methodology for evaluating military systems in a counterproliferation role. Master`s thesis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stafira

    1995-01-01

    This thesis develops a methodology to evaluate how dissimilar military systems support the accomplishment of the United States. counterproliferation objectives. The overall scope is to develop a model of the counterproliferation decision process that enables systems to be evaluated against common criteria. By using decision analysis, a influence diagram model is developed which represents military activities in the counterproliferation process.

  17. Compliance to Thesis Examination Procedure in the ISO Quality Management System for Teaching and Learning

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sity Daud; Zainol Mustafa; Nur Riza Mohd Suradi; Ahmad Kamal Ariffin; Noor Rahamah Abu Bakar; Rashila Ramli

    2011-01-01

    Quality management system (QMS) for teaching and learning has been developed for the purpose of quality assurance and therefore must be updated and upgraded regularly. For the management of graduate studies, thesis examination procedure is a core process in the assessment of students and has remained as one of the quality objectives in the recently merged QMS. The study compares

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

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    Uppsala Universitet

    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

  19. M.Sc.-thesis research Robustness improvement of polyhedral mesh method for airbag

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    Vuik, Kees

    M.Sc.-thesis research Robustness improvement of polyhedral mesh method for airbag deployment. Project background A madymo airbag deployment simulation is a coupled simulation of the airbag fabric dynamics (structural equations of motion) and the fluid inside the airbag (Euler equations of fluid motion

  20. THESIS FOR THE DEGREE OF LICENTIATE OF ENGINEERING Numerical Folding of Airbags

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    Patriksson, Michael

    THESIS FOR THE DEGREE OF LICENTIATE OF ENGINEERING Numerical Folding of Airbags Based of Technology and G¨oteborg University G¨oteborg, Sweden 2007 #12;Numerical Folding of Airbags Based¨oteborg, Sweden 2007 #12;Numerical Folding of Airbags Based on Optimization and Origami Christoffer Cromvik

  1. Thesis for the Degree of Licentiate of Philosophy Semanticsbased Program Security

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    Sabelfeld, Andrei

    information flow. We propose an extensional semantics­ based formal specification of secure information by straightforward correctness proofs for simple type­based security analyses. The second part of the thesis examines of determining whether a given program (possibly received from an untrusted source) has secure information flow

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

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    Austin, Mark

    ABSTRACT Title of thesis: ONTOLOGY-ENABLED TRACEABILITY MODELS FOR ENGINEERING SYSTEMS DESIGN inter- action relationships at the ontology (or meta-model) level. In a departure from state, culminating in a case study for rail transit systems management. #12;ONTOLOGY-ENABLED TRACEABILITY MODELS

  3. Political considerations in developing measures of effectiveness for strategic defense. Master's thesis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Cerwonka

    1986-01-01

    This thesis develops a Measure of Effectiveness (MOE) for strategic defenses from open source political literature. The doctrines and strategic nuclear force structures of the United States and the Soviet Union are examined to illuminate the primary challenges to the U.S. system of strategic defense for the protection of U.S. retaliatory nuclear forces (counterforce enhancement). The degree of effectiveness that

  4. Development of an Air Force Facilities Energy Information System. Master's thesis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. F. Manchester; R. L. Schuldt

    1978-01-01

    There is some doubt about whether or not Air Force Civil Engineering personnel, who are responsible for the planning, construction, operation, and maintenance of all Air Force facilities, have the proper background information to cope with the current energy crisis. This thesis analyzes the results of a survey of over 500 Civil Engineering officers and equivalent civilians on the subject

  5. Identifying Thesis and Conclusion Statements in Student Essays to Scaffold Peer Review

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    Litman, Diane J.

    instruction, discourse analysis, natural language processing, interactive machine learning 1 Introduction they extended their model into a discourse analysis system as a part of ETS Criterion® software for online essay the writer's position [7]. Since thesis and conclusion statements both play a critical role in the overall

  6. THESIS FOR THE DEGREE OF LICENTIATE OF PHILOSOPHY Residue currents on analytic spaces

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    Patriksson, Michael

    THESIS FOR THE DEGREE OF LICENTIATE OF PHILOSOPHY Residue currents on analytic spaces Richard AND UNIVERSITY OF GOTHENBURG Göteborg, Sweden 2010 #12;Residue currents on analytic spaces Richard Lärkäng c +46 (0)31-772 1000 Printed in Göteborg, Sweden 2010 #12;Residue currents on analytic spaces RICHARD

  7. THESIS FOR THE DEGREE OF LICENTIATE OF ENGINEERING Products of Residue Currents of

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    Patriksson, Michael

    THESIS FOR THE DEGREE OF LICENTIATE OF ENGINEERING Products of Residue Currents of Cauchyoteborg University Goteborg, Sweden 2004 #12; Products of Residue Currents of Cauchy-Fantappi#18;e-Leray Type Printed in Goteborg, Sweden 2004 #12; PRODUCTS OF RESIDUE CURRENTS OF CAUCHY-FANTAPPIE-LERAY TYPE

  8. Unblocking Occluded Genres in Graduate Writing: Thesis and Dissertation Support Services at North Carolina State University

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    Autry, Meagan Kittle; Carter, Michael

    2015-01-01

    In 2013, the Graduate School at North Carolina State University launched Thesis and Dissertation Support Services, a rhetorical, genre-based approach to assisting students with their graduate writing. Through a description of the program's founding, goals, and first year of services, we summarize this genre-based approach that is informed by the…

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

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    Sussex, University of

    . Experimental investigations were carried out at the TSW "Turbine Stator Well" test facility at the University. A test facility has been developed at the University of Sussex incorporating a two stage turbine designed and findings of this thesis it is necessary to describe the test facility fully as well as to describe results

  10. UCF Digital Forensics MS Program of Study (POS) Non-Thesis Option

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    Stanley, Kenneth O.

    UCF Digital Forensics MS Program of Study (POS) Non-Thesis Option Catalog Year 2014-2015 Students Computer Forensics 1 CHS 5504 Topics in Forensic Science CIS 6207 The Practice of Digital Forensics CNT 6418 Computer Forensics 2 Subtotal: Subtotal: Restricted Elective Set 1: Take 2 Computing

  11. Master's Thesis in Computer Science: Machine learning-based classiers in the Direkt Prol

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    Nugues, Pierre

    Master's Thesis in Computer Science: Machine learning-based classiers in the Direkt Prol stage, for which machine learning (ML) methods, more specically C4.5, LMT (Logistic Model Tree) and SVM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 4 Machine Learning 17 4.1 Decision tree learning

  12. A Thesis for the Degree of Master A New Group Key Agreement

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    Kim, Kwangjo

    . In this thesis, we propose more efficient key agreement protocols, i.e., skinny tree-based group key agreement in commu- nication cost at the expense of the computational cost O(n). However, our skinny tree-based group

  13. Tarn Yates, Senior Thesis, Physics Department UCSC Summer 2003 Solar Cells in Concentrating Systems

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    . This is because the cost of solar panels compared to the amount of power they produce makes their purchaseTarn Yates, Senior Thesis, Physics Department UCSC Summer 2003 Solar Cells in Concentrating Systems Introduction 2 Theory i. The p-n junction. 6 ii. The p-n junction under an applied bias. 7 iii. Solar cell

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

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    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

  15. Environmental and Resource Science/Studies 4010Y/4020D FOURTH YEAR THESIS

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    Fox, Michael

    feasibility - 15%. 2. Oral presentation of research results and defence of those results - 10%. 3. Written. Communication A WebCT (My Learning System) site has been created for the Thesis Course to the site at their discretion. Academic Integrity Academic dishonesty, which includes plagiarism

  16. Thesis Proposal: Fighting Phishing at the User Interface Chapter 1. Introduction

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    Thesis Proposal: Fighting Phishing at the User Interface Min Wu Chapter 1. Introduction As people. The main type of Internet fraud is phishing. Phishing uses emails and websites, which designed to look like' computers or monitoring users' online activities in order to get information. Phishing has a high increasing

  17. Master's Thesis (MA) Data Quality Modelling and Measurements: a study with

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    Cengarle, María Victoria

    Master's Thesis (MA) Data Quality Modelling and Measurements: a study with German Open Government and the advancements in the data-mining field paved the way to the so called "era of Big administrations, governments and interna- tional organizations started to make their data

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

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    Sussex, University of

    #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 possible way. Dr. Richard Goodyear deserves special thanks for being a constant source of help and advice

  19. Investigation of factors affecting the success of facility energy conservation at Air Force installations. Master's thesis

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    Morrill

    1985-01-01

    This thesis studied factors affecting facility energy conservation at Air Force installations. As of 30 Sept 1984, the Air Force has collectively achieved a 14.1% reduction in facility energy consumption, far short of the 20% goal set for FY85. A clear understanding is needed as to why certain bases have successful energy conservation programs and others do not. The study

  20. THESIS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE CTH-NT-218 September 2008

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    Haviland, David

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2.3.1 Noise Sources in a Nuclear Reactor . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 2.3.2 Zero Power Reactor Noise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 2.3.3 Power Reactor Noise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 2.4 Reactor Vibrations Chalmers University of Technology S-412 96 G¨oteborg, Sweden 2008 #12;II #12;Abstract This thesis deals

  1. Development of Real Time Scheduler for Master of Science Thesis in System-on-Chip Design

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    Jantsch, Axel

    , the smallest RTOS would probably be too big for our application. The main purpose of this master thesis are described in advance; that will be extracted for future work. Secondly, a scheduler based on RTOS concept PSoC Programmable System on Chip RAM Random Access Memory RM Rate Monotonic ROM Read Only Memory RTOS

  2. Masters Thesis TRITA-ICT-EX-2009:91 Fault-Tolerant Memories in FPGA based

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    Jantsch, Axel

    Masters Thesis TRITA-ICT-EX-2009:91 Fault-Tolerant Memories in FPGA based Embedded Systems Master;(This page has been left blank intentionally) #12;Fault-Tolerant Memories in FPGA based embedded systems for data or program code storage in FPGA based embedded systems. This can be clearly unacceptable for many

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

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    Jantsch, Axel

    Master Thesis ICT/ECS ­ 2007 ­ 19 High Precision Motor and Servo Controller For Unmanned Micro life organized. #12;II #12;ABSTRACT III High Precision Motor and Servo Controller For Unmanned Micro is an electrical propelled vehicle. The involved parts are DC-motors and digital servos which are individually

  4. Thesis: COLD TESTING OF A RADIAL EXTRACTION OUTPUT CAVITY FOR A

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    Anlage, Steven

    ABSTRACT Thesis: COLD TESTING OF A RADIAL EXTRACTION OUTPUT CAVITY FOR A FREQUENCY DOUBLING, optimization, cold test methodology and performance data of a proposed radial extraction output cavity in which accelerator structure. Cold #12;test results show that this new cavity, which has a Q of 458 and a resonant

  5. Master Thesis project at Ericsson Research: Energy Efficient LTE Site Operations

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    Zhao, Yuxiao

    Master Thesis ­ project at Ericsson Research: Energy Efficient LTE Site Operations Description, and is being evolved by Ericsson and others in 3GPP. LTE brings radio features such as advanced uplink the energy saving gains. A detailed radio network simulator developed at Ericsson will be used to study what

  6. Ontogenetic changes in leaf development and photosyn-thesis of Prunus serotina seedlings

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Ontogenetic changes in leaf development and photosyn- thesis of Prunus serotina seedlings S- story or in partially cut stands. Leaf age and developmental stage are important determinants of many is a process that influences survival or death of young seedlings. Relationships between plant age, leaf age

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

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

    2009-01-01

    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…

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

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    Paderborn, Universität

    Diploma/Master Thesis FPGA-Based Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation for Resonant Converters-programmable gate array (FPGA) technology. Within this work real-time simulation models for a series-parallel resonant converter with LC (SPRC- LC) output filter shall be developed and implemented in FPGA hardware

  9. Ph.D. Thesis Proposal: Routing Architecture and Place and Route Tools for DP-FPGA

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    Ye, Andy G.

    Ph.D. Thesis Proposal: Routing Architecture and Place and Route Tools for DP-FPGA Andy G. Ye June 2 will focus on LUT based FPGAs. FPGA routing resources typically are wire segments connected by SRAM controlled pass transistors. A typical structure of an FPGA is shown in Figure 1. A majority of current

  10. Florida State University Honors in the Major Electronic Thesis Archive Form

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    McQuade, D. Tyler

    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, indexed, and cached student's work from the FSU #12;Digital Library Repository. Removal from the search

  11. REQUEST TO MIGRATE FORMAT OF THESIS/DISSERTATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS LIBRARIES

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    Johnston, Daniel

    and uploaded to the UT Digital Repository My thesis/dissertation is currently on CD-ROM and I would like to have the file uploaded to the UT Digital Repository Other. Please explain: The UT Digital Repository The University of Texas at Austin ("Institution"), my academic department ("Department"), and the Texas Digital

  12. Bachelor thesis The Effects of Different Bayesian Poison Methods on the Quality

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    Lucas, Peter

    Bachelor thesis The Effects of Different Bayesian Poison Methods on the Quality of the Bayesian. However, spammers seek new ways to degrade the effectiveness of these spam filters. Bayesian poisoning is to give insights into different Bayesian Poisoning methods and to compare their effects on the performance

  13. Electron content over Tucuman

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    Ezquer, R.G.; Ortiz de Adler, N. (Universidad Nacional de Tucuman (Argentina))

    1989-07-01

    The first morphological study of electron content (NF) over Tucuman (26.9{degree} S, 65.4{degree} W) (dipole geomagnetic coordinates: Latitude, {minus}15.62{degree}, Longitude, 4.64{degree}, L = 1.08) using ATS 3 and GOES 3 geosynchronous satellite signals has been done, for the period April 1982 through March 1983 near the maximum of the second highest solar cycle. The NF over Tucuman is characterized by a day to day temporal variability, by semiannual variation, by equatorial anomaly influence, by different behaviors during magnetic storms an by occasional postsunset second maximum. Data of Tucuman and other stations were used for a comparative study. The maximum value of NF occurs later at Tucuman and has a similar order of magnitude in comparison to that observed at other stations. The winter anomaly is only present at northern hemisphere stations.

  14. A study of the high pressure pycnometer for determining moisture content of soils

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    Stout, Louis Edward

    1965-01-01

    of MASTER OF SCIENCE May 1965 Major Subject& Civil Engineering A STUDY OF THE HIGH PRESS'URE PYCNOMETER FOR DETERMINING MOISTURE CONTENT OF SOILS A Thesis LOUIS EDWARD STOUT Approv'ed as to styie and content by: Cha rma o C mmi' e Member ead o D.... , $00 pounds per squaxe inch pax ticularily as expressed as a percent- age of the tota1 sampleo This is in accordance with the Ideal Gas Law which can be stated as foil. owed PlV P V TE Equation (4) P ~ px assure o V = volume, T ~ tempex...

  15. Resource-driven content adaptation

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    Lu, Yung-Hsiang; Ebert, David S.; Delp, Edward J.

    2006-02-01

    Recent trends have created new challenges in the presentation of multimedia information. First, large, high-resolution video displays are increasingly popular. Meanwhile, many mobile devices, such as PDAs and mobile telephones, can display images and videos on small screens. One obvious issue is that content designed for a large display is inappropriate for a small display. Moreover, wireless bandwidth and battery lifetime are precious resources for mobile devices. In order to provide useful content across systems with different resources, we propose "resource-driven content adaptation" by augmenting the content with metadata that can be used to display or render the content based on the available resources. We are investigating several problems related to resource-driven content adaptation. These include: adaptation of the presented content based on available resources- display resolution, bandwidth, processor speed, quality of services, and energy. Content adaptation may add or remove information based on available resources. Adaptive content can utilize resources more effectively but also present challenges in resource management, content creation, transmission, and user perception.

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

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    Tuttle, Charles LaGrone

    1978-01-01

    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... as to style and content by: (Chairman of Committee) (He of Department) (Member ) December 1978 ABBTRRCT Root Biomas" and Nutrient Content in a 25-Year-Old Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda L. ) Plantation in East Texas (December 1978) Charles L. Tuttle, B...

  17. An Intelligent Content Discovery Technique for Health Portal Content Management

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    2014-01-01

    Background Continuous content management of health information portals is a feature vital for its sustainability and widespread acceptance. Knowledge and experience of a domain expert is essential for content management in the health domain. The rate of generation of online health resources is exponential and thereby manual examination for relevance to a specific topic and audience is a formidable challenge for domain experts. Intelligent content discovery for effective content management is a less researched topic. An existing expert-endorsed content repository can provide the necessary leverage to automatically identify relevant resources and evaluate qualitative metrics. Objective This paper reports on the design research towards an intelligent technique for automated content discovery and ranking for health information portals. The proposed technique aims to improve efficiency of the current mostly manual process of portal content management by utilising an existing expert-endorsed content repository as a supporting base and a benchmark to evaluate the suitability of new content Methods A model for content management was established based on a field study of potential users. The proposed technique is integral to this content management model and executes in several phases (ie, query construction, content search, text analytics and fuzzy multi-criteria ranking). The construction of multi-dimensional search queries with input from Wordnet, the use of multi-word and single-word terms as representative semantics for text analytics and the use of fuzzy multi-criteria ranking for subjective evaluation of quality metrics are original contributions reported in this paper. Results The feasibility of the proposed technique was examined with experiments conducted on an actual health information portal, the BCKOnline portal. Both intermediary and final results generated by the technique are presented in the paper and these help to establish benefits of the technique and its contribution towards effective content management. Conclusions The prevalence of large numbers of online health resources is a key obstacle for domain experts involved in content management of health information portals and websites. The proposed technique has proven successful at search and identification of resources and the measurement of their relevance. It can be used to support the domain expert in content management and thereby ensure the health portal is up-to-date and current. PMID:25654440

  18. Installation Guide Table of Contents

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    Virginia Tech

    Installation Guide VISDA #12;Table of Contents Introduction............................................................................4 Installing the VISDA...........................................................................................................8 #12;VISDA Installation Guide Introduction This installation guide outlines the supported

  19. Time, Place, and Content 53 Time, Place, and Content

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    Cook, Robert

    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

  20. ContentsContents4466Reliability and quality control

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    Vickers, James

    ContentsContents4466Reliability and quality control 1. Reliability 2. Quality Control Learning outcomes You will first learn about the importance of the concept of reliability applied to systems previous experience with certain mathematical topics this time may vary considerably. 1 #12;Reliability

  1. Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Content Knowledge of Secondary Mathematics Teachers

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

    2008-01-01

    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…

  2. The Curious Timekeeper: Creative Thesis in Interactive Sculpture Dartmouth College Computer Science Technical Report TR2010-670

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    The Curious Timekeeper: Creative Thesis in Interactive Sculpture Dartmouth College Computer Science Timekeeper: Creative Thesis in Interactive Sculpture Kate I. Schnippering Advisor: Fabio Pellacini Figure 1: Sculpture Closeup Abstract When we interact with computers, we have set expectations about our interactive

  3. Useful Things to Know About Ph. D. Thesis Research (Prepared for "What is Research" Immigration Course, Computer Science Department,

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    Sun, Dengfeng

    Useful Things to Know About Ph. D. Thesis Research H.T. Kung (Prepared for "What is Research Outline 1. Introduction 2. Why Ph.D. thesis could be really difficult for a student 3. Types of Ph that some students go through to become a mature researcher)which stage are you in? 5. Stages of Ph

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

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

    2010-01-01

    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…

  5. Request for the supply of a thesis on CD from the University of Southampton 1. Your Details

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    Anderson, Jim

    Request for the supply of a thesis on CD from the University of Southampton 1. Your Details Name ___________________________________________________________________________ 4. Copyright and use declaration To The Librarian of University of Southampton Library, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ Please supply me with the thesis work detailed in Section 2 above, which I wish to use

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

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    Råde, Anders

    2014-01-01

    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…

  7. Masters thesis: Is there a link between poverty and the propensity to spend windfall gains? An analysis of

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    Krivobokova, Tatyana

    Master´s thesis: Is there a link between poverty and the propensity to spend windfall gains to write a master´s thesis on the propensity to spend income earned in a framed field experiment their propensity to spend windfall gains. The research should use quantitative methods to identify the influence

  8. Publishing a Master’s Thesis: A Guide for Novice Authors

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

    2010-01-01

    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

  9. Two arm robot path planning in a static environment using polytopes and string stretching. Thesis

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    Schima, Francis J., III

    1990-01-01

    The two arm robot path planning problem has been analyzed and reduced into components to be simplified. This thesis examines one component in which two Puma-560 robot arms are simultaneously holding a single object. The problem is to find a path between two points around obstacles which is relatively fast and minimizes the distance. The thesis involves creating a structure on which to form an advanced path planning algorithm which could ideally find the optimum path. An actual path planning method is implemented which is simple though effective in most common situations. Given the limits of computer technology, a 'good' path is currently found. Objects in the workspace are modeled with polytopes. These are used because they can be used for rapid collision detection and still provide a representation which is adequate for path planning.

  10. Classical and quantum computation with small space bounds (PhD thesis)

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    Abuzer Yakaryilmaz

    2011-01-01

    In this thesis, we introduce a new quantum Turing machine (QTM) model that\\u000asupports general quantum operators, together with its pushdown, counter, and\\u000afinite automaton variants, and examine the computational power of classical and\\u000aquantum machines using small space bounds in many different cases. The main\\u000acontributions are summarized below.\\u000a Firstly, we consider QTMs in the unbounded error setting: (i)

  11. Thesis Title : Condenser Cooling of an Air Conditioner Using Air\\/Water as Transfer Media

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    Pichai Namprakai

    This thesis is studying about the improvement of heat removal at condenser by using water and air. We aim to decrease the electrical power consumption and increase the efficiency of an air-conditioner. The air-conditioner of split type having 12,000 Btu is used. The experimental design is divided into 2 case : before and after the improvement. In the before the

  12. Nuclear thermal transmittance in the atmosphere using LOWTRAN-6 computer code. Master's thesis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    1985-01-01

    The purpose of this thesis is to provide the nuclear weapons-effect analyst with accurate transmittance data for burst\\/target geometries and atmospheric conditions in which thermal radiation effects are of significance, yet without having to run a complex computer code for each specific case being investigated. Transmittance values for several realistic sets of atmospheric conditions were obtained using the 1962 U.S.

  13. Integrated facility for municipal solid waste disposal, electrical generation, and desalination. Master`s thesis

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    Hanby, G.F.

    1995-12-31

    A preliminary design was completed for a facility that uses municipal solid waste as fuel for generating electricity and cogeneration steam for a seawater desalination unit. An average city of 100,000 population is the basis of the design. The design showed that heat from the combustion of municipal solid waste will provide nearly 2% of per capita electrical power needs and 7% of fresh water requirements. This thesis proposes a new arrangement of known technologies for use in Public Works.

  14. Teaching Content through the Arts

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    Feller, Thomas R., Jr.; Gibbs-Griffith, Brian; D'Acquisto, Linda; Khourey-Bowers, Claudia; Croley, Cynthia B.

    2007-01-01

    Policymakers sometimes view arts education and experiential learning as distractions from the goal of enabling all students to master rigorous content standards. The three school programs described in this article, however, demonstrate that content standards can be integrated into engaging, motivating curriculums based on the arts and authentic…

  15. Content Knowledge, Creativity and Technology

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wei-Chi Yang

    It is always debatable how much math content knowledge we expect from a future math teacher before he or she starts teaching. Many educators do not agree that we solely rely on examinations to test one's mathematical knowledge, which gives reasons for stu¢ ng lots of contents into a math curriculum. The real question is how a person can build

  16. Artificial intelligence and content analysis

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    Jan J. Cuilenburg; Jan Kleinnijenhuis; JAN A. de RIDDER

    1988-01-01

    Content analysis is a very tedious method of data collection. This paper addresses once more the question of whether and how computers may be used to facilitate content analysis in the coding stage. To interpret natural language automatically a computer program must be able to unravel the syntactical structure of sentences (‘parsing’) and to trace their semantical meaning by dealing

  17. The effect of maleic hydrazide and 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid on the carbohydrate content and leaf and stem rust response of wheat 

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    Lyles, William Earl

    1958-01-01

    THE EFFECT OF MALEIC HYDRAZIDE AND 2, 4-DICHLOROPHENOXYACETIC ACID ON THE CARBOHYDRATE CONTENT AND LEAF AND STEM RUST RESPONSE OF WHEAT A Thesis by WILLIAM EARL LYLES 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 1958 Major Subject; Plant Pathology THE EFFECT OF MALEIC HYDRAZIDE AND 2, 4-DICHLOROPHENOXYACETIC ACID ON THE CARBOHYDRATE CONTENT AND LEAF AND STEM RUST...

  18. Content for one: developing a personal content management system

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    Doug L. Simpson

    2005-01-01

    You may have browsed or searched one of the large Content Management Systems that store and display useful information; many universities, departments, and library research desks have turned to these to manage both their long-term reference materials and daily-changing data. What if we'd like to manage our own content, but our staff consists of one overworked, time-challenged, long-term-memory-impaired worker: ourself?My

  19. Visual Analysis of Weblog Content

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

    2007-03-26

    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.

  20. financial report table of contents

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    to the challenges arising from the financial crisis. While the University's largest financial asset, the endowmentYale financial report 2009­2010 #12;table of contents Highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Financial Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Overview

  1. GRADUATE HANDBOOK TABLE OF CONTENTS

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    Procedural Guidelines · Facilities · Recital Information · Special Course/Private Lesson Registration · Leave! Important Information In addition to the Procedural Guidelines and other information presentedGRADUATE HANDBOOK TABLE OF CONTENTS I. Introduction II. Policy and Procedures · School of Music

  2. Science Sampler : Content Reading Strategies

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    Allen H. Seed

    2005-01-01

    Since effective reading and comprehension skills impact achievement in science, this collection of reading content strategies will be useful in helping students improve reading skills before, during, and after an exercise.

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

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    Meadows, Kristine R.

    1995-01-01

    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.

  4. Mercury content of Illinois soils

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

    2004-01-01

    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.

  5. Top tips for PhD thesis examination: nurse clinicians, researchers and novices.

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    Cleary, Michelle; Horsfall, Jan; Hunt, Glenn E

    2012-01-01

    Interestingly, there are very few guidelines in the literature to assist novice nurse PhD examiners. In this paper, we aim to provide information to nurses, researchers or early career academics who have little experience in assessing a university thesis. The article provides background information about recent changes in the university sector; overviews some research on experienced examiners views; presents factors that differentiate between high and low quality PhD theses; and outlines some pointers that may be useful when marking at the doctoral level. PMID:21903305

  6. The Sodium Content of Your Food. 

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    Anonymous,

    1982-01-01

    - 8873 ~ 0 . 1 4 0 0 ' sodium - * - Content of Contents Page .............................................. Introduction Sodium Content of Foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beverages and fruit juices 4... .................................... Condiments, fats and oils 2t ........ Sodium Content of Selected Non-prescription Drugs 2t The Sodium Content of Your Food Extension food and nutrition specialists, The Texas A&M University System. Introduction Sodium is a mineral element necessary...

  7. Connectionist modeling in neuropsychology This thesis is concerned with the application of connectionist models in cognitive neuropsychol-

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    Plaut, David C.

    Chapter 2 Connectionist modeling in neuropsychology This thesis is concerned with the application presented in subsequent chapters. It begins with an overview of cognitive neuropsychology, emphasizing of computational modeling in cognitive neuropsychology is discussed. The advantages of adopting a connectionist

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

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    Potvin, Sarah; Creel, James Silas

    2013-05-23

    . ?? Additional burden of editing MODS when editing DC and Thesis DSpace metadata. ?? Lessons (re)learned: lack of consistent metadata creates additional usability issues. (See Adam Mikeal, Tim Brace, John Leggett, Mark McFarland, and Scott Phillips... (global collection wipe of thesis.degree.department). ?? Adding dc.type values that will facilitate faceted searches in Primo. ?? Investigating normalizing ?major subject? terms, found in four places in DSpace metadata. ?? Implementing any edits...

  9. Optimizing the post-START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) US strategic nuclear force mix. Master's thesis

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    Leary, D.A.

    1989-06-01

    This thesis examines the impact a START agreement might have on the United States and Soviet strategic nuclear forces. It then proposes an optimum post-START force mix for the United States and the Soviet Union. The current, as well as projected, post-START targeting policies are discussed. It is concluded that the impact of a START agreement on the current U.S. strategic targeting policy will be minimal. Although the target data base will not shrink as much as the forces tasked to cover it, a prioritization of targets is all that should be necessary with a post-START force. A START agreement will mean major reductions in U.S. and Soviet strategic nuclear forces. As proposed in this thesis, only the ICBM leg of the Triad will require any major re-structuring. This would include the addition of mobile ICBM systems. The SLBM and bomber legs will feel minimal changes (i.e., retiring POSEIDON SSBNs and retiring or converting some older B-52s). It is recommended that the B-52 program be cancelled, and funding be re-directed into mobile ICBM systems. By doing so the United States could utilize technology available today to strengthen its forces and not gamble on the low-observable technology which a stealth bomber might have.

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

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

    2013-04-01

    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

  11. 9 CFR 317.362 - Nutrient content claims for fat, fatty acids, and cholesterol content.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...Nutrient content claims for fat, fatty acids, and cholesterol content. 317.362...Nutrient content claims for fat, fatty acids, and cholesterol content. Link to... A claim about the level of fat, fatty acid, and cholesterol in a product may...

  12. 9 CFR 381.462 - Nutrient content claims for fat, fatty acids, and cholesterol content.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...Nutrient content claims for fat, fatty acids, and cholesterol content. 381.462...Nutrient content claims for fat, fatty acids, and cholesterol content. Link to... A claim about the level of fat, fatty acid, and cholesterol in a product may...

  13. 9 CFR 317.362 - Nutrient content claims for fat, fatty acids, and cholesterol content.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Nutrient content claims for fat, fatty acids, and cholesterol content. 317.362...Nutrient content claims for fat, fatty acids, and cholesterol content. (a) General... A claim about the level of fat, fatty acid, and cholesterol in a product may...

  14. 9 CFR 381.462 - Nutrient content claims for fat, fatty acids, and cholesterol content.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Nutrient content claims for fat, fatty acids, and cholesterol content. 381.462...Nutrient content claims for fat, fatty acids, and cholesterol content. Link to... A claim about the level of fat, fatty acid, and cholesterol in a product may...

  15. 9 CFR 317.362 - Nutrient content claims for fat, fatty acids, and cholesterol content.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Nutrient content claims for fat, fatty acids, and cholesterol content. 317.362...Nutrient content claims for fat, fatty acids, and cholesterol content. Link to... A claim about the level of fat, fatty acid, and cholesterol in a product may...

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

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    Mulkey, J.P.

    1993-03-15

    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.

  17. Content Management for a Content-Rich Website.

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    Honeysett, Nik

    Over the last year the J. Paul Getty Trust's Web presence has evolved from a group of disparate, independently maintained Web sites into a homogeneous consistently branded one. This transformation recently culminated with the implementation of a leading Content Management System (CMS). There were and are many process-changes and challenges in…

  18. Safeguarding Digital Library Contents: Charging for Online Content.

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    Herzberg, Amir

    1998-01-01

    Investigates the need for mechanisms for charging by digital libraries and other providers of online content, in particular for micropayments, i.e., charging for small amounts. The SSL (Secure Socket Layer) and SET (Secure Electronic Transactions) protocols for charge card payments and the MiniPay micropayment mechanism for charging small amounts…

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

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    Seidel, Michael

    2009-01-01

    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

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  1. Thermodynamic improvements for the space thermo-acoustic refrigerator (STAR). Master's thesis

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    Susalla, M.P.

    1988-06-01

    The objective of the STAR project is to test and space qualify a new continuous-cycle cryogenic refrigeration system for cooling of sensors and electronics which is based upon the newly discovered thermoacoustic heat-pumping effect. The new refrigerator has no sliding seals, a cycle frequency of about 300 Hz, and uses acoustic resonance to enhance the overall power density and efficiency. This thesis is concerned specifically with the design and testing of the thermodynamic element (or stack), which is responsible for the thermo-acoustic power conversion, and the testing of binary inert-gas mixtures as working fluids. Using the refrigerator's coefficient of performance relative to the ideal Carnot coefficient of performance as a measure of efficiency, a 93% improvement over previous designs.

  2. Examination of cleaning and gas freeing costs of oil tankers in government service. Master's thesis

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    Schmidt, C.W.

    1994-03-01

    The objective of this thesis is to attempt to reconcile Military Sealift Command's (MSC) and Defense Fuel Supply Center's (DFSC) different points of view with respect to tank cleaning on tankers in government service. Currently, petroleum tankers in government service have extensive requirements to clean and gas-free cargo tanks prior to loading other petroleum products. However, to save money and avoid disposal complications, the MSC periodically requests waivers from the DFSC to not clean and gas-free cargo tanks. These waivers are usually requested when the last product carried may be compatible with the next product to be loaded. DFSC infrequently grants these waivers primarily due to quality concerns and liability issues. MSC's and DFSC'S perspectives are presented and then compared to Chevron Shipping Company's (CSC) operations. The practices of government and commercial tanker operations are compared and analyzed. Finally, conclusion and recommendations are presented. Slops, Gas-free waiver requests.

  3. Origin and evolution of US Naval strategic nuclear policy to 1960. Master's thesis

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    Kreitlein, H.C.

    1986-12-01

    This thesis treats the impact of the atomic bomb on traditional naval strategy as that strategy had developed under the influence of Captain Alfred T. Mahan, how traditional naval strategy was modified by the development of naval aviation, the lessons of World War II, and the leadership of James Forrestal, and how the adoption of atomic weapons into naval strategic planning was integrally tied to naval aviation. The growth of the Soviet Union as a threat to world peace, and interservice rivalry over roles and missions are compared as factors that influenced the development of post-World War II naval strategic thinking. The Navy's reaction to the adoption of massive retaliation as the foundation of the national strategic nuclear policy is discussed and analyzed.

  4. Nuclear electric generation: Political, social, and economic cost and benefit to Indonesia. Master`s thesis

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    Waliyo

    1994-12-01

    Indonesia, the largest archipelagic country with a population the fourth biggest in the world, is now in the process of development. It needs a large quantity of energy electricity to meet the industrial and household demands. The currently available generating capacity is not sufficient to meet the electricity demand for the rapidly growing industries and the increasing population. In order to meet the future demand for electricity, new generating capacity is required to be added to the current capacity. Nuclear electricity generation is one possible alternative to supplement Indonesia`s future demand of electricity. This thesis investigates the possibility of developing nuclear electricity generation in Indonesia, considering the political, social, and economic cost and benefit to Indonesia.

  5. ESKAPE/CF: A knowledge-acquisition tool for expert systems using cognitive feedback. Master's thesis

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    Connor, J.W.

    1991-03-01

    The major bottleneck in the construction of expert systems is the time-consuming process of acquiring knowledge from experts. Automated knowledge acquisition tools have demonstrated the ability to reduce the time required to construct expert system knowledge bases and are supported by both knowledge engineers and experts. However, due to limitations in their underlying psychological paradigms, existing tools may not be well-suited to extracting semantic or procedural knowledge from an expert. This thesis designs and implements an Expert System Knowledge Acquisition and Policy Evaluation tool using Cognitive Feedback (ESKAPE/CF), based on Lens model techniques which have demonstrated effectiveness in capturing policy knowledge. The system is designed to be used interactively by an expert to reduce the historically lengthy interactions with a knowledge engineer. Additionally, the use of cognitive feedback techniques should enable the system to capture expertise that has heretofore been unobtainable by existing knowledge acquisition tools.

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

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    Nann, S.

    1990-03-01

    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.

  7. Proposal for a longitudinal study to assess the hazards of radiation in space flight. Master's thesis

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    Reeves, G.I.

    1985-06-01

    This thesis involves the establishment of a registry of all United States astronuats, past and future, plus non-astronaut controls. The registry will record the incidences of malignant neoplastic disease and diabetes mellitus, and the space radiation exposure received. Data will be carefully analyzed to see if there is a dose-related increase in these diseases related to the exposure to ionizing radiation, with an eventual goal of establishing reliable risk estimates related to dose received. The history of cancer related to radiation exposure is summarized, and the space radiation environment briefly described. Physiological changes accompanying space flight and their potential effects on radiation tolerance and carcinogenesis are discussed. The reasons why data from animal experiments and human occupational, medical, and nuclear-weapon exposure cannot be extrapolated to the long-term health risks of astronauts are discussed at length, and the study instruments for establishing a long-term descriptive surveillance study are described.

  8. Analysis of the asbestos permissible-exposure-level threshold standard. Master's thesis

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    Peterson, M.W.

    1991-06-01

    This thesis examines the reasoning of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) decision to set stringent exposure levels for airborne asbestos in the work place. Technical recommendations from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Bureau of Mines, and the American conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists were presented to OSHA for consideration. OSHA and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set industry standards for permissible exposure levels (PEL) of airborne asbestos. Exposure to asbestos poses a health hazard to workers, their families, and consumers of asbestos products. Because it poses an unreasonable risk human life, OSHA has repeatedly lowered the Permissible Exposure Levels and the EPA will ban the manufacture, importation, processing and commercial distribution of asbestos containing products from the United States in phases by 1997. These decisions may have been made too hastily because of the long latency (15-40 years) period before cancer develops, and the added risks that smoking imposes.

  9. The Antarctic Ice Sheet during the last Interglaciation: Insights from my Thesis

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    Whipple, Matthew; Lunt, Dan; Singarayer, Joy; Bradley, Sarah; Milne, Glenn; Wolff, Eric; Siddall, Mark

    2015-04-01

    The last interglaciation represents a period of warmer climates and higher sea levels, and a useful analogue to future climate. While many studies have focussed on the response of the Greenland Ice sheet, far less is known about the response of the Antarctic ice sheet. Here, I present the summarised results of my PhD thesis "Constraints on the minimum extent of the Antarctic ice sheet during the last interglaciation". Firstly, I cover the timings of interglaciation in Antarctica, and their differences with respect to the Northern Hemisphere timings, based on paleo sea level indicators, and oceanic temperature records. I move on to cover climate forcings, and how they influence the ice sheet, relative to present, and early Holocene. Secondly, I present thesis results, from looking at ice core stable water isotopes. These are compared with Isostatic and Climatic modelling results, for various different Ice sheet scenarios, as to the resulting Climate, from changes in Elevation, Temperature, Precipitation, and Sublimation, all contributing to the recorded stable water isotope record. Thirdly, I move on to looking at the mid-field relative sea level records, from Australia and Argentina. Using isostatic modelling, these are used to assess the relative contribution of the Eastern and Western Antarctic Ice sheets. Although data uncertainties result in us being to identify the contribution from West Antarctica. Overall, using model-data comparison, we find a lack of evidence for a substantial retreat of the Wilkes Subglacial basin. No data location is close enough to determine the existence of the marine based West Antarctic Ice sheet. Model uncertainty is unable to constrain evidence of variations in ice thickness in East Antarctica.

  10. The Contents of My Backpack

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    Goldman, Arthur

    2004-01-01

    As Mr. Goldman empties his backpack, his philosophy of teaching spills out, along with an interesting assortment of odds and ends. In this article Mr. Goldman describes the contents of his L.L. Bean daypack with two large compartments in the back, a smaller forward compartment, and a little zippered pocket in the very front, along with his…

  11. Colorado Model Content Standards: Science

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    Colorado Department of Education, 2007

    2007-01-01

    The Colorado Model Content Standards for Science specify what all students should know and be able to do in science as a result of their school studies. Specific expectations are given for students completing grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Five standards outline the essential level of science knowledge and skills needed by Colorado citizens to…

  12. The Content of Organizational Communication.

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    Rogers, Donald P.

    In order to determine the content of an organizational communication course, this study examined 26 textbooks in that field, according to the frequency of discussion of a topic and the number of pages devoted to a topic. The findings from that examination indicate that topics in organizational communicaton can be outlined under three course types:…

  13. Content-Aware Image enhancement

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    Schettini, Raimondo

    and Vision www.ivl.disco.unimib.it #12;3 Research activities Image Processing and Analysis Image Rendering 3D Imaging Surveillance and Biometrics Digital Archives Color Reproduction Smart Image Reproduction Pattern1 Content-Aware Image enhancement R. Schettini www.ivl.disco.unimib.it 8 Faculties, 61 Degree

  14. Content-Aware Image enhancement

    E-print Network

    Schettini, Raimondo

    and Vision www.ivl.disco.unimib.it #12;Research activities Image Processing and Analysis Image Rendering 3D Imaging Surveillance and Biometrics Digital Archives Color Reproduction Smart Image Reproduction PatternContent-Aware Image enhancement R. Schettini www.ivl.disco.unimib.it #12;8 Faculties, 61 Degree

  15. Visual Analysis of Weblog Content

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    David W. McColgin; Nicholas O. Cramer; Michelle L. Gregory; Deborah A. Payne; Douglas V. Love

    2007-01-01

    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

  16. The Preservation of Digital Content

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    Cloonan, Michele Valerie; Sanett, Shelby

    2005-01-01

    The authors are conducting a three-part study to evaluate current trends in the preservation of digital content, with an emphasis on electronic records. The study emanated from the authors' work on the Preservation Task Force of the International Research on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems (InterPARES) project. This article…

  17. Table of Contents ACADEMIC CALENDAR . . .

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    Mojzsis, Stephen J.

    Table of Contents ACADEMIC CALENDAR . . . REGISTRATION PROCEDURES . FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE . . TUITION AND FEES . · . . COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES DEPARTMENTAL INDEX . COLLEGE LIST · COLLEGE OF BUSINESS will be held responsible for complying with all requirements and deadlines published In this schedule. COLLEGE

  18. User Interfaces for Mobile Content

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    S. R. Subramanya; Byung K. Yi

    2006-01-01

    The UI must be designed to facilitate the widespread and increased use of mobile content. Current UI approaches in the computing domain - such as windows, icons, menus, and pointing (WIMP) - are inadequate and inappropriate for mobile applications. Mobile device constraints pose several UI design challenges. UIs for emerging mobile devices consist of hardware and software combinations such as

  19. TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction 2

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    Perkins, Richard A.

    and Local Financing Programs 17 Specialized Private Sector Short-Term Financing 20 Equity Financing 22#12;#12;TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Introduction 2 Internal Cash Management Practices 2 Debt Financing 5;INTRODUCTION Welcome to the fifth edition of the Quick Reference Guide to Growth Financing. This guide

  20. Page -2 -Table of Contents

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    Hutcheon, James M.

    INTERNSHIP GUIDE #12;Page - 2 - Table of Contents I. What is an internship? II. Types of internships III. Benefits of internships IV. Why complete an internship? V. When to begin an internship search VI. Questions to ask before beginning your internship search VII. Steps to finding an Internship a

  1. Profiling soil water content sensor

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    A waveguide-on-access-tube (WOAT) sensor system based on time domain reflectometry (TDR) principles was developed to sense soil water content and bulk electrical conductivity in 20-cm (8 inch) deep layers from the soil surface to depths of 3 m (10 ft) (patent No. 13/404,491 pending). A Cooperative R...

  2. Table Of Contents Section: Page

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    EM 385-1-1 XX Sep 13 i Section 10 WELDING Table Of Contents Section: Page 10.A General.................. .............................................. ... .10-1 10.B Eye/Face Protection................................................ 10-3 10.C Controls.......................................................10-15 10.I Thermite Welding......................................................10-15 #12;EM 385

  3. Content Reading in Four European Union Countries

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    Brozo, William G.; Flynt, E. Sutton

    2009-01-01

    Is content literacy exclusively a U.S. phenomenon? In this installment we report on the state of content literacy from four international perspectives. Descriptions of content literacy from Ireland, Sweden, Germany, and Bulgaria offer insights into (a) the value policymakers may be placing on reading practices for content learning, and (b) the…

  4. Reporting Offensive or Illegal Internet Content.

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    School Libraries in Canada, 2000

    2000-01-01

    Presents information to help users discern illegal online content from offensive content and tips for reporting both types of material. Highlights include: illegal Internet content and activities; offensive or annoying Internet content and activities; reporting an incident of online crime to the police; who to contact; what and how to report; and…

  5. Cell Reports Differential GC Content between Exons

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    Pupko, Tal

    Cell Reports Article Differential GC Content between Exons and Introns Establishes Distinct genomes underwent a GC content increase. Our analyses reveal that two exon-intron architectures have evolved from an ancestral state of low GC content exons flanked by short introns with a lower GC content

  6. Silica and acid-detergent fiber content of five varieties of bermudagrass 

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    Jungman, Frederick Michael

    1971-01-01

    was then filtered and washed. The residue was reported as acid-detergent fiber after drying 0 at 65 C and weighing. The sample was then soaked in a solution of 2:1 potassium permanganate and buffer solution for 90 minutes. The sample was washed...SILICA &ID ACID-DETERGENT FIBER CONTENT OF FIVE VARIETIES OF BERMUDAGRASS A Thesis by FREDERICK MICHAEL JUNGMAN Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&M Uniuersity in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER...

  7. The Mobile Paradigm for Content Development

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    Bennewith, Chris; Wickers, Richard

    This paper looks at the lack of engaging content currently being produced by content developers for mobile devices and some of the reasons behind this phenomenon. It questions the relevance of professional content developers when the most entertaining and useful content to be found on mobiles presently is produced and shared by the users themselves and not commercial organisations. It will examine the fundamental problems underlying this lack of professionally developed content and reflect on lessons from past developments in media that may help to hypothesise about the future development of mobile content and consequently a paradigm for content development.

  8. Guidelines for the Preparation and Submission of Doctoral Dissertation and Master's Thesis

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    Gilchrist, James F.

    Approval Page (which is page iii) d. Acknowledgments (if any) (continue with Roman numerals) e. the Table of Contents (continue with Roman numerals) f. List of Tables (if any) (continue with Roman numerals) g. List of Figures (if any) (continue with Roman numerals) h. List of Illustrations (if any) (continue with Roman

  9. Replica placement in adaptive content distribution networks

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    Sven Buchholz; Thomas Buchholz

    2004-01-01

    Adaptive content networking is a promising new approach aimed at scalable delivery of content to a pervasive client population. By adaptive content delivery networks (A-CDN) content is adapted, replicated and delivered to the clients in a cost-quality-optimized fashion. The integration of content adaptation into CDNs minimizes the interference of adaptation with replication effectiveness.The paper presents ongoing research on replica placement

  10. Vector computer memory bank contention

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bailey, D. H.

    1985-01-01

    A number of vector supercomputers feature very large memories. Unfortunately the large capacity memory chips that are used in these computers are much slower than the fast central processing unit (CPU) circuitry. As a result, memory bank reservation times (in CPU ticks) are much longer than on previous generations of computers. A consequence of these long reservation times is that memory bank contention is sharply increased, resulting in significantly lowered performance rates. The phenomenon of memory bank contention in vector computers is analyzed using both a Markov chain model and a Monte Carlo simulation program. The results of this analysis indicate that future generations of supercomputers must either employ much faster memory chips or else feature very large numbers of independent memory banks.

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

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    "Kid-in-the-Loop" Content Control: A Collaborative and Education-oriented Content Filtering Essam Hassan Hashish "Kid-in-the-Loop" Content Control: A Collaborative and Education-oriented Content missing an opportunity of educating children about content appropriateness. Therefore, we propose a kid

  12. Selenium content of game meat

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    Medeiros, L.C.; Belden, R.P. (Ohio State Univ., Columbus (United States) Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie (United States))

    1991-03-11

    Selenium (Se) content of elk, deer, bison and beef were measured and compared. Samples were obtained from animals grazed on soil known to contain high, but variable amounts of Se. Beef were feedlot grazed and elk, deer, and bison were from captive or semi-captive herds. Selenium content was determined by graphite furnace after high pressure wet microwave digestion of samples. Deer and bison contained more Se than elk or beef. On a dry weight basis, deer contained more Se than bison. Game species contained more Se than beef. Within samples from male elk and deer and elk and bison of both genders, there were interactions between specie and muscle effects. Muscle and gender did not significantly influence Se content. The animals from which these samples were taken were supplemented with feeds grown on high Se containing soils, which was reflected in all values. Se values were twofold higher than those previously reported for meat. Those consuming large quantities of game from areas with high Se soil may need to monitor Se intake to avoid consuming excessive quantities.

  13. Content metamorphosis in synthetic holography

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    Desbiens, Jacques

    2013-02-01

    A synthetic hologram is an optical system made of hundreds of images amalgamated in a structure of holographic cells. Each of these images represents a point of view on a three-dimensional space which makes us consider synthetic holography as a multiple points of view perspective system. In the composition of a computer graphics scene for a synthetic hologram, the field of view of the holographic image can be divided into several viewing zones. We can attribute these divisions to any object or image feature independently and operate different transformations on image content. In computer generated holography, we tend to consider content variations as a continuous animation much like a short movie. However, by composing sequential variations of image features in relation with spatial divisions, we can build new narrative forms distinct from linear cinematographic narration. When observers move freely and change their viewing positions, they travel from one field of view division to another. In synthetic holography, metamorphoses of image content are within the observer's path. In all imaging Medias, the transformation of image features in synchronisation with the observer's position is a rare occurrence. However, this is a predominant characteristic of synthetic holography. This paper describes some of my experimental works in the development of metamorphic holographic images.

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

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    Keller, M.M.

    1990-01-01

    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.

  15. A STUDY OF THE KINETIC AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF A STABILIZED BETA PHASE PLUTONIUM ALLOY (thesis)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    1962-01-01

    The elements Sn, Mg, Ti, Zr, Hf, Si, Cd, and U were alloyed with ;\\u000a plutonium to determine their effect on stabilization of the beta phase. ;\\u000a Zirconium was found to be the ' most effective. Kinetic studies were conducted ;\\u000a on Pu-Zr alloys having 0.24, 0.65, and 1.7 at.% Zr contents. The beta to alpha ;\\u000a transformation in the

  16. 29 CFR 102.61 - Contents of petition for certification; contents of petition for decertification; contents of...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...petition for clarification of bargaining unit; contents of petition for amendment of...Employees 2 and for Clarification of Bargaining Units and for Amendment of Certifications Under...petition for clarification of bargaining unit; contents of petition for amendment...

  17. 29 CFR 102.61 - Contents of petition for certification; contents of petition for decertification; contents of...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...petition for clarification of bargaining unit; contents of petition for amendment of...Employees 3 and for Clarification of Bargaining Units and for Amendment of Certifications Under...petition for clarification of bargaining unit; contents of petition for amendment...

  18. 29 CFR 102.61 - Contents of petition for certification; contents of petition for decertification; contents of...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...petition for clarification of bargaining unit; contents of petition for amendment of...Employees 3 and for Clarification of Bargaining Units and for Amendment of Certifications Under...petition for clarification of bargaining unit; contents of petition for amendment...

  19. Special Report: State of the Content Industry. Content Anywhere, Anytime; Content Management Technology: A Booming Market; Entering the Content Space: Carry Your Lawyer at All Times; Content Unchained: The New Value Web; Arnold on Pricing: Disturbing Trends Ahead.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mickey, Bill; Trippe, Bill; Ojala, Marydee; Pack, Thomas; Arnold, Stephen E.

    2001-01-01

    This special report on the electronic content industry covers three interrelated areas: technology, rights/legal issues, and pricing/business models. Articles include: "Content Anywhere, Anytime"; "Content Management Technology: A Booming Market"; "Entering the Content Space: Carry Your Lawyer at All Times"; Content Unchained: The New Value Web";…

  20. Design for dependability: A simulation-based approach. Ph.D. Thesis, 1993

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    Goswami, Kumar K.

    1994-01-01

    This research addresses issues in simulation-based system level dependability analysis of fault-tolerant computer systems. The issues and difficulties of providing a general simulation-based approach for system level analysis are discussed and a methodology that address and tackle these issues is presented. The proposed methodology is designed to permit the study of a wide variety of architectures under various fault conditions. It permits detailed functional modeling of architectural features such as sparing policies, repair schemes, routing algorithms as well as other fault-tolerant mechanisms, and it allows the execution of actual application software. One key benefit of this approach is that the behavior of a system under faults does not have to be pre-defined as it is normally done. Instead, a system can be simulated in detail and injected with faults to determine its failure modes. The thesis describes how object-oriented design is used to incorporate this methodology into a general purpose design and fault injection package called DEPEND. A software model is presented that uses abstractions of application programs to study the behavior and effect of software on hardware faults in the early design stage when actual code is not available. Finally, an acceleration technique that combines hierarchical simulation, time acceleration algorithms and hybrid simulation to reduce simulation time is introduced.

  1. The Radical Plasticity Thesis: How the Brain Learns to be Conscious

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    Cleeremans, Axel

    2011-01-01

    In this paper, I explore the idea that consciousness is something that the brain learns to do rather than an intrinsic property of certain neural states and not others. Starting from the idea that neural activity is inherently unconscious, the question thus becomes: How does the brain learn to be conscious? I suggest that consciousness arises as a result of the brain's continuous attempts at predicting not only the consequences of its actions on the world and on other agents, but also the consequences of activity in one cerebral region on activity in other regions. By this account, the brain continuously and unconsciously learns to redescribe its own activity to itself, so developing systems of meta-representations that characterize and qualify the target first-order representations. Such learned redescriptions, enriched by the emotional value associated with them, form the basis of conscious experience. Learning and plasticity are thus central to consciousness, to the extent that experiences only occur in experiencers that have learned to know they possess certain first-order states and that have learned to care more about certain states than about others. This is what I call the “Radical Plasticity Thesis.” In a sense thus, this is the enactive perspective, but turned both inwards and (further) outwards. Consciousness involves “signal detection on the mind”; the conscious mind is the brain's (non-conceptual, implicit) theory about itself. I illustrate these ideas through neural network models that simulate the relationships between performance and awareness in different tasks. PMID:21687455

  2. Recycling decision support system: Design and development of a Web-based DSS. Master thesis

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    Tettelbach, C.G.

    1997-03-01

    The explosive growth of the World Wide Web creates new opportunities for the development and deployment of Decision Support Systems. No longer restricted by machine-specific limitations, Web-based Decision Support Systems (DSS) provide global access to widely diversified and geographically dispersed users through sharing of data, models, algorithms, and modeling environments. This thesis examines the design and development processes involved in the creation of a Web-based DSS. The Recycling Decision Support System utilizes a rapid prototype and refinement process to create a Web-based system focusing on supporting ordinary people and industrial users in making good decisions for recycling and disposal of household and industrial waste. Through abstraction of details from the specific Web-based DSS design, a generalized framework for supporting decision-making via the WWW is built which supports functionality in education, queries, and analysis of complex problems. An important aspect of this research is the development of a new architecture which conforms to the complexities specific to Web-based Decision Support Systems. Prompted by the additional interactions required for WWW connectivity, this architecture incorporates agents for negotiating transactions between the functional components of a standard DSS.

  3. Feasibility of automatic storage reclamation with concurrent program execution in a LISP environment. Master's thesis

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    Cassidy, K.G.

    1985-12-01

    Storage reclamation is the process of reclaiming discarded information and returning the memory space occupied by that discarded information to an available area or list in memory that is available to be utilized by programmers. This increased interest in storage reclamation is a result of the increasing use of list-processing environments. A list-processing environment is a system in which the language manipulates data structures called lists. In classical LISP implementations, program execution/computation continues until there is no more memory available (i.e., the free list of available cells has become exhausted). When this happens, user program(s) HALT and then storage reclamation, in the form of garbage collection, takes over. This halting of programs in the midst of their computation is not only frustrating to programmers and researchers but can also be of crucial importance in other applications. This thesis investigates the feasibility of allowing concurrent program execution with garbage collection. LISP has been selected because it has been estimated that typical LISP programs take 10%-30% of their processing time to perform garbage collection.

  4. Error modeling for differential GPS. M.S. Thesis - MIT, 12 May 1995

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    Blerman, Gregory S.

    1995-01-01

    Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) positioning is used to accurately locate a GPS receiver based upon the well-known position of a reference site. In utilizing this technique, several error sources contribute to position inaccuracy. This thesis investigates the error in DGPS operation and attempts to develop a statistical model for the behavior of this error. The model for DGPS error is developed using GPS data collected by Draper Laboratory. The Marquardt method for nonlinear curve-fitting is used to find the parameters of a first order Markov process that models the average errors from the collected data. The results show that a first order Markov process can be used to model the DGPS error as a function of baseline distance and time delay. The model's time correlation constant is 3847.1 seconds (1.07 hours) for the mean square error. The distance correlation constant is 122.8 kilometers. The total process variance for the DGPS model is 3.73 sq meters.

  5. Design guidelines for a rule-based passive surveillance system. Master's thesis

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    Jennings, K.E.

    1986-09-01

    This thesis addresses the application of artificial intelligence to passive surveillance systems that use waveform analysis as their primary means of detecting, classifying, and locating a specific target. Discussion is further limited to those passive surveillance systems which must deal with considerable noise in the data. Present methods, which use visual examination of the waveform data for the detection of target waveforms, is complicated, time consuming, and requires considerable expertise. The lack of prior knowledge of the nature of the noise, (e.g., frequency spectra, amplitude, or dynamics), means that the majority of signal analysis must be done by experts. This study discusses and recommends a rule-based system which uses the following artificial-intelligence structures: the blackboard architecture, and the frames data structure. Sources of uncertainty are also discussed and methods of dealing with it are suggested. This study recommends that the symbolic representation language be carefully selected for conciseness, efficiency, and a vocabulary rich enough to express everything desired by the experts. A learning knowledge source is also recommended.

  6. Two nonlinear models of the free-electron laser. Master's thesis

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    Kiel, D.H.

    1990-11-01

    The dynamics of the Free Electron Laser are governed by Maxwell's equations which causes many highly nonlinear regimes to exist in Free Electron Laser Physics. This thesis will examine two such areas and develop simple models to describe the highly dynamic and rich behavior two of these regimes. In the strong-field, high current regime, the Free Electron Laser driving current can be modeled by a single macroparticle representing the trapped electrons. When the trapped electrons act collectively as a macroparticle, solutions which include synchrotron oscillations can be found for the self-consistent pendulum and wave equations. In an FEL oscillator with low single-pass gain, the evolution of the optical wave can lead to sideband development. This phenomenon is studied by applying Maxwell's equations to an oscillator with two optical modes and deriving a two-mode wave and pendulum equation. The two-mode wave and pendulum equations are implemented numerically on computers so that the onset of the sideband can be explored.

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

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    Han, LI

    1995-01-01

    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.

  8. Active content fingerprinting: a marriage of digital watermarking and content fingerprinting

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    Genève, Université de

    Active content fingerprinting: a marriage of digital watermarking and content fingerprinting of conventional content fingerprinting in the way similar to digital watermarking thus allowing to extract information about the fingerprint relations, clustering or binning, enabling efficient search of similar

  9. Effect of meteorological data averaging times on plume concentrations from explosive ordnance disposal open burning operations. Master`s thesis

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    Widmann

    1995-01-01

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Open Burning (OB) operations are performed to treat and dispose of unserviceable munitions in the Department of Defense (DOD) inventory. This thesis effort sought to develop a computer model, based upon the Gaussian Puff Equation. The model varies from standard plume modeling practices by not making the assumption that the wind direction, wind speed and turbulence

  10. Coupling light to periodic nanostructures In this thesis, the interaction of light with a variety of periodic nanostructures

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    van den Brink, Jeroen

    contribution, in which light is reflected by Fresnel reflection from the layered structure, and a resonant phase of the resonant and the direct contribution of the reflection. In Chapter 3, this phase is changed of the structure can cause strong polar- ization dependence of the optical properties. The thesis consists of three

  11. ERIC WALDEN DRAFT VERSION--June 06, 2000 Page 1 of 2 DOCTORAL THESIS: APPLICATION OF INCOMPLETE CONTRACT

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    Walden, Eric

    DRAFT VERSION--June 06, 2000 Page 2 of 2 contracts, with the implicit assumption in the first periodERIC WALDEN DRAFT VERSION--June 06, 2000 Page 1 of 2 DOCTORAL THESIS: APPLICATION OF INCOMPLETE CONTRACT THEORY TO IT OUTSOURCING Basic Question: If property rights in IT outsourcing and partnering

  12. AN ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS OF Matthew M. Dalon for the degree of Master of Ocean Engineering in Ocean

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    Haller, Merrick

    AN ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS OF Matthew M. Dalon for the degree of Master of Ocean Engineering in Ocean Engineering presented on June 13, 2007. Title: Analysis of Rip Current Embayments on the Oregon fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Ocean Engineering Presented June 13, 2007

  13. AN ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS OF Jeffrey A. Oskamp for the degree of Master of Ocean Engineering in

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    Haller, Merrick

    #12;AN ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS OF Jeffrey A. Oskamp for the degree of Master of Ocean Engineering in Ocean Engineering presented on June 6, 2011. Title: Toward Wave Energy in Oregon: Predicting Wave fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Ocean Engineering Presented June 6, 2011

  14. AN ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS OF Patricio A. Catalan Mondaca for the degree of Master of Ocean Engineering in

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    Haller, Merrick

    Engineering in Ocean Engineering presented on June, 10 2005. Title: Hybrid Approach to Estimating Nearshore fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Ocean Engineering Presented June, 10 2005 Commencement June 2006 #12;Master of Ocean Engineering thesis of Patricio A. Catal´an Mondaca presented on June

  15. Diffusion magnetic resonance HE MAGNETIC resonance application that the rest of this thesis will be concerned with is that

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    Clayden, Jonathan D.

    4 Diffusion magnetic resonance imaging T HE MAGNETIC resonance application that the rest of this thesis will be concerned with is that of diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI). This chapter provides a brief description of diffusion and how it can be examined in the brain with dMRI. Mathematical

  16. Thesis Title : Mathematical Modeling of Thin Linearly Piezoelectric Bodies through Functional Analysis Methods Major Field : Applied Mathematics

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    Christian Licht; Sanoe Koonprasert

    This thesis contains a study of two types of piezoelectric materials, namely linearly thin plates and slender rods. For mathematical modeling of thin piezoelectric plates a key-point in developing a rigorous model is to consider the thickness of the piezoelectric plate as a parameter. The rigorous model is then derived by using functional analysis to study the limit behavior when

  17. T. J. Brukilacchio, Ph.D. Thesis 2003 Optimizing Clinical Performance of a Time-Domain Breast Imaging

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    It was also possible that some light could have coupled in through the optical fiber bundles between the probeT. J. Brukilacchio, Ph.D. Thesis 2003 180 Chapter 7 Optimizing Clinical Performance of a Time here through the assessment of issues related to signal processing and limitations to measurements

  18. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA This is to certify that I have examined this copy of a master's thesis

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    Levinson, David M.

    AND ANALYSIS OF MIXED ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL / MANUAL TRAFFIC A THESIS SUBMITTED TO THE FACULTY and Analysis of Mixed Adaptive Cruise Control / Manual Traffic Xi Zou Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota ABSTRACT Semi-automated vehicles, such as Adaptive (Intelligent) Cruise Control (ACC

  19. Getting used to academic public speaking: global self-esteem predicts habituation in blood pressure response to repeated thesis presentations.

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    Elfering, Achim; Grebner, Simone

    2012-06-01

    Global self-esteem was tested to predict quicker cardiovascular adaptation during stressful oral thesis presentation and faster habituation from the first to the second and third thesis presentations. Nineteen graduate students initially rated their global self-esteem and afterwards orally presented their theses proposals in 20-min presentations to their thesis supervisor and peers. A second and third presentation of the revised thesis concepts took place at 4-weeks intervals. Ambulatory blood pressure and heart rate were assessed repeatedly during the presentations. Post-talk self ratings of stressfulness indicated presentations to be a strong public speaking stressor. One hundred and thirty-eight measurements of systolic (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), and heart rate (HR) showed a significant adaptation (decrease) during presentations. There was an overall mean level decrease from the first to the second, and the second to the third presentations in HR, but not in SBP and DBP. However, habituation in SBP and DBP across three presentations was significantly faster (p < .05) in those participants who initially reported higher levels of global self-esteem. Higher global self-esteem did not foster adaptation within the presentations. Self-esteem is discussed as an important individual resource that allows successful coping with recurring evaluative threats. PMID:22392261

  20. This thesis presents a fast multiscale stereo matching algorithm based on segmentation by weighted aggregation (SWA)[14]. The proposed frame-

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    comparison with other energy minimization methods on the benchmark i #12;stereo dataset. Solving vision 2008 2 #12;#12;Abstract This thesis presents a fast multiscale stereo matching algorithm based on segmentation by weighted aggregation (SWA)[14]. The proposed frame- work, Stereo