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A characterization of surface roughness
(1982)A study is made on the surface finish of five ground specimens in an attempt to improve on their surface roughness characterization. Surface finish is characterized by a single statistic referred to in practice as the ... 
A characterization of the tail _field for certain Markov chains
(1972)If C(v,P) is a countable state, recurrent, aperiodic and irreducible Markov Chain with stationary probabilities, the measure of any set of the tail afield is equal to either zero or one. Although recurrent Markov chains ... 
A Chemical Compositional Reservoir Simulator on Distributed Memory Parallel Computers: Comparative ParallelUTCHEM Simulation Performance Study (Part I)
(199411)This paper presents the application of distributed memory parallel computers to field scale reservoir simulations using a parallel version of UTCHEM, The University of Texas Chemical Flooding Simulator. The model is a ... 
A chronological analysis of utopias, urbanism and technology
(1971)This thesis is a comparative analysis of the chronological patterns of utopias, urbanism, and technology that have prevailed throughout European and American history. It analyzes a wide range of carefully selected utopian ... 
A class of continuous functions and convergence criteria for their Fourier series
(1940)The present paper has a twofold purpose. First, to define a class of functions wider than the class of functions of ecart fini and to obtain sufficient conditions for the existence of functions of this class. Second, to ... 
A class of symmetric two dimensional logarithmic potentials
(1993)This thesis discusses the solution of an elliptical conductor problem in two dimensions. This problem can be easily solved in higher dimensions, but in two dimensions, the potential function is logarithmic near infinity. ... 
A classical approach to the critical equilibrium in a binary sustem
(1976)Recently extensive investigations have been directed toward the critical phenomena occurring in the liquid column of binary mixtures in a manner similar to the case of a pure component. This thesis presents a selfconsistent ... 
A ClosedForm Technique for the Reliability and Risk Assessment of Wind Turbine Systems
(2012)This paper proposes a closedform method to evaluate wind turbine system reliability and associated failure consequences. Monte Carlo simulation, a widely used approach for system reliability assessment, usually requires ... 
A closedloop model of the ovine cardiovascular system
(2003)The conscious sheep is an important large animal model for the study of human cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary system. In this study we develop a closedloop mathematical model of its cardiovascular system. A distributed ... 
A Closer Look at Drawbacks of Minimizing Weighted Sums of Objectives for Pareto Set Generation in Multicriteria Optimization Problems
(199612)A standard technique for generating the Pareto set in multicriteria optimization problems is to minimize (convex) weighted sums of the different objectives for various different settings of the weights. However, it is ... 
A cloudchamber study of the disintegration of oxygen and nitrogen
(1951)A study of the disintegration of nitrogen and oxygen when bombarded by neutrons has been made by means of a cloud chamber. By observing the particles produced in the disintegration of the oxygen and nitrogen nuclei, data ... 
A cluster model of the light nuclei
(1961)This thesis is divided into two major parts. In the first, "A Cluster Model of the Light Nuclei," a nuclear model is developed which is based on the premise that the light nuclei may be described in terms of twobody ... 
A clustering algorithm for university admissions
(2007)In 2003 The Supreme Court declared that all government funded universities, which choose to consider race in their admissions processes, must utilize a holistic process. A holistic process includes a thorough evaluation ... 
A coding system using hybrid treeblock codes
(1965)This paper is devoted to introducing an idea about coding and decoding theory. A compromise between tree codes and block codes, a hybrid treeblock code, is introduced. The concepts of discarding all improbable sequences ... 
A coding theoretic approach to image segmentation
(2001)Using a coding theoretic approach, we achieve unsupervised image segmentation by implementing Rissanen's concept of Minimum Description Length (MDL) for estimating piecewise homogeneous regions in images. MDL offers a ... 
A cognitive semantic analysis of manipulative motion verbs in Korean with reference to English
(1999)In this thesis I adopt the framework of Cognitive Grammar developed by Langacker (1987a and 1991a) in order to provide a unified account of a cluster of senses of certain forcedynamic motion verbs, namely the Korean verbs ... 
A Combinatorial Abstraction of One Shortest Path Problem and Its Relationship to Greedoids
(198805)A natural generalization of the shortest path problem to arbitrary set systems is presented that captures a number of interesting problems, including the usual graphtheoretic shortest path problem and the problem of finding ... 
A Combined ShapeNewton and Topology Optimization Technique in RealTime Image Segmentation
(200407)In this paper, for solving a class of shape optimization problems, a new algorithmic concept combining shape and topological sensitivities is presented. The geometry of interest is represented by means of geometrical ... 
A common tattoo chemical for energy storage: henna plantderived naphthoquinone dimer as a green and sustainable cathode material for Liion batteries
(2018)The burgeoning energy demands of an increasingly ecoconscious population have spurred the need for sustainable energy storage devices, and have called into question the viability of the popular lithium ion battery. A ... 
A Commons Lobby
(20150415)The social context of mobile work has dissolved the physical dominance of the workstation. The city, once anchored and animated by the clockwork activity of the downtown office, today absorbs this mobile workforce within ... 
A communications and interaction model for intelligent cooperating robots
(1993)In complex robotic operating environments in which robots must cooperate in a flexible and eventdriven manner, a cooperative distributed environment for intelligent control is required. We develop a realistic technique ... 

A community fine arts center
(1951)In recent decades the arts have been neglected. We are only now beginning to reinstate them, and give them the importance they deserve, the importance they have had in some of the past great ages of mankind. In the last ... 
A community theatre
(1949) 
A comparative analysis of data entry devices and typing modes
(1985)In our technology oriented society, data entry and manipulation are some of the most important tasks in which the human is involved. The present research is concerned with optimization of data entry via a computer keyboard. ... 
A comparative analysis of two contemporary positions : toward a design strategy
(1983)The intention of this thesis has evolved subtly, but significantly over the course of the semester. In its initial state, the thesis proposed to establish rule structures for neorationalism and postmodernism, and ... 
A comparative examination of the Reagan and Thatcher administrations' approaches toward reforming the welfare state
(1991)The first part of the thesis evaluates policy change effected toward the Old Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) program and the Food Stamp program in the United States during the Reagan years; and the Retirement Pensions ... 
A comparative phonology of the stressed vowel systems of Texas English and Modern High German
(1975)This is a study of instances of negative transfer attributable to interference of Texas English with German. It is intended for use as a supplement to William G. Moulton's The Sounds of English and German in teaching German ... 
A Comparative Study Based on PatientSpecific FluidStructure Interaction Modeling of Cerebral Aneurysms
(2011)The Team for Advanced Flow Simulation and Modeling (T*AFSM) at Rice University has been developing techniques to address the computational challenges involved in fluidstructure interaction (FSI) modeling. The Stabilized ... 
A comparative study of flexibility in selected housing systems
(1971)This study is an evaluation of housing construction systems seen in the light of progressive technology and changing human environment. In the past, repetitive use of standardized complements and rationalized functions ... 
A comparative study of some recursive digital filter design techniques
(1968)This study explores four techniques for simulating analog filters by recursive digital filters. A uniform basis for comparing these methods is provided by requiring each digital filter to maintain the D.C. gain and order ... 
A comparative study of the early terrestrial atmospheres with interactive cloud formation
(1990)Due to their formation at about the same time in the same region of the early solar nebula, it is reasonable to assume that the primitive atmospheres of Earth, Mars and Venus were similar and that presentday differences ... 
A comparative study of the membraneactive betasheet peptide protegrin with the alphahelical peptide alamethicin
(1999)The interactions of the membraneactive peptides alamethicin and protegrin with lipid bilayers are studied. The influence of the bilayer composition on the orientation transition of alamethicin is studied using oriented ... 
A comparative study on the role of religious interest groups in the formulation of educational policies in the Philippines and Malaysia
(1989)Religious interest groups play a significant role in the formulation and/or implementation of educational policies in the Philippines and Malaysia. In the Philippines, the groups are very active in developing ways to affect ... 
A comparison of analytical procedures for grid structures
(1964)In this paper three methods which take into account the torsional effect in analysis of rectangular twoway grid structures arc introduced and compared. The first method in the "PlateAnalogy Method" which treats the grid ... 
A Comparison of Computational Muscle Models using Intramuscular Pressure  A Surrogate for Muscle Force
(20190419)Neuromusculoskeletal (NM) models may help clinicians design better rehabilitation protocols. However, NM models face two challenges. Firstly, NM models greatly simplify the neuromusculoskeletal system. Secondly, the muscle ... 
A comparison of computerassisted drill & practice strategies in a hierarchical task
(1976)Computerassisted drill & practice is investigated in the context of a shortterm, novel mathematical task. A between groups design is used to statistically compare the efficiency of four methods (three responsesensitive ... 
A comparison of discrimination for speech and nonspeech and implications for theories of speech perception
(1988)The present paper reviewed the literature supporting and contradicting three theories of categorical perception in speech; the specialized speech processor theory, the cue duration theory, and the acoustic percept theory. ... 
A comparison of fatigue life improvements obtained by weld reinforcement and toe grinding
(1981)A study is made of two treatments which help to improve the fatigue life of a welded structure. Experimental data are examined to assess the relative magnitude of the improvements under a bending type of loading. The results ... 
A comparison of finite difference stencils on two forms of the acoustic wave equation
(2000)In practice, two forms of the acoustic wave equation, the velocitystress and pressure forms, are used to simulate seismic experiments. These equations in their discrete forms lead to two families of finite difference ... 
A comparison of four coding methods
(1968)The asymptotic behavior of four coding schemes is evaluated by the norm logQ/log(1/Pe), where Q is an approximation of the amount of computation for decoding, and Pe is the probability of error. The four schemes considered ... 
A COMPARISON OF HOLISTIC TO DECOMPOSED RATING OF POSITION ANALYSIS QUESTIONNAIRE WORK DIMENSIONS
(1987)Several methods for improving the job analysis process were examined using the Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ). Holistic ratings of PAQ dimensions for four jobs were obtained from 63 nonexperts, nine graduate students ... 
A comparison of linear scaling replacements for diagonalization in electronic structure calculations
(2001)Even when using parametrized semiempirical methods, quantum chemical calculations on molecules containing more than a few hundred atoms become prohibitively expensive due to O (N3) time and memory costs where N is the ... 
A comparison of multivariate data analysis techniques as applied to the identification of electrons and tau leptons
(2001)This thesis compares the performance of Probability Density Estimation and Neural Networks as applied to the identification of tau leptons and electrons at the DO detector for Run II. The theory behind each method of ... 
A Comparison of Plasmoninduced and Photoexcited Hot Carriers in Metallic Nanostructures
(20151202)The incompressible oscillations of electrons in metallic nanostructures, known as surface plasmons, have provided a promising route to increasing lightmatter coupling and boosting the efficiency of solar energy conversion ... 
A Comparison of Software Architectures for Ebusiness Applications
(20020220)As dynamic content has become more prevalent on the Web, a number of standard mechanisms have evolved to generate such dynamic content. We study three specific mechanisms in common use: PHP, Java servlets, and Enterprise ... 
A comparison of some Eocene and modern sediments by coarse fraction analysis
(1959)Examination of an ancient sedimentary basin can provide only an incomplete geologic picture, because it reveals merely the anatomy of a dead body. Physiology must be learned on a living organism, and likewise the geologist ...