Gradual Homicide, 2018 SIGMAA ARTS

#### Gradual Homicide, Jack Ritter

*Journal of Humanistic Mathematics*

A mathematical poem about asymptotic treachery.

Some Applications Of Sophisticated Mathematics To Randomized Computing, 2018 Selected Works

#### Some Applications Of Sophisticated Mathematics To Randomized Computing, Ronald I. Greenberg

*Ronald Greenberg*

No abstract provided.

Review Of Painting By Numbers By Jason Makansi, 2018 Ithaca College

#### Review Of Painting By Numbers By Jason Makansi, Thomas J. Pfaff

*Numeracy*

Makansi, Jason. * Painting By Numbers: How to Sharpen Your BS Detector and Smoke Out the "Experts." * (Tucson, AZ: Layla Dog Press, 2016). 196 pp. ISBN 978-0-9984259-0-0.

In Painting* by Numbers* Jason Makansi adds another book to the quantitative literacy bookshelf, with a book focusing on models. The book offers twelve commandments to aid the reader in assess quantitative models. The second section of the book offers examples to apply the models. Increasing quantitative literacy is crucial and generally, the more books the better. Unfortunately, this book is too superficial, often misses key ideas, and can easily lead a person to ...

Life, The Universe, And Numeracy: Review Of A Numerate Life By John Allen Paulos (2015), 2018 Pennsylvania State University, Mont Alto

#### Life, The Universe, And Numeracy: Review Of A Numerate Life By John Allen Paulos (2015), Kira H. Hamman

*Numeracy*

John Allen Paulos. *A Numerate Life: A Mathematician Explores the Vagaries of Life, His Own and Probably Yours* (Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books) 200 pp. ISBN**:** 978-1633881181

John Allen Paulos, author of *Innumeracy* and many other books addressing quantitative literacy and numeracy in society, tackles autobiography in this quirky "anti-memoir."

Math Course For Liberal Arts Majors: A Pilot With Embedded Remediation, 2018 Worcester State University

#### Math Course For Liberal Arts Majors: A Pilot With Embedded Remediation, Eileen B. Perez, Hansun To, Mary Fowler, Linda Larrivee

*Numeracy*

This study was designed to determine if embedded remediation is significant in accelerating the pathway to completion of a college-level math course for students needing remediation. The project studied the impact on student success in a quantitative literacy course at a Massachusetts four-year state university with remedial material embedded. The course satisfies the university’s general education math requirement for students with liberal arts majors who are not required to complete college algebra or calculus-based courses. The paper begins with a presentation of the issues with remedial mathematics and its impact on students’ graduation and persistence. Next, the paper covers ...

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 ...

Abelian Subalgebras Of Maximal Dimension In Euclidean Lie Algebras, 2018 Wilfrid Laurier University

#### Abelian Subalgebras Of Maximal Dimension In Euclidean Lie Algebras, Mark Curro

*Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)*

In this paper we define, discuss and prove the uniqueness of the abelian subalgebra of maximal dimension of the Euclidean Lie algebra. We also construct a family of maximal abelian subalgebras and prove that they are maximal.

Decoding Book Barcode Images, 2018 Claremont McKenna College

#### Decoding Book Barcode Images, Yizhou Tao

*CMC Senior Theses*

This thesis investigated a method of barcode reconstruction to address the recovery of a blurred and convoluted one-dimensional barcode. There are a lot of types of barcodes used today, such as Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, etc. Our algorithm applies to the universal barcode, EAN 13. We extend the methodologies proposed by Iwen et al. (2013) in the journal article "A Symbol-Based Algorithm for Decoding barcodes." The algorithm proposed in the paper requires a signal measured by a laser scanner as an input. The observed signal is modeled as a true signal corrupted by a Gaussian convolution, additional noises ...

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.

Can Addressing Language Skills For Fifth Grade Ells In A Multiplication Curriculum Help Address The Achievement Gap In Math? A Multiplication Workbook For Big Kids, 2017 The University of San Francisco

#### Can Addressing Language Skills For Fifth Grade Ells In A Multiplication Curriculum Help Address The Achievement Gap In Math? A Multiplication Workbook For Big Kids, Michelle Douglas

*Master's Projects and Capstones*

Currently, the state of California has 1,332,405 students from grades k-12 who speak a language other than English at home (Caledfacts, 2016). When I started my first year teaching fifth grade with 95% of my students being English language learners (ELLs), I was surprised to see an achievement gap of two to three years in my student’s reading and math skills. I found that my student’s developmental language and math skills contributed to a lack of engagement during math time. Upon further research, I found that these three factors play a role in the wide achievement ...

Making Models With Bayes, 2017 California State University, San Bernardino

#### Making Models With Bayes, Pilar Olid

*Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations*

Bayesian statistics is an important approach to modern statistical analyses. It allows us to use our prior knowledge of the unknown parameters to construct a model for our data set. The foundation of Bayesian analysis is Bayes' Rule, which in its proportional form indicates that the posterior is proportional to the prior times the likelihood. We will demonstrate how we can apply Bayesian statistical techniques to fit a linear regression model and a hierarchical linear regression model to a data set. We will show how to apply different distributions to Bayesian analyses and how the use of a prior affects ...

The Calculus War: The Ultimate Clash Of Genius, 2017 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

#### The Calculus War: The Ultimate Clash Of Genius, Walker Briles Bussey-Spencer

*University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects*

No abstract provided.

Gaussian Guesswork: Infinite Sequences And The Arithmetic-Geometric Mean, 2017 Colorado State University-Pueblo

#### Gaussian Guesswork: Infinite Sequences And The Arithmetic-Geometric Mean, Janet Heine Barnett

*Calculus*

No abstract provided.

Vertex Weighted Spectral Clustering, 2017 East Tennessee State University

#### Vertex Weighted Spectral Clustering, Mohammad Masum

*Electronic Theses and Dissertations*

Spectral clustering is often used to partition a data set into a specified number of clusters. Both the unweighted and the vertex-weighted approaches use eigenvectors of the Laplacian matrix of a graph. Our focus is on using vertex-weighted methods to refine clustering of observations. An eigenvector corresponding with the second smallest eigenvalue of the Laplacian matrix of a graph is called a Fiedler vector. Coefficients of a Fiedler vector are used to partition vertices of a given graph into two clusters. A vertex of a graph is classified as unassociated if the Fiedler coefficient of the vertex is close to ...

Π-Operators In Clifford Analysis And Its Applications, 2017 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

#### Π-Operators In Clifford Analysis And Its Applications, Wanqing Cheng

*Theses and Dissertations*

In this dissertation, we studies Π-operators in different spaces using Clifford algebras. This approach generalizes the Π-operator theory on the complex plane to higher dimensional spaces. It also allows us to investigate the existence of the solutions to Beltrami equations in different spaces.

Motivated by the form of the Π-operator on the complex plane, we first construct a Π-operator on a general Clifford-Hilbert module. It is shown that this operator is an L^2 isometry. Further, this can also be used for solving certain Beltrami equations when the Hilbert space is the L^2 space of a measure space. This ...

Constructing A Square An Ancient Indian Way Activity, 2017 Pittsburg State University

#### Constructing A Square An Ancient Indian Way Activity, Cynthia J. Huffman Ph.D.

*Open Educational Resources - Math*

In this activity students use string to model one of the ways that was used in ancient India for constructing a square. The construction was used in building a temporary fire altar. The activity is based on a translation by Sen and Bag of the Baudhāyana-śulba-sūtra.

Constructing A Square Indian Fire Altar Activity, 2017 Pittsburg State University

#### Constructing A Square Indian Fire Altar Activity, Cynthia J. Huffman Ph.D.

*Open Educational Resources - Math*

In this activity, we will model constructing a square fire altar with a method similar to one used by people in ancient India. The fire altars, which were made of bricks, had various shapes. Instructions for building the altars were in Vedic texts called *Śulba-sūtras*. We will follow instructions for constructing a square *gārhapatya *fire altar* *from the *Baudhāyana-śulba-sūtra*, which was written during the Middle Vedic period, about 800-500 BC.

Efficiently Representing The Integer Factorization Problem Using Binary Decision Diagrams, 2017 Utah State University

#### Efficiently Representing The Integer Factorization Problem Using Binary Decision Diagrams, David Skidmore

*All Graduate Plan B and other Reports*

Let p be a prime positive integer and let α be a positive integer greater than 1. A method is given to reduce the problem of finding a nontrivial factorization of α to the problem of finding a solution to a system of modulo p polynomial congruences where each variable in the system is constrained to the set {0,...,p − 1}. In the case that p = 2 it is shown that each polynomial in the system can be represented by an ordered binary decision diagram with size less than 20.25log_{2}(α)^{3} + 16.5log_{2}(α)^{2} + 6log ...