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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 ... 

A theory of photometric stereo for a general class of reflectance maps
(1990)Photometric stereo is an image processing technique for 2$1\over 2$ dimensional surface reconstruction from local shading. The classical theory of photometric stereo has been developed only for surfaces that reflect in a ... 
A theory of thirdparty intervention in disputes in international politics
(2001)The occurrence of thirdparty intervention is a hallmark of many of the most devastating conflicts in world history, because the entrance of third parties into a conflict expands the scope of the violence, amplifies the ... 
A theory of willpower
(2002)This dissertation explores the phenomenology and folk theory of willpower, critically assesses existing scientific theories of willpower that seek to explain the phenomenology and folk theory, and proposes a new scientifically ... 
A thermodynamic analysis of tethers formed from lipid bilayers: Influence of electromechanical phenomena and entropicallydriven tensions
(2006)The material properties of biomembranes can be measured by forming a tether, a thin bilayer tube that extends from the membrane surface. The force required to maintain a tether at a given length depends upon both membrane ... 
A ThieleGeddes equilibrium stage calculation
(1964)The ThieleGeddes method as developed by Holland uses dew and bubble point calculations to determine new stage temperatures for each succeeding iteration. The method to be considered here involves the use of enthalpy ... 
A thin film lithium niobate ferroelectric transistor
(1991)The incorporation of a thin film of LiNbO$\sb3$ in a conventional MOS (metaloxidesemiconductor) structure gives the possibility of two fundamentally different types of computer memory architectures. One, based on ... 
"A THORNCHOKED GARDEN PLOT": WOMEN'S PLACE IN EMILY DICKINSON AND CHRISTINA ROSSETTI (ENGLAND, UNITED STATES)
(1986)Emily Dickinson and Christina Rossetti, born just five days apart in 1830, wrote similarly on love, restriction, identity, and death. Their similarities arose not because one poet influenced the other, but because both ... 
A THREE DIMENSIONAL MODEL OF THE PLASMA FLOW AND MAGNETIC FIELDS IN THE DAYSIDE IONOSPHERE OF VENUS
(1982)Today, the earth's instrinsic magnetic field prevents the streaming solar wind plasma from directly interacting with the terrestrial atmosphere. Periodically the geomagnetic field reverses direction, and during the transition ... 

A THREEDIMENSIONAL DOMAIN DECOMPOSITION ALGORITHM FOR THE NUMERICAL SOLUTION OF ELLIPTIC AND PARABOLIC PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
(1986)A threedimensional, nonsymmetric, domain decomposition algorithm is developed. The algorithm is based upon the use of a lower dimensional problem as a correction to the preconditioned generalized conjugate residual method ... 
A threedimensional finite element method for quantifying stress shielding following total hip replacement
(1993)One of the critical problems associated with total hip replacement is the loosening of femoral stem. A major cause of femoral stem loosening is believed to be stress shielding of the proximal femur following implantation. ... 
A threepulse algorithm for minimumfuel rotational maneuvers
(2004)Spacecraft equipped with a Reaction Control System (RCS) for attitude control typically utilize a "bangoffbang" control algorithm for rotational maneuvers. This type of algorithm, which commands two distinct control ... 
A threevariable model of the blood glucose regulatory system
(1968)A threevariable model of the blood glucose regulatory system is developed and conformed to glucose and insulin measurements from oral glucose tolerance tests. Three experimental conditions are considered: 1) resting normal ... 
A time series analysis of the Japanese yen
(1988)This paper sought to address the question as to whether the exchange rate can be forecasted more accurately by a monetary model of exchange rate determination or the random walk in the case of the JapanU.S. exchange ... 
A time series approach to quality control
(1991)One way that a process may be said to be "outofcontrol" is when a cyclical pattern exists in the observations over time. It is necessary that an accurate control chart be developed to signal when a cycle is present in ... 
A timeofflight spectrometer for fast neutron physics
(1965)A timeofflight spectrometer is described that was developed to further the study of the interactions of fast neutrons with nuclei at the Bonner Nuclear Laboratory of the Rice University. A transistorized timetopulse ... 
A topological characterization of countable functionals
(1964)This topology is called the neighborhood topology. It then follows that a functional F is countable if it is continuous on the neighborhood topology. This then is our topological characterization. The topology is shown to ... 
A topological generalization of Schwarz' lemma
(1941)The classical lemma of Schwarz states that if f(a) = zg(z) where g(z) is holomorphic inside the unit circle, and if f(z) < 1 when s < 1, then f(z) < z when z < 2. The proof for this is based on the fast that if ... 
A Tornado racing catamaran in the Houston Yacht Club swimming pool
(1985)The day after the conclusion of the 1985 Tornado World Championship, competitor Gary Ebdon awoke to find his Tornado in the swimming pool. 
A total synthesis of (+,)quinocarcin
(1988)A synthetic route via the key intermediate DX521 21 has resulted in the first total synthesis of the complex antitumor antibiotic quinocarcin 1. Salient features include an acyliminium ionmediated stereoselective ...