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Dna Self-Assembly Of Trapezohedral Graphs, Hytham Abdelkarim 2023 California State University - San Bernardino

Dna Self-Assembly Of Trapezohedral Graphs, Hytham Abdelkarim

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

Self-assembly is the process of a collection of components combining to form an organized structure without external direction. DNA self-assembly uses multi-armed DNA molecules as the component building blocks. It is desirable to minimize the material used and to minimize genetic waste in the assembly process. We will be using graph theory as a tool to find optimal solutions to problems in DNA self-assembly. The goal of this research is to develop a method or algorithm that will produce optimal tile sets which will self-assemble into a target DNA complex. We will minimize the number of tile and bond-edge types …


Solving The Cable Equation, A Second-Order Time Dependent Pde For Non-Ideal Cables With Action Potentials In The Mammalian Brain Using Kss Methods, Nirmohi Charbe 2023 The University of Southern Mississippi

Solving The Cable Equation, A Second-Order Time Dependent Pde For Non-Ideal Cables With Action Potentials In The Mammalian Brain Using Kss Methods, Nirmohi Charbe

Master's Theses

In this thesis we shall perform the comparisons of a Krylov Subspace Spectral method with Forward Euler, Backward Euler and Crank-Nicolson to solve the Cable Equation. The Cable Equation measures action potentials in axons in a mammalian brain treated as an ideal cable in the first part of the study. We shall subject this problem to the further assumption of a non-ideal cable. Assume a non-uniform cross section area along the longitudinal axis. At the present time, the effects of torsion, curvature and material capacitance are ignored. There is particular interest to generalize the application of the PDEs including and …


Waste Treatment Facility Location For Hotel Chains, Dolores R. Santos-Peñate, Rafael R. Suárez-Vega, Carmen Florido de la Nuez 2023 Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Waste Treatment Facility Location For Hotel Chains, Dolores R. Santos-Peñate, Rafael R. Suárez-Vega, Carmen Florido De La Nuez

ITSA 2022 Gran Canaria - 9th Biennial Conference: Corporate Entrepreneurship and Global Tourism Strategies After Covid 19

Tourism generates huge amounts of waste. About half of the waste generated by hotels is food and garden bio-waste. This bio-waste can be used to make compost and pellets. In turn, pellets can be used as an absorbent material in composters and as an energy source. We consider the problem of locating composting and pellet-making facilities so that the bio-waste generated by a chain of hotels can be managed at or close to the generation points. An optimization model is applied to locate the facilities and allocate the waste and products, and several scenarios are analysed. The study shows that, …


An Lp-Based Characterization Of Solvable Qap Instances With Chess-Board And Graded Structures, Lucas Waddell, Jerry Phillips, Tianzhu Liu, Swarup Dhar 2023 Francis Marion University

An Lp-Based Characterization Of Solvable Qap Instances With Chess-Board And Graded Structures, Lucas Waddell, Jerry Phillips, Tianzhu Liu, Swarup Dhar

Faculty Journal Articles

The quadratic assignment problem (QAP) is perhaps the most widely studied nonlinear combinatorial optimization problem. It has many applications in various fields, yet has proven to be extremely difficult to solve. This difficulty has motivated researchers to identify special objective function structures that permit an optimal solution to be found efficiently. Previous work has shown that certain such structures can be explained in terms of a mixed 0-1 linear reformulation of the QAP known as the level-1 reformulation-linearization-technique (RLT) form. Specifically, the objective function structures were shown to ensure that a binary optimal extreme point solution exists to the continuous …


Complex-Valued Approach To Kuramoto-Like Oscillators, Jacqueline Bao Ngoc Doan 2023 The University of Western Ontario

Complex-Valued Approach To Kuramoto-Like Oscillators, Jacqueline Bao Ngoc Doan

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The Kuramoto Model (KM) is a nonlinear model widely used to model synchrony in a network of oscillators – from the synchrony of the flashing fireflies to the hand clapping in an auditorium. Recently, a modification of the KM (complex-valued KM) was introduced with an analytical solution expressed in terms of a matrix exponential, and consequentially, its eigensystem. Remarkably, the analytical KM and the original KM bear significant similarities, even with phase lag introduced, despite being determined by distinct systems. We found that this approach gives a geometric perspective of synchronization phenomena in terms of complex eigenmodes, which in turn …


Relative Efficacy Of Resource Constrained Forward And Backward Contact Tracing In An Open Population, Nicholas Roberts 2023 Virginia Commonwealth University

Relative Efficacy Of Resource Constrained Forward And Backward Contact Tracing In An Open Population, Nicholas Roberts

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

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Machine Learning In Finances, Elma Kastrat, Akinyemi Apampa, Satyanand Singh 2023 CUNY New York City College of Technology

Machine Learning In Finances, Elma Kastrat, Akinyemi Apampa, Satyanand Singh

Publications and Research

In our study we work on an optimization of an appropriate stock portfolio base on available information. Our work takes into consideration the average return and any associated risk. We produce an investment strategy that predictively allows a portfolio to grow with high yields.


Creating The Optimal Wedding Seating Chart, Madison Lane 2023 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Creating The Optimal Wedding Seating Chart, Madison Lane

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

The purpose of this project is to develop an effective seating arrangement for a wedding reception that enhances the comfort of guests. The ultimate aim is to create a harmonious and enjoyable atmosphere for all attendees. To achieve this, an integer program was designed to optimize the seating arrangement for the author’s upcoming wedding on May 27th, 2023. To ensure accuracy and feasibility, actual feedback was gathered from the guests to evaluate their compatibility and preferences. The proposed seating chart optimization not only addresses the placement of guests but also determines the number of tables required for the reception. The …


The Magnetic Field Of Protostar-Disk-Outflow Systems, Mahmoud Sharkawi 2023 Western University

The Magnetic Field Of Protostar-Disk-Outflow Systems, Mahmoud Sharkawi

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Recent observations of protostellar cores reveal complex magnetic field configurations that are distorted in the innermost disk region. Unlike the prestellar phase, where the magnetic field geometry is simpler with an hourglass configuration, magnetic fields in the protostellar phase are sculpted by the formation of outflows and rapid rotation. This gives rise to a significant azimuthal (or toroidal) component that has not yet been analytically modelled in the literature. Moreover, the onset of outflows, which act as angular momentum transport mechanisms, have received considerable attention in the past few decades. Two mechanisms: 1) the driving by the gradient of a …


Topological Data Analysis Of Weight Spaces In Convolutional Neural Networks, Adam Wagenknecht 2023 University of Missouri-St. Louis

Topological Data Analysis Of Weight Spaces In Convolutional Neural Networks, Adam Wagenknecht

Dissertations

Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) have become one of the most commonly used tools for performing image classification. Unfortunately, as with most machine learning algorithms, CNNs suffer from a lack of interpretability. CNNs are trained by using a training data set and a loss function to tune a set of parameters known as the layer weights. This tuning process is based on the classical method of gradient descent, but it relies on a strong stochastic component, which makes the weight behavior during training difficult to understand. However, since CNNs are governed largely by the weights that make up each of the …


Practical Implementation Of The Immersed Interface Method With Triangular Meshes For 3d Rigid Solids In A Fluid Flow, Norah Hakami 2023 Southern Methodist University

Practical Implementation Of The Immersed Interface Method With Triangular Meshes For 3d Rigid Solids In A Fluid Flow, Norah Hakami

Mathematics Theses and Dissertations

When employing the immersed interface method (IIM) to simulate a fluid flow around a moving rigid object, the immersed object can be replaced by a virtual fluid enclosed by singular forces on the interface between the real and virtual fluids. These forces represent the impact of the rigid motion on the fluid flow and cause jump discontinuities across the interface in the whole flow field. Then, the IIM resolves the fluid flow on a fixed computational domain by directly incorporating the jump conditions across the interface into numerical schemes. Previous development of the method is limited to simple smooth boundaries. …


Viscous Thin-Film Models Of Nanoscale Self-Organization Under Ion Bombardment, Tyler Evans 2023 Southern Methodist University

Viscous Thin-Film Models Of Nanoscale Self-Organization Under Ion Bombardment, Tyler Evans

Mathematics Theses and Dissertations

For decades, it has been observed that broad-beam irradiation of semiconductor surfaces can lead to spontaneous self-organization into highly regular patterns, sometimes at length scales of only a few nanometers. Initial theory was largely based on erosion and redistribution of material occurring on fast time scales, which are able to produce good agreement with certain aspects of surface evolution. However, further experimental and theoretical work eventually led to the realization that numerous effects are active in the irradiated target, including stresses associated with ion-implantation and the accumulation of damage leading to the development of a disordered, amorphous layer atop the …


Problem Of The Week: A Student-Led Initiative To Bring Mathematics To A Broader Audience, Jordan M. Sahs, Brad Horner 2023 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Problem Of The Week: A Student-Led Initiative To Bring Mathematics To A Broader Audience, Jordan M. Sahs, Brad Horner

UNO Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

Problem of the Week (POW!) is a weekly undergraduate mathematics competition hosted by two graduate students from the UNO Math Department. It started with the goal to showcase variety, creativity, and intrigue in math to those who normally feel math is dry, rote, and formulaic. Problems shine light on both hidden gems and popular recreational math, both math history and contemporary research, both iconic topics and nontraditional ones, both pure abstraction and real-world application. Now POW! aims to increase availability and visibility in Omaha and beyond. Select problems from Fall 2021 to Spring 2023 are highlighted here: these received noteworthy …


Novel Architectures And Optimization Algorithms For Training Neural Networks And Applications, Vasily I. Zadorozhnyy 2023 University of Kentucky

Novel Architectures And Optimization Algorithms For Training Neural Networks And Applications, Vasily I. Zadorozhnyy

Theses and Dissertations--Mathematics

The two main areas of Deep Learning are Unsupervised and Supervised Learning. Unsupervised Learning studies a class of data processing problems in which only descriptions of objects are known, without label information. Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) have become among the most widely used unsupervised neural net models. GAN combines two neural nets, generative and discriminative, that work simultaneously. We introduce a new family of discriminator loss functions that adopts a weighted sum of real and fake parts, which we call adaptive weighted loss functions. Using the gradient information, we can adaptively choose weights to train a discriminator in the direction …


Effects Of Slip On Highly Viscous Thin-Film Flows Inside Vertical Tubes (Constant Radius, Constricted And Flexible), Mark S. Schwitzerlett 2023 Virginia Commonwealth University

Effects Of Slip On Highly Viscous Thin-Film Flows Inside Vertical Tubes (Constant Radius, Constricted And Flexible), Mark S. Schwitzerlett

Theses and Dissertations

Viscous liquid film flows in a tube arise in numerous industrial and biological applications, including the transport of mucus in human airways. Previous modeling studies have typically used no-slip boundary conditions, but in some applications the effects of slip at the boundary may not be negligible. We derive a long-wave model based on lubrication theory which allows for slippage along the boundary. Linear stability analysis verifies the impact of slip-length on the speed, growth rate, and wavelength of the most unstable mode. Nonlinear simulations demonstrate the impact of slip-length on plug formation and wave dynamics. These simulations are conducted for …


Quantum Computing And Its Applications In Healthcare, Vu Giang 2023 Old Dominion University

Quantum Computing And Its Applications In Healthcare, Vu Giang

OUR Journal: ODU Undergraduate Research Journal

This paper serves as a review of the state of quantum computing and its application in healthcare. The various avenues for how quantum computing can be applied to healthcare is discussed here along with the conversation about the limitations of the technology. With more and more efforts put into the development of these computers, its future is promising with the endeavors of furthering healthcare and various other industries.


An Adaptive Algorithm For `The Secretary Problem': Alternate Proof Of The Divergence Of A Maximizer Sequence, Andrew Benfante, Xiang Xu 2023 Old Dominion University

An Adaptive Algorithm For `The Secretary Problem': Alternate Proof Of The Divergence Of A Maximizer Sequence, Andrew Benfante, Xiang Xu

OUR Journal: ODU Undergraduate Research Journal

This paper presents an alternate proof of the divergence of the unique maximizer sequence {𝑥∗ 𝑛} of a function sequence {𝐹𝑛(𝑥)} that is derived from an adaptive algorithm based on the now classic optimal stopping problem, known by many names but here ‘the secretary problem’. The alternate proof uses a result established by Nguyen, Xu, and Zhao (n.d.) regarding the uniqueness of maximizer points of a generalized function sequence {𝑆𝜇,𝜎 𝑛 } and relies on the strict monotonicity of 𝐹𝑛(𝑥) as 𝑛 increases in order to show divergence of {𝑥∗ 𝑛}. Towards this, limits of the exponentiated Gaussian CDF are …


Swarm Intelligence For Solving Some Nonlinear Differential Equations, Ahmed Elzaghal, Mohammed Mohammed Elgamal, Ahmed H. Eltanboly 2023 Department of Mathematics and Engineering Physics, Faculty of Engineering, Mansoura University, Egypt

Swarm Intelligence For Solving Some Nonlinear Differential Equations, Ahmed Elzaghal, Mohammed Mohammed Elgamal, Ahmed H. Eltanboly

Mansoura Engineering Journal

The Euler method is a well-known numerical technique employed for solving initial value problems of ordinary differential equations. The solution obtained through Euler's method is subject to significant inaccuracies, which tend to amplify with each successive iteration. The Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) algorithm is a highly effective method for finding optimal solutions to both linear and nonlinear optimization problems. In this particular investigation, the PSO technique was utilized to solve initial value problems associated with ordinary differential equations. The Euler method, on the other hand, employs equidistant grid points to approximate solutions, which can result in significant errors and a …


Matemáticas Financieras Aplicadas, Odair Triana Calderón 2022 Universidad de Cundinamarca

Matemáticas Financieras Aplicadas, Odair Triana Calderón

Ciencias Administrativas, Económicas y Contables

Teniendo en cuenta que las matemáticas son una herramienta fundamental en las Ciencias Administrativas, especialmente en las finanzas. MATEMÁTICAS FINANCIERAS APLICADAS, busca dar solución a aquellos problemas de tipo económico y financiero que se presentan en una economía, organización o núcleo familiar, mediante la utilización de modelos matemáticos y la aplicación en Microsoft Excel.

El texto realiza un estudio de problemas de inversión y financiación, donde el cálculo de intereses con base en un capital y atendiendo a variables como el tiempo y las tasas de rendimiento, permite el desarrollo de casos utilizando el interés simple e interés compuesto.

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Ambientes De Inclusión Para El Desarrollo Del Pensamiento Numérico Con Población Con Síndrome De Down, Luisa Valeria Escobar Buitrago, Ingry Yuliana Torres Garzón, Juan David Firigua Bejarano 2022 Universidad de Cundinamarca

Ambientes De Inclusión Para El Desarrollo Del Pensamiento Numérico Con Población Con Síndrome De Down, Luisa Valeria Escobar Buitrago, Ingry Yuliana Torres Garzón, Juan David Firigua Bejarano

Educación

La importancia de tratar sobre una educación inclusiva es hacer que la humanidad obtenga la aceptación hacia la diversidad, donde se encuentre un mundo lleno de posibilidades reconociendo todos los tipos de población entre ella las personas con Síndrome de Down, lo cual consiste en que la educación esté centrado en el respeto y la valoración de la diversidad, haciendo un enfoque general en las necesidades que esta población tiene, desarrollando habilidades para su desenvolvimiento tanto personal como laboral en determinada sociedad, por lo tanto el objetivo principal de este trabajo es desarrollar el pensamiento numérico de los estudiantes de …


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