Browsing Rice University Graduate Electronic Theses and Dissertations by Title
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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 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 ... 
A transient methodology for evaluating risk reduction associated with ground water remediation at leaking underground storage tank sites
(1995)A methodology to determine risk as a function of time varying concentration was developed and applied to three leaking underground storage tank sites for five remediation scenarios, to demonstrate the risk reduction ... 
A TRANSLATION AND STUDY OF THE "CHRONICON MONASTERII DE ABINGDON" (MONASTICISM, WOMEN, ENGLAND, JOSEPH STEVENSON)
(1986)The Chronicon Monasteril de Abingdon, edited by the Reverend Joseph Stevenson, was first published in 1858 as part of the Rolls Series. The chronicle narrates the history of one of England's most distinguished monastic ... 
A triple approximation to the concept of aspect in Spanish
(1993)The present analysis studies aspect from a triple perspective: morphological, semantic and syntactic. This division aims at clarifying the concept of aspect, accounting for the traditional dichotomy Imperfect/Preterit tense ... 
A TRUST REGION STRATEGY FOR NONLINEAR EQUALITY CONSTRAINED OPTIMIZATION (NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING, SEQUENTIAL QUADRATIC)
(1985)Many current algorithms for nonlinear constrained optimization problems determine a search direction by solving a quadratic programming subproblem. The global convergence properties are addressed by using a line search ... 
A tunable hydrogel system and pulsatile flow bioreactor for the development of tissue engineered vascular grafts
(2009)The prevalence of coronary artery disease combined with a paucity of suitable vessel substitutes act as driving forces for cardiovascular tissue engineering research. In this thesis poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate (PEGDA) ... 
A tunable laserbased midinfrared source for use in trace gas detection
(1997)A new widely tunable midinfrared (IR) source based on differencefrequency generation (DFG) in Gallium Selenide (GaSe) for use in highresolution spectroscopy and trace gas detection is described. The characteristics of ... 
A two dimensional photoelastic study of stress and load distribution in a rock bit cutter
(1954)A two dimensional photoelastic analysis was carried out on a rock bit cutter shell. The magnitude of the principle stresses in the cutter shell and the load distribution in the roller bearings was determined. Some conclusions ... 
A two dimensional photoelastic study of the load distribution among the roller bearings in a rock bit
(1955)The photoelastic technique was employed to investigate the adverse affect on the load distribution among the roller bearings in a rock bit cutter as a result of the relatively large radial clearance in the bearings. A ... 
A twodimensional model of the Venus ionosphere
(1988)The Pioneer Venus observations show a peak in the O$\sb2\sp+$ concentration at $\sim$170 km altitude in the dayside ionosphere of Venus. In this thesis, the 2dimensional MHD equations are solved in a selfconsistent manner, ... 
A twopronged approach towards the development of novel therapeutics for advanced endometrial cancer
(20151124)Endometrial cancer is the fourth most common cancer among women. The standard of care involves hysterectomy with adjuvant radiation and chemotherapy for advanced disease. Despite these efforts, treatment of advanced and ... 
A typebased prototype compiler for telescoping languages
(2009)Scientists want to encode their applications in domain languages with highlevel operators that reflect the way they conceptualize computations in their domains. Telescoping languages calls for automatically generating ... 
A TYPOLOGY OF WOMEN CHARACTERS IN THE GERMAN NATURALIST NOVEL
(1981)The subject of this study is the image of woman in late 19th century German fiction. Upon examining a multitude of works produced within this time frame, it was found that the "naturalist" novel, in particular, provided a ... 
A unified approach to complex seismic imaging problems
(1991)Two current challenges in seismic imaging are to obtain more detailed images of complex structures from reflection data and to constrain the regional structure of the Earth using wideangle data. These are complex problems ... 
A unified approach to mitomycinoids: Application of a novel enelike reaction
(1999)A practical synthesis of the powerful antitumor agents, mitomycin C and FR900482, remains an elusive goal to this date. These substances may be thought to arise from suitably functionalized benzazocinones as retrosynthetic ... 
A union in disarray: Romanian nation building under Astra in latenineteenthcentury rural Transylvania and Hungary
(2002)Scholarly studies of the nation as a socially constructed community, while accurate, do not explain how individuals in a predominantly agricultural society build and mobilize a national community outside of traditional ...