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A GENERAL ALGORITHM FOR DETERMINING LIKELIHOOD RATIOS IN CASCADED INFERENCE
(1981)In cascaded inference tasks there is not a direct logical connection between an observable event (datum) and the hypothesis of interest. Instead there is interposed at least one logical reasoning stage, consisting of ... 
A GENERAL CONVERGENCE THEORY FOR QUASINEWTON METHODS FOR CONSTRAINED OPTIMIZATION
(1984)In this thesis we study the local convergence of quasiNewton methods for nonlinear optimization problems with nonlinear equality constraints. A general theory for analyzing the local convergence of the sequence {x(,k)} ... 
A general kinetic model: Kinetics and atomicscale mechanisms of feldspar dissolution
(2008)This thesis presents a general kinetic model and its application to feldspar dissolution. In the framework of Monte Carlo methods, the model simulates the stochastic processes of feldspar dissolution by incorporating bond ... 
A GENERAL MODEL FOR MULTIPHASE MIXTURES AND APPLICATIONS
(1984)A general model for a multiphase mixture is developed within the framework of the theory of mixtures formulated by BOWEN. Each phase in the mixture is considered to be a mixture itself, composed of multiple substances with ... 
A generalized trust region SQP algorithm for equality constrained optimization
(2004)We introduce and analyze a class of generalized trust region sequential quadratic programming (GTRSQP) algorithms for equality constrained optimization. Unlike in standard trust region SQP (TRSQP) algorithms, the optimization ... 
A generic study of Maria Zambrano's "Delirio y destino": "Delirio y destino" as an autobiography
(2004)Critics have appointed various genres to Maria Zambrano's Delirio y destino. I write that Delirio y destino creates a new genre. The most encompassing generic framework for Delirio y destino is autobiography, or an ... 
A genetic study of inebriated, a Drosophila gene that physical dual roles in the control of neuronal excitability and the osmotic stress response
(2002)The Drosophila inebriated (ine) gene encodes a putative transporter (Ine) that shares high homology to members of the Na+/Cl dependent neurotransmitter transporter family. Mutations in the ine gene were found to cause ... 
A geological and geophysical investigation of sedimentation and recent glacial history in the Gerlache Strait region, Graham Land, Antarctica
(1988)Piston cores, bottom grabs, and singlechannel seismic data acquired during Deep Freeze/USARP cruises have been used to examine sedimentation and recent climatic history in the bays and fjords of the Gerlache Strait region ... 
A geometry for detection theory
(1993)The optimal detector for a binary detection problem under a variety of criteria is the likelihood ratio test. Despite this simple characterization of the detector, analytic performance analysis in most cases is difficult ... 
A GLOBAL APPROACH TO DETECTION OF PARALLELISM (COMPILERS)
(1987)Modern computers will increasingly rely on parallelism to achieve high computation rates. Techniques to automatically detect and exploit parallelism have been shown effective for computers with vector capabilities. To ... 
A global convergence theory for a class of trust region algorithms for constrained optimization
(1988)In this research we present a trust region algorithm for solving the equality constrained optimization problem. This algorithm is a variant of the 1984 CelisDennisTapia algorithm. The augmented Lagrangian function is ... 
A global convergence theory for a general class of trust region algorithms for equality constrained optimization
(1993)This work is concerned with global convergence results for a broad class of trust region sequential quadratic programming algorithms for the smooth nonlinear programming problem with equality constraints. The family of ... 
A GLOBAL CONVERGENCE THEORY FOR ARBITRARY NORM TRUST REGION METHODS FOR NONLINEAR EQUATIONS
(1987)In this research we extend the LevenbergMarquardt algorithm for approximating zeros of the nonlinear system F(x) = 0, where F is continuously differentiable from ${\rm I\!R}\sp{n}$ to ${\rm I\!R}\sp{n}.$ Instead of the ... 
A global magnetic potential model for Venus' ionosphere
(1999)Venus represents the prototype for a class of objects whose interaction with the solar wind is characterized by the dominance of an ionospheric obstacle to the magnetized plasma. Though the interaction region between the ... 
A global model of thunderstorm electricity and the prediction of whistler duct formation
(1989)A twodimensional numerical model is created to calculate the electric field and current that flow from a thunderstorm source into the global electrical circuit. The model includes a hemisphere in which the thunderstorm ... 
A global optimization technique for zeroresidual nonlinear leastsquares problems
(2000)This thesis introduces a globalization strategy for approximating global minima of zeroresidual leastsquares problems. This class of nonlinear programming problems arises often in datafitting applications in the fields ... 
A globally convergent algorithm for training multilayer perceptrons for data classification and interpolation
(1991)This thesis addresses the issue of applying a "globally" convergent optimization scheme to the training of multilayer perceptrons, a class of Artificial Neural Networks, for the detection and classification of signals in ... 
A grammar of Belep
(20130605)This dissertation is a description of the grammar of Belep [yly], an Austronesian language variety spoken by about 1600 people in and around the Belep Isles in New Caledonia. The grammar begins with a summary of the cultural ...