Boundary Type Quadrature Formulas Over Axially Symmetric Regions, 2010 Illinois Wesleyan University

#### Boundary Type Quadrature Formulas Over Axially Symmetric Regions, Tian-Xiao He

*Scholarship*

A boundary type quadrature formula (BTQF) is an approximate integration formula with all its of evaluation points lying on the Boundary of the integration domain. This type formulas are particularly useful for the cases when the values of the integrand functions and their derivatives inside the domain are not given or are not easily determined. In this paper, we will establish the BTQFs over sonic axially symmetric regions. We will discuss time following three questions in the construction of BTQFs: (i) What is the highest possible degree of algebraic precision of the BTQF if it exists? (ii) What is the ...

Using Clustering For Modeling Monthly Salary Grade, 2010 Softwaer Engneering, M.U.

#### Using Clustering For Modeling Monthly Salary Grade, R. W. Hndoosh

*R. W. Hndoosh*

Clustering is considered as one of the most scientifically developments which the scientists reached at in the field of recent knowledge and technologies to discover the cluster's group. The clustering concept was introduced firstly by Ronald in 1955. The clustering's fundamental notion is represented in dividing the data into clusters. This research aims to using clustering for actual data modeling for the monthly salary grade of the teaching staff for one of the Mosul University's College in 2009, by using HCM algorithm to these data. Matlab software is used to write down the proposed algorithm programs. Results ...

Optimal Control Of A Switched System In Microbial Fed-Batch Fermentation Process, 2010 Dalian University of Technology

#### Optimal Control Of A Switched System In Microbial Fed-Batch Fermentation Process, Chongyang Liu, Zhaohua Gong, Enmin Feng

*Chongyang Liu*

The main control goal in fed-batch fermentation process is to get a high concentration of production. In this paper, by taking the feed rate of glycerol as the control function, a nonlinear switched system is proposed to formulate the fed-batch fermentation process of glycerol to 1,3-propanediol (1,3-PD). To maximize the concentration of 1,3-PD at the terminal time, an optimal switching control model subject to constraints of continuous state inequality and control function is presented. A computational approach is developed to seek the optimal solution in two aspects. On the one hand, the control parametrization enhancing transform together ...

Symmetries Of The Central Vestibular System: Forming Movements For Gravity And A Three-Dimensional World, 2010 Portland State University

#### Symmetries Of The Central Vestibular System: Forming Movements For Gravity And A Three-Dimensional World, Gin Mccollum, Douglas Hanes

*Mathematics and Statistics Faculty Publications and Presentations*

Intrinsic dynamics of the central vestibular system (CVS) appear to be at least partly determined by the symmetries of its connections. The CVS contributes to whole-body functions such as upright balance and maintenance of gaze direction. These functions coordinate disparate senses (visual, inertial, somatosensory, auditory) and body movements (leg, trunk, head/neck, eye). They are also unified by geometric conditions. Symmetry groups have been found to structure experimentally-recorded pathways of the central vestibular system. When related to geometric conditions in three-dimensional physical space, these symmetry groups make sense as a logical foundation for sensorimotor coordination.

The Partially Monotone Tensor Spline Estimation Of Joint Distribution Function With Bivariate Current Status Data, 2010 University of Iowa

#### The Partially Monotone Tensor Spline Estimation Of Joint Distribution Function With Bivariate Current Status Data, Yuan Wu

*Theses and Dissertations*

The analysis of joint distribution function with bivariate event time data is a challenging problem both theoretically and numerically. This thesis develops a tensor splinebased nonparametric maximum likelihood estimation method to estimate the joint distribution function with bivariate current status data.

The tensor I-splines are developed to replace the traditional tensor B-splines in approximating joint distribution function in order to simplify the restricted maximum likelihood estimation problem in computing. The generalized gradient projection algorithm is used

to compute the restricted optimization problem. We show that the proposed tensor spline-based nonparametric estimator is consistent and that the rate of convergence is ...

Mathematical Models Of Ion Transport Through Nafion Membranes In Modified Electrodes And Fuel Cells Without Electroneutrality, 2010 University of Iowa

#### Mathematical Models Of Ion Transport Through Nafion Membranes In Modified Electrodes And Fuel Cells Without Electroneutrality, Stephanie Ann Schmidt

*Theses and Dissertations*

Electrodes are modified with polymer films to grant novel permeability. Often, redox probes partition from solution into film and are electrolyzed at the electrode. This creates a flux of probe into the polymer film and a flux of electrolyzed probe out of the polymer film. Transport of the probe through the film is governed by diffusion and migration, mathematically described from the Nernst-Planck equation as J_{i}=-D_{i}((∂C_{i}(x,t))/(∂x))-((z_{i}F)/(RT))D_{i}C_{i}(x,t)((∂Φ(x,t))/(∂x)) where x is the distance from the electrode, t is time, C_ ...

Exact And Heuristic Algorithms For The Euclidean Steiner Tree Problem, 2010 University of Iowa

#### Exact And Heuristic Algorithms For The Euclidean Steiner Tree Problem, Jon William Van Laarhoven

*Theses and Dissertations*

In this thesis, we study the Euclidean Steiner tree problem (ESTP) which arises in the field of combinatorial optimization. The ESTP asks for a network of minimal total edge length spanning a set of given terminal points in R^{d} with the ability to add auxiliary connecting points (Steiner points) to decrease the overall length of the network. The graph theory literature contains extensive studies of exact, approximation, and heuristic algorithms for ESTP in the plane, but less is known in higher dimensions. The contributions of this thesis include a heuristic algorithm and enhancements to an exact algorithm for solving ...

The Generation Of Domestic Electricity Load Profiles Through Markov Chain Modelling, 2010 Technological University Dublin

#### The Generation Of Domestic Electricity Load Profiles Through Markov Chain Modelling, Aidan Duffy, Fintan Mcloughlin, Michael Conlon

*Conference Papers*

Micro-generation technologies such as photovoltaics and micro-wind power are becoming increasing popular among homeowners, mainly a result of policy support mechanisms helping to improve cost competiveness as compared to traditional fossil fuel generation. National government strategies to reduce electricity demand generated from fossil fuels and to meet European Union 20/20 targets is driving this change. However, the real performance of these technologies in a domestic setting is not often known as high time resolution models for domestic electricity load profiles are not readily available. As a result, projections in terms of reducing electricity demand and financial paybacks for these ...

Diffusion Of Atomic Oxygen On The Si(100) Surface, 2010 Iowa State University

#### Diffusion Of Atomic Oxygen On The Si(100) Surface, Pooja Arora, Wei Li, Piotr Piecuch, James W. Evans, Marvin Argulla Albao, Mark S. Gordon

*Chemistry Publications*

The processes of etching and diffusion of atomic oxygen on the reconstructed Si(100)-2 × 1 surface are investigated using an embedded cluster QM/MM (Quantum Mechanics/Molecular Mechanics) method, called SIMOMM (Surface Integrated Molecular Orbital Molecular Mechanics). Hopping of an oxygen atom along the silicon dimer rows on a Si15H16 cluster embedded in an Si136H92 MM cluster model is studied using the SIMOMM/UB3LYP (unrestricted density functional theory (UDFT) with the Becke three-parameter Lee−Yang−Parr (B3LYP) hybrid functional) approach, the Hay−Wadt effective core potential, and its associated double-ζ plus polarization basis set. The relative energies at stationary ...

Analytic Construction Of Periodic Orbits In The Restricted Three-Body Problem, 2010 Old Dominion University

#### Analytic Construction Of Periodic Orbits In The Restricted Three-Body Problem, Mohammed A. Ghazy

*Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Theses & Dissertations*

This dissertation explores the analytical solution properties surrounding a nominal periodic orbit in two different planes, the plane of motion of the two primaries and a plane perpendicular to the line joining the two primaries, in the circular restricted three-body problem. Assuming motion can be maintained in the plane and motion of the third body is circular, Jacobi's integral equation can be analytically integrated, yielding a closed-form expression for the period and path expressed with elliptic integral and elliptic function theory. In this case, the third body traverses a circular path with nonuniform speed. In a strict sense, the ...

Post-Processing Techniques And Wavelet Applications For Hammerstein Integral Equations, 2010 Old Dominion University

#### Post-Processing Techniques And Wavelet Applications For Hammerstein Integral Equations, Khomsan Neamprem

*Mathematics & Statistics Theses & Dissertations*

This dissertation is focused on the varieties of numerical solutions of nonlinear Hammerstein integral equations. In the first part of this dissertation, several acceleration techniques for post-processed solutions of the Hammerstein equation are discussed. The post-processing techniques are implemented based on interpolation and extrapolation. In this connection, we generalize the results in [29] and [28] to nonlinear integral equations of the Hammerstein type. Post-processed collocation solutions are shown to exhibit better accuracy. Moreover, an extrapolation technique for the Galerkin solution of Hammerstein equation is also obtained. This result appears new even in the setting of the linear Fredholm equation.

In ...

A Solution Of The Heat Equation With The Discontinuous Galerkin Method Using A Multilivel Calculation Method That Utilizes A Multiresolution Wavelet Basis, 2010 Old Dominion University

#### A Solution Of The Heat Equation With The Discontinuous Galerkin Method Using A Multilivel Calculation Method That Utilizes A Multiresolution Wavelet Basis, Robert Gregory Brown

*Mathematics & Statistics Theses & Dissertations*

A numerical method to solve the parabolic problem is developed that utilizes the Discontinuous Galerkin Method for space and time discretization. A multilevel method is employed in the space variable. It is shown that use of this process yields the same level of accuracy as the standard Discontinuous Galerkin Method for the heat equation, but with cheaper computational cost. The results are demonstrated using a standard one-dimensional homogeneous heat problem.

Boundary Type Quadrature Formulas Over Axially Symmetric Regions, 2010 Illinois Wesleyan University

#### Boundary Type Quadrature Formulas Over Axially Symmetric Regions, Tian-Xiao He

*Tian-Xiao He*

A boundary type quadrature formula (BTQF) is an approximate integration formula with all its of evaluation points lying on the Boundary of the integration domain. This type formulas are particularly useful for the cases when the values of the integrand functions and their derivatives inside the domain are not given or are not easily determined. In this paper, we will establish the BTQFs over sonic axially symmetric regions. We will discuss time following three questions in the construction of BTQFs: (i) What is the highest possible degree of algebraic precision of the BTQF if it exists? (ii) What is the ...

Is The Curvature Of The Flagellum Involved In The Apparent Cooperativity Of The Dynein Arms Along The "9+2" Axoneme?, 2010 Université Paris 6

#### Is The Curvature Of The Flagellum Involved In The Apparent Cooperativity Of The Dynein Arms Along The "9+2" Axoneme?, Christian Cibert, Andrei Ludu

*Andrei Ludu*

Numerical Methods For Simulating Multiphase Electrohydrodynamic Flows With Application To Liquid Fuel Injection, 2010 United States Military Academy

#### Numerical Methods For Simulating Multiphase Electrohydrodynamic Flows With Application To Liquid Fuel Injection, Bret Van Poppel

*West Point ETD*

One approach to small-scale fuel injection is to capitalize upon the benefits of electrohydrodynamics (EHD) and enhance fuel atomization. There are many potential advantages to EHD aided atomization for combustion, such as smaller droplets, wider spray cone, and the ability to control and tune the spray for improved performance. Electrohydrodynamic flows and sprays have drawn increasing interest in recent years, yet key questions regarding the complex interactions among electrostatic charge, electric fields, and the dynamics of atomizing liquids remain unanswered. The complex, multi-physics and multi-scale nature of EHD atomization processes limits both experimental and computational explorations.

In this work, novel ...

Heat-Balance Integral To Fractional (Half-Time) Heat Diffusion Sub-Model, 2010 University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy

#### Heat-Balance Integral To Fractional (Half-Time) Heat Diffusion Sub-Model, Jordan Hristov

*Jordan Hristov*

The fractional (half-time) sub-model of the heat diffusion equation, known as Dirac-like evolution diffusion equation has been solved by the heat-balance integral method and a parabolic pro file with unspecified exponent. The fractional heat-balance integral method has been tested with two classic examples: fixed temperature and fixed flux at the boundary. The heat-balance technique allows easily the convolution integral of the fractional half-time derivative to be solved as a convolution of the time-independent approximating function. The fractional sub-model provides an artificial boundary condition at the boundary that closes the set of the equations required to express all parameters of the ...

Extended Second Welfare Theorem For Nonconvex Economies With Infinite Commodities And Public Goods, 2010 Benedict College, Columbia, SC

#### Extended Second Welfare Theorem For Nonconvex Economies With Infinite Commodities And Public Goods, Aychiluhim Habte, Boris S. Mordukhovich

*Mathematics Research Reports*

This paper is devoted to the study of nonconvex models of welfare economics with public goods and infinite-dimensional commodity spaces. Our main attention is paid to new extensions of the fundamental second welfare theorem to the models under consideration. Based on advanced tools of variational analysis and generalized differentiation, we establish appropriate approximate and exact versions of the extended second welfare theorem for Pareto, weak Pareto, and strong Pareto optimal allocations in both marginal price and decentralized price forms.

Exact Solutions For Wind-Driven Coastal Upwelling And Downwelling Over Sloping Bathymetry, 2010 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

#### Exact Solutions For Wind-Driven Coastal Upwelling And Downwelling Over Sloping Bathymetry, Dana Lynn Duke, Paul Derek Sinz

*Mathematics*

The dynamics of wind-driven coastal upwelling and downwelling are studied using a simplified dynamical model. Exact solutions are examined as a function of time and over a family of sloping bathymetries. Assumptions in the two-dimensional model include a frictionless ocean interior below the surface Ekman layer, and no alongshore dependence of the variables; however, dependence in the cross-shore and vertical directions is retained. Additionally, density and alongshore momentum are advected by the cross-shore velocity in order to maintain thermal wind. The time-dependent initial-value problem is solved with constant initial stratification and no initial alongshore flow. An alongshore pressure gradient is ...

Optimizing Radiology Peer Review: A Mathematical Model For Selecting Future Cases Based On Prior Errors, 2010 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

#### Optimizing Radiology Peer Review: A Mathematical Model For Selecting Future Cases Based On Prior Errors, Yun Robert Sheu, Elie Feder, Igor Balsim, Victor F. Levin, Andrew G. Bleicher, Barton F. Branstetter Iv

*Publications and Research*

Introduction: Peer review is an essential process for physicians because it facilitates improved quality of patient care and continuing physician learning and improvement. However, peer review often is not well received by radiologists, who note that it is time intensive, subjective, and lacks demonstrable impact on patient care. Current advances in peer review include the RADPEER system with its standardization of discrepancies and incorporation of the peer review process into the PACS itself. Our purpose was to build on RADPEER and similar systems by using a mathematical model to optimally select the types of cases to be reviewed, for each ...

Quenching For Quasilinear Equations, 2010 Iowa State University

#### Quenching For Quasilinear Equations, Fila Marek, Bernhard Kawohl, Howard A. Levine

*Mathematics Publications*

No abstract provided.