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  1. The Church-Turing Thesis over Arbitrary Domains

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    Dershowitz, Nachum

    , Alonzo Church and Alan Turing each formulated a claim that a particular model of computation completelyThe Church-Turing Thesis over Arbitrary Domains Udi Boker and Nachum Dershowitz School of Computer.dershowitz@cs.tau.ac.il For Boaz, pillar of a new discipline. Abstract. The Church-Turing Thesis has been the subject of many

  2. Algorithmic information content, Church-Turing thesis, physical entropy, and Maxwell's demon

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    Zurek, W.H.

    1990-01-01

    Measurements convert alternative possibilities of its potential outcomes into the definiteness of the record'' -- data describing the actual outcome. The resulting decrease of statistical entropy has been, since the inception of the Maxwell's demon, regarded as a threat to the second law of thermodynamics. For, when the statistical entropy is employed as the measure of the useful work which can be extracted from the system, its decrease by the information gathering actions of the observer would lead one to believe that, at least from the observer's viewpoint, the second law can be violated. I show that the decrease of ignorance does not necessarily lead to the lowering of disorder of the measured physical system. Measurements can only convert uncertainty (quantified by the statistical entropy) into randomness of the outcome (given by the algorithmic information content of the data). The ability to extract useful work is measured by physical entropy, which is equal to the sum of these two measures of disorder. So defined physical entropy is, on the average, constant in course of the measurements carried out by the observer on an equilibrium system. 27 refs., 6 figs.

  3. Space-Bounded Church-Turing Thesis and Computational Tractability of Closed Systems

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    Braverman, Mark; Schneider, Jonathan; Rojas, Cristóbal

    2015-08-01

    We report a new limitation on the ability of physical systems to perform computation—one that is based on generalizing the notion of memory, or storage space, available to the system to perform the computation. Roughly, we define memory as the maximal amount of information that the evolving system can carry from one instant to the next. We show that memory is a limiting factor in computation even in lieu of any time limitations on the evolving system—such as when considering its equilibrium regime. We call this limitation the space-bounded Church-Turing thesis (SBCT). The SBCT is supported by a simulation assertion (SA), which states that predicting the long-term behavior of bounded-memory systems is computationally tractable. In particular, one corollary of SA is an explicit bound on the computational hardness of the long-term behavior of a discrete-time finite-dimensional dynamical system that is affected by noise. We prove such a bound explicitly.

  4. Space-Bounded Church-Turing Thesis and Computational Tractability of Closed Systems.

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    Braverman, Mark; Schneider, Jonathan; Rojas, Cristóbal

    2015-08-28

    We report a new limitation on the ability of physical systems to perform computation-one that is based on generalizing the notion of memory, or storage space, available to the system to perform the computation. Roughly, we define memory as the maximal amount of information that the evolving system can carry from one instant to the next. We show that memory is a limiting factor in computation even in lieu of any time limitations on the evolving system-such as when considering its equilibrium regime. We call this limitation the space-bounded Church-Turing thesis (SBCT). The SBCT is supported by a simulation assertion (SA), which states that predicting the long-term behavior of bounded-memory systems is computationally tractable. In particular, one corollary of SA is an explicit bound on the computational hardness of the long-term behavior of a discrete-time finite-dimensional dynamical system that is affected by noise. We prove such a bound explicitly. PMID:26371687

  5. Going beyond the Thesis

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    Smith, Andrew C.

    2010-01-01

    Most every writing teacher can relate to the curse of reading yet another incoherent essay, the contents of which resemble an unorganized junk drawer of thoughts. Such essays cry out for a main idea. The remedy is a thesis, and teachers rightly take pains to help students discover this. Yet in spite of this, writing teachers ought to bear in mind…

  6. 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 ...

  7. DIPLOMA THESIS VECTOR ANTENNA FOR

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    University, Sweden DECEMBER 19, 2007 #12;This thesis work is Dedicated to: THE MOST HIGH GOD. #12;CONTENTS are related with three electrically charged particles, the elec- tron, the muon and the tau. When a neutrino interaction) or create the corresponding charged particle (charge current interaction). The electron neu

  8. Teaching the Thesis

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    Carroll, Joyce Armstrong

    2012-01-01

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

  9. Groundwater Recharge Simulator M. Tech. Thesis

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    Sohoni, Milind

    Groundwater Recharge Simulator M. Tech. Thesis by Dharmvir Kumar Roll No: 07305902 Guide: Prof;Contents 1 Introduction 1 1.1 Groundwater Theory.1.5 Groundwater Flow Equation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 1.2 Numerical Solvers and Boundary

  10. 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.

  11. Special issue: Culham Thesis Prize winners

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    Ham, C. J.

    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.

  12. The tractable cognition thesis.

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    Van Rooij, Iris

    2008-09-01

    The recognition that human minds/brains are finite systems with limited resources for computation has led some researchers to advance the Tractable Cognition thesis: Human cognitive capacities are constrained by computational tractability. This thesis, if true, serves cognitive psychology by constraining the space of computational-level theories of cognition. To utilize this constraint, a precise and workable definition of "computational tractability" is needed. Following computer science tradition, many cognitive scientists and psychologists define computational tractability as polynomial-time computability, leading to the P-Cognition thesis. This article explains how and why the P-Cognition thesis may be overly restrictive, risking the exclusion of veridical computational-level theories from scientific investigation. An argument is made to replace the P-Cognition thesis by the FPT-Cognition thesis as an alternative formalization of the Tractable Cognition thesis (here, FPT stands for fixed-parameter tractable). Possible objections to the Tractable Cognition thesis, and its proposed formalization, are discussed, and existing misconceptions are clarified. PMID:21585437

  13. The Tractable Cognition Thesis

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    van Rooij, Iris

    2008-01-01

    The recognition that human minds/brains are finite systems with limited resources for computation has led some researchers to advance the "Tractable Cognition thesis": Human cognitive capacities are constrained by computational tractability. This thesis, if true, serves cognitive psychology by constraining the space of computational-level theories…

  14. 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

  15. Master Thesis thermoviscous acoustofluidics

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    thermoacoustic properties. In this thesis we study acoustofluidics at the microscale under the unifying theme, but also from an engineering perspective. iii #12;#12;Resum´e Nylige fremskridt og interessen

  16. Degree by Thesis

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    Courtis, Barbara

    1974-01-01

    Discusses a student's experience with a research project on the synthesis and reactions of an organo-platinum complex with an organo-Group IV linkage, including the advantages and disadvantages of such a degree by thesis course. (CC)

  17. Technical Medicine Bachelor thesis

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    Al Hanbali, Ahmad

    a more objective, accurate and reproducible assessment of the swallowing function using videofluoroscopy movement of subjects during swallowing. These results will eventually contribute to making the assessmentTechnical Medicine Bachelor thesis Eliminating global head movement during swallowing to create

  18. Master of Science Thesis Stockholm, Sweden 2009

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    Maguire Jr., Gerald Q.

    in computer communication and deep competence in his area. iii #12;Table of Contents Abstract Location aware web access KTH Information and Communication Technology #12;Location aware web access Jenny. This thesis presents and evaluates a system for location aware web browsing. Indoors the user can click

  19. Computing Science Ph.D. Thesis

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    Jones, Simon Peyton

    for giving me time off to complete the writing up of this thesis. Finally, I'd like to thank Lisa Schroder for all her support. #12; iv To the fond memory of my beloved grandfather C.E. Carter #12; Contents 1

  20. Universitat Bielefeld Diploma Thesis

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    's Euler font was used for setting mathematics. #12;Ludwig Boltzmann (Februray 20th, 1844 -- September 5thUniversit¨at Bielefeld Condensed Matter Theory Diploma Thesis Lattice Boltzmann Simulations ­ the Stokes-Equation . . . . . . . 12 4. Lattice-Boltzmann Simulations 13 4.1. Introduction to Computational

  1. 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…

  2. Master of Science Thesis Stockholm, Sweden 2010

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    Maguire Jr., Gerald Q.

    Master of Science Thesis Stockholm, Sweden 2010 TRITA-ICT-EX-2010:1 M D. S A K H A W AT H O S S E N of Technology (KTH) Stockhom,Sweden Supervisor and Examiner: Professor Gerald Q. Maguire Jr. #12;Abstract Voice(s)) can misuse the key(s) to forge content of a communication session -- as he or she possesses the same

  3. Linguistics Major Senior Thesis Guidelines

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    Spirtes, Peter

    in computational linguistics. The topic of the thesis can be in any area of linguistic research which a faculty1 Linguistics Major Senior Thesis Guidelines Fall 2013 All primary majors in Linguistics must write a Senior Thesis to complete their degree. Students with an additional major in Linguistics may write

  4. Thesis Enrollment Form Student Name:__________________________________ Class__________

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    Cantlon, Jessica F.

    of Thesis Advisor:_____________________________ PSC Major Course Requirements: Course Semester Completed PSC and the names of your thesis advisors in those department(s). #12;2 Tentative Title of Thesis:________________________________________ Date:____________ Signature of Thesis Advisor:__________________________________ Date

  5. 1989 lectures in complex systems

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    Jen, E. )

    1990-01-01

    This report contains papers on the following topics: Lectures on a Theory of Computation and Complexity over the Reals; Algorithmic Information Content, Church-Turing Thesis, Physical Entroph, and Maxwell's Demon; Physical Measures of Complexity; An Introduction to Chaos and Prediction; Hamiltonian Chaos in Nonlinear Polarized Optical Beam; Chemical Oscillators and Nonlinear Chemical Dynamics; Isotropic Navier-Stokes Turbulence. I. Qualitative Features and Basic Equations; Isotropic Navier-Stokes Turbulence. II. Statistical Approximation Methods; Lattice Gases; Data-Parallel Computation and the Connection Machine; Preimages and Forecasting for Cellular Automata; Lattice-Gas Models for Multiphase Flows and Magnetohydrodynamics; Probabilistic Cellular Automata: Some Statistical Mechanical Considerations; Complexity Due to Disorder and Frustration; Self-Organization by Simulated Evolution; Theoretical Immunology; Morphogenesis by Cell Intercalation; and Theoretical Physics Meets Experimental Neurobiology.

  6. Finiteness of the universe and computation beyond Turing computability

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    Tien D. Kieu

    2004-03-16

    We clarify the confusion, misunderstanding and misconception that the physical finiteness of the universe, if the universe is indeed finite, would rule out all hypercomputation, the kind of computation that exceeds the Turing computability, while maintaining and defending the validity of Turing computation and the Church-Turing thesis.

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

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    Brockman, John Martin

    1968-01-01

    stream_source_info 1968 Thesis B864.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 239472 Content-Encoding ISO-8859-1 stream_name 1968 Thesis B864.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 PORT SULI IVAN...: GHOST TOWN A Thesis John Martin Brockman ApProved as to sty1e and content by: rman of Committee tent. M ead of Department Member Member APSTRAC'I' Port Sul! ivan& Tex?:s Ct tost Tc '! (Auclu' t) 1988) John N. Broc1cman, H. A. , Southwestern Un...

  8. Reactive Valuations MSc Thesis (Afstudeerscriptie)

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    Koolen, Marijn

    Reactive Valuations MSc Thesis (Afstudeerscriptie) written by Bert Christiaan Regenboog (born April . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2 Reactive valuations 9 2.1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2.2 Reactive valuations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 2.3 Reactive

  9. DIPLOMA THESIS General Video Client

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    of the Report : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 2 2 Digital Video and Compression 3 2 : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 3 2.3 Video Compression and Decompression : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 4 2DIPLOMA THESIS GRAVE Cave General Video Client Trond Arve Wasskog January 1995 h

  10. 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

  11. Doctor of Philosophy Thesis Proposal

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    Leow, Wee Kheng

    Doctor of Philosophy Thesis Proposal Predictive Surgical Simulation for Cardiac Surgery submitted cardiac surgeries involve very complex operations on the heart, the great arteries and other cardiac planning, novel computer simulation systems that perform planning and simulation of cardiac surgeries

  12. Thesis Research Protocol November 2013 1 Thesis Research Protocol

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    van Vliet, Lucas J.

    Project The master's programme Industrial Ecology is completed by the Thesis Research Project (TRP). During this project students learn to perform independent scientific research in the field of Industrial of Industrial Ecology, implying it cannot be limited to one scientific discipline, and it should contain aspects

  13. Thesis

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    User

    2007-11-07

    dynamics for both the on-gas cycle and on-blast cycle based on the empirical data from No. ... Therefore, the second approach to control the system more effectively is ..... User, 2nd Edition, Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River,. N.J., 1999, ISBN ...

  14. Thesis

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    2014-01-14

    Proof. By using the inf-res sequence one gets at once that H1(GQ,E[2]) = ...... of free metabelian groups, Trans. Amer. Math. Soc.,. 118 (1965), pp. 93–104. ... class fields, in Proceedings of the Twenty-First Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Dis- ... Mat. Zh., 33 (1992), pp. 145–158, 223. [21] J.-P. SERRE, Abelian l-adic ...

  15. Thesis

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    2010-01-29

    May 1, 2014 ... Dans cette thèse, j'ai étudié le noyau de la chaleur et les inégalités ..... boules, par exemple, le théorème de Bishop-Gromov de comparaison de croissance du volume des boules. ...... [35] Michael Cowling and Adam Sikora.

  16. Thesis

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    2009-07-29

    Hentea for his courses on discrete events simulation and neural networks. I would ... The online engineering courses from the West Lafayette campus also .... In this research, a conceptual design of a coaxial double-rotor micro flying robot ... of Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) and motionless hover in the sky, which are.

  17. Thesis

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    2014-03-12

    Now with the development of rough path theory and Malliavin calculus as impor- tant tools in stochastic ... in chapter 2 to differential equation by rough path with finite p-variation such that p 2 (2, 4). ...... We begin with a little history of this topic.

  18. Thesis

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    2014-04-29

    Green function of the conformal sub-Laplacian, the small-time estimates of the .... transverse symmetry assumption from Baudoin-Garofalo's work (see (5.4)). ...... known as Sasakian structure) that plays an essential role in our later study of the ...... However, in [10] the compactness result came with an upper bound for the.

  19. Thesis

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    2014-03-12

    May 1, 2014 ... to view life in a healthier way and helping me in my personal growth everyday. ...... inverse will play a fundamental role in the following work. ...... On the other hand, assume that (4.2) is satisfied by functions with the above ...... tions that help this world to be a better one, he decided to continue his academic.

  20. June 6, 2014 MASTER'S THESIS

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    Theune, Mariët

    June 6, 2014 MASTER'S THESIS GENERATING DUTCH FOCALIZED STORIES ABOUT INTERACTION IN A SERIOUS GAME Currently a serious game is being developed by the Human Media Interaction group of the University of Twente, in cooperation with T-Xchange, a company that specializes in serious games. This game is based on the Virtual

  1. Master Thesis in Computer Science

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    Maguire Jr., Gerald Q.

    Master Thesis in Computer Science Developing WAP services with Allaire's ColdFusion By Tuong Huynh of Teleinformatics The Royal Institute of Technology Supervisor: Mark Tierney Research and Development room33 AB #12 designed to attract a young audience, especially teenage girls, while WAP was mainly targeted

  2. Ukraine: Independent nuclear weapons capability rising. Master's thesis

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    Dewing, M.J.

    1993-06-01

    This thesis argues that Ukraine will move from possession of CIS-controlled nuclear weapons to the development of an independent nuclear capability. It attempts to show how the factors driving Ukraine towards remaining a nuclear state outweigh the factors acting in restraint. This thesis describes the contents of the Ukrainian arsenal, reviews its current material condition and investigates the likelihood that Ukraine can directly control it. This thesis also shows why Ukraine's most likely course in developing and independent nuclear weapons capability will be to retain its 46 SS-24 ICBMs. United States, Ukraine, Russia, Strategic weapons, National strategy, Nuclear strategy, Arms control, Strategic stability, Nuclear weapons Strategic command and control, International relations.

  3. Chris Fick: Masters Thesis 1 RICE UNIVERSITY

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    Byrne, Mike

    Power of Attentional Set by Chris S. Fick A THESIS SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS, Professor, Chair Psychology ________________________________ David Lane, Professor Psychology ________________________________ James Pomerantz, Professor Psychology HOUSTON, TEXAS SEPTEMBER 2003 #12;Chris Fick: Masters Thesis 2

  4. Lessons from a doctoral thesis.

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    Peiris, A N; Mueller, R A; Sheridan, D P

    1990-01-01

    The production of a doctoral thesis is a time-consuming affair that until recently was done in conjunction with professional publishing services. Advances in computer technology have made many sophisticated desktop publishing techniques available to the microcomputer user. We describe the computer method used, the problems encountered, and the solutions improvised in the production of a doctoral thesis by computer. The Apple Macintosh was selected for its ease of use and intrinsic graphics capabilities. A scanner was used to incorporate text from published papers into a word processing program. The body of the text was updated and supplemented with new sections. Scanned graphics from the published papers were less suitable for publication, and the original data were replotted and modified with a graphics-drawing program. Graphics were imported and incorporated in the text. Final hard copy was produced by a laser printer and bound with both conventional and rapid new binding techniques. Microcomputer-based desktop processing methods provide a rapid and cost-effective means of communicating the written word. We anticipate that this evolving technology will have increased use by physicians in both the private and academic sectors. PMID:2308505

  5. Proposition of internship/thesis for 2015 Location of the internship/thesis

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    Lacoste, David

    Proposition of internship/thesis for 2015 Location of the internship/thesis : Laboratory Gulliver, ESPCI Address : 10 rue Vauquelin, 75005 Paris Advisor of internship/thesis : LACOSTE David T´el. : 01 in order to describe the dynamics of such concentration fluctuations. During this internship/thesis, which

  6. Master's Thesis Development and Analysis

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    Daraio, Chiara

    in a lab with such a great spirit and atmosphere. #12;Contents 1 Introduction 3 1.1 Human and Legged Animal and designing experience, greatly helped me to push forward, rethink, and realize my ideas. I'd also like.1 Ground Contact Discretization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 4.2 Initial Conditions

  7. DIPLOMA THESIS THE GENERALISED MAXWELL

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    , Uppsala University, Sweden DECEMBER 10, 2007 #12;Abstract The laws that describe electromagnetic.2.3 Faraday's law of induction and the Lorentz force 13 3 Energy and momentum in symmetrised CED 17 3's symmetrised Maxwell theory 19 4 The Duality transformation 21 v #12;CONTENTS 5 Electromagnetic potentials 23 5

  8. Completing an Honors Thesis in Microbiology or Molecular What is the Expectation for an Honors Thesis?

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    Martinez, Tony R.

    Completing an Honors Thesis in Microbiology or Molecular Biology What is the Expectation in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology may serve as a thesis advisor. Typically, these faculty

  9. M.Sc. Thesis Notions of Weak

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    Goldreich, Oded

    M.Sc. Thesis Notions of Weak Pseudorandomness and GF(2n)-Polynomials Yoav Tzur Advisor: Prof. Oded]. A variant of this generator has shorter seed than the classical constructions of Alon et al of the thesis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 1.3 Highlights

  10. Ruhr-University Bochum Master Thesis

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    Luding, Stefan

    Ruhr-University Bochum Master Thesis Wave Propagation In Granular Material: Theoretical.-nat. S. Luding, University of Twente Bochum, January 17, 2013 #12;#12;Abstract In this thesis wave to simulate experiments on ultrasonic wave propagation in a triaxial cell filled with glass beads in order

  11. Master of Science Thesis Stockholm, Sweden 2010

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    Maguire Jr., Gerald Q.

    Master of Science Thesis Stockholm, Sweden 2010 TRITA-ICT-EX-2010:27 E D O A R D O PA O N E OSSIE-Embedded and Software Communication Architecture OSSIE and SCA Waveform Development Edoardo Paone 15 February 2010 to worry about hardware details. This thesis project uses OSSIE, an open source SCA implementation

  12. 2011 Senior Thesis Project Reports Iliano Cervesato

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    Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Qatar campus. Computer Science Department. Robotics Institute. The editors of this report include the members of the Senior Thesis Committee on the Qatar campus and the students' advisors the Qatar Campus of Carnegie Mellon University who elected to complete a senior research thesis

  13. A toy rock climbing robot Honors Thesis

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    A toy rock climbing robot Honors Thesis Matt Bell May 31, 2005 Dartmouth College Computer Science Technical Report TR2005-542 Abstract The goal of this thesis was to build a simple toy rock climbing robot . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 9 Position used to recenter the robot during a gait cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 10

  14. THESIS MASTER'S PROGRAM DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

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    Rock, Chris

    language, the scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English1 THESIS MASTER'S PROGRAM DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY Revised December 2013 The thesis Master's degree programs in Biological Informatics, Biology, Microbiology, and Zoology

  15. Honors in Mathematics Writing a Senior Thesis

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    Honors in Mathematics Writing a Senior Thesis (2015-2016) Candidacy for Honors To receive honors in Mathematics, a student must submit a senior thesis. This is the only requirement for honors eligibility, beyond basic requirements of the Mathematics concentration. The Mathematics Department recommends

  16. Submission : 15538 Thesis proposal CSC 2015

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    Bordenave, Charles

    Submission : 15538 Thesis proposal CSC 2015 Title: Low bandgap III-V nanowires on Silicon Thesis. This research proposal aims at solving these two bottlenecks by growing gold-free nanowires on silicon.laas.fr/public/fr Scientific domain: %scientific_domain Subject short description: Nanowires (NWs) are a new material class

  17. Proposition of internship/thesis for 2015 Location of the internship/thesis

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    Lacoste, David

    Proposition of internship/thesis for 2015 Location of the internship/thesis : Laboratory Gulliver, ESPCI Address : 10 rue Vauquelin, 75005 Paris Advisor of internship/thesis : LACOSTE David T´el. : 01-gaussian, as observed indeed in small systems or in the vicinity of a critical point. During this internship

  18. 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.

  19. Honors Thesis Approval Form Use this Honors Thesis Approval Form when preparing your Honors thesis for final departmental approval.

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    Tholl, Dorothea

    their own thesis approval form. Please check with the Honors Advisor in your department to determine if you ______________________________________________________________________ Name of Research Advisor, Department ______________________________________________________________________ Name of Co-Advisor (if applicable), Department

  20. 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 ...

  1. 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 ...

  2. Artifacts of Experience: A Thesis Exhibition

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    Freiheit, Karla

    2008-05-02

    Through layered cloth, devoré, bleach discharge, hand and machine embroidery, art textiles create this MFA thesis exhibition entitled Artifacts of Experience by Karla Freiheit. The layers of fabric hide and reveal information such as text...

  3. Ph.D. Thesis Solutes and Cells

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    Copyright © Søren Vedel 2012 Typeset using LATEX, PGF and Matlab www.nanotech.dtu.dk/microfluidics www 25 57 00 www.nanotech.dtu.dk #12;Abstract The results in this thesis are part of the work carried out

  4. Submission : 15670 Thesis proposal CSC 2015

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    Bordenave, Charles

    Submission : 15670 Thesis proposal CSC 2015 Title: Innovative laser welding for high (SDM) Research Laboratory: Laboratoire Génie de Production Laboratory website: http laboratories of the University of Toulouse : Clément Ader Institute (ICA) and Production Engineering Laboratory

  5. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen Master Thesis

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    Weinfurter, Harald

    Prof. Dr. H¨ansch August 2013 #12;Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit¨at M¨unchen Master Thesis Rekonstruktion in the Working group of Prof. Dr. Weinfurter Chair Prof. Dr. H¨ansch August 2013 #12;Declaration of Authorship

  6. Guidelines for completing a Masters Thesis in Dr. Mason's lab

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    Mason, Andrew

    Guidelines for completing a Masters Thesis in Dr. Mason's lab Thesis Requirements This document defines the requirements for completing a Thesis Option Masters degree with Dr. Mason as a thesis advisor degree, Dr. Mason requires several documents and presentation to be during the thesis research effort

  7. Directions for Completing Plan of Study A (Thesis) and Plan of Study B (Non-Thesis)

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    Directions for Completing Plan of Study A (Thesis) and Plan of Study B (Non-Thesis) Page 1: · Prepare a plan of study form upon completion of courses totaling twelve credits. Students are strongly encouraged to complete the plan of study forms on-line at www.grad.uconn.edu. List both the credits received

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

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    Hickman, Mark

    Child & Family Psychology Thesis Guide - 2013 Preparing to do a Child and Family Psychology Thesis is an integral part of the Child and Family Psychology masters programme. Depending on the masters degree you are doing, you will eventually be enrolled in CFPY 690 or 695 (MA and MSc in Child and Family Psychology

  9. Thesis title: Compact Object Security for the Internet of Things Thesis description

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    Thesis title: Compact Object Security for the Internet of Things Thesis description: Background The Internet of Things brings new challenges that cannot be solved in a satisfactory way with only transport layer security. A more flexible solution is required, both to protect sensitive data and user privacy

  10. Anatomy of a Thesis Proposal What is the purpose of your Thesis

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    Oh, Paul

    Anatomy of a Thesis Proposal #12;What is the purpose of your Thesis Proposal? The Purpose of any is the nature of the problem-- What do you wish to do and why is it so difficult? What is your bright idea f

  11. MASTER THESIS PROPOSAL 1 (1) Postal address

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    or implementing a new or extended one. Contact Elizabeth.Bjarnason@cs.lth.se References 1. Angermo Ringstad M in Computer and Info Science Volume 172, pp. 167-178. 2011 2. Bjarnason, Sharp, Regnell, "Gap Finder within SW Development, Bjarnason, Ph. D. Thesis. 2013 3. Feldt, Robert, et al. (2013) "Supporting

  12. Thesis Oral Facts and Reasons: Anytime Web

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    Murphy, Robert F.

    Thesis Oral Facts and Reasons: Anytime Web Information Querying to Support Agents and Human using unstructured web information. In addition to processing unstructured information on the Web, our to automatically measure and incorporate the credibility of different web information sources into their claim

  13. Master Thesis: Fusion Plasma Thermal Transport

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    Master Thesis: Fusion Plasma Thermal Transport Radial and Poloidal Profile Modeling Martin Olesen-axis localised ion cyclotron resonance heating source. 2. Cold pulse shock induction at the plasma edge via laser wave propagation from heat modulation and the fast propagation of a cold pulse, at the same plasma

  14. Designing a Transcription Game A Thesis Presented

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    Chen, Yiling

    Designing a Transcription Game A Thesis Presented by Beatrice Liem To Applied Mathematics audio file transcripts with the high accuracy of professional transcription and the low costs of computerized transcription. We apply the principles of "Games With A Purpose" to this problem, creating

  15. Submission : 13967 Thesis proposal CSC 2015

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    Bordenave, Charles

    in the blue and white porcelain during China Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368 AD) Thesis supervisor: Philippe Sciau E short description: Blue and white porcelain, one of the most world famous ceramics both for its skillful collected in many other countries. According to the latest archaeological discovery, this porcelain

  16. Submission : 8300 Thesis proposal CSC 2015

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    Bordenave, Charles

    Submission : 8300 Thesis proposal CSC 2015 Title: Surface atmosphere Nitrogen cycle in semi arid description: The Nitrogen (N) cycle is closely linked to water and Carbon cycle, and participates to surface. This PhD subject is about Nitrogen cycle study and N cascade in semi arid ecosystems. The main objective

  17. Department of Statistics MASTER'S THESIS PRESENTATION

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    Stephens, Matthew

    Department of Statistics MASTER'S THESIS PRESENTATION JONATHAN BRADY Department of Statistics The University of Chicago Generalized Linear Models for Smoking Prevalence and Consumption FRIDAY, November 15 is to determine what factors influence smoking prevalence and cigarette consumption in the United States. The data

  18. ENERGY EFFICIENT TCP Master's thesis: L. Donckers

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    Havinga, Paul J.M.

    ENERGY EFFICIENT TCP Master's thesis: L. Donckers CAES/002/01 May, 2001 University of Twente.J.M. Smit dr. ing. P.J.M. Havinga ir. L.T. Smit #12;#12;Energy Efficient TCP L. Donckers I SAMENVATTING Een presteren op meer traditionele punten: throughput en latency. #12;Energy Efficient TCP II #12;L. Donckers

  19. Submission : 8105 Thesis proposal CSC 2015

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    Bordenave, Charles

    activation and insertion reactions Thesis supervisor: Abderrahmane Amgoune / Didier Bourissou E-mail address are able to activate sigma bonds through oxidative addition process and that gold is also able to promote migratory insertion reactions. These preliminary #12;studies open very interesting perspectives in the field

  20. Description of master thesis Robotic transportation

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    Bolander, Thomas

    Description of master thesis Robotic transportation Jan Holdgaard-Thomsen & Søren Markersen In hospitals a significant amount of resources is spent on transportation of goods, e.g. blood samples, medicine, food, and trash. Usually these transportation tasks are carried out by humans. A current research

  1. Looking for a MSc thesis in

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    Johansen, Tom Henning

    Looking for a MSc thesis in sensors, electronics or medical imaging? Want to · design and test to make high precision vias with extremely small diameter in silicon. This concept makes this sensor very PMTs. Promising device for physics and medical application. Lab measurements on SiPM devices

  2. The Thesis, the Pendulum and the Battlefield

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    Ameri, Amir

    2015-01-01

    The debate over the design thesis is often entangled in the dialectics of the practical and the theoretical. Whether the argument is waged and weighted in favour of a practical emphasis or a theoretical emphasis, or more insidious, a judicious balance between the two, what is inevitably assumed in the debate is the possibility of drawing and/or…

  3. Submission : 14889 Thesis proposal CSC 2015

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    Bordenave, Charles

    nanoparticles and organic polymers for the assay of antioxidant biomarkers Thesis supervisor: Pr. Pierre GROS E or nitric oxide, and the antioxidant defense system mainly based on enzymes and low molecular weight to be involved in the early stages of many pathologies such as cataract, cancer, cardiovascular

  4. Master Thesis A Simulation Framework for

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    organizational rules, external laws and regulations. In this setting, the thesis aims at developing a framework are becoming an integral part of everyday life influencing organizational and social activities was composed by myself, that the work contained herein is my own except where explicitly stated otherwise

  5. Submission : 13870 Thesis proposal CSC 2015

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    Bordenave, Charles

    tracking. Furthermore their excitation (with a UV light source) can lead to sample auto-fluorescence [1, up to the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum eliminating any auto-fluorescence. AnotherSubmission : 13870 Thesis proposal CSC 2015 Title: Synthesis and use of upconverted fluorescent

  6. 2008 Senior Thesis Project Reports Iliano Cervesato

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    Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Qatar campus. Department of Computer Science. Robotics Institute. The editors of this report include the members of the Senior Thesis Committee on the Qatar campus, and the advisors the final reports of the undergraduate Computer Sci- ence majors from the Qatar Campus of Carnegie Mellon

  7. University of Winnipeg Undergraduate Honours Thesis

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    Martin, Jeff

    temperatures of 3.5 mK are called Ultra-Cold Neutrons (UCNs) and they reflect off of material surfacesUniversity of Winnipeg Undergraduate Honours Thesis Simulation of the Ultra-Cold Neutron Spin Abstract Faculty of Science Physics Bachelor of Science Simulation of the Ultra-Cold Neutron Spin Analyzer

  8. Submission : 7921 Thesis proposal CSC 2015

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    Bordenave, Charles

    changes in the neural circuits underlying visual spatial perception seem to appear, mainly in the parietalSubmission : 7921 Thesis proposal CSC 2015 Title: 3D perception in Parkinson disease: Effects The study of 3D perception is done by using a visual categorization task on visual stimuli presented

  9. Submission : 13774 Thesis proposal CSC 2015

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    Bordenave, Charles

    in homogeneous catalysis have been achieved using spectator carbon-centered ligands. For this purpose, electron for applications in catalysis and in optics Thesis supervisor: Yves Canac E-mail address: yves occurring in catalytically active NHC-phosphonium ylide complexes [1]. As the efficiency of the catalytic

  10. 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…

  11. The inaudible sound of thunderstorms Master Thesis

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    Evers, Läslo G.

    The inaudible sound of thunderstorms Master Thesis by Jelle Daniel Assink October 2006 - June 2007 attenuation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 4 Discussion 49 4.1 Detectibility of lightning discharges.2.2 Attenuation of the waveform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 4.3 Comparison and verification

  12. Submission : 13538 Thesis proposal CSC 2015

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    Bordenave, Charles

    Submission : 13538 Thesis proposal CSC 2015 Title: Aluminum alloys used in the aeronautic industry_domain Subject short description: In the aeronautic industry, the corrosion protection of structural aluminum publications in the domain of PhD: Keywords: adsorption, aeronautic industry, aluminum, DFT, reactivity

  13. Submission : 13187 Thesis proposal CSC 2015

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    Bordenave, Charles

    the densification mechanisms involved in Spark Plasma Sintering Thesis supervisor: Claude ESTOURNES E-mail address: %scientific_domain Subject short description: Spark-plasma sintering (SPS), also known as electric-Pressing and Spark Plasma Sintering of alumina: Discussion abaout an analytical modelling used for sintering

  14. Submission : 16788 Thesis proposal CSC 2015

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    Bordenave, Charles

    Submission : 16788 Thesis proposal CSC 2015 Title: Development of a fiber optic vibrometer: seat@laas.fr PhD School name: Electrical, Electronic Engineering & Telecommunications (GEET) Research description: Following the recent successful demonstration of an optical fiber-based Fabry

  15. Turing'sThesis Solomon Feferman

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    Feferman, Solomon

    break from his life and var- ied career in England, Alan Turing spent the years 1936­1938 doing graduate drew to a considerable extent on Andrew Hodges' superb biography, Alan Turing: The Enigma [16]. #12Turing'sThesis Solomon Feferman 2 NOTICES OF THE AMS VOLUME 53, NUMBER 10 I n the sole extended

  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. Undergraduate Thesis Supervisor's Evaluation of Student's Performance

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    Undergraduate Thesis Supervisor's Evaluation of Student's Performance This form is to be completed. supervisors and/or employers 3. Receptiveness to instruction 4. Safety consciousness 5. Over-all learning Supervisor's Signature I am not willing to release this evaluation for reference #12;

  18. Master of Science Thesis Stockholm, Sweden 2010

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    Maguire Jr., Gerald Q.

    Master of Science Thesis Stockholm, Sweden 2010 TRITA-ICT-EX-2010:28 M U H A M M A D S A R W A R J of Information and Communication Technology Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockhom, Sweden Supervisor by the escrow agent. After decryption we examined the ability of a bad cop to modify or forge data packets

  19. Submission : 13809 Thesis proposal CSC 2015

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    Bordenave, Charles

    Submission : 13809 Thesis proposal CSC 2015 Title: Supercritical CO2 and Green Biosourced Solvents implementation, supercritical CO2 (scCO2) has attracted great attention in recent years as an alternative solvent diffusivity, and abundance. ScCO2 presents physicochemical properties that are highly desirable in solvents

  20. Submission : 13874 Thesis proposal CSC 2015

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    Bordenave, Charles

    supercritical CO2 ? Thesis supervisor: Jean-Daniel MARTY and Mathias DESTARAC E-mail address: marty. The most useful alternatives to traditional solvents are sc-CO2, ionic liquids and water.[1] Supercritical (Tc=31ºC, Pc=7.38 MPa, c=0.468 g.cm-3). CO2 is environmentally benign and biocompatible solvent

  1. Submission : 7896 Thesis proposal CSC 2015

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    Bordenave, Charles

    communication. Human Relations, 63(8), 12491273. Fauré, B., & Rouleau, L. (2011). The strategic competence of 'organisation. Communications organisationnelles et performativité Thesis supervisor: Bertrand Fauré E-mail address: bertrand.faure@iut-tlse3.fr PhD School name: Arts, Literature, Languages, Philosophy, Information and Communication (ALLPHA

  2. Submission : 13840 Thesis proposal CSC 2015

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    Bordenave, Charles

    of heat in reactive fluidized beds derived from fully unsteady 3D numerical simulation results ResearchSubmission : 13840 Thesis proposal CSC 2015 Title: Development of Eulerian multi-fluid modeling, Spray et Combustion (PSC) Group Laboratory website: Scientific domain: %scientific_domain Subject short

  3. Master of Science Thesis Stockholm, Sweden 2009

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    Maguire Jr., Gerald Q.

    in this master program in a cross-culture environment. Last but not least, I would like to thank my family Collaboration-Oriented Modeling of an Offshore Group Communication System KTH Information and Communication) Master Thesis Collaboration-Oriented Modeling of an Offshore Group Communication System Doan Thi Hong Tam

  4. October 2015 CROP SCIENCE THESIS TITLES

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    Grünwald, Niklaus J.

    1 October 2015 CROP SCIENCE THESIS TITLES OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY This list is an attempt to include all theses submitted to the Crop Science Department since the beginning in 1907. Most of them and distribution in the soil profile during a fallow grain rotation as influenced by different levels of soil

  5. 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…

  6. Date Master's Student Non Thesis Option

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    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    Cooperative Wool Pools in Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. Phil S. Eckut 6/1/1935 Smith, Norman A/1/1938 Hurlburt, Lester B.S. not thesis for Masters Problems of Tax Deed Lands in Gallatin County. R. R. Renne 6

  7. Master Thesis Virtual environments for a Magnetic

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    Master Thesis Virtual environments for a Magnetic Levitation Haptic Device Martin Oberhuber Prof my supervisor Prof. Ralph L. Hollis who gave me the opportunity to contribute to the Magnetic Levitation Haptic project. I want to thank my tutor at ETH Zurich, Prof. Bradley J. Nelson for setting up

  8. Submission : 15474 Thesis proposal CSC 2015

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    Bordenave, Charles

    (that can be used for genetic manipulation because they contribute to all lineages of a host embryoSubmission : 15474 Thesis proposal CSC 2015 Title: Genetic and epigenetic mechanisms regulating is focused on the pig, a species where the development of pluripotent cell lines is strategic for both

  9. The Master Thesis of Moshé Flato

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    Maurice Kibler

    1999-11-11

    The genesis and impact of the M.Sc. thesis by Mosh\\'e Flato is analysed. In this connection, the fruitful passage of Mosh\\'e in Lyon, capitale mondiale de la gastronomie, is evoked. Finally, some basic elements for a model in crystal- field theory are given as a important step on the way opened by Mosh\\'e.

  10. Prof. Dr. Fumiya Iida Master-Thesis

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    Daraio, Chiara

    semester thesis with the hope of letting an LMMA hop in the knee joint of a legged robot. Two years Joint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 4.2.2 Beam and Counterweight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 4.2.3 Hip Motor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 4.2.4 Leg

  11. Submission : 14163 Thesis proposal CSC 2015

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    Bordenave, Charles

    is exchanged. The ion may come from any source of plasma (e.g. the solar wind, the magnetosphere of a planet, etc.), whereas the neutral usually belongs to the #12;atmosphere of a planet/moon. The resulting ENA the almost 100 flybys of the moon. The purpose of the thesis is to first build a numerical model to inverse

  12. The thesis of stages fourteen years later

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    Beeby, C. E.

    1980-12-01

    The author indicates the changes and additions he would make to his book ` The Quality of Education in Developing Countries' (1966) if he were re-writing it in 1980. He would make clearer that his primary interest is in a continuum of change, the process of growth of a school system, and that the `stages' are only a convenient non-mathematical artifact to make the thesis more useful to administrators and planners. In the light of more recent developments and experiences, he now gives new stress to the pluralism of objectives at the stage of Meaning, and discusses the political, social, cultural and financial reasons why a country may choose not to take the difficult step from stage III to stage IV. Recent forms of alternative education, particularly those embodying plans for lifelong education, offer some hope of bypassing his thesis of stages. More consideration is given to constraints other than that of teacher qualification, though the difficulty of changing the skills, habits, attitudes and purposes in the teaching profession remain the chief obstacle to qualitative growth. Particular attention is paid to `crash' programmes where processes that are, by their very nature, successive are compressed into simultaneous or almost simultaneous ones. Some implications of the thesis of stages for teacher training are briefly dealt with. Regarding the application of the thesis to secondary education, he maintains that a better model of growth would be one based on the capacity of secondary education to respond to the changing economic and social demands of the community. Finally, he suggests three methods of testing his hypotheses and pleads that more consideration be given to building up a body of educational, theory based on the experience of developing countries over the past three decades.

  13. MASTER'S THESIS Advantages of utilizing new global optimality

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    Patriksson, Michael

    MASTER'S THESIS Advantages of utilizing new global optimality conditions when constructing column of Science Advantages of utilizing new global optimality conditions when constructing column generation Göteborg 2004 #12;Abstract This thesis investigates the possibilities of considering global optimality

  14. 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 ...

  15. Choosing a Thesis Advisor and a Postdoctoral Position Giving Talks

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    Miller, Peter D.

    athematics A Vignette Choosing a Thesis Advisor and a Postdoctoral Position Giving Talks Joining. is not enough! #12;athematics A Vignette Choosing a Thesis Advisor and a Postdoctoral Position Giving Talks Joining Professional Organizations Outline 1 A Vignette 2 Choosing a Thesis Advisor and a Postdoctoral

  16. Fourier Analysis for Social Choice MSc Thesis (Afstudeerscriptie)

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    Amsterdam, University of

    Fourier Analysis for Social Choice MSc Thesis (Afstudeerscriptie) written by Frank FEYS (born on the theory of Fourier analysis on the Boolean cube. In this thesis, we seek to connect the at first seemingly disparate realms of social choice and Fourier analysis on the Boolean cube. The first goal of this thesis

  17. Fourier Transform Heterodyne Spectroscopy of Liquid Interfaces A thesis presented

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    Mazur, Eric

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

  18. What Examiners Do: What Thesis Students Should Know

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    Golding, Clinton; Sharmini, Sharon; Lazarovitch, Ayelet

    2014-01-01

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

  19. D:\\Ms_thesis\\TTS Master's thesis -Optimization.docx Page 1 of 1 TTS Marine AB

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    Svenningsson, Josef

    D:\\Ms_thesis\\TTS Master's thesis - Optimization.docx Page 1 of 1 TTS Marine AB Tel: +46 31 725 79 Carlsson From: Hamed Shakib Date: 19 January 2015 Subject: Thesis work at TTS Marine AB Pages: 1 The portfolio of TTS Marine AB located in Gothenburg, Sweden encompasses the design and manufacture of Ro

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

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    Doyle, Robert

    Distinction in Chemistry: Thesis Guidelines Format Paper: The thesis should be printed on good quality 8 ½" x 11" paper. Margins: Left hand margins must be at least 1 1/2" to allow room for binding: The body of the thesis should be double spaced and printed on one side of the paper only. The abstract

  1. Single link flexible beam testbed project. Thesis

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    Hughes, Declan

    1992-01-01

    This thesis describes the single link flexible beam testbed at the CLaMS laboratory in terms of its hardware, software, and linear model, and presents two controllers, each including a hub angle proportional-derivative (PD) feedback compensator and one augmented by a second static gain full state feedback loop, based upon a synthesized strictly positive real (SPR) output, that increases specific flexible mode pole damping ratios w.r.t the PD only case and hence reduces unwanted residual oscillation effects. Restricting full state feedback gains so as to produce a SPR open loop transfer function ensures that the associated compensator has an infinite gain margin and a phase margin of at least (-90, 90) degrees. Both experimental and simulation data are evaluated in order to compare some different observer performance when applied to the real testbed and to the linear model when uncompensated flexible modes are included.

  2. The Lenoir thesis revisited: Blumenbach and Kant.

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    Zammito, John H

    2012-03-01

    Timothy Lenoir launched the historical study of German life science at the end of the 18th century with the claim that J. F. Blumenbach's approach was shaped by his reception of the philosophy of Immanuel Kant: a 'teleomechanism' that adopted a strictly 'regulative' approach to the character of organisms. It now appears that Lenoir was wrong about Blumenbach's understanding of Kant, for Blumenbach's Bildungstrieb entailed an actual empirical claim. Moreover, he had worked out the decisive contours of his theory and he had exerted his maximal influence on the so-called 'Göttingen School' before 1795, when Lenoir posits the main influence of Kant's thought took hold. This has crucial significance for the historical reconstruction of the German life sciences in the period. The Lenoir thesis can no longer serve as the point of departure for that reconstruction. PMID:22326081

  3. Transitions Any piece of writing builds a central thesis or conveys a specific idea to readers. Writers

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    Kunkle, Tom

    Transitions CF: 3/2015 Any piece of writing builds a central thesis or conveys a specific idea, although, conversely, despite When discussing order: First, second, at the same time, later, finally When transitional words and phrases is important, these do not contribute to the content of the paper but, rather

  4. Prof. Dr. Fumiya Iida Master-Thesis

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    Daraio, Chiara

    importance than control. #12;ii #12;Contents Abstract i 1 Introduction 1 1.1 Why Study Legged Robots Frequency 13 3 Efficient Control of Segmented Beam Hoppers 15 3.1 The hopping robot CHIARO-Bang for CHIARO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 3.4 Picking a Equivalent Cost Function

  5. Prof. Dr. Fumiya Iida Bachelor-Thesis

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    Daraio, Chiara

    -efficient locomotion. There are many different approaches to design and build these hopping robots, each using very 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

  6. Table of Contents

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    Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .i Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iii Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  7. THE DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING ANNOUNCES THE THESIS DEFENSE OF

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    Ghosh, Somnath

    THE DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING ANNOUNCES THE THESIS DEFENSE OF Doctoral Candidate Coleman, Professor JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY | DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING 3400 N. CHARLES STREET | LATROBE HALL

  8. Content Wizard.

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    Ehlers-Zavala, Fabiola P.

    2001-01-01

    This classroom tip focuses on sustained-content language teaching. The game described--content wizard-- illustrates a practical technique for incorporating a range of language and academic skills into subject matter lessons for English-as-a-Second-Language learners. (Author/VWL)

  9. Representationism and Phenomenism: A critique of two approaches to explaining the relation between representational and phenomenal content 

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    Thompson, Hamish D.

    The aim of this thesis is to critique two approaches to explaining the relation between representational and phenomenal content. The first approach, representationism, holds that phenomenal content is entirely constituted ...

  10. College of Graduate Studies Thesis/Dissertation Checklist

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    Hong, Don

    College of Graduate Studies Thesis/Dissertation Checklist College of Graduate Studies Thesis/Dissertation Checklist This checklist will advise you and your advisor in meeting all the requirements for successful in this "Checklist" take precedence over requirements in the style manual or referred journal you follow

  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. About Preparing the Thesis and Required Materials (Master's Program)

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    Miyashita, Yasushi

    Translation) ××× (If in English) Name of Research Supervisor Division: XXXX Admission in [Year] Student ID ××× (Japanese Translation) ××× (If in English) Name of Research Supervisor Division: XXX/Admission [Date) On the cover, clearly write (1) the thesis title, (2) a Japanese translation if the thesis is in English, (3

  13. APPROVAL SHEET Title of Thesis: EXTENSIBLE DYNAMIC FORM FOR SUPPLIER

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    Peng, Yun

    #12;APPROVAL SHEET Title of Thesis: EXTENSIBLE DYNAMIC FORM FOR SUPPLIER DISCOVERY Name of 2008 International Conference of Risk Management and Engi- neering Management (ICRMEM 2008), pp121;ABSTRACT Title of Thesis: EXTENSIBLE DYNAMIC FORM FOR SUPPLIER DISCOVERY Yan Kang, Master of Science

  14. Technical University of Denmark A Thesis Submitted for the Degree

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    for modeling wind power plants in the soft- ware domain. IEC 61400-25 addresses this challenge. This thesisTechnical University of Denmark A Thesis Submitted for the Degree Master of Science Reporting and Logging in compliance with IEC 61400-25 Using Wind Power Plant Configuration Language (WPPCL) Author: s

  15. A Thesis Document Class for Dalhousie University Steven Matheson

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    Keselj, Vlado

    for thesis submission. final | draft These options have the same effect as in the standard classes, with the exception that in dalthesis the draft option additionally executes the command \\draft. (See page 7 typesetting of the thesis title page, which may be useful when printing draft copies. The default is titlepage

  16. 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…

  17. Isaac Chavez The Thesis committee for Isaac Chavez

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    Raizen, Mark G.

    that this is the approved version of the following thesis Magnetic Control of Supersonic Beams: Magnetic Slowing to Isotope Control of Supersonic Beams: Magnetic Slowing to Isotope Separation by Isaac Chavez, B.S. THESIS Presented of everything has not only helped my studies in physics but has opened my mind to other topics; thank you

  18. Completing an Honors Thesis in Teacher Education Early Childhood Education

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    Martinez, Tony R.

    -time, tenure-line faculty member from the Department of Teacher Education who will help you focus your study your research and writing, and will participate in the thesis defense when your work has been submitted for the duration of your research. What is the Role of the Referee? The thesis referee is a second reader for your

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

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    Mennel, Kimberly I. (Kimberly Irene)

    2012-01-01

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

  20. NON-THESIS MASTER'S PROGRAM DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

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    Rock, Chris

    language, the scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English1 NON-THESIS MASTER'S PROGRAM DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY Revised December 2013 The non-thesis Master's degree programs in Biology, Microbiology, and Zoology are designed

  1. Honors Thesis Guidelines, Spring 2012 1 Integrative Biology

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    grades for both H196A and H196B. It is up to them to complete the paperwork necessary to set up your. Writing your thesis Traditionally, the thesis is written in the format of a research paper with Abstract in which your research with faculty members can count for credit. However there are limits on which courses

  2. Table of Contents Contents Page

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    Kunkle, Tom

    as professionals Assessment We develop and maintain high quality programs and graduates by assessing candidate- 1 Table of Contents Contents Page Section I: Introductory Materials 2 School of Education in Education (OPDE) Theme, Mission, and Purpose 4 Guide to Contacts and Information 5 Section II: Operational

  3. Instructable autonomous agents. Ph.D. Thesis

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    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.

  4. Ecological Content 

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    Toribio, Josefa

    1997-01-01

    The paper has a negative and a positive side. The negative side argues that neither the classical notions of narrow nor wide content are suitable for the purposes of psychological explanation. The positive side shows how ...

  5. THESIS: terrestrial and habitable zone infrared spectroscopy spacecraft

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    Vasisht, G.; Swain, M. R.; Akeson, R. L.; Burrows, A.; Deming, D.; Grillmair, C. J.; Greene, T. P.

    2008-07-01

    THESIS is a concept for a medium class mission designed for spectroscopic characterization of extrasolar planets between 2-14 microns. The concept leverages off the recent first-steps made by Spitzer and Hubble in characterizing the atmospheres of alien gas giants. Under favourable circumstances, THESIS is capable of identifying biogenic molecules in habitable-zone planets, thereby determining conditions on worlds where life might exist. By systematically characterizing many worlds, from rocky planets to gas-giants, THESIS would deliver transformational science of profound interest to astronomers and the general public.

  6. A Review of Research Related to the Topological Primacy Thesis.

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    Darke, Ian

    1982-01-01

    A review of work related to the topological primacy thesis and a critique of some aspects of it are presented. On the basis of the psychological research, it is concluded that topological concepts ought to be taught. (MP)

  7. Automatic Task Design on Amazon Mechanical Turk A thesis presented

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    Chen, Yiling

    Automatic Task Design on Amazon Mechanical Turk A thesis presented by Eric Hsin-Chun Huang approach to design image labeling tasks on Amazon Mechanical Turk, an online marketplace for labor.4 Outline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 2 Amazon Mechanical

  8. Department of Geosciences JUNIOR INDEPENDENT WORK / SENIOR THESIS

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    Department of Geosciences Guyot Hall JUNIOR INDEPENDENT WORK / SENIOR THESIS SHOPPING GUIDE Are you THE GEOSCIENCES SHOPPING GUIDE FOR IDEAS Department of Geosciences Guyot Hall JUNIOR INDEPENDENT WORK / SENIOR

  9. Classical and quantum algorithms for algebraic Thesis for the degree

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    Ivanyos, Gábor

    Classical and quantum algorithms for algebraic problems Thesis for the degree "Doctor research has also benefited from teaching at the Institute for Mathematics at the Budapest University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 2.5 Quantum computing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 2.5.1 Quantum

  10. Master Thesis Projects Topics for master thesis projects available in 2015-2016

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    Bataillon, Thomas

    Development Senarios 9. Oxidative changes in fish feed and its effect on digestibility ­ Better proteins. Proteomics and peptidomics of protein-based foods #12;3 1. Screening for Antioxidative Compounds from programme in Department of Food Science Food area #12;2 Table of content 1. Screening for Antioxidative

  11. Content Development Policy 1 Content Development Policy

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    Abrahams, I. David

    Content Development Policy 1 Content Development Policy #12;2 Content Development Policy Contents...................................................................................................................................................................8 #12;Content Development Policy 3 Introduction This Content Development Policy sets out the Library, learning and research at The University of Manchester. It has been developed to respond both to the needs

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. THE CYLINDRIC ALGEBRAS OF 4-VALUED LOGIC MSc Thesis (Afstudeerscriptie)

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    Amsterdam, University of

    THE CYLINDRIC ALGEBRAS OF 4-VALUED LOGIC MSc Thesis (Afstudeerscriptie) written by Rogier Jacobsz-order predicate logic are introduced. When we define the semantics, we use 4-cylindric set algebras. Then we define 4-cylindric algebras which are supposed to reflect the algebraic properties of this logic. We give

  15. Deconfined Quantum Critical Points A thesis submitted to the

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

  16. Thesis for Doctor of Philosophy Hydrogen Desorption in Steels

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    Cambridge, University of

    Thesis for Doctor of Philosophy Hydrogen Desorption in Steels Song, Eun Ju (Song, Eun Ju) Computational Metallurgy Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology Pohang University of Science and Technology- orption analysis with gas chromatography (Ryu, 2012). . . 9 2.5 The trap occupancy as a function

  17. Social Indicators of Education and the Model Minority Thesis.

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    Macaranas, Federico M.

    The idea that Asian Americans constitute a "model minority" needing no special help with education or employment is quite widespread, even amongst government officials. This "model minority" thesis has not been investigated empirically, in part because of the lack of a theoretical construct. An interdisciplinary model focusing on educational and…

  18. Master Thesis Novel Concept of TWIP-Assisted Steel

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    Cambridge, University of

    Master Thesis Novel Concept of TWIP-Assisted Steel Kang, Jee Hyun () Computational Metallurgy Computational Metallurgy Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology Pohang University of Science and Technology Metallurgy) Pohang, Korea December 21, 2009 Approved by Professor Bhadeshia, H.K.D.H. 1 #12;Novel Concept

  19. Polyspectral Analysis of Musical Timbre A thesis submitted in fulfillment

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    Polyspectral Analysis of Musical Timbre A thesis submitted in fulfillment of the requirements The Musical Problem of Timbre and Sound Texture 4 1.1 Timbre and Sound Texture : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 4 1.2 Existing Works on Timbre : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 6 1.2.1 Historical Perspective

  20. Kondo Effects in Carbon Nanotubes Master of Science Thesis

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    Nygård, Jesper

    of Copenhagen January 2007 Jeppe Vilstrup Holm The Niels Bohr Institute #12;Kondo Effects in Carbon Nanotubes Master Thesis c Jeppe Vilstrup Holm 2007 E-mail:jeppe@fys.ku.dk Niels Bohr Institute Nano-Science Center. The experimental work has been carried out at the Nano-Science Center at the Niels Bohr Institute, University

  1. 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…

  2. Modeling Ocean Dynamics at Waikiki Beach Undergraduate Senior Thesis

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    Fox-Kemper, Baylor

    is to enjoy the white sandy beaches and playful surf. Unfortunately, erosion plagues Waikiki's beachesModeling Ocean Dynamics at Waikiki Beach Undergraduate Senior Thesis By Mika Siegelman Brown of Waikiki beaches using both one-dimensional and two-dimensional modeling. First, simple one

  3. Doctoral Thesis A Study on Cryptographic Protocols for RFID Tags

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    Kim, Kwangjo

    Doctoral Thesis RFID A Study on Cryptographic Protocols for RFID Tags ( Dang, Nguyen Duc 2010 #12;RFID A Study on Cryptographic Protocols for RFID Tags #12;A Study on Cryptographic Protocols for RFID Tags Advisor : Professor Kim, Kwangjo by Dang, Nguyen Duc Department of Information

  4. 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 include the flow over a backward facing step, the flow across an object placed in a channel

  5. Phases in String Theory A thesis submitted to

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    that string theory is a consistent theory of quantum gravity. Although the theory is unique, it has diversePhases 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

  6. http://www.ccs-labs.org/ Bachelor Thesis

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    Breu, Ruth

    in their natural habitat. The idea is to equip bats with ultra- low power sensor nodes thesis complements our work on the BATS project. The goal of the project is to support biologists with their studies by monitoring the group dynamics of bats

  7. http://www.ccs-labs.org/ Bachelor's Thesis

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    Breu, Ruth

    of bats in their natural habitat. The idea is to equip bats with ultra-low power sensor nodes that monitor Functionalities for VCP Description: This bachelor thesis complements our work on the BATS project properties needed for the deployment in the BATS project. These shortcomings should be overcome within

  8. Literature Thesis Some mathematical models for wound healing in

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    Vuik, Kees

    Literature Thesis Some mathematical models for wound healing in soft tissues Olmer van Rijn January of wound healing 16 3.1 Numerical methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 3.2 Model describes the various stages of the wound healing process. In medicine the cutaneous wound healing process

  9. Modeling dependencies in Financial Risk Management BMI Master Thesis

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    Bhulai, Sandjai

    Copulas Modeling dependencies in Financial Risk Management BMI Master Thesis #12;Modeling dependencies in financial risk management 2 #12;Modeling dependencies in financial risk management 3 Preface integrated in the study. For the purpose of extending my knowledge on Financial Risk Management

  10. iThesis: Polly's project

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    Conti, Alvaro

    2013-01-01

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

  11. The Jailing of America's Homeless: Evaluating the Rabble Management Thesis

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    Fitzpatrick, Kevin M.; Myrstol, Brad

    2011-01-01

    The authors of this article test hypotheses derived from Irwin's rabble management thesis. The analysis uses data from 47,592 interviews conducted with jailed adults in 30 U.S. cities as part of the Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring program. Clearly, homeless persons are overrepresented among those arrested and booked into local jails. Bivariate…

  12. Groundwater Data Analysis M.Tech Thesis Stage I Report

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    Sohoni, Milind

    Groundwater Data Analysis M.Tech Thesis Stage I Report Submitted in partial fulfillment Institute of Technology Bombay October 2011 #12;Abstract In this project work we did groundwater data(GSDA), Pune. We have analyzed groundwater data of 120 observation wells over the period of 35 years

  13. MASTER'S THESIS Resource utilization in a multitask cell

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    Patriksson, Michael

    MASTER'S THESIS Resource utilization in a multitask cell Tomas Jansson Department of Mathematics of Master of Science Resource utilization in a multitask cell Tomas Jansson Department of Mathematics will be scheduled with the default prior- ity function that is delivered with the multitask cell, compared

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

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

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    Gershwin, Stanley B.

    , between a buffer and an adjacent machine (kanban). ­ Global, from demand process to every machine Thesis Proposal Meeting Example based on an actual line at the Toyota automobile assembly factory to the first machine instead of the last. Only structural change: N1 N2 N3 N4 = Z1 Recommended CONWIP ­ kanban

  16. Complete Your Dissertation or Thesis in Two Semesters or Less

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    Ogden, Evelyn Hunt

    2006-01-01

    This newly updated guide describes how to effectively and efficiently manage the dissertation or thesis process in two semesters or less. Written for doctoral and master's degree students enrolled in on-campus programs and students pursuing accelerated and online-based degree programs, this book demystifies the seemingly daunting process. From…

  17. MS Thesis Defense A Combined Discrete-dislocation/Scale-

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    Grujicic, Mica

    MS Thesis Defense A Combined Discrete-dislocation/Scale- dependent Crystal Plasticity Analysis of Deformation and Fracture in Nanomaterials A Combined Discrete-dislocation/Scale- dependent Crystal Plasticity length scales. #12;Overview of Presentation Brief Description of ModelsI. Discrete Dislocation Model (Van

  18. 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…

  19. 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 Forensics CNT 6418 Computer Forensics 2 Subtotal: Subtotal: Restricted Elective Set 1: Take 2 Computing

  20. 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 Forensics CNT 6418 Computer Forensics 2 Subtotal: Subtotal: Restricted Elective Set 1: Take 2 Computing

  1. 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 2012-2013 1 Students 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 Computing

  2. 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 Forensics CNT 6418 Computer Forensics 2 Subtotal: Subtotal: Restricted Elective Set 1: Take 2 Computing

  3. Thesis Writing Challenges for Non-Native MA Students

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    Sadeghi, Karim; Shirzad Khajepasha, Arash

    2015-01-01

    Writing in a second (L2)/foreign language is generally a challenging activity, and writing an MA thesis, as an example of academic enterprise, can be daunting when done in a language in which the writer is not fully competent. The challenge such a genre of writing poses for L2 writers has not been properly addressed. To fill in the gap in this…

  4. 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…

  5. A Supervisor's Roles for Successful Thesis and Dissertation

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    Mhunpiew, Nathara

    2013-01-01

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

  6. Master Thesis Design and Analysis of Fair-Exchange

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    Master Thesis Design and Analysis of Fair-Exchange Protocols based on TPMs Supervisor: Sebastian;Design and Analysis of Fair-Exchange Protocols based on TPMs 2013 1 Technical University of Denmark-Exchange Protocols based on TPMs 2013 2 Abstract A crucial goal in electronic commerce is to guarantee the fairness

  7. Title of Thesis: ADVANCED OVERMODED CIRCUITS FOR GYRO-AMPLIFIERS

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    Anlage, Steven

    ABSTRACT Title of Thesis: ADVANCED OVERMODED CIRCUITS FOR GYRO-AMPLIFIERS Degree candidate: Yingyu with cavity-related gyro- amplifiers, a new interaction circuit, containing clustered cavities is considered. In particular, the use of a cluster of cavities in frequency multiplying gyro-amplifiers is described

  8. ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS Computer Science MSc Thesis based Degree Program

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    ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS Computer Science MSc Thesis based Degree Program In order to be considered for admission to the MSc (Master's Program in Computer Science) applicants must: a) satisfy the admission and their Area of Research can be found here: Computer Science Faculty The Process of Admission The following

  9. Quine's challenge and Logical Pluralism MSc Thesis (Afstudeerscriptie)

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    Koolen, Marijn

    : July 16th, 2010 Drs. Theodora Achourioti Prof. Dr. Dick De Jongh Dr. Catarina Dutilh Novaes Prof. Dr particularly grateful to my supervisor, Catarina Dutilh Novaes, for the big amounts of energy she put thesis committee, consisting of Dora Achourioti, Dick De Jongh and Martin Stokhof, for taking the time

  10. Description of bachelor thesis Vehicle Routing Problem for Mobile

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    Bolander, Thomas

    of Lego NXT robots navigating in a well-defined and localization-friendly environment. #12;Description of bachelor thesis Vehicle Routing Problem for Mobile Hospital Robots Anders Hersland by a group of mobile robots. It is a complex problem involving a wide range of subjects: automation, robot

  11. Thesis Submitted for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

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    Whelan, Paul F.

    School of Electronic Engineering September 2005 #12;I hereby certify that this material, which I now . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 1.3 Thesis Outline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 2 Intensity Non-uniformity Correction 25 2.1 Types of Intensity Non-uniformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 2.2 Data

  12. PhD thesis, s960370 Critical components in

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    fabrikation af en dreje-mikroventil. Sammenlignet med systemer der benyt- ter passive ventiler opn°ar vi etPhD thesis, s960370 Critical components in microfluidic systems for drug delivery: energy. Kutter MIC ­ Department of Micro and Nanotechnology Technical University of Denmark Industrial supervisor

  13. GPU-Based Responsive Grass Diploma Thesis in Computer Science

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    Blanz, Volker

    GPU-Based Responsive Grass Diploma Thesis in Computer Science submitted by Jens Orthmann born to achieve a grass simulation as realistic as possible mainly animation and rendering approaches for grass a responsive grass layer with todays graphics cards in real-time. Using the implementation strategie introduced

  14. Thesis Proposal Electromagnetic Ion Cyclotron (EMIC) Waves for Radiation Belt

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    de Weck, Olivier L.

    Thesis Proposal Electromagnetic Ion Cyclotron (EMIC) Waves for Radiation Belt Remediation particles of the Van Allen belts coming from cosmic rays, solar storms, high altitude nuclear explosions regions, as well as an obstacle to exploration and development of space technologies. The "Radiation Belt

  15. Proposal for a Thesis in the Field of

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    Knill, Oliver

    and errors (the Wikipedia article on 3D printing states that, as with graphics, 3D printers have a X projects in geometry, trigonometry, and calculus on low-cost 3D printers. The project will include several. Slavkovsky 2 #12;Thesis Project Description The Feb 10, 2011 edition of The Economist ran a cover story Print

  16. 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

  17. MASTER THESIS PROJECT Pollination strategies of Austrian Euphorbia

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    MASTER THESIS PROJECT Pollination strategies of Austrian Euphorbia SUBJECT Euphorbia is a very of cyathia are been well studied, but little is known about their pollination ecology. The species that have on the pollination of European Euphorbia species, and at investigating their different strategies for pollinator

  18. -TRIPSteel2010Yi,Hongliang Thesis for Doctor of Philosophy

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    Cambridge, University of

    -TRIPSteel2010Yi,Hongliang Thesis for Doctor of Philosophy -TRIP Steel Yi, Hongliang for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology (Computational Metallurgy of Philosophy at the Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology of Pohang University of Science and Technology

  19. The Thesis Black Market: Present State and Background

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    Gang, Wang

    2007-01-01

    The superficial reason for the existence of the thesis black market is the glut of theses and the shortage of publishing space; behind that is the skewed academic assessment system. Today, the following circumstances can be found in virtually all institutions of higher education in China: (1) A master's degree student must, during the two or…

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

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

    1988-01-01

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

  1. Thesis Checklist If you are required by your Academic Supervisor to submit your thesis to a Communication

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    Trajkovic, Ljiljana

    he or she prefers? Have you found someone willing to edit your thesis for style, grammar.? Have you defined all acronyms the first time you use them? Form 27B/6: #12;2 5 Grammar and Punctuation case Roman numerals (i.e., ii, iii, iv), starting at ii for the approval page? Have you used dot

  2. Parallel architecture for real-time simulation. Master's thesis

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    Cockrell, C.D.

    1989-01-01

    This thesis is concerned with the development of a very fast and highly efficient parallel computer architecture for real-time simulation of continuous systems. Currently, several parallel processing systems exist that may be capable of executing a complex simulation in real-time. These systems are examined and the pros and cons of each system discussed. The thesis then introduced a custom-designed parallel architecture based upon The University of Alabama's OPERA architecture. Each component of this system is discussed and rationale presented for its selection. The problem selected, real-time simulation of the Space Shuttle Main Engine for the test and evaluation of the proposed architecture, is explored, identifying the areas where parallelism can be exploited and parallel processing applied. Results from the test and evaluation phase are presented and compared with the results of the same problem that has been processed on a uniprocessor system.

  3. Spratly islands: A brewing flashpoint in Asia. Master's thesis

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    Borje, A.

    1994-06-01

    The Spratly Islands are developing into a flashpoint in the South China Sea region. Geological surveys conducted underneath the seabed of these islands following the oil crisis in the 1970s shows an enormous potential of oil and gas reserves. Moreover, with the adoption of the new International Law of the Sea concept there are overlapping claims by contending countries. Unless these claimant countries reconcile their differences and come to terms, the conflict is bound to escalate. This thesis is an in depth study of the disputes over the Spratlys and examines four cases of islands based territorial disputes that could be used as a model in resolving these tensions. This thesis argues that a military option will only create division and in-flame longstanding animosities. Instead, a peaceful solution is recommended as quickly as possible so that regional nations will realize the full potential of these islands. Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.

  4. Patrimonial Thesis and Pre-Modern Japanese Herrschaft

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    Jacobs, Norman

    1964-10-01

    the Weberian thesis that "traditional" Japa nese Herrschaft, in common with the Herrschaft of "traditional" China, may be characterized as patrimonial-prebendary in spite of the existence of certain feudal features peculiar to the specific Japa nese... of the Japa nese with the Europeans was not such as to encourage emulation as far as statecraft was concerned. On the other hand, because of continued contact over a millennium characterized by extensive social and cultural borrowing, China represented...

  5. Effect of electron-density gradients on propagation of radio waves in the mid-latitude trough. Master's thesis

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    Citrone, P.J.

    1991-01-01

    Partial contents of this thesis include: (1) Radio-wave propagation and the mid-latitude trough; (2) Ionospheric measurements; (3) Modification of time-dependent ionospheric model output with latitudinal electron-density profiles from digisonde trough depictions; (4) Ray-tracing simulations to examine ground range; and (5) Effects of three-dimensional gradients in electron density on radio-wave propagation in the trough region. Data is tabulated for geophysical conditions, solar activity level, geomagnetic activity level, conditions for vertical ray refraction to surface, and ray-tracing fixed-input conditions.

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. The University of Maryland Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Style Guide

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    Maryland at College Park, University of

    The University of Maryland Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Style Guide 2014 Edition 1 #12 School of Music..................................................................................................37 2 #12;CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION This Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Style Guide

  9. The University of Maryland Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Style Guide

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    Lathrop, Daniel P.

    The University of Maryland Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Style Guide 2015 Edition 1 #12................................................................................. 25 School of Music Theses and Dissertations............................................................................................................................ 37 2 #12;CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION This Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Style Guide

  10. Nuts and Bolts of Directed Research, Internship, Individual Study, Undergraduate Teaching Internship and Honors Thesis

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    O'Toole, Alice J.

    Nuts and Bolts of Directed Research, Internship, Individual Study, Undergraduate Teaching of Directed Research, Internship, Individual Study, Undergraduate Teaching Internship or Honors Thesis (see Internship and Honors Thesis · Every psychology major is required to complete 3 semester credit hours

  11. Affine Patches on Positroid Varieties and Affine Pipe Dreams (Thesis)

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    Snider, Michelle

    2010-01-01

    The objects of interest in this thesis are positroid varieties in the Grassmannian, which are indexed by juggling patterns. In particular, we study affine patches on these positroid varieties. Our main result corresponds these affine patches to Kazhdan-Lusztig varieties in the affine Grassmannian. We develop a new term order and study how these spaces are related to subword complexes and Stanley-Reisner ideals. We define an extension of pipe dreams to the affine case and conclude by showing how our affine pipe dreams are generalizations of Cauchon and Le diagrams.

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

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    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.

  13. The M68HC11 gripper controller software. Thesis

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    Tsai, Jodi Wei-Duk

    1991-01-01

    This thesis discusses the development of firmware for the 68HC11 gripper controller. A general description of the software and hardware interfaces is given. The C library interface for the gripper is then described and followed by a detailed discussion of the software architecture of the firmware. A procedure to assemble and download 68HC11 programs is presented in the form of a tutorial. The tools used to implement this environment are then described. Finally, the implementation of the configuration management scheme used to manage all CIRSSE software is presented.

  14. Thesis for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Improving Community Detection

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    Tsigas, Philippas

    Communities, Seed Selection, Misbehavior Detection, Spam, Medical Query Logs #12;ii #12;Preface This thesisThesis for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Improving Community Detection Methods for Network. In this thesis we investigate some of the challenges and applications of community detection for analysis

  15. Introduction Hypothesis Motivation Generic I0 Thesis Motivation Generic I0 at

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    Stephan, Frank

    Introduction Hypothesis Motivation Generic I0 Thesis Motivation Generic I0 at Vincenzo Dimonte 09 April 2015 1 / 24 #12;Introduction Hypothesis Motivation Generic I0 Thesis Motivation Two possible motivations: 2 / 24 #12;Introduction Hypothesis Motivation Generic I0 Thesis Motivation Two possible

  16. Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Agile production based on Machine Health Assessment

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    Bordenave, Charles

    Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Title: Agile production based on Machine Health Assessment Thesis of the thesis is linked with the topics of Factory of Future by implementing reconfiguration actions is detected on a machine, the information is transmitted to other entities in order to anticipate

  17. Bachelor's Thesis Implementation of the ARIB T109 Standard in Veins

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    Breu, Ruth

    Bachelor's Thesis Implementation of the ARIB T109 Standard in Veins 700MHz In the U the air. Goals of the thesis: For our Veins simulator we already have an implementation for the IEEE 802 of this thesis is to take the ARIB T109 standard and im- plement it as a model for Veins.1 Keywords: Vehicular

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

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    Florida State University ­ Honors in the Major Electronic Thesis Archive Form Student Name Major in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis. I also hereby certify that to the copyright of the thesis. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all

  19. Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Causal model for flood risk assessment

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    Bordenave, Charles

    Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Title: Causal model for flood risk assessment Thesis supervisor: The thesis aims to provide an operational tool for the anticipation of flood risk in mountain areas. The work will lead to the establishment of a model for the processing of flash floods for #12;the characterization

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

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    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…

  1. TCP Packet Trace Analysis. M.S. Thesis

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    Shepard, Timothy J.

    1991-01-01

    Examination of a trace of packets collected from the network is often the only method available for diagnosing protocol performance problems in computer networks. This thesis explores the use of packet traces to diagnose performance problems of the transport protocol TCP. Unfortunately, manual examination of these traces can be so tedious that effective analysis is not possible. The primary contribution of this thesis is a graphical method of displaying the packet trace which greatly reduce, the tediousness of examining a packet trace. The graphical method is demonstrated by the examination of some packet traces of typical TCP connections. The performance of two different implementations of TCP sending data across a particular network path is compared. Traces many thousands of packets long are used to demonstrate how effectively the graphical method simplifies examination of long complicated traces. In the comparison of the two TCP implementations, the burstiness of the TCP transmitter appeared to be related to the achieved throughput. A method of quantifying this burstiness is presented and its possible relevance to understanding the performance of TCP is discussed.

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

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    Avelar Lezama, Ivan

    2007-04-25

    -1 PRELIMINARY NON-DESTRUCTIVE ASSESSMENT OF MOISTURE CONTENT, HYDRATION AND DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES OF PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE A Thesis by IVAN AVELAR LEZAMA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University... OF PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE A Thesis by IVAN AVELAR LEZAMA Submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE Approved by: Chair...

  3. 7 CFR 3402.6 - Overview of the special international study and/or thesis/dissertation research travel allowance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...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,...

  4. 7 CFR 3402.6 - Overview of the special international study and/or thesis/dissertation research travel allowance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...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,...

  5. 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,...

  6. 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 ...

  7. The polarizability of diatomic helium. Ph.D. Thesis

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    Fortune, P. J.

    1974-01-01

    The calculation of the electric dipole polarizability tensor of the He 2 dimer is described, and the results are used in the computation of several dielectric and optical properties of helium gas, at both high (322 K) and low (4 K) temperatures. The properties considered are the second dielectric virial coefficient, the second Kerr virial coefficient, and the depolarization ratio of the integrated intensities for the Raman scattering experiments. The thesis consists of five parts: the polarizability and various properties are defined; the calculation of the polarizability in the long-range region in terms of a quantum mechanical multipole expansion is described; the calculation of the He2 polarizability in the overlap region via coupled Hartree-Fock perturbation theory is described; the calculation of the quantum pair distribution function for both the He-3 and He-4 isotopes at 4 K is discussed; and the calculated values of the properties of helium gas are given.

  8. ContentsContents1133integration integration

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    Vickers, James

    ContentsContents1133integration integration 1. Basic concepts of integration 2. Definite integrals 3. The area bounded by a curve 4. Integration by parts 5. Integration by substitution and using partial fractions 6. Integration of trigonometric functions Learning outcomes In this workbook you

  9. Primordial Perturbations as an Observational Probe of Masters Thesis

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    Souradeep, Tarun

    and loop quantum gravity. 3 #12;Contents 1 Introduction 3 2 The Standard Model of Cosmology (Hot Big Bang Space-time . . . . . . . . 61 5.3 Vacuum Fluctuation of the Free Scalar Field . . . . . . . . . . 68 5.4 Vacuum Fluctuation of the Inflaton Field . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 5.5 Primordial Power Spectra

  10. Title of thesis: SYSTEMS ENGINEERING DESIGN AND TRADEOFF ANALYSIS WITH

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    Austin, Mark

    . The use of RDF and Python for automation pro- vides a simplified replacement for present-day Semantic Web, for enlightenment and helping me regain my passion for engineering. Finally, I would like to express my deep to become a better engineer. ii #12;Table of Contents List of Figures v 1 Introduction 1 1.1 Problem

  11. University of Texas at Austin Senior Year Thesis

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    Jefferys, William

    astronomy students. White dwarf stars can also provide ample amounts of information if they are part-rich white dwarf and a larger, cool red dwarf star. The system likely resulted when the more massive and stellar evolution. Contents 1 Introduction 3 1.1 White Dwarf Stars

  12. Delft University of Technology Master's Thesis in Embedded Systems

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    Langendoen, Koen

    , The Netherlands Steffan Karger s.j.karger@student.tudelft.nl 15 June 2012 #12;Author Steffan Karger (s to offer to a student. Study and student associations, sports, study trips, part-time jobs and most of all the support when I needed it. Steffan Karger Delft, The Netherlands 15 June 2012 v #12;vi #12;Contents Preface

  13. 34 CFR Plans - Contents

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    1997-07-01

    ... 34 Education 2 1997-07-01 1997-07-01 false Contents Plans State Plans ASSISTANCE TO STATES FOR THE...-General § 300.111 Content of plan. Each State plan must contain the provisions required in §§ 300.121-300.154. State Plans—Contents...

  14. PhD Thesis: String theory in the early universe

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    Gwyn, Rhiannon

    2009-11-01

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

  15. Geodetic measurement of deformation in California. Ph.D. Thesis

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    Sauber, Jeanne Marie

    1988-01-01

    The very long baseline interferometry (VLBI) measurements made in the western U.S. since 1979 as part of the NASA Crustal Dynamics Project provide discrete samples of the temporal and spatial deformation field. The interpretation of the VLBI-derived rates of deformation requires an examination of geologic information and more densely sampled ground-based geodetic data. In the first two of three related studies embodying this thesis triangulation and trilateration data measured on two regional networks are processed, one in the central Mojave Desert and one in the Coast Ranges east of the San Andreas fault. At the spatial scales spanned by these local geodetic networks, auxiliary geologic and geophysical data have been utilized to examine the relation between measured incremental strain and the accommodation of strain seen in local geological structures, strain release in earthquakes, and principal stress directions inferred from in situ measurements. In the third study, VLBI data from stations distributed across the Pacific - North American plate boundary zone in the western United States are processed. The VLBI data have been used to constrain the integrated rate of deformation across portions of the continental plate boundary in California and to provide a tectonic framework to interpret regional geodetic and geologic studies.

  16. The History and Significance of the Incommensurability Thesis

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    Pearce, James Jacob

    The incommensurability thesis (IT) maintains that there are no non-prejudicial means of choosing between competing theories in the empirical sciences. If true, IT would entail that natural science is a fundamentally subjective or irrational activity. Should this latter claim prove justifiable, then empirical science cannot be regarded as an organ of objective knowledge, and "scientific realism" is eo ipso false. I follow the origin of IT from its pre-history in Logical Positivism, through certain preliminary philosophical developments in the work of Karl Popper, W. V. O. Quine, Stephen Toulmin and N. R. Hanson, to the eventual formulation and introduction of IT by Thomas Kuhn and Paul Feyerabend. I then examine the rigorous criticism of IT by various philosophers since about 1964, and discuss different methods of objective theory comparison which have been advanced by such philosophers as Hilary Putnam, W. H. Newton-Smith, Michael Devitt, Hartry Field, Philip Kitcher and Howard Sankey. I conclude by arguing for two counterintuitive claims: (1) Even if true, IT fails to provide evidence against scientific realism. (2) In fact, the truth of IT actually furnishes evidence for a necessary condition for scientific realism, and hence evidence which can be construed as indirectly favorable to scientific realism.

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

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    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.

  18. Politics of nuclear weapons. Master's thesis, Jan 90-Dec 91

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    Mohs, S.D.

    1991-12-01

    This thesis evaluated the role of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, and the Democratic Caucus in matter pertaining to strategic nuclear weapons programs. Three strategic programs are used as case studies to support this evaluation; the Trident submarine and missile, the B-1 bomber, and the MX missile. By comparing each committees' funding recommendations to that approved by Congress as well as their success in blocking amendments which would affect such recommendations, it is apparent that the respective Armed Services Committees dominate in strategic nuclear issues. This was found to be true when strategic nuclear programs were debated largely within the confines of the committees as well as when they reached the congressional agenda. The MX missile, however, was a significant exception as it resulted in a shift of power away from the House Armed Services Committee and to the liberal arms control activists, via the forum of the Democratic Caucus. A detailed analysis of the MX case provides much useful information for strategic planners concerning the formulation of new strategic nuclear weapons programs, demonstrating the potential pitfalls and proposing ways to avoid these pitfalls; and if they can not be avoided, what could be the possible consequences.

  19. Nozzle Flow with Vibrational Nonequilibrium. Ph.D. Thesis

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    Landry, John Gary

    1995-01-01

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

  20. Thermal effects on a rotating missile. Master's thesis

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    Kristensen, D.H.

    1986-03-01

    This thesis sought to determine if rotation would decrease the maximum skin temperature of an ICBM, thus increasing its probability of survival. The first scenario investigated was the Peacekeeper Dense Pack system. The missile field was subjected to a walk attack of 2 MAT weapons, with incoming RV's exploding every two secs. The 2nd scenario was a 4-on-1 attack of a missile-launching system--specifically, one missile was subjected to four bursts located in various positions surrounding the missile. Finally, a missile is attacked by a space-based laser with a maximum absolute power of 10 megawatts. In all cases, the rotation rate was limited to a maximum of 1.6 radians/sec. In all scenarios studied, rotation significantly decreased the maximum skin temperature and increased the missile's probability of survival. The decrease was most dramatic for the walk attack where an optimum rotation rate of .8 radians/sec was established. For the 4-on-1 attack, rotation was effective but required the maximum 1.6 radians/sec rotation rate for best results. For the laser threat rotation was effective, with the maximum rotation rate providing the greatest amount of protection.

  1. Naturalising Representational Content.

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    Shea, Nicholas

    2013-05-01

    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

  2. Marine microbial production of dimethylsulfide from dissolved dimethylsulfoniopropionate. Doctoral thesis

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    Ledyard, K.M.

    1993-02-01

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

  3. Global lightning activity and climate change. Ph.D. Thesis

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    Price, C.G.

    1993-01-01

    The relationship between global lightning frequencies and global climate change is examined in this thesis. In order to study global impacts of climate change, global climate models or General Circulations Models (GCM`s) need to be utilized. Since these models have coarse resolutions many atmospheric phenomena that occur at subgrid scales, such as lightning, need to be parameterized whenever possible. The first chapter introduces a simple parameterization used to simulate total (intracloud and cloud-to-ground) lightning frequencies. The parameterization uses convective cloud top height to approximate lightning frequencies. The second chapter deals with a parameterization for simulating cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning around the globe. This parameterization uses the thickness of the cold cloud sector in thunderstorms (0 C to cloud top) to calculate the proportion of CG flashes in a particular thunderstorm. The third chapter deals with the modelling of lightning in the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) GCM. This chapter presents results from the model`s control run. The fourth chapter presents two climate change scenarios. One for a climate where the solar constant is reduced by 2% (5.9 C global cooling), and one for a climate with twice the present concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere (4.2 C global warming). The results imply a 24% / 30% decrease/increase in global lightning frequencies for the cooler/warmer climate. The fifth chapter considers the possibility of using the above findings to monitor future global warming. The results show that the earth`s ionospheric potential, which is regulated by global thunderstorm activity, could possibly supply valuable information regarding global surface temperature fluctuations. The sixth and final chapter looks at the implications of changes in both lightning frequencies and the hydrological cycle, as a result of global warming, on natural forest fires.

  4. Laboratory simulations of polar stratospheric clouds. Ph.D. Thesis

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    Marti, J.J.

    1993-01-01

    Polar stratospheric clouds (PSC`s) play a key role in stratospheric ozone depletion, making it important to understand their composition, formation and trace gas interactions. Observations of PSC`s have revealed two distinct particle populations, dubbed PSC I and II. PSC II are made up of particles of water ice, and PSC II formation can be predicted with a knowledge of ice vapor pressure at the low temperatures typical of the polar stratosphere (below 200 K). This thesis presents new measurements of ice vapor pressure at temperatures between 170 and 250 K, extending the range of measured ice vapor pressures by three orders of magnitude. A simple empirical vapor pressure equation is derived which permits prediction of vapor pressures between 170 K and the triple point of water, with an accuracy of about 2 percent. Particles that comprise type I PSC are thought to be nitric acid trihydrate, or NAT. However, recent observations of PSC I particles reveal discrepancies with laboratory data on NAT. To better understand the actual growth of PSC I particles, mixtures of water and nitric acid vapor were condensed under conditions of temperature and pressure which approximated the polar stratosphere more closely than in past studies. The resulting solids contained significantly less HNO3 than that expected of NAT, and showed considerable HNO3 supersaturation with respect to NAT. These measurements provide evidence of a previously unreported compound, nitric acid pentahydrate, which may help explain recent Arctic PSC observations. Hydrogen chloride (HCl) may react on PSCs to liberate ozone depleting chlorine, making it important to understand PSC-HCl interactions. Past investigations into the HCl-H2O-HNO3 system, however, have yielded inconsistent results. The experiments described herein measured the bulk HCl solubility in ice, NAT, and in mixtures of nitric acid and water which may also exist in the stratosphere.

  5. ____________________________________________________For Heavenly Mathematics: Astrobox ~ Contents ____________________________________________________For Heavenly Mathematics: Astrobox ~ Contents

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    Aslaksen, Helmer

    ____________________________________________________For Heavenly Mathematics: Astrobox ~ Contents 1 #12;____________________________________________________For Heavenly Mathematics: Astrobox ~ Contents 1 #12;____________________________________________________For Heavenly Mathematics: Astrobox

  6. RECOVERY OF PROTEIN NITROGEN FROM BIO-OIL BEARING BIOMASS A THESIS SUBMITTED TO

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    Qiu, Bo

    RECOVERY OF PROTEIN NITROGEN FROM BIO-OIL BEARING BIOMASS A THESIS SUBMITTED TO THE GLOBAL OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE MAY 2015 By Melisa Ibrahimovic Thesis Advisor Michael-oil, phorbol esters, and fermentable sugars from Jatropha seed biomass. Not discussed, however, was the fate

  7. Guidelines for the Senior Thesis and Honors Designations Department of Statistics, Harvard University

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    Wolfe, Patrick J.

    Guidelines for the Senior Thesis and Honors Designations Department of Statistics, Harvard. Introduction The senior thesis in Statistics presents an opportunity for a Statistics concentrator discussion both of the literature and of the student's own results. The writing process thus provides

  8. How I decided to ask Eduardo to be my thesis adviser

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    Sontag, Eduardo

    students ... and in addition he also liked ice-cream! So that's how I definitely decided that I would ask Eduardo Sontag to be my thesis adviser, since ice-cream is one of my favorite desserts I'm really happy with Eduardo Corollary: to celebrate my PhD thesis defense we all went for dinner, and then ice cream

  9. Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Earth-Air Heat Exchangers at DISTRICT scale

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    Bordenave, Charles

    Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Title: Earth-Air Heat Exchangers at DISTRICT scale Thesis: This proposal is part of a more global research project dedicated to the study of Earth-Air Heat Exchangers. The objective of the work is to design new classes of Earth-Air Heat Exchangers at district scale in the context

  10. Master Thesis proposal Inference of T cell gene regulatory networks and

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    Schön, Thomas

    Master Thesis proposal Inference of T cell gene regulatory networks and master regulators from gene expression variations in cancer patients and used these to infer differential activity This proposal is for a Master thesis in the field of Systems Biology. Background and aims: The group of Mika

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

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    Kruse, Hans

    Performance 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 Reserved. #12;2 This thesis titled Performance Characteristics of Convergence Layers in Delay Tolerant

  12. "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…

  13. Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Innovant de-icing system for more electric aircraft

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    Bordenave, Charles

    Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Title: Innovant de-icing system for more electric aircraft Thesis subject description: The transition to more electric aircraft requires technological breakthroughs and control of innovative aircraft de-icing systems based on resonant pre-stressed piezoelectric actuators

  14. Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Ageing brain pathology : the marmoset monkey model.

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    Bordenave, Charles

    Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Title: Ageing brain pathology : the marmoset monkey model. Thesis imaging will explore anatomo-functional alterations in marmoset monkeys. Animals will be followed proximity to humans. More specifically, we will explore in the marmoset monkey (Callithrix Jacchus

  15. Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 The italian manuscripts of Rio National Library

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    Bordenave, Charles

    Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Title: The italian manuscripts of Rio National Library Thesis subject description: The aim oh the PhD is the first study of the 506 italian manuscripts of the Rio cultural #12;ressources through the creation of a website. As known, the study of (italian

  16. Student Engagement, Ideological Contest and Elective Affinity: The Zepke Thesis Reviewed

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    Trowler, Paul

    2015-01-01

    This paper takes up issues raised in two articles by Nick Zepke and portrayed here as "the Zepke thesis". This thesis argues that the literature on, interest in and practices around student engagement in higher education have an elective affinity with neo-liberal ideology. At one level this paper counters many of the assertions that…

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

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    Li, Linda Y.; Vandermensbrugghe, Joelle

    2011-01-01

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

  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. 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…

  20. Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Towards Improved Model Physics of Thunderstorms

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    Bordenave, Charles

    Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Title: Towards Improved Model Physics of Thunderstorms Thesis description: Thunderstorms are the most important rain driver over the Tropics, including Brazil and countries around which experienced the tallest thunderstorms over Earth. The physics of #12;thunderstorms

  1. Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Shrinkage, damage and creep superposition in concrete

    E-print Network

    Bordenave, Charles

    Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Title: Shrinkage, damage and creep superposition in concrete Thesis description: Even today, delayed strains of concrete and especially creep strains are difficult to predict in spite of their impact on cracking risk and on distress in prestressed concrete structures

  2. Thesis by Publication in Education: An Autoethnographic Perspective for Educational Researchers

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    Merga, Margaret K.

    2015-01-01

    Despite its growing popularity, the thesis by publication is a less conventional format for doctoral dissertations in the field of education. The author successfully undertook a thesis by publication in education from 2012, to submission in 2014. This paper draws on both the literature in the field and the experiences of the author through an…

  3. LUNDQUA Thesis 66 The impact of past land-use change on floristic diversity in

    E-print Network

    LUNDQUA Thesis 66 The impact of past land-use change on floristic diversity in southern Sweden land-use change on floristic diversity in southern Sweden - a quantitative approach based on high-resolution pollen data 9 november 2012 This thesis explores the relationship between land-use and floristic

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

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

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

  5. 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.

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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

  7. 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.

  8. Content Analysis: Television.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Williams, Tannis MacBeth; And Others

    Content analyses of the depiction of aggression and images of reality on Canadian television were performed on 109 program tapes of top-rated Toronto programs. Content was coded in terms of global messages communicated, character portrayals, context and setting of the program, amount and nature of conflict portrayed, and detailed information on…

  9. Web content incorporates user

    E-print Network

    Bove Jr., V. Michael

    Web content commonly incorporates user profile and tracking data to personalize information in response to various audience-related factors. C onsumers of Internet-mediated content increasingly expect a high degree of responsiveness in their online experiences. Responsive media sense and react usefully

  10. 34 CFR Educational - Contents

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    1997-07-01

    ... 34 Education 2 1997-07-01 1997-07-01 false Contents Educational Local Educational Agency Applications ASSISTANCE TO STATES FOR THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES State Plans and Local...) Both. (b) (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1414(b)(2)) Local Educational Agency Applications—Contents...

  11. Creativity, Content, and Policy

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hope, Samuel

    2010-01-01

    Creativity, content, and policy have multiple relationships. Creativity and disciplinary content are inextricably linked. In dealing with creativity, the first education policy choice is whether to recognize and act on that fact. Care is needed in using the term "creativity" in advocacy contexts, lest the relationship between creativity and…

  12. Hydroponics: Content and Rationale

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ernst, Jeremy V.; Busby, Joe R.

    2009-01-01

    Technology education has the means of becoming the catalyst for integrated content and curricula, especially in core academic areas, such as science and mathematics, where it has been found difficult to incorporate other subject matter. Technology is diverse enough in nature that it can be addressed by a variety of content areas, serving as a true…

  13. Content Development Policy: Italian Studies 1 Content Development Policy

    E-print Network

    Abrahams, I. David

    Content Development Policy: Italian Studies 1 Content Development Policy Italian Studies Contents....................................................................................................................16 #12;2 Content Development Policy: Italian Studies Introduction This document presents the Content Development Policy for the Discipline of Italian Studies. It includes a description of the Library's existing

  14. 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....

  15. USAID and the Economic Growth Thesis: A Critical Assessment of USAID Foreign Aid Policies Post-9/11

    E-print Network

    Goodwin, Dwight L.

    2007-12-17

    's "economic growth thesis" and the foreign assistance role of the United States Agency for International Development. The primary research question will consider whether evidence exists that the economic growth thesis has informed foreign aid practices...

  16. Graduation Checklist for Masters Thesis Option and PhD Students

    E-print Network

    Texas at Arlington, University of

    Graduation Checklist for Masters Thesis Option and PhD Students This list is for student use only&D Submission Checklist. Complete all coursework and exam requirements. Earn a 3.0 or better as your overall

  17. Presentation of Master thesis project awarded with the Chalmers MasterCard scholarship 2014

    E-print Network

    Svenningsson, Josef

    to analyse a wave energy dissipation device for hydropower. The thesis to issues related to high wave energy level located in the stilling basin of the hydropower plant. One of these issues is the disturbance of nearby residents

  18. Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Optical and electrical spectroscopy of semiconductor nanostructures for spintronics applications

    E-print Network

    Bordenave, Charles

    nanostructures for spintronics applications Thesis supervisor: Andrea Balocchi and Pierre Renucci E-mail address the spin degree of freedom in semiconductors for spintronics and quantum #12;information applications

  19. Application for Admission to the Chemistry Thesis Program Revised October, 2013

    E-print Network

    Kounaves, Samuel P.

    . 3. Must be majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical physics. Student SignatureApplication for Admission to the Chemistry Thesis Program Revised October, 2013 Name: Major: Expected Graduation Date: Research Director (and affiliation, if not Tufts Chemistry): Chemistry Co

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

    E-print Network

    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 ...

  1. THE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING --Thesis Option PROGRAM PLANNING SHEET

    E-print Network

    Lin, Xi

    THE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING -- Thesis Option PROGRAM be at the 500 level or above. 1. Core Manufacturing Requirement ­ 16 credits/Semester/Grade ______________________________________________ Course/Semester/Grade ______________________________________________ 2. Engineering

  2. THE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING --Non-Thesis Option PROGRAM PLANNING SHEET

    E-print Network

    Lin, Xi

    THE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING -- Non-Thesis Option be at the 500 level or above. 1. Core Manufacturing Requirement ­ 16 credits/Semester/Grade ______________________________________________ Course/Semester/Grade ______________________________________________ 2. Engineering

  3. Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Magnetic amphiphilic hybrid carbon nanotubes: powerful tensoactive nanostructures for

    E-print Network

    Bordenave, Charles

    Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Title: Magnetic amphiphilic hybrid carbon nanotubes: powerful. During this PhD, we will study the synthesis and characterization of amphiphilic CNTs description: Magnetic amphiphilic hybrid carbon nanotubes: powerful tensoactive nanostructures for application

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

    E-print Network

    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

  5. Preventing ballistic missile proliferation: Lessons from Iraq. Master`s thesis

    SciTech Connect

    Talay, B.J.

    1996-12-01

    This thesis examines the case of Iraq to assess the performance of the missile nonproliferation regime since 1970. By analyzing the methods used by Iraq to obtain missile systems and missile technology, this thesis assesses the ability of the international community to prevent ballistic missile proliferation. Understanding Iraq`s past capabilities as well as its post-war efforts to rebuild weapons programs and procurement networks, this thesis provides suggestions for improving the regime`s performance. This thesis finds that (1) prior to 1992, the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) failed in its attempts to prevent proliferation; (2) the existence of the MTCR, while necessary to slow proliferation, is not sufficient to prevent proliferation; and (3) additional enforcement is needed to counter weapons of mass destruction acquisition by resourceful and determined states.

  6. Concentration and content.

    PubMed

    Fuentes-Arderiu, Xavier

    2013-01-01

    One of the more frequent activities in health sciences is the measurement of biological quantities. Frequently, when reading biomedical books and journals some confusion on the metrological meaning of biological quantities related to the concepts 'concentration' and 'content' may be observed. Classically, a concentration is an amount of any type per volume of liquid or gas system, whereas content is an amount of any type per mass of liquid or gas or solid system. However the concepts 'concentration' and 'content' alone are still ambiguous because, depending on the type of amount of the component (analyte) per volume or mass of a system, there are different types of concentrations and contents. This article attempts to give a clarification of these concepts, mainly based on international recommendations about nomenclature and terminology of metrology, chemistry and clinical laboratory sciences. PMID:23894859

  7. An Introduction to Boson-Sampling

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Gard, Bryan T.; Motes, Keith R.; Olson, Jonathan P.; Rohde, Peter P.; Dowling, Jonathan P.

    2015-06-01

    Boson-sampling is a simplified model for quantum computing that may hold the key to implementing the first ever post-classical quantum computer. Boson-sampling is a non-universal quantum computer that is significantly more straightforward to build than any universal quantum computer proposed so far. We begin this chapter by motivating boson-sampling and discussing the history of linear optics quantum computing. We then summarize the boson-sampling formalism, discuss what a sampling problem is, explain why boson-sampling is easier than linear optics quantum computing, and discuss the Extended Church-Turing thesis. Next, sampling with other classes of quantum optical states is analyzed. Finally, we discuss the feasibility of building a boson-sampling device using existing technology.

  8. Effective Physical Processes and Active Information in Quantum Computing

    E-print Network

    Ignazio Licata

    2007-10-23

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

  9. Master's Thesis proposal TTS Marine AB 2015-10-12 Page 1 of 1 TTS Marine AB

    E-print Network

    Ahrendt, Wolfgang

    Master's Thesis proposal TTS Marine AB ­ 2015-10-12 Page 1 of 1 TTS Marine AB Tel: +46 31 725 79 00 Fax: +46 31 725 78 00 info@tts-marine.se www.ttsgroup.com Master's Thesis proposal To: Applied, 2015 From: Structural Engineering department- TTS Marine AB Pages: 1 Subject: Thesis work at TTS Marine

  10. What do these have in common? MIT Master of Engineering in Logistics Thesis Josh Merrill, December 5, 2006

    E-print Network

    Brock, David

    What do these have in common? MIT Master of Engineering in Logistics Thesis Josh Merrill, December 5, 2006 #12;Does this help? MIT Master of Engineering in Logistics Thesis Josh Merrill, December 5 in Logistics Thesis Josh Merrill, December 5, 2006 #12;How much do I plant...and where and when do I plant it

  11. Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Design of a multicriteria decision process for distributed activity scheduling under risk and

    E-print Network

    Bordenave, Charles

    Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Title: Design of a multicriteria decision process for distributed activity scheduling under risk and uncertainty in the hospital enviro Thesis supervisor: François PERES E facing hazards. The PhD thesis will first complete a preliminary study conducted with a local hospital

  12. Delivered by Publishing Technology to: INRIM-Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica IP: 193.204.114.64 On: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 07:45:38

    E-print Network

    D'Ariano, Giacomo Mauro

    of. Very likely the first impetuous answer will be: it is made of particles! But, at a second thought seminal paper Quantum theory, the Church-Turing principle and the uni- versal quantum computer1 rephrased the Church-Turing hypoth- esis as a truly physical principle. In short: every piece of physical reality can

  13. Morphing content in mobile applications

    E-print Network

    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 ...

  14. 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.

  15. 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…

  16. Regulating contents and furnishings.

    PubMed

    Koffel, W E

    1991-01-01

    The criteria in the 1991 edition of the Life Safety Code are a first attempt to address the fire hazards associated with upholstered furniture and mattresses. Recognizing that the criteria do not represent a complete hazard analysis, it is anticipated that the subcommittee will continue its efforts and will evaluate the appropriateness of additional criteria. The NFPA Standards Council also has appointed a Technical Committee on Contents and Furnishings, which will meet in August 1991. This committee will have primary responsibility for developing fire hazard calculation procedures and documents that other committees can use to control the fire hazards of contents and furnishings. PMID:10112094

  17. Math: Basic Skills Content Standards

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2008-01-01

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

  18. 78 FR 13876 - Content Policy

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-03-01

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

  19. Mathematics: Content and Pedagogy

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ediger, Marlow

    2009-01-01

    The debate has gone on for some time in terms of which is more salient for the teacher to be well versed in, mathematical content versus methods and approaches in teaching. Both are salient. They cannot be separated from each other. The mathematics teacher must indeed have broad, in-depth knowledge of subject matter as well as in teaching and…

  20. Table of Contents Introduction

    E-print Network

    Nagy, Eric Sándor

    include nitrogen oxides (NOx = NO + NO2 ), nitric acid (HNO3 ), nitrous oxide (N2 O, a greenhouse gasDRAFT - 1 #12;2 - DRAFT Table of Contents Introduction What is Reactive Nitrogen and Why is it Important? Section 1 ­ The Challenge Section 2 ­ UVA Nitrogen Footprint 2.1DefiningSystemBoundaries 2.2 UVA

  1. Content Area Vocabulary Learning

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy

    2014-01-01

    Students' vocabulary knowledge is a significant predictor of their overall comprehension. The Common Core State Standards are raising the expectations for word learning and there are now 4 distinct standards related to vocabulary as well as expectations in other standards, including content areas. To address these expectations, teachers need…

  2. Shaping Digital Library Content.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Miller, Rush G.

    2002-01-01

    Explores issues related to the selection and purchase of digital content in academic libraries, including commercially-produced databases, electronic journals, and books and other electronic resources that are purchased from vendors; and in-house digitization projects. Considers the degree to which standard collection management principles apply.…

  3. RESERVEOFFICERTRAININGCORPS Table of Contents

    E-print Network

    Varela, Carlos

    RESERVEOFFICERTRAININGCORPS Table of Contents Air and Space Studies 415 Military Science 416 Naval Science 417 #12;Reserve Officers Training Corps The Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) programs sciences core course (unless the School of Humanities and Social Sciences accepts a specific course

  4. RESERVEOFFICERTRAININGCORPS Table of Contents

    E-print Network

    Varela, Carlos

    RESERVEOFFICERTRAININGCORPS Table of Contents Air and Space Studies 407 Military Science 408 Naval Science 409 #12;Reserve Officers Training Corps The Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) programs sciences core course (unless the School of Humanities and Social Sciences accepts a specific course

  5. CHAPTER CONTENTS Digital Color

    E-print Network

    Wandell, Brian A.

    281 CHAPTER CONTENTS Digital Color Reproduction BrianA.Wandell1 and Louis D.Silverstein2 1 Department of Psychology Stanford University, Stanford CA.94305-2130,USA 2 VCD Sciences, Inc. 9695 E 8.2.1 Trichromacy 283 8.2.2 Spatial resolution and color 283 8.3 Image capture 285 8.3.1 Overview

  6. Language, the Forgotten Content.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kelly, Patricia P., Ed.; Small, Robert C., Jr., Ed.

    1987-01-01

    The ways that students can learn about the nature of the English language and develop a sense of excitement about their language are explored in this focused journal issue. The titles of the essays and their authors are as follows: (1) "Language, the Forgotten Content" (R. Small and P. P. Kelly); (2) "What Should English Teachers Know about…

  7. Integrating Language and Content

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  8. Measuring Snow Water Content

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

    USGS hydrologic technician Jim Caldwell uses an aluminum tube and scale to measure snow depth, snow water content and snow density as part of the Maine Cooperative Snow Survey. This survey is conducted throughout Maine in the spring to aid in the evaluation of flood potential by the Maine River Flow...

  9. 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.

  10. Application of a neptune propulsion concept to a manned mars excursion. Master's thesis

    SciTech Connect

    Finley, C.J.

    1993-04-01

    NEPTUNE is a multimegawatt electric propulsion system. It uses a proven compact nuclear thermal rocket, NERVA, in a closed cycle with a magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) generator to power a magnetoplasmadynamic (MPD) thruster. This thesis defines constraints on an externally sourced propulsion system intended to carry out a manned Martian excursion. It assesses NEPTUNE's ability to conform to these constraints. Because an unmodified NEPTUNE system is too large, the thesis develops modifications to the system which reduce its size. The result is a far less proven, but more useful derivative of the unmodified NEPTUNE system.

  11. An Auto-management Thesis Program WebMIS Based on Workflow

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Chang, Li; Jie, Shi; Weibo, Zhong

    An auto-management WebMIS based on workflow for bachelor thesis program is given in this paper. A module used for workflow dispatching is designed and realized using MySQL and J2EE according to the work principle of workflow engine. The module can automatively dispatch the workflow according to the date of system, login information and the work status of the user. The WebMIS changes the management from handwork to computer-work which not only standardizes the thesis program but also keeps the data and documents clean and consistent.

  12. Towards Multimodal Content Representation

    E-print Network

    Bunt, Harry

    2009-01-01

    Multimodal interfaces, combining the use of speech, graphics, gestures, and facial expressions in input and output, promise to provide new possibilities to deal with information in more effective and efficient ways, supporting for instance: - the understanding of possibly imprecise, partial or ambiguous multimodal input; - the generation of coordinated, cohesive, and coherent multimodal presentations; - the management of multimodal interaction (e.g., task completion, adapting the interface, error prevention) by representing and exploiting models of the user, the domain, the task, the interactive context, and the media (e.g. text, audio, video). The present document is intended to support the discussion on multimodal content representation, its possible objectives and basic constraints, and how the definition of a generic representation framework for multimodal content representation may be approached. It takes into account the results of the Dagstuhl workshop, in particular those of the informal working group...

  13. Table of Contents

    Cancer.gov

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

  14. Determination of Fat Content

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Carpenter, Charles

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

  15. Content Documents Management

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    2011-01-01

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

  16. PHD Thesis

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    2012-05-21

    Superconductivity occurs in a wide variety of materials, including simple el- ... conductors, vortices are the localized defects, at which the superconducting state .... the model (1.6) has a number of applications in modeling superfluids and liquid crystals. Clearly, the functional (1.6) has trivial constant minimizers ? ? S1. Thus ...

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

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

    2013-01-01

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

  18. 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

  19. Rapid X-Ray Variability of Active Galaxies. Ph.D. Thesis

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    Tennant, A. F., Jr.

    1983-01-01

    Active galactic nuclei are luminous sources of X-rays. The thesis that the X-rays are generated within 10 gravitational radii from the central object is tested. A very sensitive search for rapid ( 1 day) X-ray variability from active galaxies was made.

  20. Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Synthesis and evaluation of iminosugar-type potential sphingolipids metabolism modulators

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    Bordenave, Charles

    sphingolipids metabolism modulators Thesis supervisor: Dr. Yves GENISSON E-mail address: genisson transduction. The tumorigenic behavior of cancer cells is correlated #12;to an unbalanced metabolism SLs by a network of interdependent metabolic pathways. The whole system has been described as a rheostat allowing

  1. Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Toxicological effect of new mycotoxins produced by Fusarium species.

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    Bordenave, Charles

    Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Title: Toxicological effect of new mycotoxins produced by Fusarium collaboration in Brazil: Mycotoxin contamination is a serious problem in Brazil. The team already have collaboration with four different brazil an teams (see above). Thus project will help to strength the link

  2. Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Molecular diversity from renewable furan: Toward new MedChem scaffolds

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    Bordenave, Charles

    Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Title: Molecular diversity from renewable furan: Toward new Med collaboration in Brazil: Decoration of the different scaffolds synthesized and biological assays (antitumoral-Manguinhos Rua Sizenando Nabuco, 100, Manguinhos 21041-250 - Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil Powered by TCPDF (www

  3. Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Dendrimers as new drugs against neglected tropical diseases

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    Bordenave, Charles

    Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Title: Dendrimers as new drugs against neglected tropical diseases America, particularly in Brazil. The #12;disease is severe in people with weakened immune systems, finding new medications is of high interest both for France and Brazil. We propose to use dendrimers

  4. Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Planar chiral N-heterocyclic carbene ferrocenyl ligands for asymmetric catalysis

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    Bordenave, Charles

    Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Title: Planar chiral N-heterocyclic carbene ferrocenyl ligands of the reaction. Our group has a strong know-how in the design of functionalized (chiral) N-heterocyclic carbene of indanes.[5] Our group has a strong know-how in the design of functionalized (chiral) N-heterocyclic

  5. The Quality of an Action Research Thesis in the Social Sciences

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    Zuber-Skerrit, Ortrun; Fletcher, Margaret

    2007-01-01

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

  6. Polyspectral Analysis of Musical Timbre A thesis submitted in ful llment

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    Linial, Nathan "Nati"

    Polyspectral Analysis of Musical Timbre A thesis submitted in ful llment of the requirements The Musical Problem of Timbre and Sound Texture 4 1.1 Timbre and Sound Texture : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 4 1.2 Existing Works on Timbre : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 6 1.2.1 Historical Perspective

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

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    links 1 THESES AND DISSERTATIONS ACCEPTED BY THE LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF RENEWABLE NATURAL for that year. Therefore, this is a revised list that includes a link to the PDF version of each students thesis's last name, are at the end of the listing. Theses and dissertations may be read by clicking the PDF link

  8. Propositions with the Thesis Electronic Cleansing for Visualization in CT Colonography

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    van Vliet, Lucas J.

    Propositions with the Thesis Electronic Cleansing for Visualization in CT Colonography Iwo Serlie, Delft University of Technology, Tuesday October 9 2007. 1) Electronic colon cleansing is facilitated behorende bij het proefschrift Electronic Cleansing for Visualization in CT Colonography Iwo Serlie, Delft

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

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    MIT Media Laboratory, Perceptual Computing Technical Report #507 Appears in: Master's Thesis, MIT.Eng., Electrical Engineering McGill University, Montreal, Canada June 1996 Submitted to the Program in Media Arts of MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MEDIA ARTS AND SCIENCES at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology May 1998 c

  10. Title of Thesis: COMPARING MICROWAVE INDUCED POLYMERIZATION TO THERMAL INDUCED POLYMERIZATION OF THE

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    Anlage, Steven

    is microwave heating or some more involved microwave interaction with the material is addressed, as part are that the microwave energy was heating the material and that microwave energy can produce samples equal in strengthABSTRACT Title of Thesis: COMPARING MICROWAVE INDUCED POLYMERIZATION TO THERMAL INDUCED

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

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    Hubert L. Bray

    2009-02-18

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

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

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

  13. 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…

  14. HYDROGEN SULFIDE EMISSIONS OF GEOTHERMAL DEVELOPMENT IN A THESIS SUBMITTED TO THE GLOBAL ENVIRONEMENTAL SCIENCE

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    Qiu, Bo

    i HYDROGEN SULFIDE EMISSIONS OF GEOTHERMAL DEVELOPMENT IN HAWAI`I A THESIS SUBMITTED Donald Thomas Eric DeCarlo #12; iv Abstract Geothermal energy is a renewable source of energy that has been developed worldwide and on the Island of Hawai'i. Future geothermal developments are proposed

  15. Master's Thesis Performance Measurement over 3G and 3.5G Wireless Networks

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    Moon, Sue B.

    Master's Thesis 3 3.5 Performance Measurement over 3G and 3.5G Wireless Networks and 3.5G Wireless Networks 2 #12;Performance Measurement over 3G and 3.5G Wireless Networks Major () () () #12;MCS 20063609 . Han, Mongnam. Performance Measurement over 3G and 3.5G Wireless Networks. 3 3

  16. Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Molecular Tagging Thermometry (MTT), for exploring gas microflows

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    Bordenave, Charles

    Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Title: Molecular Tagging Thermometry (MTT), for exploring gas-intrusive technique, the Micro Molecular Tagging Thermometry (µMTT) where the temperature distribution is observed, to analyze the potentials of the ?MTT technique applied to reference gas microflows and finally study flows

  17. Magnetism and Interface Physics Prof. P. Gambardella, D-MATL Master Thesis

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    Giger, Christine

    Magnetism and Interface Physics Prof. P. Gambardella, D-MATL Master Thesis Imaging and time-resolved measurements of spin orbit torque effects A new and very powerful way of controlling the magnetization state. It is a promising candidate for directly and efficiently controlling the magnetic state of miniature magnetic

  18. The BeanChannel: Java distributed event model Ph.D. Thesis

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    The BeanChannel: Java distributed event model Ph.D. Thesis Jan Kleindienst jankle@watson and Physic, Charles University, Prague & Watson Research Group IBM Prague Murmanská 4/1475 100 00 Prague 10 LIFE 8 1.3.2 JAVA AND JAMES GOSLING 9 2. CORBA AND JAVA COMPARED: OBJECT MODEL 10 2.1 JAVA DISTRIBUTED

  19. Faug`ere's F5 Algorithm Revisited Thesis For The Degree Of

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    Faug`ere's F5 Algorithm Revisited Thesis For The Degree Of Diplom-Mathematiker By Till Stegers`ere's F5 Algorithm 13 3.1 Syzygies and reductions to zero . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 3.2 Foundations of F5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 3.3 Pseudo

  20. Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Morphogenesis in 3D -understanding the emergence of termite nest architectures

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    Bordenave, Charles

    Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Title: Morphogenesis in 3D - understanding the emergence of termite termite Procornitermes araujoi. The key stimuli that trigger and coordinate animal construction behavior at understanding morphogenesis in 3D space with the example of nest construction by the Brazilian termite

  1. Speculations on nature of set theoretic truth: A thesis in 4 parts followed by 4 conjectures

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    Koellner, Peter

    . Hugh Woodin University of California, Berkeley CSeptember 21, 2011 #12;A thesis in four parts #12;The contains as elements all the values of this function acting on the elements of A. Axiom 9 (Infinity. 0 is a meaningful statement about the actual physical universe. Question Is 0 true? Of course not

  2. Bachelor/Master Thesis Project: Inspection of Defects in Aeronautical Composite

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    van Vliet, Lucas J.

    Bachelor/Master Thesis Project: Inspection of Defects in Aeronautical Composite Materials using Terahertz (THz) Radiation With a new generation of fibre composites for aeronautic comes the need to perform non-destructive evaluation of the aeronautical components. Will THz imaging be useful? Who are we

  3. Thesis defense June 2014-2015 Name student Date Hour Room Assessors

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    Davis, Jesse

    Thesis defense June 2014-2015 ECS Name student Date Hour Room Assessors BOSSENS David Friday 26 and C. Nakatani XIE Aizhi Friday 26/06/2015 13h00 Room 209 at UC Leuven-Limburg, Dept. Healthcare & Technology (next to O&N2 at GHB: just enter the building with the red bricks, pass along the reception desk

  4. 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. __________________________________________________________________ Petitioning student's signature date print name II) I agree to serve as the advisor for the petitioning

  5. The Experienced Meaning of Working with a PhD Thesis

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    Stubb, Jenni; Pyhalto, Kirsi; Lonka, Kirsti

    2012-01-01

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

  6. AN EVALUATION OF ARSENIC UPTAKE BY MARINE SEDIMENTS A THESIS SUBMITTED TO

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    Qiu, Bo

    AN EVALUATION OF ARSENIC UPTAKE BY MARINE SEDIMENTS A THESIS SUBMITTED TO THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL the condition of CWM and effect environmental quality in the marine environment. Lewisite, an arsenic-rich compound, is found in CWM and hydrolyses in water, allowing arsenic to seep into the marine environment

  7. APPROVAL SHEET Title of Thesis: Analysis of chalcogenide-glass photonic crystal fibers

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    Maryland, Baltimore County, University of

    APPROVAL SHEET Title of Thesis: Analysis of chalcogenide-glass photonic crystal fibers Name County, September 2008 Dissertation: Analysis of chalcogenide-glass photonic crystal fibers Advisor: Dr loss and bandgap analysis in air-core pho- tonic bandgap fiber for nonsilica glasses," Opt. Express 15

  8. OBLIQUE INTERNAL TIDE GENERATION A THESIS SUBMITTED TO THE GRADUATE DIVISION OF THE

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    Qiu, Bo

    OBLIQUE INTERNAL TIDE GENERATION A THESIS SUBMITTED TO THE GRADUATE DIVISION OF THE UNIVERSITY results from the generation of baroclinic tides at seamounts and ridges. A nonlinear hydrostatic model velocity when the Coriolis parameter is zero and the model is forced with a rectilinear tide. This energy

  9. Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 ADVANCED CATALYSTS FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF FINE CHEMICALS FROM NATURAL

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    Bordenave, Charles

    model reactions, the most efficient catalytic systems will be applied to the synthesis of targetThesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Title: ADVANCED CATALYSTS FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF FINE CHEMICALS FROM for a more effective and cleaner synthesis of elaborate products. For that purpose, the design catalyst

  10. Development of Ligand-Controlled Riboregulators in E. coli Honors Thesis

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    Campbell, A. Malcolm

    Development of Ligand-Controlled Riboregulators in E. coli Erin Zwack Honors Thesis April 7, 2008. Using BioBricks to clone the parts into E. coli, I am replicating the original riboregulator device together to make a composite part. The insert part (cut E/S) is being inserted upstream of the vector part

  11. Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Quality control of herbal medicines assessed by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

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    Bordenave, Charles

    Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Title: Quality control of herbal medicines assessed by Nuclear. With the tremendous expansion in their use, their safety and efficacy as well as the control of their quality have) will be employed for controlling the quality of plant extracts or commercial herbal medicines. The combination of 1

  12. Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Authentication and quality control of herbal medicines assessed by Nuclear Magnetic

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    Bordenave, Charles

    Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Title: Authentication and quality control of herbal medicines as the control of their quality have become important concerns. For the quality control of an herbal drug Spectrometry experiments. During the PhD, several NMR methods will be employed for controlling the quality

  13. 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. In it are provided all the details about the Institute in general and specifically about the courses of Italian

  14. Why Should I Present a Thesis on Computer Assisted Ndjebbana on DVD?

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    Auld, Glenn

    This paper justifies the presentation of a Ph.D. thesis about computer-assisted Ndjebbana on a digital video disc (DVD). Ndjebbana is a language spoken by 200 Kunibidji, the indigenous landowners of Maningrida on the north coast of Arnhem Land, Australia. Simple digital talking books about the community were created in Ndjebbana and then presented…

  15. Thesis: Modeling and Evaluation of the NIST Net Zero Energy Residential Test Facility

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    Wisconsin at Madison, University of

    alternative energy systems. #12;Overview · NIST has built a net zero energy residential test facility (NZERTF · Use model to evaluate various alternative energy system configurations ­ Heating domestic waterThesis: Modeling and Evaluation of the NIST Net Zero Energy Residential Test Facility Liz Balke M

  16. 8. Discussion This thesis has quantified the ecosystem carbon stocks of the Nhambita

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    , in modifying these stocks. I have also quantified the seasonal cycle of leaf display. I now review the key findings of this thesis and discuss some of the implications for 1) modelling the carbon cycle of miombo of the key issues relating to fire285 management in these woodlands. Towards a model of miombo carbon cycling

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

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    Umble, Ron

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

  18. BAYESIAN IMAGE MATTING USING INFRARED AND A thesis submitted to the

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    i BAYESIAN IMAGE MATTING USING INFRARED AND COLOR CUES by Hui Zhang A thesis submitted of existing image matting algorithms and systems, with an emphasis on our infrared-color matting system. We from an arbitrary natural image or video sequences has become a classical problem in many photo

  19. Dynamical states of the cortico basal ganglia circuits Thesis submitted for the degree of

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    Dynamical states of the cortico ­ basal ganglia circuits Thesis submitted for the degree of "Doctor anatomical pathways of the cortico-basal ganglia-thalamic (CBT) circuit. The model explains the appearance that are synchronized across many neurons. These synchronized population bursts are absent from the BG of the same

  20. 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…

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

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    Mostowski, Wojciech

    Thesis for the Degree of Licentiate of Philosophy Towards Development of Safe and Secure JAVA CARD touch upon different levels of JAVA CARD application development and the use of formal methods. We start by defining a UML/OCL supported development process specifically tailored to JAVA CARD applications, then we

  2. Thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Formal Development of Safe and Secure

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    Mostowski, Wojciech

    ¨oteborg, Sweden Telephone +46 (0)31-772 1000 Cover: A schematic, SIM shaped JAVA CARD device Chalmers ReproserviceThesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Formal Development of Safe and Secure JAVA CARD Development of Safe and Secure JAVA CARD Applets Wojciech Mostowski ISBN 91-7291-575-7 Copyright c Wojciech

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

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

    2014-01-01

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

  4. Radio Wave Propagation in Metal Train Compartments MSc thesis in Embedded Systems

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    Langendoen, Koen

    #12;#12;Radio Wave Propagation in Metal Train Compartments MSc thesis in Embedded Systems Faculty Yaowen Khee January 12, 2009 #12;#12;Author Yaowen Khee yb.khee@gmail.com Title Radio Wave Propagation of multiple nodes, each with the ability to communicate using radio waves. The characteristics of the radio

  5. 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…

  6. 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

  7. Curricular Goals and Personal Goals in Master's Thesis Projects: Dutch Student-Supervisor Dyads

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

    2013-01-01

    To be effective, feedback should be goal-related. In order to better understand goal-related feedback in Master's thesis projects, the present study explores the goals of supervisors and students in supervision dyads and similarities and differences within and between these dyads. Twelve supervisors and students were interviewed, and their goals…

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

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    Kwan, Becky S. C.

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Smith, Cheri; Kayongo, Jessica

    2011-01-01

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

  10. Adaptive Research Supervision: Exploring Expert Thesis Supervisors' Practical Knowledge

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

    2015-01-01

    Several researchers have suggested the importance of being responsive to students' needs in research supervision. Adapting support strategies to students' needs in light of the goals of a task is referred to as "adaptivity." In the present study, the practice of adaptivity is explored by interviewing expert thesis supervisors…

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

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    Arnold, Jonathan

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

  12. Title of thesis: SCHEDULING IN ENERGY HARVESTING SYSTEMS WITH HYBRID ENERGY STORAGE

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    Ulukus, Sennur

    ABSTRACT Title of thesis: SCHEDULING IN ENERGY HARVESTING SYSTEMS WITH HYBRID ENERGY STORAGE and Computer Engineering In wireless networks, efficient energy storage and utilization plays a vital role transmission with an energy harvesting trans- mitter which has hybrid energy storage with a perfect super

  13. 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 and speed of data-path applications. DP-FPGA [9] is such an FPGA architecture. This research will further develop the DP-FPGA architecture first proposed by Don Cherepacha and David Lewis in 1996. DP

  14. Learning and Working: Elements of the Diploma Disease Thesis Examined in England and Malaysia.

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    Little, Angela W.; Singh, Jasbir Sarjit

    1992-01-01

    Prospective and retrospective studies of 1,659 secondary school students and 198 workers in England and Malaysia found positive relationships between intrinsic motivations for learning and working. The "diploma disease" thesis, which posits negative relationships between examination-oriented schooling in developing nations and intrinsic work…

  15. Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Sustainability based decision making framework for bio-refining processes

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    Bordenave, Charles

    Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Title: Sustainability based decision making framework for bio-based processes (bio-refining) are under intense discussion in the engineering and scientific communities and have to particular bio-refining processes. The work consists in: (a) To establish a state of the art (b) To suggest

  16. CERN-THESIS-2014-009 Study of induced radioactivity in

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    Gagnon, Pauline

    CERN-THESIS-2014-009 28/02/2014 Study of induced radioactivity in proton accelerator facilities. Marco Silari CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research #12;#12;Study of induced radioactivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 2 Induced radioactivity in proton accelerators 15 2.1 Properties of induced radioactivity

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

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    O'Donoghue, Tom; Harford, Judith

    2012-01-01

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

  18. 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…

  19. A Visual Model for Blast Waves and A thesis submitted in conformity with the requirements

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    Neff, Michael

    A Visual Model for Blast Waves and Fracture by Michael Ne A thesis submitted in conformity Copyright by Michael Ne 1998 #12;A Visual Model for Blast Waves and Fracture Michael Ne Department and blast loading of structures is presented. This is used to develop a simpli ed visual model of explosions

  20. Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Elaboration and characterization of Polyaryletherketone-based nanocomposites with improved

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    Bordenave, Charles

    -based nanocomposites with improved resistance to partial discharges Thesis supervisor: Dr France Chabert E-mail address and Technology Type of proposal: Full PhD in France Short subject description: Polymer nanocomposites have nanocomposites elaboration methods have to ensure a good adhesion between the polymer matrix and the nanofiller

  1. Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Nonlinear Optical (NLO) Properties of Ruthenium Nitrosyl Complexes

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    Bordenave, Charles

    Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Title: Nonlinear Optical (NLO) Properties of Ruthenium Nitrosyl wishes to study the NLO (non linear optics) properties of Ruthenium(II)-Nitrosyl complexes in two inactive) photonic brick in solid state, and (ii) two-photon absorption (TPA) by ruthenium complexes

  2. THESIS FOR THE DEGREE OF LICENTIATE OF ENGINEERING Electric machine control for energy efficient electric drive

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    Ahrendt, Wolfgang

    . The absence of the broad band noise from the internal combustion engine brings new noise, vibration and harshTHESIS FOR THE DEGREE OF LICENTIATE OF ENGINEERING Electric machine control for energy efficient Engineering CHALMERS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Göteborg, Sweden 2015 #12;Electric machine control for energy

  3. Revised 07/2008 THE SCHOLARLY PAPER FOR THE MS WITHOUT THESIS

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    von Petersdorff, Tobias

    related to the text and are properly cited. 3. The paper should first be approved by the advisorRevised 07/2008 A M S C THE SCHOLARLY PAPER FOR THE MS WITHOUT THESIS The Scholarly Paper will be interpreted according to the following guidelines: 1. The paper should be an essay on some topics in applied

  4. Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Global riverine sediments discharge into the ocean: chemical composition and modelling

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    Bordenave, Charles

    the chemical composition of the riverine sediemnts fluxes and their origins (mainly natural weathering versusThesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Title: Global riverine sediments discharge into the ocean: chemical #12;than the fluxes of dissolved elements. Today we know rather well the chemical composition

  5. y thesis research began with the de-sire to understand the function of

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    Rutter, Jared

    , which regulates circadian rhythms. Much of the circadian or daily oscillation of human physiology mediate circadian rhythm adaptation. First, we showed that NPAS2 binds a heme moiety in each of its two of the circadian rhythm (4). The second project of my thesis research be- gan with the identifica- tion of a gene

  6. THESIS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Machine and Vehicle Systems

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    Ahrendt, Wolfgang

    THESIS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY in Machine and Vehicle Systems Integrated Pedestrian Department of Applied Mechanics CHALMERS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Gothenburg, Sweden, 2015 #12;Integrated Integrated Pedestrian Safety Assessment A Method to Evaluate Combinations of Active and Passive Safety

  7. Master's Thesis, Next Generation Video Compression www.ericsson.com/careers

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    Schön, Thomas

    Master's Thesis, Next Generation Video Compression www.ericsson.com/careers About Us At Ericsson we and standardization of next generation video compression and media delivery technology. We work in teams of highly information and exploiting redundant information in the video data, in order to facilitate high compression

  8. "On Course" for Supporting Expanded Participation and Improving Scientific Reasoning in Undergraduate Thesis Writing

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    Dowd, Jason E.; Roy, Christopher P.; Thompson, Robert J., Jr.; Reynolds, Julie A.

    2015-01-01

    The Department of Chemistry at Duke University has endeavored to expand participation in undergraduate honors thesis research while maintaining the quality of the learning experience. Accomplishing this goal has been constrained by limited departmental resources (including faculty time) and increased diversity in students' preparation to…

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

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

    2011-01-01

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

  10. LUNDQUA Thesis 59 Dead-ice under different climate conditions: processes,

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    -cored, glacier surge, Little Ice Age, Brúarjökull, Iceland, Holmströmbreen, Svalbard Modern dead-ice environments developed since the Little Ice Age glacial maximum. Backwasting of ice-cored slopes and massLUNDQUA Thesis 59 Dead-ice under different climate conditions: processes, landforms, sediments

  11. Thesis for the Degree of Master of Science Development of the Infrared Wide-Field

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    Pak, Soojong

    Thesis for the Degree of Master of Science Development of the Infrared Wide-Field Off-Axis Reflecting Telescope Sanghyuk Kim Department of Astronomy and Space Science Graduate School Kyung Hee University Suwon, Korea February, 2009 #12;Development of the Infrared Wide-Field Off-Axis Reflecting

  12. SPLINE COLLOCATION ON ADAPTIVE GRIDS AND NONRECTANGULAR A thesis submitted in conformity with the requirements

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    Toronto, University of

    SPLINE COLLOCATION ON ADAPTIVE GRIDS AND NON­RECTANGULAR DOMAINS by Kit­Sun Ng A thesis submitted Science University of Toronto Copyright c 2005 by Kit­Sun Ng #12; Abstract Spline Collocation on Adaptive Grids and Non­Rectangular Domains Kit­Sun Ng Doctor of Philosophy Graduate Department of Computer

  13. The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering -Non-Thesis Program Planning Sheet

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    Lin, Xi

    Tissue Mechanics ME 534* Materials Tech for Microelectronics ME 538* Intro to Finite Element Analysis ME Materials ME 521* Continuum Mechanics ME 523* Mechanics of Biomaterials ME 524* Skeletal Tissue Mechanics METhe Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Non-Thesis Program Planning Sheet Student Name

  14. Better than PageRank: Hitting Time as a Reputation Mechanism A thesis presented

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    Chen, Yiling

    Better than PageRank: Hitting Time as a Reputation Mechanism A thesis presented by Brandon Liu mechanism called personalized hitting time, and present efficient algorithms for its calculation. I present an alternate definition to hitting time that is amenable to Monte Carlo estimation, and show

  15. Master's Thesis Projects: Student Perceptions of Supervisor Feedback

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

    2013-01-01

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

  16. CORNELL UNIVERSITY MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT SENIOR THESIS Power Law Distributions of Gene

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    Lim, Seonhee

    CORNELL UNIVERSITY MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT SENIOR THESIS Power Law Distributions of Gene Family;Cornell University Abstract POWER LAW DISTRIBUTIONS OF GENE FAMILY SIZES By Elizabeth Rach May 12, 2004 that power law distributions accurately describe the sizes of gene families and protein folds. In this paper

  17. I am delighted to announce, in Advances in Photosyn-thesis and Respiration (AIPH) Series, the publication of

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    Govindjee

    I am delighted to announce, in Advances in Photosyn- thesis and Respiration (AIPH) Series ANNOUNCEMENT Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration, Volume 24 (Photosystem I) and Volume 25 (Chlorophylls

  18. Web Content Filtering 1 User Guidelines Web content filter guidelines

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    Swain, Peter

    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

  19. Perceptual Experience and Its Contents 

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    Toribio, Josefa

    2002-01-01

    The contents of perceptual experience, it has been argued, often include a characteristic “non-conceptual” component (Evans, 1982). Rejecting such views, McDowell (1994) claims that such contents are conceptual in ...

  20. TABLE OF CONTENTS ARTICLE PAGE

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    Fletcher, Robin

    OF CONTENTS ARTICLE PAGE ARTICLE 1 - PURPOSE OF AGREEMENT ................................................................... 1 ARTICLE 2 ­ SCOPE AND RECOGNITION .................................................................. 1 ARTICLE 3 ­ DEFINITIONS

  1. 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.

  2. Personalized professional content recommendation

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    Xu, Songhua

    2015-11-05

    A personalized content recommendation system includes a client interface configured to automatically monitor a user's information data stream transmitted on the Internet. A hybrid contextual behavioral and collaborative personal interest inference engine resident to a non-transient media generates automatic predictions about the interests of individual users of the system. A database server retains the user's personal interest profile based on a plurality of monitored information. The system also includes a server programmed to filter items in an incoming information stream with the personal interest profile and is further programmed to identify only those items of the incoming information stream that substantially match the personal interest profile.

  3. Personalized professional content recommendation

    DOEpatents

    Xu, Songhua

    2015-10-27

    A personalized content recommendation system includes a client interface configured to automatically monitor a user's information data stream transmitted on the Internet. A hybrid contextual behavioral and collaborative personal interest inference engine resident to a non-transient media generates automatic predictions about the interests of individual users of the system. A database server retains the user's personal interest profile based on a plurality of monitored information. The system also includes a server programmed to filter items in an incoming information stream with the personal interest profile and is further programmed to identify only those items of the incoming information stream that substantially match the personal interest profile.

  4. Inorganic contents of peats

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    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. Content Knowledge for Physical Education.

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    Siedentop, Daryl

    2002-01-01

    Discusses the definition of content knowledge for physical education, suggesting that teacher educators have largely given up the historic content knowledge of the field, thus eliminating the possibility of developing a serious body of pedagogical content knowledge for teaching. The paper examines the root problem in defining pre-professional…

  6. Printed 4/14/94 File: F-520:Thesis:other:thesis data:motion data:NN 127:nn127 paper Modified 4/ 14/94 1 Silicon Retina with Correlation-Based,

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    Delbruck, Tobi

    Printed 4/14/94 File: F-520:Thesis:other:thesis data:motion data:NN 127:nn127 paper Modified 4/ 14 correlation models in that motion information is aggregated over an extended spatiotemporal range. As a result, Pasadena CA 91125. NN 127 This document was created with FrameMaker 4 0 2 #12;NN127-Delbrück, Motion chip

  7. Electronic Dissertation/Thesis Submittal Checklist PLEASE READ THIS CHECKLIST IN ITS ENTIRETY. THIS CHECKLIST WILL HELP YOU

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    Raina, Ramesh

    Electronic Dissertation/Thesis Submittal Checklist PLEASE READ THIS CHECKLIST IN ITS ENTIRETY. THIS CHECKLIST WILL HELP YOU THROUGH THE SUBMITTAL PROCESS OF YOUR DISSERTATION/THESIS. Before you begin: Review://sed.norc.org/survey If you have any questions about this checklist please contact the Graduate School at 315

  8. 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…

  9. MSc Thesis with TU Delft and Schlumberger-Doll Research Center (USA) Alexander Lukyanov Page 1 of 2

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    Vuik, Kees

    MSc Thesis with TU Delft and Schlumberger-Doll Research Center (USA) Alexander Lukyanov Page 1 of 2 Schlumberger-Doll Research alukyanov@slb.com In collaboration with: Prof. Kees Vuik, Dr. Hadi Hajibeygi (TU). Figure 2: SPE 10 Test case, 1.1 million cells. #12;MSc Thesis with TU Delft and Schlumberger-Doll

  10. 7 CFR 3402.6 - Overview of the special international study and/or thesis/dissertation research travel allowance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

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

  11. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA This is to certify that we have examined this copy of a doctoral thesis by

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    Hougen, Dean F.

    Name of Faculty Advisors Signature of Faculty Advisors October 15, 1998 Date GRADUATE SCHOOL #12; Connectionist Reinforcement Learning for Control of Robotic Systems A THESIS SUBMITTED TO THE FACULTY for the independent­study course in which the ideas in this thesis originally took shape, and for acting as an advisor

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

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    Morrison, Andrew

    2011-01-01

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

  13. 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

    ... 7 Agriculture 15 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Overview of the special international study and/or... GRANTS PROGRAM Program Description § 3402.6 Overview of the special international study and/or thesis... special international study or thesis/dissertation research travel allowance, the Project Director...

  14. 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

  15. 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…

  16. 7 CFR 3402.6 - Overview of the special international study and/or thesis/dissertation research travel allowance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... thesis/dissertation research travel allowance. 3402.6 Section 3402.6 Agriculture Regulations of the... Overview of the special international study and/or thesis/dissertation research travel allowance. (a) For.../dissertation research travel allowance, the Project Director must apply to HEP for a supplemental grant...

  17. 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

    ... thesis/dissertation research travel allowance. 3402.6 Section 3402.6 Agriculture Regulations of the... Overview of the special international study and/or thesis/dissertation research travel allowance. (a) For.../dissertation research travel allowance, the Project Director must apply to HEP for a supplemental grant...

  18. Curriculum Vitae Arnold Lee Swindlehurst 1991, Ph.D., Stanford University, Electrical Engineering. Thesis advisor: Prof. Thomas

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    Swindlehurst, A. Lee

    , with applications to eigenstructure based methods for sensor array processing, spectral estimation, and system iden advisor: Prof. Wynn Stirling. Thesis title: "Analysis of a Mul- tivariate Empirical Bayes Classifier Engineering. Thesis advisor: Prof. Thomas Kailath. Dissertation title: "Applications of Subspace Fitting

  19. Studying Knowledge Work It has been mentioned earlier in this thesis, but it is worth to repeat that the

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    Broberg, Anders

    6 Studying Knowledge Work It has been mentioned earlier in this thesis, but it is worth to repeat that the part of the population that has information as a major working object will continue to grow in both. The process to answer that question involves both theoretical work, like that in the first part of this thesis

  20. Image Content Engine (ICE)

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    Brase, J M

    2007-03-26

    The Image Content Engine (ICE) is being developed to provide cueing assistance to human image analysts faced with increasingly large and intractable amounts of image data. The ICE architecture includes user configurable feature extraction pipelines which produce intermediate feature vector and match surface files which can then be accessed by interactive relational queries. Application of the feature extraction algorithms to large collections of images may be extremely time consuming and is launched as a batch job on a Linux cluster. The query interface accesses only the intermediate files and returns candidate hits nearly instantaneously. Queries may be posed for individual objects or collections. The query interface prompts the user for feedback, and applies relevance feedback algorithms to revise the feature vector weighting and focus on relevant search results. Examples of feature extraction and both model-based and search-by-example queries are presented.

  1. Content addressable memory project

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hall, Josh; Levy, Saul; Smith, D.; Wei, S.; Miyake, K.; Murdocca, M.

    1991-01-01

    The progress on the Rutgers CAM (Content Addressable Memory) Project is described. The overall design of the system is completed at the architectural level and described. The machine is composed of two kinds of cells: (1) the CAM cells which include both memory and processor, and support local processing within each cell; and (2) the tree cells, which have smaller instruction set, and provide global processing over the CAM cells. A parameterized design of the basic CAM cell is completed. Progress was made on the final specification of the CPS. The machine architecture was driven by the design of algorithms whose requirements are reflected in the resulted instruction set(s). A few of these algorithms are described.

  2. 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.

  3. Canada: the decision to procure nuclear-attack submarines and its significance for NATO. Master's thesis

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    Guillory, T.

    1988-09-01

    In June 1987 the Canadian government announced plans to procure 10 to 12 nuclear attack submarines (SSNs). The evidence suggests that, for some Canadians, a primary purpose for this submarine program may not be to enhance the security of NATO, but instead to assert Canada's sovereignty, principally against the United States, in the Arctic region. The thesis discusses this decision and its possible implications for the security of North America and NATO. It is argued that the United States must continue to have unimpeded access to the Arctic region to counter the ever-increasing threat posed by Soviet nuclear ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs). Finally, the thesis suggests a possible solution to the current sovereignty debate and a potential strategy for employing these SNN to enhance the security of North America and NATO as a whole.

  4. Limited war, escalation control, and command, control and communications. Master's thesis

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    Waltensperger, G.M.

    1986-03-01

    This thesis is an unclassified examination from a Western perspective of the concepts of limited war, and escalation control in the context of nuclear conflict and command, control and communications (C3). Limited war and escalation control are intrinsically related. To better understand the relationships betweenlimited war, escalation control and C3, as applied to the question of protracted nuclear war, this thesis considers strategic control from a cybernetic view, using a widely accepted model for the command and control process. US strategic C3 systems are discussed from the perspective of limiting war and controlling escalation. Requirements such as, a viable National Command Authority, effective command and control, positive/negative control, damage control/assessment, a shared concept of limited war, civil defense, and a mechanism to terminate conflict are presented as necessary to control escalation, thus, limiting war.

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

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    Bernotas, S.

    1992-12-01

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

  6. Protestant Clergy and the Culture Wats: An Empirical Test of Hunter’s Thesis

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    Uecker, Jeremy E.; Lucke, Glenn

    2013-01-01

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

  7. 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.

  8. Increasing the number of feminist scientists: why feminist aims are not served by the Underdetermination Thesis

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    Intemann, Kristen

    2008-11-01

    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 this view [Anderson (1995) Hypatia 10(3), 50 84; Hankinson Nelson (1990) Who knows? From Quine to a feminist empiricism. Temple University Press, Philadelphia; Longino (1990) Science as social knowledge. Princeton University Press, Princeton; Longino (2002) The fate of knowledge. Princeton University Press, Princeton; Kourany (2003) Philosophy of Science 70, 1 14]. This thesis is alleged to open an argumentative “gap” between evidence and theory acceptance and provide a rationale for filling the gap with feminist values. While I agree with the conclusion that feminist values can contribute to rational decisions about which theories to accept, I argue that the Underdetermination Thesis cannot support this claim. First, using earlier arguments [Laudan (1990) in: R. Giere (ed) Minnesota studies in the philosophy of science, vol 14, pp 267 297; Slezak (1991) International Studies in Philosophy of Science 5, 241 256; Pinnick (1994) Philosophy of Science 61, 664 657] I show that Underdetermination cannot, by itself, establish that feminist values should fill the gap in theory acceptance. Secondly, I argue that the very use of the Underdetermination Thesis concedes that feminist values are extra-scientific, a-rational, factors in theory acceptance. This concession denies feminists grounds to explain why their values contribute to rational scientific reasoning. Finally, I propose two alternative ways to explain how feminist values can contribute to rational theory acceptance that do not rely on Underdetermination.

  9. Framework for understanding the Strategic Defense Initiatives' software debates. Master's thesis

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    Adams, R.C.

    1990-06-01

    On March 23, 1983, then-President Ronald Reagan challenged a group of engineers and scientists to make nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete. This challenge led to the beginning of a new era in space technology and strategic defense, thus creating the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), better known as Star Wars. By 1984, several studies had begun to show that software in conjunction with Battle Management/Command, Control, and Communications techniques would play a major role in determining the effectiveness of the SDI. The results from these studies caused numerous controversial debates on the reliability, dependability, and trustworthiness of the software. This thesis provides a framework for understanding the complexities of the SDI software and points out some of the major issues involved in the software debates. The structure for this thesis is based on presenting the opinions of various computer scientists and engineers, indicating the issues that are controversial and those that have been defined as a necessity for the SDI program. One of the major highlights is the SDI summary chart that provides the reader with a very brief narrative of each individuals' opinion on the software issues discussed in this thesis.

  10. Science as an ally of religion: a Muslim appropriation of 'the conflict thesis'.

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    Yalcinkaya, M Alper

    2011-06-01

    John W. Draper's History of the Conflict between Religion and Science (1874) is commonly regarded as the manifesto of the 'conflict thesis'. The superficiality of this thesis has been demonstrated in recent studies, but to read Draper's work only as a text on 'science versus religion' is to miss half of its significance, as it also involved evaluations of individual religions with respect to their attitudes towards science. Due to Draper's favourable remarks on Islam, the Ottoman author Ahmed Midhat translated his work into Turkish, and published it along with his own comments on Draper's arguments. Midhat interpreted Islam using the cues provided by Draper, and portrayed it as the only religion compatible with science. While his Christian readers condemned Draper for his approach to Islam, Midhat transformed the 'conflict thesis' into a proclamation that Islam and science were allies in opposition to Christian encroachment on the Ottoman Empire. This paper analyses Midhat's appropriation of Draper's work and compares it to the reaction of Draper's Christian readers. It discusses the context that made an alliance between Islam and science so desirable for Midhat, and emphasizes the impact of the historico-geographical context on the encounters between and representations of science and religion. PMID:21879604

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. Multiprocessor memory contention

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    Knadler, C.E. Jr.

    1989-01-01

    Caches are frequently incorporated in processor architectures to increase the effective memory speed and to reduce memory contention. However, task switches and the coherency problems of large n-way, mainframe-class multiprocessors lessen the effectiveness of cache architectures for general-purpose applications. A proposed alternative approach is to increase the effective memory bandwidth and decrease memory-access delays through instruction prefetch, operand buffering, highly interleave memory, and multiple-word width processor-memory data paths. This approach was evaluated by comparing cache and noncache system performance, using discrete-event simulation. Since the performance of a multiprocessor architecture is a function of its operating environment was well as its design, the system workload was defined. General-purpose applications, running under multitasking operating systems, were characterized with respect to addressing patterns, paging rates, and frequency of input/output operations. The proposed noncache architecture was found to have performance comparable to that of the cache architectures and obviated then need to solve the cache coherency problem.

  14. Plant chlorophyll content meter

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    Spiering, Bruce A. (Inventor); Carter, Gregory A. (Inventor)

    2000-01-01

    A plant chlorophyll content meter is described which collects light reflected from a target plant and separates the collected light into two different wavelength bands. These wavelength bands, or channels, are described as having center wavelengths of 700 nm and 840 nm. The light collected in these two channels are processed using photo detectors and amplifiers. An analog to digital converter is described which provides a digital representation of the level of light collected by the lens and falling within the two channels. A controller provided in the meter device compares the level of light reflected from a target plant with a level of light detected from a light source, such as light reflected by a target having 100% reflectance, or transmitted through a diffusion receptor. The percent of reflection in the two separate wavelength bands from a target plant are compared to provide a ratio which indicates a relative level of plant physiological stress. A method of compensating for electronic drift is described where a sample is taken when a collection lens is covered to prevent light from entering the device. This compensation method allows for a more accurate reading by reducing error contributions due to electronic drift from environmental conditions at the location where a hand-held unit is used.

  15. ContentsContents4040sampling distributions and estimation

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    Vickers, James

    ContentsContents4040sampling distributions and estimation 1. Sampling distributions and estimation which are created when a population is sampled. For example, every sample will have a mean value a given sample. Time allocation You are expected to spend approximately five hours of independent study

  16. Kentico Content Management System (CMS) Managing Financial Assistance Content

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    Artemov, Sergei N.

    Kentico Content Management System (CMS) Managing Financial Assistance Content I. Introduction The Kentico CMS provides brand new process to enter Financial Assistance items. This feature conveniently allows website visitors to easily find Financial Assistance packages available to them. A. Where Visitors

  17. ContentsContents2424Fourier 1. The Fourier transform

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    Vickers, James

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

  18. 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…

  19. 21 CFR 101.60 - Nutrient content claims for the calorie content of foods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...false Nutrient content claims for the calorie content of foods. 101.60 Section...60 Nutrient content claims for the calorie content of foods. (a) General requirements. A claim about the calorie or sugar content of a food may...

  20. 21 CFR 101.60 - Nutrient content claims for the calorie content of foods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...false Nutrient content claims for the calorie content of foods. 101.60 Section...60 Nutrient content claims for the calorie content of foods. (a) General requirements. A claim about the calorie or sugar content of a food may...

  1. 9 CFR 317.360 - Nutrient content claims for calorie content.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... false Nutrient content claims for calorie content. 317.360 Section 317...317.360 Nutrient content claims for calorie content. (a) General requirements. A claim about the calorie or sugar content of a product may...

  2. 9 CFR 381.460 - Nutrient content claims for calorie content.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... false Nutrient content claims for calorie content. 381.460 Section 381...381.460 Nutrient content claims for calorie content. (a) General requirements. A claim about the calorie or sugar content of a product may...

  3. 21 CFR 101.60 - Nutrient content claims for the calorie content of foods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...false Nutrient content claims for the calorie content of foods. 101.60 Section...60 Nutrient content claims for the calorie content of foods. (a) General requirements. A claim about the calorie or sugar content of a food may...

  4. 21 CFR 101.60 - Nutrient content claims for the calorie content of foods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...false Nutrient content claims for the calorie content of foods. 101.60 Section...60 Nutrient content claims for the calorie content of foods. (a) General requirements. A claim about the calorie or sugar content of a food may...

  5. 21 CFR 101.60 - Nutrient content claims for the calorie content of foods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...false Nutrient content claims for the calorie content of foods. 101.60 Section...60 Nutrient content claims for the calorie content of foods. (a) General requirements. A claim about the calorie or sugar content of a food may...

  6. 9 CFR 381.460 - Nutrient content claims for calorie content.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... false Nutrient content claims for calorie content. 381.460 Section 381...381.460 Nutrient content claims for calorie content. (a) General requirements. A claim about the calorie or sugar content of a product may...

  7. 9 CFR 317.360 - Nutrient content claims for calorie content.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... false Nutrient content claims for calorie content. 317.360 Section 317...317.360 Nutrient content claims for calorie content. (a) General requirements. A claim about the calorie or sugar content of a product may...

  8. 9 CFR 317.360 - Nutrient content claims for calorie content.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... false Nutrient content claims for calorie content. 317.360 Section 317...317.360 Nutrient content claims for calorie content. (a) General requirements. A claim about the calorie or sugar content of a product may...

  9. 9 CFR 381.460 - Nutrient content claims for calorie content.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... false Nutrient content claims for calorie content. 381.460 Section 381...381.460 Nutrient content claims for calorie content. (a) General requirements. A claim about the calorie or sugar content of a product may...

  10. 9 CFR 381.460 - Nutrient content claims for calorie content.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... false Nutrient content claims for calorie content. 381.460 Section 381...381.460 Nutrient content claims for calorie content. (a) General requirements. A claim about the calorie or sugar content of a product may...

  11. 9 CFR 317.360 - Nutrient content claims for calorie content.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... false Nutrient content claims for calorie content. 317.360 Section 317...317.360 Nutrient content claims for calorie content. (a) General requirements. A claim about the calorie or sugar content of a product may...

  12. 9 CFR 381.460 - Nutrient content claims for calorie content.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... false Nutrient content claims for calorie content. 381.460 Section 381...381.460 Nutrient content claims for calorie content. (a) General requirements. A claim about the calorie or sugar content of a product may...

  13. 9 CFR 317.360 - Nutrient content claims for calorie content.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... false Nutrient content claims for calorie content. 317.360 Section 317...317.360 Nutrient content claims for calorie content. (a) General requirements. A claim about the calorie or sugar content of a product may...

  14. Vitamin contents of archaebacteria.

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    Noll, K M; Barber, T S

    1988-01-01

    The levels of six water-soluble vitamins of seven archaebacterial species were determined and compared with the levels found in a eubacterium, Escherichia coli. Biotin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, nicotinic acid, pyridoxine, and lipoic acid contents of Halobacterium volcanii, Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicum delta H, "Archaeoglobus fulgidus" VC-16, Thermococcus celer, Pyrodictium occultum, Thermoproteus tenax, and Sulfolobus solfataricus were measured by using bioassays. The archaebacteria examined were found to contain these vitamins at levels similar to or significantly below the levels found in in E. coli. Riboflavin was found at levels comparable to those in E. coli. Pyridoxine was as abundant among the archaebacteria of the methanogenhalophile branch as in E. coli. It was only one-half as abundant in the sulfur-metabolizing branch. "A. fulgidus," however, contained only 4% as much pyridoxine as E. coli. Nicotinic and pantothenic acids were approximately 10-fold less abundant (except for a 200-fold-lower nicotinic acid level in "A. fulgidus"). Nicotinic acid may be replaced by an 8-hydroxy-5-deazaflavin coenzyme (factor F420) in some archaebacteria (such as "A. fulgidus"). Compared with the level in E. coli, biotin was equally as abundant in Thermococcus celer and Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicum, about one-fourth less abundant in P. occultum and "A. fulgidus," and 25 to over 100 times less abundant in the others. The level of lipoic acid was up to 20 times lower in H. volcanii, Methanobacterium thermoautotrophicum, and Thermococcus celer. It was over two orders of magnitude lower among the remaining organisms. With the exception of "A. fulgidus," lipoic acid, pantothenic acid, and pyridoxine were more abundant in the members of the methanogen-halophile branch of the archaebacteria than in the sulfur-metabolizing branch. PMID:3137215

  15. The Technology/Content Dilemma.

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    Goldman, Shelley; Cole, Karen; Syer, Christina

    Even in schools where there is a strong push to adopt and use technologies, the road to content fulfillment is a long one. The technology learning curve tends to eclipse content learning temporarily--both students and teachers seem to orient to technology until they become comfortable. This dilemma has important implications for teachers'…

  16. CONTENTS 2 1 Motivation 4

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    Gross, Rudolf

    1 #12;CONTENTS 2 Contents 1 Motivation 4 2 Circuit QED and Two-Resonator Circuit-QED 6 2.1 Coupled Fabrication Parameters 94 D E-beam Sample Holder 96 E Danksagungen 103 #12;1 MOTIVATION 4 1 Motivation

  17. table of contents chestnut hill

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    Huang, Jianyu

    #12;table of contents chestnut hill locations 1. Labyrinth Simone Weil 2. Bench on Linden Lane Arrupe 23. Residence Hall Reflection Space Rainer Maria Rilke 24. Chestnut Hill Reservoir Qur'an 3:190 25 chestnut hill map newton map table of contents nextprevioushome #12;chestnut hill locations One does

  18. 78 FR 13876 - Content Policy

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    2013-03-01

    ... UNITED STATES Content Policy This notice is to inform the public that the Export-Import Bank of the United States is in the process of reviewing its content policy. A list of the questions and issues that the Bank is addressing can be accessed here:...

  19. 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.

  20. Content filtering for broadcasting media

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    Jin, Sung Ho; Cho, Jun Ho; Bae, Tae Meon; Ro, Yong Man; Kang, Kyeongok

    2005-01-01

    In modern digital broadcasting environment, broadcasting content filtering could provide a useful function that a TV viewer can find or store personal desired scenes from programs of multiple channels and it can be done even when one is watching a program from other channel. To achieve the filtering function in live broadcast, real-time processing is needed basically. In this paper, a broadcasting content filtering algorithm is proposed and filtering system requirements for the real-time content filtering are analyzed. To achieve real-time content processing, a buffer control algorithm is proposed as well. The usefulness of the broadcasting content filtering is demonstrated with experiments on a test-bed system.

  1. Content filtering for broadcasting media

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jin, Sung Ho; Cho, Jun Ho; Bae, Tae Meon; Ro, Yong Man; Kang, Kyeongok

    2004-12-01

    In modern digital broadcasting environment, broadcasting content filtering could provide a useful function that a TV viewer can find or store personal desired scenes from programs of multiple channels and it can be done even when one is watching a program from other channel. To achieve the filtering function in live broadcast, real-time processing is needed basically. In this paper, a broadcasting content filtering algorithm is proposed and filtering system requirements for the real-time content filtering are analyzed. To achieve real-time content processing, a buffer control algorithm is proposed as well. The usefulness of the broadcasting content filtering is demonstrated with experiments on a test-bed system.

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

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    Tollefson, Erik

    . NOTES 'G. A. Cohen, Karl Marx's Theory of History (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1978), p. 32. 'Ibid., p. 32. JK. Marx, Marx and Engels Selected Works, Vol. 1 (Moscow: Foreign Language's Publishing House, 1962), p. 363. ''Marx takes... stream_size 29555 stream_content_type text/plain stream_name Auslegung.v08.n03.260-272.pdf.txt stream_source_info Auslegung.v08.n03.260-272.pdf.txt Content-Encoding UTF-8 Content-Type text/plain; charset=UTF-8 Marx...

  3. Quine On "Translation And Meaning" A Consideration Of The INdeterminacy Thesis

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    Hofer, John R.

    learning would proceed at an appalling pace."65 Take an example; supposo that a certain person K has a disposition to assent to or dissent from the occasion sentence "Bread" and another disposition to assent to or dissent from the occasion sentence... "Butter," under Quine rs thesis it can be wondered whether or not this person K would require yet another disposition for the sentence "Bread and Butter." Ziff states that there is no more reason to assume this than there "is to suppose that for each...

  4. MSc Thesis "Climate Sciences" or "Ecology and Evolution" Palaeoecology, IPS and OCCR, University of Bern, Dr. C. Rambeau

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    Bern, Universität

    MSc Thesis "Climate Sciences" or "Ecology and Evolution" Palaeoecology, IPS. The aim of this project is to work on peat cores from either EDS include fieldwork in Jordan to collect additional cores or modern soils

  5. Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 3D perception in Parkinson disease: Effects of treatment and cortical mechanisms

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    Bordenave, Charles

    underlying visual spatial perception seem to appear, mainly in the parietal cortex. This reorganization couldThesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Title: 3D perception in Parkinson disease: Effects of treatment

  6. "Put One More 'S' in the USA": Communist Pamphlet Literature and the Productive Fiction of the Black Nation Thesis

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    Sangrey, Trevor Joy

    2012-01-01

    Taste of Power: A Black Woman’s Story; Joseph, Waiting ‘TilBlack folk. New York: Dover, 1994. Dubofsky, Melvyn, and JosephBlack Nation Thesis were Jewish men: James Allen, Israel Amter, Milton Howard, Joseph

  7. Self-Managing Teams, Traditional Teams and the Iron Cage: Re-Examining the Managerial Hegemony Thesis 

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    Ferguson, Andrew Leon

    2014-12-16

    This study engages a debate among those who study teams in organizations. More specifically, it addresses the managerial hegemony thesis by examining self-managing teams and traditional teams. Two main questions are ...

  8. Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Ligand-functionalized core-cross-linked amphiphilic star block copolymers synthesis and

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    Bordenave, Charles

    Thesis proposal CSF Brazil 2014 Title: Ligand-functionalized core-cross-linked amphiphilic star of synthetics polymers that are accessible through this strategy, amphiphilic block copolymers can be readily

  9. Department of Geosciences Guide to Independent Work, 1 of 47 A Guide to the Junior Paper and Senior Thesis

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    Thesis Department of Geosciences, 2015-2016 Undergraduate Work Committee (UWC) Adam Maloof (Department Representative) Jessica Irving (Junior & Senior adviser) Allan Rubin (Junior & Senior adviser) Undergraduate Internships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 6.2 Summer Independent Research

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

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    Cade, W.B.

    1993-06-01

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

  11. A thesis submitted to the University of Colorado in partial fulfullment

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    to thank my husband, Matt, and my family and friends for their constant encouragement and emotional support. Finally, I thank my parents for instilling in me this love and appreciation of learning. #12;v Contents 1

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

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    Bhupinder Singh Anand

    2005-07-03

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

  13. Radiation and scattering from cylindrically conformal printed antennas. Ph.D. Thesis Final Report

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    Kempel, Leo C.; Volakis, John L.

    1994-01-01

    Microstrip patch antennas offer considerable advantages in terms of weight, aerodynamic drag, cost, flexibility, and observables over more conventional protruding antennas. These flat patch antennas were first proposed over thirty years ago by Deschamps in the United States and Gutton and Baisinot in France. Such antennas have been analyzed and developed for planar as well as curved platforms. However, the methods used in these designs employ gross approximations, suffer from extreme computational burden, or require expensive physical experiments. The goal of this thesis is to develop accurate and efficient numerical modeling techniques which represent actual antenna structures mounted on curved surfaces with a high degree of fidelity. In this thesis, the finite element method is extended to cavity-backed conformal antenna arrays embedded in a circular, metallic, infinite cylinder. Both the boundary integral and absorbing boundary mesh closure conditions will be used for terminating the mesh. These two approaches will be contrasted and used to study the scattering and radiation behavior of several useful antenna configurations. An important feature of this study will be to examine the effect of curvature and cavity size on the scattering and radiation properties of wraparound conformal antenna arrays.

  14. Anti Plagiarism Application with Algorithm Karp-Rabin at Thesis in Gunadarma University

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    Mutiara, A B

    2008-01-01

    Plagiarism that is plagiarizing or composition retrieval, opinion, etcetera from other people and makes it is likely composition and opinion him-self. Plagiarism can be considered to be crime because stealing others copyrights. Like action a student copying some part of writings without valid permission from the original writer. In education world, plagiarism perpetrator can get the devil to pay from school/university. Plagiarism perpetrator conceived of plagiator. This thing is possible unable to be paid attention by the side of campus because of limitation from some interconnected factors for example student amounts Gunadarma University reaching thousands and incommensurate to tester amounts or lecturer the side of campus in charge directs problem thesis. In this paper, an application have been developed in order to check and look for 5 type percentage similarity from a thesis with other one at certain part or chapters. Percentage got that is 0%, under 15%, between 15-50%, up to 50% and 100%. So it should b...

  15. Environmental cost principle: Gone but not forgotten. Master`s thesis

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    Robb, J.L.

    1995-09-30

    This thesis has not focused on the myriad of environmental laws generating costs for government contractors. Compliance with such laws is not beyond the experience of government cost-reimbursement contracting. This thesis has not detailed the alternative to cost reimbursement; i.e., a contribution action against the United States for cleanup costs. Potential contribution action remains an issue when the contamination is related to the performance of a government contract. At the center of this analysis is the efficacy of the draft environmental cost principle. The draft cost principle forced the consideration of the many prickly issues that must someday be resolved. The draft cost principle is unlikely to return in present form. It may be gone, but it should not be forgotten. The environmental cost issues will resurface. Future attempts to address these issues will benefit from the careful consideration of the latest draft environmental cost principle. The core questions to be answered are what would be the impact of the cost principle on the treatment of various environmental costs, and whether such impact is for the good.

  16. Intermediate design and analysis of the PANSAT electrical power subsystem. Master's thesis

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    Hand, G.F.

    1994-03-01

    This thesis examined three primary components of the electrical power subsystem (EPS) for the Petite Amateur Navy Satellite (PANSAT): (1) the solar array; (2) the power conditioning and control subsystem (PCCS); and (3) the batteries. The emphasis of this thesis was to analyze the output performance of the solar array. Additionally, the derivation of the hybrid PCCS proposed for the EPS was examined and the use of Nickel-Cadmium batteries as a candidate for the secondary power source was discussed. The investigation of the solar array's output performance led to PANSAM (PANSAT Solar Array Model), a computer model which simulates the power output of the solar array. The user can specify the sun's declination, the orbit's inclination, and the satellite's orientation and rate of rotation about each of its three axes. Once a simulation is complete, PANSAM provides the effective surface area illuminated by the sun, and the output current and power. The average effective area determined by PANSAM was 17.6% less than the 1259/sq cm originally proposed by the PANSAT staff. This contributed to a substantial reduction in predicted power. A preliminary transient thermal analysis of PANSAT was also conducted to provide temperature data for PANSAM.

  17. Contribution to the Nonparametric Estimation of the Density of the Regression Errors (Doctoral Thesis)

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    LSTA, Rawane Samb

    2010-01-01

    This thesis deals with the nonparametric estimation of density f of the regression error term E of the model Y=m(X)+E, assuming its independence with the covariate X. The difficulty linked to this study is the fact that the regression error E is not observed. In a such setup, it would be unwise, for estimating f, to use a conditional approach based upon the probability distribution function of Y given X. Indeed, this approach is affected by the curse of dimensionality, so that the resulting estimator of the residual term E would have considerably a slow rate of convergence if the dimension of X is very high. Two approaches are proposed in this thesis to avoid the curse of dimensionality. The first approach uses the estimated residuals, while the second integrates a nonparametric conditional density estimator of Y given X. If proceeding so can circumvent the curse of dimensionality, a challenging issue is to evaluate the impact of the estimated residuals on the final estimator of the density f. We will also at...

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

    PubMed

    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

  19. A doctoral thesis about Carol Davila written in Paris in 1936

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    ROGOZEA, LILIANA; DUMITRASCU, DINU I.; TRIFF, DORIN; LEASU, FLORIN; DUMITRA?CU, DAN L.

    2014-01-01

    Carol Davila, the father of the Romanian modern medicine, made decisive contributions to the development of health sciences in the Romanian Principalities in the last decades of the nineteenth century. The merit of his scientific work was recognized beyond the borders of his country. His life (not devoid of anecdotic instances and unknown episodes) and especially his work have aroused considerable interest among numerous medical historians. This paper presents a historical study elaborated in France, but until recently ignored, dedicated to the biography of Carol Davila. It concerns the medical doctoral thesis (State Diploma) elaborated by Joseph Adler (born 1910 in Boto?ani, Romania) under the supervision of professor Maxime Laignel-Lavastine, whose interest in Romania is well-known. Professor Laignel-Lavastine held the office of Secretary General of the International Society of History of Medicine (ISHM), founded in 1921, (replaced in this position by another French professor with links to Romania: Jules Guiart). The thesis comprises 48 pages and an exhaustive bibliography. It represents a token of the appreciation given to Davila’s achievements by Europe’s medical community. PMID:26527997

  20. 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.

  1. No-first-use: Implications for deterrence, alliance cohesion, and nonproliferation. Master`s thesis

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    Espinosa, P.E.

    1994-12-01

    While a U.S. no first use declaration might help promote some nuclear nonproliferation goals (for example, gaining a larger international consensus to support an indefinite extension of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty), it could also undermine the credibility of U.S. security commitments and erode alliance cohesion. These developments could, in turn, increase the risk of nuclear proliferation. This thesis identifies and examines the relevant competing arguments and discusses the implications of a U.S. no first use pledge regarding three issues: deterrence, alliance cohesion, and nuclear nonproliferation. The thesis concludes that adopting a no first use policy would probably prove beneficial only in the short term and only in one respect. The policy might help the United States meet its stated objectives for the 1995 NPT Review and Extension Conference. The arguments in favor of adopting a no first use pledge fail to adequately consider the possible long term implications, in particular, the risk that this policy could undermine stability in Europe and the integrity of the global nuclear nonproliferation regime. The potential shortcomings of the arguments on both sides of the no first use debate are highlighted. In view of these shortcomings, recommendations are given to help minimize possible negative political and military effects.

  2. 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.

  3. Table of Contents Law ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

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    Mohaghegh, Shahab

    Table of Contents Law .......................................................................................................................................................................... 36 Law Library Guide ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 53 #12;2 Law Law WVU law students have a passion for justice, an interest in how our legal system

  4. TABLE OF CONTENTS Diving Operations

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    EM 385-1-1 30 Nov 14 30-i Section 30 TABLE OF CONTENTS Diving Operations Section: Page 30.A General ......................................................................................................... 30-1 30.B Diving Operations ........................................................................................ 30-11 30.C SCUBA Operations

  5. Mental content, holism and communication 

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    Pollock, Joanna Katharine Mary

    2014-07-01

    In this project, I defend a holistic, internalist conceptual-role theory of mental content (‘Holism’, for short). The account of communicative success which must be adopted by the Holist is generally thought to be ...

  6. Calcium Content of Common Foods

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Disorders - Osteoporosis - Prevention - Calcium - Calcium content of common foods Printer friendly Email Share Tweet Like Below is ... Green/French beans 90 g cooked 50 Starchy foods Food Serving Size Calcium (mg) Pasta (cooked) 180 ...

  7. 27 CFR 4.37 - Net contents.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Net contents. 4.37 Section... contents. (a) Statement of net contents. The net contents of wine for which a standard of fill is... net content of wine for which no standard of fill is prescribed in § 4.72 shall be stated in...

  8. 27 CFR 4.37 - Net contents.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Net contents. 4.37 Section... contents. (a) Statement of net contents. The net contents of wine for which a standard of fill is... net content of wine for which no standard of fill is prescribed in § 4.72 shall be stated in...

  9. 27 CFR 4.37 - Net contents.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Net contents. 4.37 Section... contents. (a) Statement of net contents. The net contents of wine for which a standard of fill is... net content of wine for which no standard of fill is prescribed in § 4.72 shall be stated in...

  10. 27 CFR 4.37 - Net contents.

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    2012-04-01

    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Net contents. 4.37 Section... contents. (a) Statement of net contents. The net contents of wine for which a standard of fill is... net content of wine for which no standard of fill is prescribed in § 4.72 shall be stated in...

  11. 27 CFR 4.37 - Net contents.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 27 Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Net contents. 4.37 Section... contents. (a) Statement of net contents. The net contents of wine for which a standard of fill is... net content of wine for which no standard of fill is prescribed in § 4.73 shall be stated in...

  12. Vitamin content of camel milk.

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    Farah, Z; Rettenmaier, R; Atkins, D

    1992-01-01

    The content of vitamin C, vitamin B2 and fat-soluble vitamins E and A in camel milk was studied. The milk samples were collected from 20 individual camels (Camelus dromedarius) in two different occasions. The study showed that camel milk contains considerably less vitamin A and B2 than cow milk while the content of vitamin E was about the same level. The level of vitamin C was in average three times higher than that of cow milk. PMID:1587705

  13. 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.

  14. [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

  15. 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.

  16. Dependability analysis of parallel systems using a simulation-based approach. M.S. Thesis

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    Sawyer, Darren Charles

    1994-01-01

    The analysis of dependability in large, complex, parallel systems executing real applications or workloads is examined in this thesis. To effectively demonstrate the wide range of dependability problems that can be analyzed through simulation, the analysis of three case studies is presented. For each case, the organization of the simulation model used is outlined, and the results from simulated fault injection experiments are explained, showing the usefulness of this method in dependability modeling of large parallel systems. The simulation models are constructed using DEPEND and C++. Where possible, methods to increase dependability are derived from the experimental results. Another interesting facet of all three cases is the presence of some kind of workload of application executing in the simulation while faults are injected. This provides a completely new dimension to this type of study, not possible to model accurately with analytical approaches.

  17. 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.

  18. Evidence, illness, and causation: An epidemiological perspective on the Russo-Williamson Thesis.

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    Fiorentino, Alexander R; Dammann, Olaf

    2015-12-01

    According to the Russo-Williamson Thesis, causal claims in the health sciences need to be supported by both difference-making and mechanistic evidence. In this article, we attempt to determine whether Evidence-based Medicine (EBM) can be improved through the consideration of mechanistic evidence. We discuss the practical composition and function of each RWT evidence type and propose that exposure-outcome evidence (previously known as difference-making evidence) provides associations that can be explained through a hypothesis of causation, while mechanistic evidence provides finer-grained associations and knowledge of entities that ultimately explains a causal hypothesis. We suggest that mechanistic evidence holds untapped potential to add value to the assessment of evidence quality in EBM and propose initial recommendations for the integration of mechanistic and exposure-outcome evidence to improve EBM by robustly leveraging available evidence in support of good medical decisions. PMID:26497602

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

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    Price, R.A.

    1987-01-01

    This thesis analyzes the legality of nuclear weapons employment under international humanitarian law. Factual background data are given on present strategic and tactical nuclear arsenals; nuclear war strategies; targeting categories; and principal effects of nuclear weapons, including types of nuclear explosions and combined effects of multiple nuclear detonations, including the potential for environmental disaster. The legal framework is then set forth: the sources of humanitarian law (law of war); basic principles of humanitarian law (military necessity, humanity, proportionality, unnecessary suffering, and indiscriminate weapons); sanctions for violations of humanitarian norms; the impact of modern warfare; and a summary of views on the application of humanitarian norms to nuclear weapons. A tripartite analysis of the legality of nuclear weapons use is then made using express international treaty limitations, implied treaty limitations, and limitations from customary humanitarian norms. Pro and con arguments are examined in each area.

  20. 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.