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• #### Relative Salience of Emergent Features in Vision ﻿

(2013-11-26)
What exactly are the parts'' that make up a whole object, and how and when do they group? The answer that is proposed hinges on Emergent Features: features that materialize from the configuration and that make the object ...
• #### Relativism and rage: Representations of female circumcision and female genital mutilation ﻿

(2003)
In recent years, there has been an enormous surge in the level of public awareness in the United States regarding female circumcision/female genital mutilation (FC/FGM). These practices, historically portrayed by anthropologists ...
• #### Relaxation of the 1-2 and 2-3 transitions in ruby ﻿

(1963)
The interactions by which a System of paramagnetic ions maintains thermal equilibrium with the crystal lattice containing them have been studied experimentally by both non-resonant and resonant methods.12 A resonant pulse ...
• #### Relaxation phenomena in ionized gases ﻿

(1960)
An analytical solution of one dimensional equilibrium and frozen flow is presented. The "Idealized Recombination Relation" for volume electron-ion recombination is applied to frozen flow to obtain a stepwise solution. ...
• #### Relaxation time constant of ferromagnetic single-domain particles ﻿

(1963)
A Brownian motion treatment was applied to the Neel model for superparamnagnetism and the relaxation time was calculated. A comparison with the published results was made. It was shown that the fluctuations due to ...

(1956)
• #### Reliability analyses of the collapse and burst of elastic/plastic tubes ﻿

(2001)
The innovative methods proposed in this thesis provide effective and efficient solutions to the reliability problems of burst and collapse of tubes with random geometric imperfections under internal or external pressure. ...
• #### Reliability and Optimization for Resource-Constrained Embedded Systems ﻿

(2015-04-23)
Embedded systems are ubiquitous, powering countless devices ranging from cars to appliances. As the software requirements of these systems grow increasingly complex, it is necessary to develop new approaches to simplify ...
• #### RELIABILITY AND RISK ASSESSMENT OF NETWORKED URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS UNDER NATURAL HAZARDS ﻿

(2013-09-16)
Modern societies increasingly depend on the reliable functioning of urban infrastructure systems in the aftermath of natural disasters such as hurricane and earthquake events. Apart from a sizable capital for maintenance ...
• #### Reliability Assessment and Response Determination for Survival Probability of Nonlinear Systems Endowed with Fractional Derivative Operators by Galerkin Method ﻿

(2016-04-20)
In this thesis a novel approximate analytical method is derived to assess the reliability of the first passage problem and determine the survival probability of randomly excited systems endowed with fractional derivative ...
• #### Reliability-based uncertainty analysis of groundwater contaminant transport and remediation ﻿

(1996)
Failure to rigorously accommodate physical parameter uncertainty in groundwater transport models casts serious doubts on our ability to accurately delineate the contaminant plume at a given site. This failure could also ...
• #### Reliable parallel computing on clusters of multiprocessors ﻿

(2000)
This dissertation describes the design, implementation, and performance of two mechanisms that address reliability and system management problems associated with parallel computing clusters: thread migration and ...
• #### Religion, modernization and politics in Iran: An analysis of clerical political behavior during the Pahlavi monarchy, 1925-1979 ﻿

(1989)
This study is an analysis of the political behavior of the clergy in Iran during the Pahlavi monarchy (1925-1979) within the context of the interrelationship between religion and modernization. This period itself has been ...
• #### Religion, race, and resistance: White evangelicals and the dilemma of integration in South Carolina, 1950-1975 ﻿

(2010)
This dissertation contends that religion played a critical role in explaining why and how white South Carolinians decided to resist changes in the racial caste system of their society during the middle decades of the last ...
• #### Religion, reason, responsibility: James Martineau and the transformation of theological radicalism in Victorian Britain, 1830--1900 ﻿

(2007)
This dissertation is a study of the shifting presence of religious groups in nineteenth-century British public life. It concentrates on Unitarians, a denomination little studied by historians but who were one of the key ...
• #### Religious liberties: Anti-Catholicism and liberal democracy in United States literature and culture, 1774--1889 ﻿

(2006)
Late-eighteenth-and nineteenth-century American texts abound with representations of Catholic malevolence. But rather than simply indicating authorial bias against Catholic practitioners, these representations reveal ...
• #### Remembering words not presented in lists: The role of testing in producing a memory illusion ﻿

(1996)
The experiments reported here illuminate current understanding of the factors influencing false recall. These experiments employ a procedure reported by Roediger and McDermott (1995), who demonstrated that reliable, ...
• #### Reminiscent scrutinies: Individual memory and social life in Anthony Powell's "A Dance to the Music of Time" ﻿

(1988)
In The Music of Time, Anthony Powell examines the tension between the internal reality of memory and the external social world in which the self is defined. The twelve volumes are presented as the fictional memoirs of ...
• #### Remodeling of the extracellular matrix components of the mitral valve due to alterations in the mechanical and chemical environments of the tissue ﻿

(2009)
This body of research explored mitral valve remodeling due to changes in the mechanical and chemical environments of the tissue in order to better predict patient response to medical device and drug therapies. This work ...
• #### Remote control of a robotic arm through speaker-dependent, isolated-word speech recognition ﻿

(1991)
The focus of this thesis is the remote control of a six degree-of-freedom mid-range industrial robot arm through the use of speech recognition. The robot arm is controlled through speaker-dependent, isolated-word speech ...