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• #### A search algorithm for sequential decoding systems ﻿

(1965)
The introduction of the concept of sequential decoding by Wozencraft has opened up the possibility of more efficient decoding search procedures than those available with block codes. The purpose of this study is to improve ...
• #### A search for low mass companions and a new determination of effective temperatures for T-Tauri stars ﻿

(2007)
I present an analysis of over 300 spectra of the photospheres of young stars in order to address three outstanding questions of current interest: (1) whether or not the youngest stars are accompanied by massive substellar ...
• #### A search for the lightest supersymmetric partner of the top quark at DO ﻿

(2010)
We report the result of a search for the pair production of the light supersymmetric partner of the top quark (t&tilde;1) in 5.4+/-0.3 fb-1 of data from the DO detector at a pp&macr; center-of-mass energy of 1.96 TeV at ...
• #### A search for unity in diversity: The "permanent Hegelian deposit" in the philosophy of John Dewey ﻿

(2001)
This study demonstrates that Dewey did not reject Hegelianism during the 1890s, as scholars maintain, but developed a humanistic/historicist reading that was indebted to an American Hegelian tradition. Scholars have ...
• #### A Security Analysis of My.MP3.com and the Beam-it Protocol ﻿

(2000-03-08)
My.MP3.com is a service that streams audio in the MP3 format to its users. In order to resolve copyright concerns, the service first requires that a user prove he or she owns the right to listen to a particular CD. The ...
• #### A seismic study of the shallow sub-bottom materials of the eastern Caribbean ﻿

(1957)
Investigations were undertaken in the Caribbean-Antilles region in an attempt to describe the broad structural and compositional attributes associated with this striking geographic feature, The topographic feature of the ...

(1986)
• #### A SELF-CONSISTENT COMPUTER MODEL FOR THE SOLAR POWER SATELLITE-PLASMA INTERACTION ﻿

(1981)
High-power solar arrays for satellite power systems are presently being planned with dimensions of kilometers, and with tens of kilovolts distributed over their surface. Such systems will face many plasma interaction ...

(1977)
• #### A semantic study of discourse connectivity in Korean ﻿

(1993)
The focus of this paper is on coordinate conjunction markers in Korean. Most studies of clause conjunctions in Korean have been very formal syntactic studies. Formal syntactic approaches, however, fail to identify the ...
• #### A semi-autonomous mobile robot/teleoperator with applications as an aid for severely handicapped people ﻿

(1990)
A framework for a practical, easy-to-use system which can allow severely handicapped people to control and interact with their home and work environments is presented. Software written for a personal computer allows the ...
• #### A semiclassical model of Rydberg atom collisions ﻿

(1991)
A semiclassical model of Rydberg atom collisions with neutral molecules that result in electron attachment has been devised and implemented as a Monte Carlo computer program. Comparisons between model calculations and ...
• #### A sense of place architecture in the fiction of Toni Morrison ﻿

(1997)
This thesis begins with a graphic exploration and analysis of Toni Morrison s fiction. It attempts to concretize the imagined spaces of the stories as well as map the unusual and idiosyncratic details of the architecture. ...
• #### A sensitivity-driven greedy approach to fluence map optimization in intensity-modulated radiation therapy ﻿

(2006)
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is a state-of-the-art technique for administering radiation to cancer patients. The goal of a treatment is to maximize the radiation absorbed by the tumor and minimize that ...
• #### A sequence stratigraphic analysis of an Oligocene to Miocene carbonate platform: Beagle and northern Dampier subbasins, Australia ﻿

(2000)
This sequence stratigraphic analysis examines an Oligocene to Miocene carbonate platform from the Northwest Shelf of Australia. Five Oligocene sequences, eleven Miocene sequences and one Pliocene sequence are identified ...
• #### A sequence stratigraphic analysis of Campanian to middle Miocene sediments of the Sable Island area: Offshore Nova Scotia, eastern Canada ﻿

(2002)
The continental shelf offshore Nova Scotia is within a passive margin setting and is an excellent area to study the sequence stratigraphy of late Cretaceous and Tertiary sediments. Hydrocarbon exploration offshore Nova ...
• #### A sequence stratigraphic analysis of the late Jurassic-Turonian in the context of the evolution of the West Siberian basin ﻿

(2001)
During the Triassic, Siberia was a basin approximately 1800 kilometers wide filled by red beds and the widespread Tunguska basalts. Rifting occurred in the northern part of the basin. The western part of the Siberian basin ...
• #### A Sequence-Based, Population Genetic Model of Regulatory Pathway Evolution ﻿

(2011)
Complex phenotypes with genetic cause are understood through many processes, including regulatory pathways, but our evolutionary understanding of these critical structures is undermined by poor models which fail to preserve ...

(1952)
• #### A Set of Convolution Identities Relating the Blocks of Two Dixon Resultant Matrices ﻿

(1999-06-16)
Resultants for bivariate polynomials are often represented by the determinants of very big matrices. Properly grouping the entries of these matrices into blocks is a very effective tool for studying the properties of these ...

(1785)

(1976)
• #### A short study of the plasma sheet in the geomagnetic tail ﻿

(1972)
This thesis approaches two theoretical problems associated with the plasma sheet in the geomagnetic tail. The first problem is the structure of the plasma sheet. It is approached by considering the plasma sheet as a sheet ...
• #### A similarity solution for the unsteady flat plate boundary layer equations ﻿

(1988)
The unsteady two-dimensional boundary layer equations are solved through the use of proper similarity variables and asymptotic techniques. The equations lend themselves to the derivation of similarity variables which ...
• #### A Simple and Effective Caching Scheme for Dynamic Content ﻿

(2000-11-28)
As web sites increasingly deliver dynamic content, the process of content generation at request time is becoming a severe limitation to web site throughput. Recent studies have shown that much of the dynamic content is, ...
• #### A simple and effective model to study insulin resistance in obesity and diabetes and the processes and mechanisms of in vitro aging using lymphocyte culture ﻿

(1994)
Cell culture provides a simple and effective system to study metabolic and cellular processes required for cellular growth in vitro. In this study, we demonstrate that lymphocyte culture can be used as a model system to ...
• #### A simple, fast dominance algorithm ﻿

(2006-01-11)
The problem of finding the dominators in a control-flow graph has a long history in the literature. The original algorithms suffered from a large asymptotic complexity but were easy to understand. Subsequent work improved ...
• #### A Simple, Practical Distributed Multi-Path Routing Algorithm ﻿

(1998-07-16)
We present a simple and practical distributed routing algorithm based on backward learning. The algorithm periodically floods \emscout packets that explore paths to a destination in reverse. Scout packets are small and of ...
• #### A Simulation-based Approach to Study Rare Variant Associations Across the Disease Spectrum ﻿

(2013-09-16)
Although complete understanding of the mechanisms of rare genetic variants in disease continues to elude us, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) has facilitated significant gene discoveries across the disease spectrum. ...
• #### A Singer's Guide to the Songs of Ildebrando Pizzetti ﻿

(2014-04-22)
Ildebrando Pizzetti (1880–1968) composed approximately forty songs for voice and piano, thirty-three of which were published during his lifetime. Although many of his songs are of high quality, they have not become a part ...
• #### A SINGLE INTERMEDIATE LANGUAGE FOR PROGRAMMING ENVIRONMENTS ﻿

(1985)
Programming by the traditional methods of text editing and batch compilation is no longer necessary. The advent of the personal workstation and bitmap graphics allows us to construct integrated programming environments, ...
• #### A singular perturbation approach to modeling closed kinematic chains ﻿

(2000)
The purpose of this work is to develop a singular perturbation-based approach to modeling closed kinematic chains. First, a kinematical analysis is developed to show that closed kinematic chains cannot be modeled in general ...
• #### A SNP Calling And Genotyping Method For Single-cell Sequencing Data ﻿

(2015-04-23)
In this thesis, we propose a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) calling and genotyping algorithm for single-cell sequencing data generated by the recently developed single-cell sequencing (SCS) technologies. SCS methods ...
• #### A software simulation testbed for CDMA wireless communication systems ﻿

(1999)
This thesis develops a software wireless communication testbed which simulates a Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) link. CDMA is a popular technology in cellular systems due to its superior capacity and performance. The ...
• #### A Spectral Decomposition Heuristic for Near Optimal Capture Sets In Consensus Models ﻿

(2016-08-31)
Given a network G=(V,E), consider the problem of selecting a subset of nodes, A, of a fixed size, k, such that the sum expected walk length from V to A, or hitting time, is minimized. This study is motivated by modeling ...
• #### A spectral encoding system based on planar waveguide integrated optics ﻿

(2001)
The need for bandwidth at the access level has driven the development of many new multiple access schemes. This paper explores a spectral encoding scheme for Optical CDMA, in which bipolar communication is accomplished by ...
• #### A SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC STUDY OF HYDROGEN II REGIONS IN CHEMICALLY YOUNG GALAXIES ﻿

(1981)
The results of an investigation of the optical spectra of thirty-four emission nebulae in thirteen irregular and late-type spiral galaxies are presented. The program galaxies, with the number of nebulae observed in each ...
• #### A Spectrum-based Regularization Approach to Linear Inverse Problems: Models, Learned Parameters and Algorithms ﻿

(2015-04-20)
In this thesis, we study the problem of recovering signals, in particular images, that approximately satisfy severely ill-conditioned or underdetermined linear systems. For example, such a linear system may represent a set ...
• #### A SPIN-POLARIZED LOW-ENERGY ELECTRON DIFFRACTION STUDY OF A MAGNETIZED NICKEL(111) SURFACE ﻿

(1987)
Spin-polarized low energy electrons from a GaAs source were used to probe magnetized nickel(111) surface. Intensity curves as well as spin-orbit and exchange induced polarization asymmetries were obtained for the ...
• #### A statistical investigation of ozone exposure assessment by direct and indirect measurement ﻿

(1998)
Recent studies have proposed the application of exposure-based criteria in developing alternative primary ambient ozone standards. Historically, epidemiological studies of ozone have approached exposure assessment in a ...
• #### A STATISTICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE PULMONARY EFFECTS OF EXPOSURE TO ASBESTOS ﻿

(1981)
In this study, data collected on a group of 1112 workers formerly employed in the production of insulation containing amosite asbestos at a plant in Tyler, Texas are examined and a subset of continuously employed workers ...
• #### A steady state flow/field model of solar wind interaction with Mars ﻿

(1989)
A steady state flow/field model is applied to the direct interaction of the solar wind with the Martian ionosphere. We have coupled observational data with the kinetic theory plasma equations within a single self-consistent ...
• #### A stereocontrolled total synthesis of (+,-)-renieramycin A ﻿

(1992)
A novel synthetic route via iterative condensations of piperazinedione and substituted benzaldehydes has resulted in the first total synthesis of the complex antibiotic, renieramycin A 1a. Salient features include an ...
• #### A stochastic approach for estimating fatigue life of equipment located at topside of FPSO offshore systems ﻿

(2002)
Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Systems are subjected to stochastic wave loads. In this context, an approach for stochastic fatigue analysis of FPSO topside equipment is developed. Proper FPSO transfer ...
• #### A stochastic approach to motorcycle dynamics ﻿

(2009)
A study on the applicability of the Monte Carlo method in the analysis of the dynamical behavior of motorcycles subject to road excitation is presented. To this end, a time-domain numerical simulation of the response of a ...
• #### A stochastic approach to prepayment modeling ﻿

(1996)
A new type of prepayment model for use in the valuation of mortgage-backed securities is presented. The model is based on a simple axiomatic characterization of the prepayment decision by the individual in terms of a ...
• #### A stochastic model for calculating collisional ionization rates in dense plasmas ﻿

(1993)
A formalism has been developed here in which the collisional ionization rate is determined directly, as a probability of transition due to changes in the plasma's local electric field. The calculations described here are ...
• #### A storage architecture for data-intensive computing ﻿

(2010)
The assimilation of computing into our daily lives is enabling the generation of data at unprecedented rates. In 2008, IDC estimated that the "digital universe" contained 486 exabytes of data [9]. The computing industry ...
• #### A strategy to apply quantitative epistasis analysis on developmental traits ﻿

(2017-05-15)
Abstract Background Genetic interactions are keys to understand complex traits and evolution. Epistasis analysis is an effective method to map genetic interactions. Large-scale ...
• #### A stratigraphic analysis of Paleogene deposition in northwest Europe and the role of graphic correlation in sequence stratigraphy ﻿

(1994)
A sequence stratigraphic analysis of Paleogene deposits, using subsurface data (well logs, seismic data, and biostratigraphy) from the Central North Sea and published outcrop information from northwest Europe, has documented ...
• #### A structural analysis of Al(3)Ti and Al(3)Ti-Nb titanium trialuminides by XRD and EXAFS ﻿

(1997)
In an effort to expand the composition range over which Al$\sb3$Ti is stable, various amounts of niobium were substituted for titanium and processed by melt-spinning. In order to characterize $\rm Al\sb3Ti\sb{x}Nb\sb{y},$ ...
• #### A structural analysis of Gellert's novel Leben der Schwedischen Graefin von G ﻿

(1970)
Structural elements of Gellert's novel, such as the choice of a narrator, the use of letters and dialog, contribute to a system of abstractions which pervades the work. As a predominantly didactic writer Gellert was ...
• #### A structural study of the Hukou and Hsinchu areas Northwestern Taiwan ﻿

(1985)
Northwestern Taiwan, which includes the Kuanyin, Hukou and Hsinchu areas, was initially a part of the continental shelf of the mainland China coast. The Neogene sediments were deposited m gently east-dipping basement in a ...
• #### A structure-function characterization of the ER membrane protein atlastin ﻿

(2012)
The biogenesis and maintenance of the entire endomembrane system is dependent upon membrane fusion proteins. Mounting evidence indicates that the integral membrane GTPase Atlastin is a membrane fusion protein involved in ...
• #### A Struggle Unfinished: Riots, Race in America, and the Failures of the 1968 Kerner Commission ﻿

(2017-04-18)
This dissertation explores the life of the Kerner Commission—a task force founded by President Lyndon Johnson on the heels of riots across America—from its inception in the summer of 1967 to its aftermath in the spring of ...

(1980)
• #### A study of a multi-wire proportional counter for magnetic spectrograph focal plane detection ﻿

(1972)
A multi-wire proportional counter (MWPC) was designed and successfully tested along the focal plane of the Rice University 65 cm magnetic spectrograph. The MWPC, which utilized .002" diameter stainless steel wires, a .100" ...
• #### A study of alumina silicon fluoride combinations as hydrocarbon conversion catalysts ﻿

(1944)
The purpose of this work was to study the influence of certain variables in the preparation of an alumina-silicon-fluoride complex on its behavior as a cracking catalyst.

(1973)

(1973)