Nonlinear Coupled Effects In Nanomaterials, 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University

#### Nonlinear Coupled Effects In Nanomaterials, Sia Bhowmick

*Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)*

Materials at the nanoscale have different chemical, structural, and optoelectrical properties compared to their bulk counterparts. As a result, such materials, called nanomaterials, exhibit observable differences in certain physical phenomena. One such resulting phenomenon called the piezoelectric effect has played a crucial role in miniature self-powering electronic devices called nanogenerators which are fabricated by using nanostructures, such as nanowires, nanorods, and nanofilms. These devices are capable of harvesting electrical energy by inducing mechanical strain on the individual nanostructures. Electrical energy created in this manner does not have environmental limitations. In this thesis, important coupled effects, such as the nonlinear piezoelectric ...

Call For Abstracts - Resrb 2018, June 18-20, Brussels, Belgium, 2017 Wojciech Budzianowski Consulting Services

#### Call For Abstracts - Resrb 2018, June 18-20, Brussels, Belgium, Wojciech M. Budzianowski

*Wojciech Budzianowski*

No abstract provided.

Registration Form Resrb 2018, 2017 Wojciech Budzianowski Consulting Services

#### Registration Form Resrb 2018, Wojciech M. Budzianowski

*Wojciech Budzianowski*

No abstract provided.

Abstract Template Resrb 2018, 2017 Wojciech Budzianowski Consulting Services

#### Abstract Template Resrb 2018, Wojciech M. Budzianowski

*Wojciech Budzianowski*

No abstract provided.

From Convergence In Measure To Convergence Of Matrix-Sequences Through Concave Functions And Singular Values, 2017 Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy

#### From Convergence In Measure To Convergence Of Matrix-Sequences Through Concave Functions And Singular Values, Giovanni Barbarino, Carlo Garoni

*Electronic Journal of Linear Algebra*

Sequences of matrices with increasing size naturally arise in several areas of science, such as, for example, the numerical discretization of differential and integral equations. An approximation theory for sequences of this kind has recently been developed, with the aim of providing tools for computing their asymptotic singular value and eigenvalue distributions. The cornerstone of this theory is the notion of approximating classes of sequences (a.c.s.), which is also fundamental to the theory of generalized locally Toeplitz (GLT) sequences, and hence to the spectral analysis of PDE discretization matrices. Drawing inspiration from measure theory, here it is introduced ...

Introduction To The Usu Library Of Solutions To The Einstein Field Equations, 2017 ian.anderson@usu.edu

#### Introduction To The Usu Library Of Solutions To The Einstein Field Equations, Ian M. Anderson, Charles G. Torre

*Tutorials on... in 1 hour or less*

This is a Maple worksheet providing an introduction to the USU Library of Solutions to the Einstein Field Equations. The library is part of the DifferentialGeometry software project and is a collection of symbolic data and metadata describing solutions to the Einstein equations.

Examining The Electrical Excitation, Calcium Signaling, And Mechanical Contraction Cycle In A Heart Cell, 2017 Eastern University

#### Examining The Electrical Excitation, Calcium Signaling, And Mechanical Contraction Cycle In A Heart Cell, Kristen Deetz, Nygel Foster, Darius Leftwich, Chad Meyer, Shalin Patel, Carlos Barajas, Matthias K. Gobbert, Zana Coulibaly

*Spora: A Journal of Biomathematics*

As the leading cause of death in the United States, heart disease has become a principal concern in modern society. Cardiac arrhythmias can be caused by a dysregulation of calcium dynamics in cardiomyocytes. Calcium dysregulation, however, is not yet fully understood and is not easily predicted; this provides motivation for the subsequent research. Excitation-contraction coupling (ECC) is the process through which cardiomyocytes undergo contraction from an action potential. Calcium induced calcium release (CICR) is the mechanism through which electrical excitation is coupled with mechanical contraction through calcium signaling. The study of the interplay between electrical excitation, calcium signaling, and mechanical ...

Heads And Tails, 2017 The California Maritime Academy

#### Heads And Tails, Julie Simons

*Annual Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research*

No abstract provided.

A Method For Sensitivity Analysis And Parameter Estimation Applied To A Large Reaction-Diffusion Model Of Cell Polarization, 2017 The Ohio State University

#### A Method For Sensitivity Analysis And Parameter Estimation Applied To A Large Reaction-Diffusion Model Of Cell Polarization, Marissa Renardy, Tau-Mu Yi, Dongbin Xiu, Ching-Shan Chou

*Annual Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research*

No abstract provided.

Modeling Microtubule-Based Transport In The Frog Egg Cell, 2017 Mathematical Biosciences Institute at OSU

#### Modeling Microtubule-Based Transport In The Frog Egg Cell, Maria-Veronica Ciocanel

*Annual Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research*

No abstract provided.

Analysis And Implementation Of Numerical Methods For Solving Ordinary Differential Equations, 2017 Western Kentucky University

#### Analysis And Implementation Of Numerical Methods For Solving Ordinary Differential Equations, Muhammad Sohel Rana

*Masters Theses & Specialist Projects*

Numerical methods to solve initial value problems of differential equations progressed quite a bit in the last century. We give a brief summary of how useful numerical methods are for ordinary differential equations of first and higher order. In this thesis both computational and theoretical discussion of the application of numerical methods on differential equations takes place. The thesis consists of an investigation of various categories of numerical methods for the solution of ordinary differential equations including the numerical solution of ordinary differential equations from a number of practical fields such as equations arising in population dynamics and astrophysics. It ...

Radial Basis Function Differential Quadrature Method For The Numerical Solution Of Partial Differential Equations, 2017 The University of Southern Mississippi

#### Radial Basis Function Differential Quadrature Method For The Numerical Solution Of Partial Differential Equations, Daniel Watson

*Dissertations*

In the numerical solution of partial differential equations (PDEs), there is a need for solving large scale problems. The Radial Basis Function Differential Quadrature (RBFDQ) method and local RBF-DQ method are applied for the solutions of boundary value problems in annular domains governed by the Poisson equation, inhomogeneous biharmonic equation, and the inhomogeneous Cauchy-Navier equations of elasticity. By choosing the collocation points properly, linear systems can be obtained so that the coefficient matrices have block circulant structures. The resulting systems can be efficiently solved using matrix decomposition algorithms (MDAs) and fast Fourier transforms (FFTs). For the local RBFDQ method, the ...

A Regression Model To Predict Stock Market Mega Movements And/Or Volatility Using Both Macroeconomic Indicators & Fed Bank Variables, 2017 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

#### A Regression Model To Predict Stock Market Mega Movements And/Or Volatility Using Both Macroeconomic Indicators & Fed Bank Variables, Timothy A. Smith, Alcuin Rajan

*Publications*

In finance, regression models or time series moving averages can be used to determine the value of an asset based on its underlying traits. In prior work we built a regression model to predict the value of the S&P 500 based on macroeconomic indicators such as gross domestic product, money supply, produce price and consumer price indices. In this present work this model is updated both with more data and an adjustment in the input variables to improve the coefficient of determination. A scheme is also laid out to alternately define volatility rather than using common tools such as ...

Low-Communication, Parallel Multigrid Algorithms For Elliptic Partial Differential Equations, 2017 University of Colorado, Boulder

#### Low-Communication, Parallel Multigrid Algorithms For Elliptic Partial Differential Equations, Wayne Mitchell

*Applied Mathematics Graduate Theses & Dissertations*

When solving elliptic partial differential equations (PDE's) multigrid algorithms often provide optimal solvers and preconditioners capable of providing solutions with O(N) computational cost, where N is the number of unknowns. As parallelism of modern super computers continues to grow towards exascale, however, the cost of communication has overshadowed the cost of computation as the next major bottleneck for multigrid algorithms. Typically, multigrid algorithms require O((log P)^2) communication steps in order to solve a PDE problem to the level of discretization accuracy, where P is the number of processors. This has inspired the development of new algorithms ...

Interplay Of Quantum Size Effect, Anisotropy And Surface Stress Shapes The Instability Of Thin Metal Films, 2017 Western Kentucky University

#### Interplay Of Quantum Size Effect, Anisotropy And Surface Stress Shapes The Instability Of Thin Metal Films, Mikhail Khenner

*Mikhail Khenner*

On Honey Bee Colony Dynamics And Disease Transmission, 2017 The University of Western Ontario

#### On Honey Bee Colony Dynamics And Disease Transmission, Matthew I. Betti

*Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository*

The work herein falls under the umbrella of mathematical modeling of disease transmission. The majority of this document focuses on the extent to which infection undermines the strength of a honey bee colony. These studies extend from simple mass-action ordinary differential equations models, to continuous age-structured partial differential equation models and finally a detailed agent-based model which accounts for vector transmission of infection between bees as well as a host of other influences and stressors on honey bee colony dynamics. These models offer a series of predictions relevant to the fate of honey bee colonies in the presence of disease ...

Thermodynamics Of Coherent Structures Near Phase Transitions, 2017 Purdue University

#### Thermodynamics Of Coherent Structures Near Phase Transitions, Julia M. Meyer, Ivan Christov

*The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Symposium*

Phase transitions within large-scale systems may be modeled by nonlinear stochastic partial differential equations in which system dynamics are captured by appropriate potentials. Coherent structures in these systems evolve randomly through time; thus, statistical behavior of these fields is of greater interest than particular system realizations. The ability to simulate and predict phase transition behavior has many applications, from material behaviors (e.g., crystallographic phase transformations and coherent movement of granular materials) to traffic congestion. Past research focused on deriving solutions to the system probability density function (PDF), which is the ground-state wave function squared. Until recently, the extent to ...

Regularized Solutions For Terminal Problems Of Parabolic Equations., 2017 University of Louisville

#### Regularized Solutions For Terminal Problems Of Parabolic Equations., Sujeewa Indika Hapuarachchi

*Electronic Theses and Dissertations*

The heat equation with a terminal condition problem is not well-posed in the sense of Hadamard so regularization is needed. In general, partial differential equations (PDE) with terminal conditions are those in which the solution depends uniquely but not continuously on the given condition. In this dissertation, we explore how to find an approximation problem for a nonlinear heat equation which is well-posed. By using a small parameter, we construct an approximation problem and use a modified quasi-boundary value method to regularize a time dependent thermal conductivity heat equation and a quasi-boundary value method to regularize a space dependent thermal ...

Some Problems Arising From Mathematical Model Of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ., 2017 University of Louisville

#### Some Problems Arising From Mathematical Model Of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ., Heng Li

*Electronic Theses and Dissertations*

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is the earliest form of breast cancer. Three mathematical models in the one dimensional case arising from DCIS are proposed. The first two models are in the form of parabolic equation with initial and known moving boundaries. Direct and inverse problems are considered in model 1, existence and uniqueness are proved by using tool from heat potential theory and Volterra integral equations. Also, we discuss the direct problem and nonlocal problem of model 2, existence and uniqueness are proved. And approximation solution of these problems are implemented by Ritz-Galerkin method, which is the first attempt ...

Numerical Methods For Non-Divergence Form Second Order Linear Elliptic Partial Differential Equations And Discontinuous Ritz Methods For Problems From The Calculus Of Variations, 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

#### Numerical Methods For Non-Divergence Form Second Order Linear Elliptic Partial Differential Equations And Discontinuous Ritz Methods For Problems From The Calculus Of Variations, Stefan Raymond Schnake

*Doctoral Dissertations*

This dissertation consists of three integral parts. Part one studies discontinuous Galerkin approximations of a class of non-divergence form second order linear elliptic PDEs whose coefficients are only continuous. An interior penalty discontinuous Galerkin (IP-DG) method is developed for this class of PDEs. A complete analysis of the proposed IP-DG method is carried out, which includes proving the stability and error estimate in a discrete W^{2;p}-norm [W^2,p-norm]. Part one also studies the convergence of the vanishing moment method for this class of PDEs. The vanishing moment method refers to a PDE technique for approximating these ...