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A study of the strength characteristics of mortar filled steel tubes  long series
(1960)The purpose of this study was to examine the strength characteristics of mortar filled steel tubes undergoing axial compressive loading and combined axial compressive and beam loading. The experimental work was restricted ... 
A study of the studwelded vibrating wire strain gage
(1962)The purpose of this investigation was to determine the variables which affect the stability of a studwelded vibrating wire strain gage. The lack of previously published information and the nature of the instrument required ... 
A study of the sulfuric acid catalyzed reaction between phenol and isobutylene
(1964)The sulfuric acid catalyzed reaction between isobutylene and phenol vas carried out in a continuous stirred tank reactor at atmospheric pressure. The sulfuric acid to phenol mole ratio in the 14quid feed rate was 0.0206 ... 
A study of the suspended load of the Trinity River, Texas
(1966)The Trinity River drains approximately 17,500 square miles of northcentral and eastern Texas. Its average annual discharge is 5,166,000 acrefeet and in water year 1965 it carried 5,308,000 acrefeet of water. The river's ... 
A study of the urban heat island of Houston, Texas
(2003)The magnitude, spatial extent, growth, and seasonal and diurnal behaviors of the urban heat island of Houston, Texas are characterized using both in situ air temperature and remotely sensed surface temperature data. Between ... 
A study of three numerical methods for the analysis of circular plates symmetrically bent
(1965)This dissertation contains a study of three numerical methods for the solution of radially symmetric plate bending problems. Two of the methods consist of numerical integration procedures applied to the wellknown governing, ... 
A study of tibial vibrations during the tibial resection procedure of total knee arthroplasty
(1996)Vibrations of the tibia induced during the tibial resection procedure of Total Knee Arthroplasty are studied. Experimental modal analysis, performed on cadaver specimens, shows that natural frequencies of the insitu tibia ... 
A study of ultimate design as applied to rigid frames
(1952)The methods of analyzing rigid frames in present use are known to have many undesirable characteristics which are either directly or indirectly the result of limiting stress and strain to values below the proportional ... 
A study of ultralow energy electron  hydrogen fluoride scattering using highn Rydberg atoms: Possible role of dipolesupported states
(1996)A detailed experimental and theoretical study of the interaction of verylowenergy electrons with the polar target HF is presented. This interaction is investigated experimentally by measuring rate constants for ionization ... 
A study of ultralowenergy electronmolecule collisions using veryhighn Rydberg atoms
(1993)In the present work veryhighn Rydbergatoms $(n \sim 100  n \sim 400)$ are used to probe electronmolecule collisions at ultralow electron energies. Based on the essentiallyfreeelectron model, for sufficiently high ... 
A study of university timetabling that blends graph coloring with the satisfaction of various essential and preferential conditions
(2004)Constructing a satisfactory conflictfree semesterlong timetable of courses and creating a similarly satisfactory conflictfree timetable for endofsemester final examinations are two closely related and often difficult ... 
A study of Uranian magnetospheric convection
(1990)In order to understand and explain the lowenergy plasma structures observed by the PLS experiment on Voyager 2 in the Uranian inner magnetosphere, an analytic and selfconsistent model of a timedependent solarwind driven ... 
A study of viscous effects in seismic modeling, imaging, and inversion: Methodology, computational aspects, and sensitivity
(1996)Real Earth media are anelastic, which affects both the kinematics and dynamics of propagating waves: Waves are attenuated and dispersed. If anelastic effects are neglected, inversion and migration can yield erroneous ... 
A study on conditions for sparse solution recovery in compressive sensing
(2008)It is wellknown by now that tinder suitable conditions ℓ1 minimization can recover sparse solutions to underdetermined linear systems of equations. More precisely, by solving the convex optimization problem min{∥ ... 
A study on methane emission from rice paddy fields and the nonstructural carbohydrates in rice plants
(1993)A dynamic process of the nonstructural carbohydrate translocation in rice plants is presented based on observation during one growing season. Differing amounts of nonstructural carbohydrates might be lost through rice ... 
A study on the resistances to oxygen transport in the microcirculation
(1993)A study on the resistances to oxygen transport in the microcirculation has been conducted. In Part I of this work, the oxygen permeability of cultured bovine aortic and human umbilical vein endothelial cell monolayers was ... 
A stylistic, contextual, and musical analysis of Rachmaninoff's "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini", Op. 43
(2008)This document explores the use of the theme from Paganini's 24 th Caprice and the Dies Irae in Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43. The two themes are studied from a historical and musical perspective, ... 
A subgradient algorithm for nonlinear integer programming and its parallel implementation
(1991)This work concerns efficiently solving a class of nonlinear integer programming problems: min $\{f(x)$: $x \in \{0,1\}\sp{n}\}$ where $f(x)$ is a general nonlinear function. The notion of subgradient for the objective ... 
A summary of various neutron experiments
(1957)The method to be discussed here is that of measuring the threshold energy for neutron production. Extensive discussions of this method are to be found in the literature. In particular we are concerned with neutrons resulting ... 
A suprathermal ion accelerator
(1967)To facilitate calibration of the Rice ALSEP/SIDE instrument a low energy (thermal to 4.0 kev) positive ion beam of variable current density (1012 to 108 amp/cm2) has been developed. A high perveance electron beam of 0.15 ... 
A SURFACE PHOTOMETRIC STUDY OF NGC 5128
(1985)Calibrated digital surface photometry in the standard UBV pass bands has been used to prepare two dimensional maps to examine the structure and stellar populations in NGC 5128 (Cen A). The main body of the galaxy exhibits ... 
A survey of geophysical prospecting methods
(1948)Existing geophysical prospecting methods were studied with the emphasis on reflection seismic practices. From the wave equation, the derivation of the transmission and reflection coefficients for plane polarized waves in ... 
A survey of stars and compact sources in the Orion Nebula
(1996)Four monochromatic (H$\alpha$, (N II), (O III) and 5500 A continuum) mosaics of the inner region of the Orion Nebula have been made by using data obtained with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 of the Hubble Space Telescope. ... 
A survey of the factors affecting the labor force participation of married women with children
(1972)Much of the recent literature on labor force participation points out that the most noticeable change in participation patterns has occured in the class of married women, with husbands present. Most of these studies also ... 
A symmetry preserving singular value decomposition
(2007)This thesis concentrates on the development, analysis, implementation, and application of a symmetry preserving singular value decomposition (SPSVD). This new factorization enhances the singular value decomposition (SVD)a ... 
A SYNTHETIC ROUTE TO ATISINE
(1966) 
A system for the display of the joint probability of occurrence of a pair of analog data
(1964)This thesis proposes a system for recording three dimensional data which might be used to describe a joint probability distribution function. The proposed system is built around an Analab 1220 storage oscilloscope which ... 
A system of prefabricated concrete housing for Chile
(1969)A System of Prefabricated Concrete Housing for Chile Sammy Liberman The final objective of this thesis is to contribute to the solution of the habitational problem for families of meager means in Chile. To bring about ... 
A systematic consideration of labor market dynamics in the development of compensation systems
(1988)Johnson and Ash (1986) proposed a new model for developing compensation systems which is designed to systematically and simultaneously reconcile differences between internal and external pay equity criteria without necessarily ... 
A systematic investigation of the lethal effect of high frequency electric fields on staphylococcus aureus
(1949)A suitable oscillator was designed and constructed to supply the high frequency electric power used In the course of this investigation,. A combination cooler and condenser was used to expose the organisms to the high ... 
A Systematic Study of Short and Long Range Interactions in Associating Fluids Using Molecular Theory
(20151217)Parameters needed for the Statistical Associating Fluid Theory (SAFT) equation of state are usually fit to pure component saturated liquid density and vapor pressure. In this thesis, other sources of information such as ... 
A systolic VLSI architecture for complex SVD
(1991)This thesis presents a systolic algorithm for the SVD of arbitrary complex matrices, based on the cyclic Jacobi method with "parallel ordering". As a basic step in the algorithm, a twostep, twosided unitary transformation ... 
A technique for the design of digital recursive filters
(1969)The purpose of this work is to design a digital recursive filter of a desired amplitude response without previous knowledge of a continuous equivalent filter. In order to obtain a small number of coefficients the recursive ... 
A test of a model of employment interview information gathering
(1994)Interviewers' questioning behavior and predictive validity of applicant ratings varies considerably in unstructured interviews. A model hypothesizing a relationship between these variables is tested in this study. The model ... 
A test of mode existence with applications to multimodality
(1993)Modes, or local maxima, are often among the most interesting features of a probability density function. Given a set of data drawn from an unknown density, it is frequently desirable to know whether or not the density is ... 
A textural study of beach and river sediments along the Texas Gulf Coast
(1959)The object of this study was to compare the textures of samples from beach and river sands of the Texas Gulf Coast. The main problem involved determining what criteria, if any, could be most useful in detecting the origin ... 
A THEOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF THE ROLE OF WESTERN VALUES AND AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY IN THE MOVEMENT FOR UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS (ETHICS)
(1986)Shortly before the close of World War II, the United Nations was established, stating as a central purpose the promotion and protection of a universal standard of human rights. Since that time, numerous other organizations ... 
A theoretical investigation of nonuniform film flow
(1963)The description of steady nonuniform laminar flow was attempted. The model used was that of a thin incompressible, isothermal liquid film flowing down an infinitely wide plate. Solutions predicting the film thickness and ... 
A THEORETICAL INVESTIGATION OF PROSPECTS FOR MODE SELECTIVE OVERTONE PHOTOCHEMISTRY (QUANTUM DYNAMICS)
(1987)We present several related studies which probe the energy flow dynamics of overtone initiated photochemistry using theoretical methods. The nature of the classical dynamics for two model isomerization systems has been ... 
A theoretical study of cluster reactivity and the effects of electric field on adatomsurface bond
(1996)We have used the density functional ab initio method to study the reactivity of small clusters (ammonia reacting with GaAs clusters), and the effects of electric field on adatomsurface interactions (H and Al adsorbed on ... 
A theoretical study of cyanide on alkalihalide and alkalimetal surfaces using density functional theory
(1995)Many interesting physical phenomena have been observed in electronstimulated desorption studies of the cyanide molecule on alkali halide and alkali metal surfaces. We have performed a theoretical investigation of the ... 
A theoretical study of radon diffusion in the lunar regolith
(1972)An investigation is made, via computer simulation, of the fate of radon gas produced in the lunar regolith by decay of uranium and thorium. The model used is that of radon atoms released and allowed to perform random walks ... 
A theoretical study of the dielectric constant of perovskite type crystals
(1952)The dielectric properties of perovskite type crystals are of interest because some of the compounds having this crystal structure are ferroelectric. The word ferroelectric is derived by analogy with the word ferromagnetic; ... 
A theoretical study of the effects of an external electric field on adsorbatesurface systems
(1997)We have used the density functional ab initio method to conduct investigations on the effects of an applied electric field on the chemisorption bonds of adsorbatesurface systems, and on the reactivity of a gas phase ... 
A theoretical study of the higher fullerenes carbon(76) and carbon(78)
(1993)Ab initio selfconsistent field HartreeFock calculations employing minimal and doublezeta basis sets have been carried out on the possible isolatedpentagon fullerene isomers of C$\sb{76}$ and C$\sb{78}$. Two possible ... 
A theory of escalation: The use of coercive bargaining strategies in international conflict
(1994)This thesis is a theoretical and empirical investigation of the escalation process that results when states are in dispute over some issue(s) in the international system. Escalation is viewed as a costimposing bargaining ... 