Browsing Rice University Graduate Electronic Theses and Dissertations by Title
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A 200 MeV proton spin polarimeter
(1983)The design, construction, and calibration of a 2 MeV proton spin polarimeter are described. This polarimeter monitors the beam at the transfer point between the linear accelerator and the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron ... 
A 2D optical lattice for creating a 1dimensional Fermi gas
(2009)Ultracold atomic gases can be prepared in laboratory environments with unrivaled control and purity. In one and a half decades the field has evolved from the first Bose condensates in dilute alkali gases to multiple species ... 
A 3.0 meter liquid mirror telescope
(2000)We constructed a 3.0 meter diameter f/1.5 Liquid Mirror Telescope (LMT) between 1990 and 1994 at the NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas. We have subsequently operated it since 1995 at the NASA Orbital Debris Observatory ... 
'A Almshouse Ting Dat': Developments in Poor Relief and Child Welfare in Jamaica during the Interwar Years
(20130724)This dissertation examines the development of poor relief and child welfare policy in Jamaica during the interwar years. It establishes the paradigms for accessing relief and how this influenced broader discussions of ... 
A Bayesian hierarchical model for detecting associations between haplotypes and disease using unphased SNPs
(2008)This thesis addresses using haplotypes to detect disease predisposing chromosomal regions based on a Bayesian hierarchical model for casecontrol data. By utilizing the Stochastic Search Variable Selection (SSVS) procedure ... 
A behavioral approach to positive interpolation
(2005)We study interpolation by positive functions from a behavioural point of view. In particular, by considering the notion of mirror image data, the interpolation problem with passivity constraint is transformed into an ... 
A binary encoded strip scintillation hodoscope for charged particle detection
(1977)A positionsensitive scintillation hodoscope with reduced photomultiplier use has been built. The device is an attempt to develop an economical, fast counter with good timing characteristics, good spatial resolution, and ... 
A blood flow model for sickle cell anemia
(1974)A mathematical model has been developed to simulate the time average blood flow throughout the circulatory system of the human body. It was assumed that whole blood obeyed Cassons equation and the flow properties were ... 
A BranchandCut Method for Solving the Bilevel Clique Interdiction Problem
(20150420)I introduce an algorithm to solve the current formulation of the bilevel clique interdiction problem. Interdiction, a military term, describes the removal of enemy resources. The single level clique interdiction problem ... 
A breath by breath oxygen analyzer
(1964)This paper explains work done on the development of an instrument designed to determine the oxygen content of a sample of respiratory gas. The device relies on the fact that oxygen is paramagnetic and the other exhaled ... 
A Browserbased Program Execution Visualizer for Learning Interactive Programming in Python
(20150423)Good educational programming tools help students practice programming skills and build better understanding of basic concepts and logic. As Rice University started offering free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) on the ... 
A C++ class supporting adjointstate methods
(2008)The adjointstate method is widely used for computing gradients in simulationdriven optimization problems. The adjointstate evolution equation requires access to the entire history of the system states. There are instances, ... 
A calculation of pressure recovery behind a normal shock in hypersonic flow
(1960)An analytical model is devised for investigating the flow immediately behind the normal shock which stands in the throat of the conical shock diffuser of a hypersonic wind tunnel. A method is developed for calculating the ... 
A calculation of the mean age of interstellar dust particles
(1989)This thesis aims to compute the mean age of interstellar dust particles using a sputtering and recycling model originally formulated by Liffman and Clayton. The ages of the particles are evaluated after a period of 6 ... 
A capacitor buffer memory
(1962)Digital information may be stored as a charge on a capacitor if suitable switches are used on the input and output lines. Characteristics of neon glow lamps (ionized from an external radio frequency source) pertinent to ... 
A carbon13 nuclear magnetic resonance study of a series of cyclohexanol amines
(1976)A carbon13 nuclear magnetic resonance spectral investigation of the monosubstitutedbutylcyclohexyl alcohols, amines, and ammonium salts was undertaken and the resultant correlations were extended to a series of eight ... 
A case study of collaborative writing with the computer
(1990)This study addresses the need for research which examines collaborative writing using computers. Its purpose was to identify, through observation and description, distinctive features of collaborative composing with a ... 
A case study of the June 45, 1991 magnetic storm using the Rice Convection Model
(2000)This dissertation presents one of the most comprehensive computer simulations to date of a geomagnetic storm. During the geomagnetic storm of June 45, 1991, five spacecraft took measurements of conditions within the inner ...